Life in Germantown has rapidly changed with the Covid-19 pandemic bringing the community to a halt.
We have put together a list of resources to navigate this crisis and help guide you through many of the changing services available to residents of Germantown. Please contact the Info Hub if you wish to share any addition resources or have updated information.
To share or receive information by phone, please text Hub to 215–716–1339.
For local texts about the Covid pandemic, text COVIDPHL to 888–777 to receive free updates to your phone.
Germantown and Philadelphia News and Updated Information
City of Philadelphia COVID-19 website: Information and updates
How to get tested for coronavirus in the Philly region
Coronavirus around Philly: Tracking the spread — Philadelphia Inquirer
Free coverage from the Philadelphia Inquirer on Covid-19 — Philadelphia Inquirer
COVID 19 — Information for Citizens of Philadelphia County — Racial Justice Committee of the Caucus of Working Educators
Lunches now being delivered to children in need — Germantown Info Hub
After mixed messages, Pa. and Philly agree to shutter day care centers for coronavirus — WHYY
GIANT, Acme Announce Senior-Only Shopping Hours
In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, GIANT and Acme stores are making changes to their store hours.
SEPTA reducing transit services, all lines to operate on Saturday schedule because of COVID-19
A Day in Pictures: Germantown and the Impact of Covid-19 — Germantown Info Hub
No, Black People Aren’t Immune to Covid-19 — CityLab
Greater Philadelphia Coronavirus Helpline: Call the 24/7 helpline to speak with a health care professional. 1–800–722–7112
Ibuprofen could ‘aggravate’ coronavirus, French health minister says
In the U.S., NIH’s National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases says there is no such evidence
City Mental Health Services Available for Residents
For mental health and addiction services, contact the Community Behavioral Health 24/7 hotline at 888–545–2600
For mental health crises, call the crisis hotline 24/7 at 215–685–6440
For individuals in need of immediate opioid treatment support, contact the NET Access Point at 844–533–8200 or 215–408–4987. Or visit Net Community Care.
For free, 24/7 online behavioral health screening and resources, visit Healthy Minds Philly
For intellectual disability services, call 215–685–5900.
Financial News and Information
List Of Banks Offering Relief To Customers Affected By Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Contact your mortgage lender: Payments may be deferred as coronavirus pandemic causes worker hardships
What you need to know about filing for unemployment in PA right now. You might be able to get benefits even if you’re not yet laid off.
Unemployment benefits in Pa. during the coronavirus pandemic: How to apply and who is eligible
A moratorium on utility shutoffs and service disconnections: PECO expands assistance programs amid coronavirus pandemic
Comcast offers free WiFi, waives data cap and late fees, won’t disconnect service during coronavirus outbreak
The public transportation changes affecting Regional Rail, bus, subway and trolley lines goes into effect Sunday, March 22
SEPTA has guidance on their website about what they are doing to enhance cleaning efforts and keep riders safe
SEPTA is offering credits for unused and partially used passes in March
Valid for partially used Monthly March 2020 Passes and Weekly Passes for the Weeks of March 9th & March 16th
Free Philly school meals will now be offered at district, charter, PHA sites only, with limited hours
In Germantown: Kelly, John B. School, 5116 Pulaski Ave 19144
Food assistance during coronavirus quarantine: Who can go to a food bank and when are they open?
Other Resources and Links
PHLCOVID19 Fund via City of Philadelphia/United Way/Philadelphia Foundation
In this first phase, funds may be used for all activities providing direct relief to vulnerable community members disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. Must be 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations operating in Greater Philadelphia.
City of Philadelphia Rapid Response: PHL Nonprofits and COVID-19 Survey
This survey will allow the government, donors, and funders of Greater Philadelphia to understand the needs of the region’s nonprofit sector and the vulnerable populations they serve during the effects of COVID-19.
City of Philadelphia Rapid Response: Business Impacts of COVID-19 Survey
The City’s Commerce Department wants to understand revenue loss due to COVID-19.