As an additional measure to prevent the spread of coronavirus, Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf asked Pennsylvania residents with recent travel history and known exposure to COVID-19 to contact the state’s health department.
Pennsylvanians can contact the Pennsylvania Department of Health at 1-877-724-3258. Health officials will determine if people need to be tested.
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The current reports of COVID-19 list 16 cases in Pennsylvania: one in Philadelphia, nine in Montgomery County, one in Delaware County, two in Bucks County, one in Wayne County and two in Monroe County.
Also, the Philadelphia Health Department is recommending that people consider not attending public gatherings with more than 5,000 expected attendees. According to officials, guidance is particularly important for people who have chronic health conditions or are elderly.
The city is using a special system to share important information about COVID-19 through free text alerts. You can text the keyword COVIDPHL to 888-777 to receive info and updates through ReadyPhiladelphia, the city’s mass communication system.