Dear PHL Employees,
We hope that you and your families are healthy and safe. In 2019, Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) supported more than 96,300 jobs across the region, and over 20,000 positions at the Airport. The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted operations at the Airport, so we understand that this has also disrupted jobs and livelihoods of those who work at or depend on the Airport. “People First” is the first point in our PRIDE values. The safety, health, and welfare of our employees, passengers, and partners has always been and continues to be a priority.
We know that by working together we can help minimize the impact of this crisis. As the situation continues to evolve, we will continue working to respond quickly and responsibly to the crisis. We have compiled COVID-19 resources which we hope you will find useful for navigating these uncertain times.
An inventory of merchants open for business during the COVID-19 related slowdown:
April 24, 2020
Employees, Relief and the Runway to Recovery; Video-series Announcement
Message from the CEO
April 14, 2020
PHL TO RECEIVE $116 MILLION FROM CARES ACT RELIEF FUNDING
April 3, 2020
PHL CEO Chellie Cameron sat down to discuss the surreal nature of directing a major airport during an unprecedented global crisis.
Message from the CEO
March 27, 2020
PHL TO RECEIVE FUNDING FROM CORONAVIRUS STIMULUS BILL
Message from the CEO
PHL sponsors a displaced worker inventory, which all Marketplace tenants are required to consult as a first step in hiring. This resource will be employed during and after COVID-related layoffs. Confirm you are registered on the displaced worker inventory here.
You may be eligible for unemployment benefits if you were laid off, furloughed, or have reduced hours due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Customer service lines are currently seeing long wait times and both Pennsylvania and New Jersey recommend submitting your claim online.
The CARES Act includes Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUS) for individuals not typically eligible for unemployment (independent contractors, gig workers, etc.).
Pennsylvania Unemployment Site
New Jersey Unemployment Site
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many utility, phone and internet providers are implementing programs to assist customers.
Suspending service disconnections and new late payment charges for all customers through July 1, 2020.
Suspending non-payment terminations and new late payment charges until further notice. Please note that regular billing will continue.
Suspended shut offs for residential customers due to non-payment. Customers unable to pay should call 1-800-357-2262 to arrange a deferred payment plan.
- Xfinity wifi hotspots will be free to anyone through June 30, 2020.
- Internet essentials free for 60 days to new customers
- All customers will receive unlimited data for 60 days, free of charge
- No late fees or disconnects as long as a customer contacts Comcast to explain the situation
- Providing free access to public WiFi hotspots
- Waiving data overage and late fees
- Apply for a waiver if you have difficulty paying your bill. Waiver applies to fees or charges incurred from March 13, 2020 to June 30, 2020.
Through June 30, 2020 Verizon is waiving late fees and terminations for residential and small business customers due to hardships caused by the coronavirus.
Unlimited data to all current customers who do not have unlimited data through June 30, 2020.
Increasing data allowance for students to 20 GB of data per month.
Water shutoff freeze extended through July 10, 2020.
The federal government has information about mortgage payment options from individuals impacted by COVID-19.
Renters are encouraged to contact their landlords to develop a payment plan if they are unable to pay.
- Pennsylvania: Moratorium on evictions through July 10, 2020
- New Jersey: Moratorium on evictions until further notice (up to 60 days after state of emergency declaration lifted)
- Philadelphia: Moratorium on evictions through July 10, 2020 http://www.phillytenant.org/. The CARES Act Eviction Moratorium stops some landlords from charging late fees, sending eviction notices or filing eviction cases for non-payment of rent until after July 25, 2020.
Many credit card companies are offering relief to those customers who are unable to pay their bill. All ask that you contact them via their support lines.
The City of Philadelphia is distributing free food boxes at many sites. Families can pick up meals for children and youth at 80+ locations throughout the city. All children and youth are eligible, and no ID is required. https://www.phila.gov/2020-03-28-where-to-find-free-nutritious-food-during-covid-19/
For other local efforts, check your county or township website.
Multi-County Food Banks
- Philabundance (Serving Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties)
- Share Food Program (Serving Philadelphia and Montgomery counties): https://sharefoodprogram.org/
- The Food Bank of South Jersey (serving Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, and Salem counties): foodbanksj.org/zip-code-locator/
Food Banks By County
- Bucks County, PA: bcoc.org/i-need-help-with/food-2/food-pantries-and-hours/
- Chester County, PA: chestercountyfoodbank.org/community-partners/member-agencies/
- Delaware County, PA: needhelppayingbills.com/html/food_banks_delaware_county.html
- Montgomery County, PA: mcfoodbank.org/mcfb-response-to-covid-19/
- Burlington County, NJ: foodpantries.org/ci/nj-burlington
- Camden County, NJ: foodpantries.org/ci/nj-camden
- Gloucester County, NJ: www.co.gloucester.nj.us/depts/s/boardss/emerfp.asp
- Salem County, NJ: foodpantries.org/ci/nj-salem
Parking at the airport is free to staff and passengers in short term garages on a first-come first-served basis through May 31, 2020. The Economy lot is closed.
Transit service is still available with significant changes to service.
Offering modified service on bus, subway, and regional rail routes.
Offering modified service on bus, light rail, and commuter rail routes.
Offering modified service with some station closures.