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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Center City District Operations Update

In keeping with the City of Philadelphia’s order for all non-essential businesses to shut down, Center City District has closed our administrative offices. Nearly all office staff are working remotely, routinely checking email and voicemail and can respond to questions that need immediate answers. Our finance and accounting staff are still coming into the office to receive mail, process invoices and transact essential business.

We are continuing our sidewalk cleaning operations (waste collection) and Community Service Representatives (security/public safety)who perform essential services that are part of our core mission to provide clean and safe public sidewalks and spaces in Center City. We have put in place extra procedures and safety provisions for all CCD on-street staff and are reinforcing the recommendations about preserving “social distance” as they interact with members of the public on the street.

Dilworth Park, Cret Park and Sister Cities Park will remain accessible to the public, though all events have been postponed. Collins Park is closed at this time. Dilworth Park Café, the Starbucks' coffee stand at Dilworth Park, the café at Cret Park and the café at Sister Cities Park are all closed until further notice. To ensure the health and safety of our customers and the general public, seating areas and restrooms are closed in all of our parks.

We thank you for your patience and understanding as we work together through this challenging time. The well-being of our employees and the public are our top priorities; at the same time, we remain focused on the important public functions and responsibilities we have in Center City Philadelphia.

Center City District will continue to follow guidelines and recommendations from national, state and city authorities and we will adjust our plans accordingly as conditions change. Updates will be posted on this page.