COVID-19 Resources and Information

(Mar 21, 2020)

** Below is a list of informational links for resources in and around Philadelphia related to COVID-19. This will be updated as more/new information becomes available ** The latest info on COVID-19 cases and other data statewide from the Pennsylvania Department of Health : https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/disease/coronavirus/Pages/Coronavirus.aspx The latest information on COVID-19 cases and other data in Philadelphia from the City of Philadelphia Department of Public Health : https://www.phila.gov/services/mental-physical-health/environmental-health-hazards/covid-19/ The Philadelphia Department of Public Health has activated a Greater Philadelphia Coronavirus Helpline . It’s available 24/7. If you have questions about symptoms and risk factors, what to do if you think you may have been exposed, testing resources, or recommendations for social distancing, you can contact the helpline at 1-800-722-7112. More info: https://www.phila.gov/2020-03-14-greater-philadelphia-coronavirus-helpline-opened-by-health/?fbclid=IwAR2HZUc0yYdy66IMO4nrx8g4Z8vKMHE9qWUXmmLDe3OZFIjVhiwGDu0ZFIo List of essential Philadelphia services and how to access them: https://www.phila.gov/2020-03-18-essential-city-services-remain-open-here-is-how-to-access-them/?mc_cid=7f7be1d618&mc_eid=eda5e48c86 . Information about how SEPTA is operating: http://www.septa.org/service/rail/midday-schedule.html Information about how Amtrak is Read more

 

Green announces $10,000 to help get an accurate 2020 Census count in Philadelphia

(Mar 19, 2020)

PHILADELPHIA, March 19 – State Rep. Roni Green, D-Phila., today announced a $10,000 state grant to help Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture promote awareness and participation in the upcoming 2020 Census. The organization offers artistic and educational programming that enriches cross-cultural understanding and celebrates diversity. “I congratulate Al-Bustan on receiving this critical grant and look forward to working with our community to help people complete their Census,” Green said. “In light of the coronavirus pandemic, I encourage our neighbors to fill out their 2020 Census forms online to stay safe and help keep census workers healthy in the face of COVID-19,” she stressed. The funding is part of the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development's Census 2020 Outreach Grant program, which focuses on supporting efforts that target hard-to-count populations, including: Those who do not speak English as their primary language. Ethnic minorities. Immigrants. Members of the LGBTQ community. Individuals experiencing homelessness. To fill out the 2020 Census form online, visit https://www.pa.gov/census/ . Al-Bustan serves youth and adults of all ethnic, religious, and socio-economic backgrounds, while supporting the pursuit and affirmation of Arab American cultural identity and playing a constructive civic role within broader American society. To learn more, visit https://www.albustanseeds.org/ . Census Day Read more

 

COVID-19: Resources & Updates

(Mar 19, 2020)

This health situation with the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic will affect people in multiple ways in our community, and my office is committed to assisting however we can. Read more

 

Swearing In, Office Information and COVID-19

(Mar 19, 2020)

Yesterday, I was sworn in as your state representative. This is an honor and privilege I do not take lightly. You can count on me to fight for you and your family to move our communities forward. Read more

 

West Philly coronavirus (COVID-19) resource map

(Mar 18, 2020)

The City of Philadelphia has published lists of hospitals, urgent care clinics equipped to accept seriously ill patients, and lists of schools and community centers serving free breakfast and lunch for students and others. Please find resources near you on the map below: Read more

 

Rep. Green sworn in to represent 190th district

(Mar 16, 2020)

HARRISBURG, March 16 – State Rep. G. Roni Green, D-Phila., today was sworn in to represent 190 th legislative district after winning a special election to fill the vacancy on Feb. 25. The oath of office was administered in the House chamber on Monday by U.S. Magistrate Judge Susan E. Schwab. Green becomes the 54 th female member of the 200 legislators currently serving in the House. “I’ve been in the Capitol building so many times as an advocate for working people. It’s hard to find the words to express my excitement about the opportunity to work as a legislator to help lift our people out of poverty, end mass incarceration and ensure a living wage for our working families,” Green said. As state representative, Green’s priorities include fighting for workers’ rights, affordable housing to preserve neighborhoods and ensure that every working family has a home, sensible gun reform to combat the gun violence epidemic, equitable community and economic development that provides opportunities to all, and criminal justice reform with a focus on ending mass incarceration. Green’s offices in Philadelphia and Harrisburg will be closed to the public until further notice out of public health concerns due to the rapidly developing coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. To contact the representative and her staff, call 215-879-6615 or 717-783-3822 or email at RepGreen@pahouse.net . Read more

 

Philadelphia House leadership, legislators, call on Governor Tom Wolf to halt all Public Utility Commission utility disconnections in wake of the COVID-19 virus

(Mar 16, 2020)

PHILADELPHIA, Mar. 12 – Members of Philadelphia leadership team in the state House were joined by fellow Philadelphia legislators in asking Gov. Tom Wolf to place a moratorium on the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission from further utility shutoffs for the foreseeable future for all Pennsylvanians in wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Philadelphia members in leadership positions, including Reps. Jordan Harris, Democratic whip; Joanna McClinton, Democratic chairwoman; Rosita Youngblood, Democratic secretary; Jason Dawkins, Philadelphia Delegation chairman; Stephen Kinsey, Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus chairman; and Jim Roebuck, Education Committee chairman, were joined by Philadelphia Reps. Donna Bullock, Morgan Cephas, Joe Hohenstein, Malcolm Kenyatta, Brian Sims, Maria Donatucci, Danilo Burgos, Isabella Fitzgerald, Mike Driscoll, Mary Isaacson, Pam DeLissio, Chris Rabb, Elizabeth Fiedler, Jared Solomon and Kevin Boyle in issuing the following statement: “The COVID-19 virus situation is literally evolving by the hour in Pennsylvania as we continue in what’s a situation many Pennsylvanians have never experienced. Many of our neediest residents have life-saving medical equipment that they use in their home, and it’s of the utmost importance that they have consistent access to that equipment through their electric utility. Our emergency rooms and first responders can’t be asked to spend finite resources on Read more

 

Rep.-elect Green to take oath of office March 16th

(Mar 09, 2020)

HARRISBURG, March 9 - State Rep.-elect G. Roni Green, D-Phila., will be sworn in to serve the 190th Legislative District at 1 p.m. Monday, March 16 in the House chamber. Read more