This page is updated regularly by the Navy Yard Management Office with the latest local information and resources about COVID-19 coronavirus.
Last updated: Friday, March 27, 2020 at 12:30 PM
At the Navy Yard, our top priority is the health and well-being of employees, staff, shuttle riders, event attendees, and community. As the situation regarding COVID-19 coronavirus continues to evolve, the Navy Yard Management Office is staying in close contact with our local and regional partners. We continuously review and assess the recommendations and requirements put out by the City of Philadelphia Department of Public Health, as well as the World Health Organization and the CDC, and implement necessary precautions and protective steps.
You can take steps to slow the spread of the illness by becoming informed about the recommendations by the CDC to keep yourself, your family, and your colleagues safe. The City of Philadelphia’s Department of Public Health has set up a COVID-19 website that has more detailed advice for specific situations, which will be updated frequently. The City of Philadelphia has issued planning guidance for businesses and nonprofit organizations to both protect employees’ health and safety and limit the economic impact of the outbreak. The guidance will assist businesses in preparing for continuity of critical operations if the COVID-19 coronavirus has a severe impact on Philadelphia.
Anyone may text COVIDPHL to 888-777 to receive updates from the City of Philadelphia to your phone.
The Navy Yard campus will continue to be open and operational, with the following modifications:
- In order to maintain a safe environment, the cleaning staff in PIDC-leased properties have increased cleaning in high touch areas. The operator of the Navy Yard shuttles has also taken steps to provide additional cleaning and hand sanitizer for riders. If you are in a non-PIDC-leased property, please contact your property manager directly.
TRANSIT & SHUTTLES
- At this time, SEPTA and Navy Yard Shuttles remain open and operational, with SEPTA Regional Rail running reduced services, and Navy Yard Shuttles running on a modified schedule as follows:
- Navy Yard Shuttles, in effect beginning Friday, March 20, until further notice:
- Center City Express will be canceled. NO SERVICE TO CENTER CITY.
- Navy Yard-NRG Station Loop
- In response to decreased ridership, a shuttle will make runs as often as possible between 5:40 am to 7:00 pm. This shuttle will be detouring to accommodate the street closures noted in the next section. It will enter the Navy Yard via Broad Street, run its internal Navy Yard route, making all stops within the campus with a detour route to accommodate the Lift Bridge closure, and then proceed to NRG Station on a continuous loop. There will be no set stop times as the shuttle will make its runs as safely and quickly as possible, but riders can expect a shuttle approximately every 20 minutes.
- For the health and well-being of riders, all riders must show a Navy Yard employee ID to board the shuttle until further notice.
STREET CLOSURES & PUBLIC ACCESS
Beginning on Tuesday, March 24, the Navy Yard will be open to the public from 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM only. These hours may change, in response to the current COVID-19 situation and operational requirements of the Navy Yard. The Navy Yard will strictly adhere to the City of Philadelphia’s new Business Activity and Stay at Home Order taking effect on Monday, March 23. Please review the details in this new Order as they contain important information about Social Distancing Rules and provide detailed information for people and businesses in the City of Philadelphia.
The Navy Yard’s parks, fields, and Riverfront Greenway remain open for “outdoor activities such as walking, running, cycling, or operating a wheelchair”. When using public spaces, be sure to practice safe social distancing. Activities involving groups and close contact, such as basketball, are prohibited. “All public and private gatherings except for essential business and activities” are prohibited.
To ensure the health and safety of the public, Central Green park restrooms and the basketball court on Intrepid Ave will be closed until further notice.
Please remain respectful of the Navy Yard campus and stay within public areas.
Beginning Friday, March 20, 2020, until further notice:
The 26th Street Lift Bridge will be closed to all vehicles. Please use League Island Blvd (formerly Langley Ave) or Kitty Hawk Ave to go east/west at the Navy Yard, and use Broad Street to go north/south.
The League Island Blvd Gate entrance and exit will be closed to all vehicles. Please use Crescent Drive to Broad Street to enter or exit the Navy Yard.
NAVY YARD BUSINESSES
- Bar Amis: open for take-out orders only.
- Chapel of Four Chaplains: closed through Monday, April 6. The 19th Street Baptist Church has also cancelled services for Sunday, March 22.
- DiNic's: open for take-out orders only.
- Lunch Truck Lineup: April 4 launch date postponed until further notice.
- Mercer Cafe at the Navy Yard: open for take-out orders only (8:00 AM - 1:00 PM).
- Nava Yoga Center: studio is closed but offering online "distance self-learning" classes.
- Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Cove Showwroom: closed until March 30.
- URBN Shop 543 Cafe and Jharoka: closed to the public until further notice.
- The City of Philadelphia’s Department of Public Health has issued a statement on Thursday, March 12 strongly recommending gatherings of no more than 250 attendees, and gatherings of more than 1,000 attendees will be banned. Note that this is an interim recommendation and will likely change as the situation in Philadelphia changes. The Navy Yard Management Office will work with event organizers hosting events at the Navy Yard to reschedule events impacted by this new restriction.
- Race organizers and the City of Philadelphia have postponed the Broad Street Run until Sunday, October 4, 2020.
- We recognize that this pandemic is significantly impacting our economy and your business. Please know that PIDC remains a resource for you. Please visit the PIDC dedicated COVID-19 website for more business support information.
- On Monday, March 16, the City of Philadelphia officials announced new restrictions on commercial non-essential business acitivity in Philadelphia beginning at 5:00 PM, with no precise end date yet. On Tuesday, March 17, the City issued additonal updates.
- On Thursday, March 19, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf ordered all non-sustaining businesses to close. Read additional information here.
- On Monday, March 23, PIDC and the City of Philadelphia launched the Philadelphia COVID-19 Small Business Relief Fund. This is a tiered fund designed to provide immediate relief - in the form of grants and zero-interest loans - to Philadelphia businesses with revenues under $5 million negatively impacted by COVID-19. Apply today!
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the Navy Yard Management Office at (215) 218-9750. If you have any Navy Yard-related updates or closures to share, you may submit the information to firstname.lastname@example.org.