Office of Public Health


For information about the Coronavirus, please visit the Pennsylvania Department of Health or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Montgomery County Updates on COVID-19
(Data, Maps, and Resources)

Governor Tom Wolf ordered all non-life-sustaining businesses in Pennsylvania to close their physical locations as of 8 p.m. March 19, to slow the spread of COVID-19. Enforcement actions against businesses that do not close physical locations will begin at 12:01 a.m. Saturday, March 21.

Please contact your local or state police for enforcement actions. 

What type of business is considered "non-life-sustaining"? can my business be open? should I close?

Click here for the most recent list from Gov. Wolf’s office that lists all different types of businesses. They are arranged by category of their industry, like manufacturing or hospitality, and then sub-categorized even further. There is a column on the right-hand side that lists whether your business can maintain physical operations (i.e. be "open" or "closed"). 

Please contact your local or state police for enforcement actions. 

Questions? Here’s who you should contact:
For Business Owners: Call 1-877-PA-HEALTH, press Option 1 or email:
For Everyone Else: Call 1-877-PA-HEALTH, press Option 2


If you witness a restaurant or eating establishment providing dine-in services, please call us at 610-631-3000 between 8 a.m. and 8 a.m. to report the violation. 

My employer is still open. I’m concerned about the public coming in and want you to shut down our business.

At this current time, Montgomery County has no enforcement to shut down businesses. Your local or state police should be notified for enforcement.

In 2018, the Pennsylvania Department of Health approved the name change of Montgomery County Health Department to Montgomery County Office of Public Health (OPH). As the Office of Public Health continues to integrate with Montgomery County Health and Human Services (HHS), public health programs will have many touchpoints with County human services, particularly Aging & Adult Services, Children &Youth, Drug & Alcohol, Mental Health and more.

It is the Mission of the Montgomery County Office of Public Health to provide public health services and foster collaborative actions that empower our community to improve its health and safety. Our Vision is to optimize the health and wellness of individuals and families through innovative practices. The OPH takes great pride in being ranked #1 in Health Factors and #4 in Health Outcomes in the state of Pennsylvania by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

The Montgomery County Office of Public Health is Project Public Health Ready (PPHR) certified and recognized by the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) for our capacity and capability to plan for, respond to, and recover from public health and other emergencies. The certification is valid for 5 years. Montgomery County will be officially recognized for our certification by NACCHO at the 2018 Public Health Preparedness Summit, April 2018 in Atlanta Georgia. 
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