Philadelphia – Let’s Fight Covid-19 together

PTTI is coordinating local efforts to respond to the challenges faced by student and staff health, admissions issues, and the longer-term impact on students. This page offers resources and information on Covid-19 for students in Philadelphia, answers to frequently asked questions, and details of how we can help the communities during this difficult time.

Message from our director Mr. Sherman regarding social distancing

At the Philadelphia Technician Training Institute-PTTI, we fully understand the impact that COVID-19 is having on you emotionally and economically. As you are aware, this pandemic virus is also affecting our global and local economies. PTTI management team reviews and follows all local, state, and federal recommendations daily to keep you informed on how to stay safe at home and when you have to go out in public.

When the Government has issued the clearance for all schools to open, we look forward to seeing you on campus.

RECENT NEWS From PHILADELPHIA - Impact of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Philadelphia COVID 19 News Testings

Rite Aid expands COVID-19 testing to include asymptomatic patients.

philadelphia corona virus assistance

Free COVID-19 testing, no referrals required, by the Black Doctors Consortium at Masjidullah Center for Human Excellence

Philadelphia corona virus update

CVS opening drive-thru COVID-19 testing sites around Philadelphia area on Friday

BAGS OF FOOD FOR PTTI STUDENTS:

PTTI is pleased to offer bags of food three (3) days a week to our current students every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 12 pm to 3 pm. at 1901 West Girard Avenue, side entrance near the 20th Street parking lot.

The bags of food will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

You must wear a mask and use 6 ft. social distancing to be in compliance with the State’s COVID-19 mandate.

Giddion McCloud and his staff will give you the bags of food contact-free and it will be pre-bagged.

If you need to also obtain food from a local food pantry, you can call the 311 telephone number for the City of Philadelphia. The 311 representative can direct you to a food pantry near your home.

Advice & Actions from PTTI:

  • Avoid Large Gatherings when you are outside and in the campus
  • Any student/staff with travel history to any COVID-19 affected location or in contact with a person who is Positive- COVID-19, in last 28 days should quarantine themselves for 14 days.
  • Faculty will be alert towards any student showing symptoms ie. Fever, cough and difficulty in breathing will be tested immediately.
  • Till advised by treating doctors the student needs to join via online classes only.
  • Staff and students should be advised about simple public health measures of hand and respiratory hygiene.
  • Wearing of masks would be essential at all times.
  • Frequently touched surfaces like knobs, switches, desktops will be sanitized frequently.
  • Staff and students must follow CDC public health guidelines.  Refer to PTTI memorandum sent to all students in April 2020.