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8:46 PM / Wednesday September 30, 2020

Coronavirus

Philadelphia moves to 50% indoor dining capacity starting October 2

September 29, 2020

The City of Philadelphia has announced that restaurants can move to 50% capacity for indoor dining starting Friday, October 2. The restaurants will have to certify that they are following the state of Pennaylvania’s guidelines on social distancing. Restaurants must complete the Open and Certified PA online certificate online by Oct. 5 to increase their…

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Push is underway to test COVID-19 vaccines in diverse groups

September 25, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: A “promotora” (health promoter) from CASA, a Hispanic advocacy group, tries to enroll Latinos as volunteers to test a potential COVID-19 vaccine, at a farmers market in Takoma Park, Maryland on Sept. 9, 2020. Minority enrollment in studies of two shots has inched up in recent weeks, but even more is needed this…

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Pennsylvania launches new virus exposure notification app

September 24, 2020

By MARC LEVY HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s new coronavirus exposure notification app became available in app stores Tuesday and could soon be compatible with those of three neighboring states, including New York. The release of the app, named COVID AlertPa, is part of Pennsylvania’s effort to more quickly break chains of transmission by using…

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Virus America, six months in: Disarray, dismay, disconnect

September 18, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: FILE – In this Sept. 8, 2020, file photo, paraprofessional Jaevon Walton, center, reminds a student to wear his face mask in a learning pod of second through seventh graders at Harvest Best Academy in Minneapolis. (David Joles/Star Tribune via AP, File) By Ted Anthony ASSOCIATED PRESS  For years, Erin Whitehead has been…

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Trump-appointed judge rules Pennsylvania’s pandemic restrictions unconstitutional

September 14, 2020

By MICHAEL RUBINKAM Gov. Tom Wolf’s pandemic restrictions that required people to stay at home, placed size limits on gatherings and ordered “non-life-sustaining” businesses to shut down are unconstitutional, a federal judge ruled Monday. U.S. District Judge William Stickman IV, who was appointed by President Donald Trump, sided with plaintiffs that included hair salons, drive-in…

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HHS canceling ventilator contracts, says stockpile is full

September 10, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: A ventilator is assembled at the Ford Rawsonville plant in Ypsilanti Township, Mich. The Trump administration is cancelling some of its remaining orders for ventilators, after rushing to sign nearly $3 billion in emergency contracts as the COVID-19 pandemic surged in the Spring. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File) By Michael Biesecker ASSOCIATED PRESS  WASHINGTON …

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Lyft and Philadelphia Black Clergy to Make Transportation Available to Seniors for Essential Medical Services During COVID-19

September 4, 2020

Philadelphia seniors will receive ride credits to doctor’s offices and medical appointments for treatments that have been delayed during the COVID-19 crisis Philadelphia seniors will receive ride credits to doctor’s offices and medical appointments for treatments that have been delayed during the COVID-19 crisis. The two major organizations representing Black Churches in Philadelphia, the Black…

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Katrina to COVID: New Orleans’ Black community pounded again

September 4, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Mary and Barrett Duplessis pose for a portrait in their home in New Orleans, Wednesday, August 19,2020. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) By Rebecca Santana ASSOCIATED PRESS  NEW ORLEANS — Levee breaches from Hurricane Katrina dumped six feet of water into the New Orleans home of Mary Duplessis and her husband in 2005. The house…

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Temple University Suspends in-person classes for the fall

September 3, 2020

Via Temple University: “To all members of the Temple community:  Like so many of our colleagues around the country, we believed an in-person educational experience could be part of students’ lives this fall. Our students told us loud and clear that they wanted to come back to campus, to be together again.  In the last…

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