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Union grocery and retail workers see wage increases, enhanced safety measures in Pennsylvania

March 27, 2020

Members of UFCW 1776KS will see wage increases and safety improvements at hundreds of workplaces across Pennsylvania following collaboration with employers. UFCW 1776KS announced last Sunday industry-wide safety measures, temporary wage premiums and improved benefits for retail and grocery workers in union facilities across Pennsylvania. “Our members are performing the essential work necessary to keep…

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Mayor Kenney reports first coronavirus death in Philadelphia

March 25, 2020

March 25, 2020– 1 p.m. Press Conference Mayor Kenney: “Deeply saddened to report the first death of a Philadelphia resident related to the COVID-19 coronavirus. Our prayers are with the family and loved ones of this person.” ~Mayor Kenney via Twitter The Philadelphia resident is in his 50’s. “We certainly expect more deaths in the…

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White House, Congress agree on $2 trillion coronavirus rescue bill

March 25, 2020

By ANDREW TAYLOR, LISA MASCARO and JONATHAN LEMIRE WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House and Senate leaders of both major political parties announced agreement early Wednesday on an unprecedented $2 trillion emergency bill to rush sweeping aid to businesses, workers and a health care system slammed by the coronavirus pandemic. The urgently needed pandemic response…

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City of Philadelphia issues Stay at Home Order effective Mar. 23 at 8 a.m–Clarifies restrictions on business activity

March 22, 2020

PHILADELPHIA – The City today issued a new Stay at Home Order detailing restrictions on business activity in Philadelphia in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. These new restrictions take effect tomorrow, Monday, March 23, 2020 at 8 a.m. “We recognize that these shifting restrictions have caused confusion or uncertainty, and for that we apologize,” said Managing Director Brian…

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Governor Murphy mandates executive “Stay at Home” order for NJ residents; non-essential businesses must close due to coronavirus

March 22, 2020

Photo: Screenshot image from www.state.nj.us/governor website, Covid-19 press conference 3/21/2020 To mitigate the impact of COVID-19 and protect the capacity of New Jersey’s health care system for the state’s most vulnerable, Governor Phil Murphy today signed Executive Order No. 107, directing all residents to stay at home until further notice. The order provides for certain…

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Everything you need to know: City COVID-19 briefing for Sat. March 21, 2020

March 21, 2020

PHILADELPHIA – Philadelphia Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley today announced 18 additional presumptive confirmed cases of COVID-19 novel coronavirus in Philadelphia. That brings the number of confirmed cases to 85. Dr. Farley disclosed that one of the new presumptive confirmed cases is a resident of a nursing home in Philadelphia, the first such confirmed case in…

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GOV. WOLF: “Non-life-sustaining businesses in Pennsylvania must close their physical locations by Monday, March 23 at 8:00 AM”

March 21, 2020

Harrisburg, PA – Due to the high volume of waiver requests, the Wolf Administration is delaying enforcement of Governor Tom Wolf’s order and the Secretary of Health’s order that all non-life-sustaining businesses in Pennsylvania must close their physical locations to slow the spread of COVID-19. Per Governor Wolf’s and Dr. Levine’s orders, businesses that were…

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Coronavirus testing info: A different kind of Opening Day

March 20, 2020

The Home Of The Phillies became a new coronavirus testing site on Friday as the number of cases in Philadelphia continues to grow. By Denise Clay Usually, the groundskeepers at Citizens Bank Park in South Philadelphia would be getting the home of the Phillies ready for another season of Major League Baseball and all the…

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