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Philadelphia police end COVID-19 procedures, begin to arrest for non-violent offenses

May 4, 2020

From Philadelphia Police Department PHILADELPHIA- In mid-March 2020, in tandem with the City of Philadelphia’s enhanced response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Police Department made modifications to several of its protocols. Among them, was a change in the manner in which arrests were processed for a specified number of non-violent offenses. These changes were implemented with…

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Wolf Administration Highlights Comprehensive Food Security Efforts

May 1, 2020

Photo: The Office of Governor Tom Wolf/Flickr As Pennsylvania works to mitigate the spread of the 2019 novel coronavirus, the Wolf Administration has made it a priority to address food insecurity in the commonwealth by protecting our local supply chain, advocating for necessary waivers and resources, and ensuring equal access to healthy food for all….

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Many states fall short of mandate to track virus exposure

April 30, 2020

By Christina A. Cassidy And Jason Dearen ASSOCIATED PRESS  ATLANTA  — As more states push to reopen their economies, many are falling short on one of the federal government’s essential criteria for doing so — having an efficient system to track people who have been physically near a person infected with the coronavirus. An Associated…

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Apr. 30, COVID-19 UPDATE: 14,468 positive, 607 deaths

April 30, 2020

PHILADELPHIA – The Philadelphia Department of Public Health announced 665 cases of COVID-19 today. This brings the number of confirmed cases to 14,468. The Department of Public Health continues to see an uptick in positive cases in congregated settings, such as nursing homes, behavioral and occupational health centers, and the Department of Prisons. Two additional…

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Pelosi: $1T needed to avert state, city layoffs from coronavirus

April 30, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday up to $1 trillion is needed to shore up state and local governments for coronavirus costs, a stunning benchmark for the next aid package that’s certain to run into opposition from Senate Republicans. Pelosi said the “heroes” fund would help prevent layoffs as governors and mayors…

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Apr. 28, COVID-19 UPDATE: 13,345 positive, 516 total coronavirus deaths in Philly

April 29, 2020

PHILADELPHIA – The Philadelphia Department of Public Health Tuesday announced 577 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 novel coronavirus in Philadelphia. That brings the number of confirmed cases to 13,445. The Department of Public Health again noted clusters of positive cases in congregate settings, including nursing homes, behavioral health facilities, and the Department of Prisons. Eight…

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CCP Nursing Class of 2020 to Host Online Celebration, Mayor Kenney to Participate

April 29, 2020

Due to social distancing guidelines, Community College of Philadelphia was unable to host its traditional nurses pinning ceremony, planned for May 1, 2020.  So graduates will together in spirit via a 2020 Zoom online graduation party. Mayor Jim Kenney will offer congratulations along with CCP President Guy Generals, Dr. Tamika Curry, an assistant professor of Nursing,…

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Wolf announces May 1 Statewide Reopening of Limited Outdoor Recreational Activities

April 27, 2020

To ensure that Pennsylvanians have opportunities to safely enjoy outdoor recreation as a way to maintain positive physical and mental health, and in keeping with the commonwealth’s stay-at-home orders to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, Governor Tom Wolf today announced that the Wolf Administration is lifting some restrictions on businesses related to certain outdoor activities….

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