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Coronavirus

Is it safe to ride public transit during the pandemic?

August 12, 2020

Is it safe to ride public transit during the coronavirus pandemic? It depends on a variety of factors, but there are ways to minimize risk. The main way that the virus spreads is through droplets people spray when they talk, cough or sneeze. That means the best way to reduce the spread of infection on…

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SUN EXCLUSIVE: COPY OF VIDEO: Philadelphia Library Board Meeting with the Concerned Black Workers of Free Library of Philadelphia July 27, 2020

August 4, 2020

NOTE: No login needed. Hit play button and fast forward to 7min. 21 second mark where meeting begins. SUN EXCLUSIVE: COPY OF VIDEO: Philadelphia Library Board Meeting with the Concerned Black Workers of Free Library of Philadelphia July 27, 2020 MEETING BEGINS AT 7min. 21 sec mark: board agenda given by chairwoman Pamela Dembe: -Leslie Walker…

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Spirit airlines warns of layoffs; aid for contractors being examined

August 3, 2020

Spirit Airlines is warning employees that it could furlough up to 30% of its roughly 9,000 workers in October, when federal payroll-help money runs out. CEO Ted Christie said in a memo to employees that furloughs might be needed because Spirit is burning through too much cash as the coronavirus pandemic continues to cut sharply…

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Eagles coach Doug Pederson tests positive for COVID-19

August 3, 2020

By ROB MAADDI PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia Eagles coach Doug Pederson has tested positive for COVID-19. The Eagles released a statement Sunday night saying Pederson hasn’t experienced any symptoms, is feeling well and under self-quarantine. The team also said any person who was in close contact with Pederson has been notified and will be tested…

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US agency vows steps to address COVID-19 inequalities

July 31, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Healthcare worker Rahaana Smith instructs passengers how to use a nasal swab, Friday, July 24, 2020, at a drive-thru COVID-19 testing site at the Miami-Dade County Auditorium in Miami, Florida. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) By Mike Stobbe ASSOCIATED PRESS  NEW YORK — If Black, Hispanic and Native Americans are hospitalized and killed by the…

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800-plus new cases in Pennsylvania, 500 in Philly

July 27, 2020

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania reported more than 800 new confirmed coronavirus cases Monday, as fresh concerns about it spreading prompted the cancellation of Monday night’s Major League Baseball game in Philadelphia. In Philadelphia, as of Monday there were 500 new cases and 2 persons have died in the city bringing the total to 1,678…

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Pennsylvania sees another day of more than 1,000 infections

July 24, 2020

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania produced another day of more than 1,000 new confirmed coronavirus cases Friday, fueled by positive tests in Philadelphia and the Pittsburgh area as the state fights to tamp down rising case counts. The Department of Health reported more than 1,213 additional confirmed virus cases — the most in a single-day…

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How does COVID-19 affect kids? Science has answers and gaps

July 24, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: In this Tuesday, July 14, 2020 file photo, amid concerns of spread of COVID-19, teachers check students before a summer STEM camp at WylieHigh School in Wylie, Texas. (AP Photo/ LM Otero)  By Lindsey Tanner ASSOCIATED PRESS  What role children play in the coronavirus pandemic is the hot-button question of the summer as…

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Wolf administration: Hazard pay grants now available for front-line workers in life-sustaining industries

July 24, 2020

Gov. Tom Wolf has announced the availability of $50 million in grant funding to help employers provide hazard pay to employees in life-sustaining occupations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Hazard pay is intended to keep front-line employees working in vital industry sectors across Pennsylvania. “In the fight against COVID-19, our front-line workers have put themselves at…

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