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Coronavirus

Risks complicate reopenings as WHO warns 1st wave not over

May 29, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: In this image provided by the New York Stock Exchange, New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo, center, applauds as he rings the opening bell of the New York Stock Exchange with with New York Stock Exchange President Stacey Cunningham, right, Tuesday, May 26, 2020 in New York. The NYSE allowed a limited number…

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Gov. Wolf issues updated “green phase” order; guidance on dining and professional sports for counties in yellow phase

May 27, 2020

Photo: The Office of Governor Tom Wolf/Flickr Governor Tom Wolf Governor Tom Wolf on Wednesday issued an order to elaborate on the reopening process for green phase counties and guidance on outdoor dining in yellow counties, dining in green counties, and professional sports in yellow counties. Green Phase Updated OrderThe governor elaborated on green phase…

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VA says it won’t stop use of unproven drug on vets for now

May 22, 2020

By Hope Yen ASSOCIATED PRESS  WASHINGTON  — Facing growing criticism, the Department of Veterans Affairs said last Friday that it will not halt use of an unproven malaria drug on veterans with COVID-19 but that fewer of its patients are now taking it. In responses provided to Congress and obtained by The Associated Press, the…

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Philadelphia Department of Prisons Announces Testing of All Incarcerated Individuals

May 20, 2020

City of Philadelphia–As part of the Philadelphia Department of Health’s (PDPH) expanded testing criteria for congregate settings, the Philadelphia Department of Prisons (PDP) announced that it will begin testing all incarcerated individuals for COVID-19 coronavirus. The process will begin tomorrow, Wednesday, May 20, 2020, and is expected to take up to two weeks to test…

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City and Independence Blue Cross launch #MindPHL Together campaign to connect public to mental health resources

May 15, 2020

Campaign aims to reduce stigma, encourage Philadelphians to seek help Mayor Jim Kenney recently announced the launch of a new public awareness campaign which builds on national Mental Health Awareness Month. The #mindPHL Together campaign, sponsored by the City of Philadelphia and Independence Blue Cross, aims to: •  Bring an improved community understanding of mental…

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Finding peace in the pandemic

May 15, 2020

By Laura Vega, DSW, LCSW In these times of intense stress, it is most difficult to find our peace and balance. We are experiencing unprecedented times with daily increases in the number of COVID-19 positive cases and the number of deaths. Color-coded tracking maps magnify the power of the virus’ transmission across our counties, states,…

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City of Philadelphia launches COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program

May 13, 2020

COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program: The City of Philadelphia launched an emergency rental assistance program today that is expected to keep at least 3,000 families in their homes. The COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program will make rent payments for people who have lost income because of COVID-19. “Unprecedented job losses have placed financial pressure on…

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Commentary

OP-ED: The need for a change to Pennsylvania’s Compassionate Release Program 

May 20, 2022

By Barbara Chavous-Pennock In April, David Ohl of Spotlight PA wrote about the plight of the incarcerated...

Oasis

Buddhist chaplains on the rise in US, offering broad appeal

May 20, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Rev. Jo Laurence, a Buddhist chaplain, poses for a photo on April 22, 2022 in...

Diaspora

Alabama shipwreck holds key for kin of enslaved Africans

May 20, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Members of the team assessing the sunken wreckage of the last U.S. slave ship, the...

Sun Report

Fur Babies Rule! Discover the remarkable healing power of therapy cats

May 20, 2022

BPT You’re probably familiar with therapy dogs visiting hospitals, schools, senior centers, and nursing homes to help...

Go With The-Flo

Travis Scott’s Cactus Jack Foundation awarded $1 million in scholarships to 100 members of the graduating class of 2022 of HBCUs

May 20, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Travis Scott  (Photo: Ovidiu Hrubaru / Shutterstock) By Flo Anthony Mary J. Blige was presented...

Color Of Money

How to save on your internet or smartphone bill

May 20, 2022

BPT The pandemic proved the importance of connectivity – to your family, friends, work, school and doctor....

The Philadelphia Sunday Sun Staff