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Coronavirus

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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Women, minorities shoulder front-line work during pandemic

May 8, 2020

By Mae Anderson, Alexandra Olson and Angeliki Kastanis associated press NEW YORK — As America tentatively emerges from weeks of lockdowns, it is becoming clear that the pandemic has taken its toll on workers who have been on the front lines all along. They have been packing and delivering supplies, caring for the sick and…

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Governors disregarding White House guidelines on reopening

May 7, 2020

By MICHELLE R. SMITH, NICKY FORSTER and CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Many governors across the U.S. are disregarding or creatively interpreting White House guidelines in easing their states’ lockdowns and letting businesses reopen, an Associated Press analysis found. The AP found that 17 states do not appear to meet one of the key benchmarks set by…

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City now recommending COVID-19 coronavirus testing for anyone regardless of age

May 4, 2020

PHILADELPHIA–The Philadelphia Department of Public Health is now recommending COVID-19 coronavirus testing for anyone regardless of age who has a new cough, is experiencing new shortness of breath, or two of the following symptoms: fever, chills, muscle pain, sore throat, headache, new loss of taste or smell. The expansion of testing recommendations comes as a…

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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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