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Coronavirus

The School District of Philadelphia has announced indefinite closure of schools until further notice

April 1, 2020

The School District of Philadelphia has announced the indefinite closure of its schools until further notice. ​Safeguarding the health and well-being of our students, our staff and the broader Philadelphia community is our highest priority. We will continue to work closely with the Pennsylvania Department of Education, the Philadelphia Department of Public Health and other…

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Governor Wolf: Request for Major Disaster Declaration Approved

April 1, 2020

Photo: The Office of Governor Tom Wolf/Flickr Governor Tom Wolf today announced the approval of part of his request to the President for a major disaster declaration to support state, county and local response to the COVID-19 outbreak in Pennsylvania. “We are grateful for federal funding that will support all levels of government as we…

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City announces 242 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing total to 1315, 14 deaths

March 31, 2020

PHILADELPHIA – The Philadelphia Department of Public Health Tuesday announced 242 additional presumptive confirmed cases of COVID-19 novel coronavirus in Philadelphia. That brings the number of confirmed cases to 1315. Of those, 87 are or have been hospitalized. Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley confirmed five additional fatalities in Philadelphia. This brings the number of residents…

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Fauci predicts 100,000 to 200,000 deaths in the U.S. from coronavirus

March 29, 2020

AP–As the White House looks for ways to restore normalcy in parts of the U.S., the government’s foremost infection disease expert says the country could experience more than 100,000 deaths and millions of infections from the coronavirus pandemic. Dr. Anthony Fauci, speaking on CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday, offered his prognosis as the…

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Where to find free, nutritious food in Philly during COVID-19

March 28, 2020

Where to find free, nutritious food during COVID-19 People’s Emergency Center  3750 Lancaster Avenue  (19104) Upper Room Baptist Church 7236 Ogontz Ave. (19138) Opportunity, Inc. 5900 Lansdowne Ave. (19151) Christ Church South Philly  229 Moore St. (19148) Mitchell Elementary School 5500 Kingsessing Ave. (19143) Resurgence Church 1738 West Atlantic St. (19140) West Kensington Ministry  2140…

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March 29, 30: SEPTA to Reduce Regional Rail to “Essential Service Schedule,” end overnight service on Market-Frankford El line

March 28, 2020

SEPTA will reduce Regional Rail to an “Essential Service Schedule” starting on Sunday, March 29. This follows previous Regional Rail schedule adjustments implemented last week aimed at providing essential service during the COVID-19 crisis. Service on Transit modes, including buses, subways and trolleys, will continue to operate on reduced Saturday schedules. Starting Monday, March 30,…

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

March 27, 2020

By Andrew Taylor, Lisa Mascaro And Jonathan Lemire ASSOCIATED PRESS  WASHINGTON — The White House and Senate leaders of both major political parties announced agreement early Wednesday on unprecedented emergency legislation to rush sweeping aid to businesses, workers and a health care system slammed by the coronavirus pandemic. The urgently needed $2 trillion pandemic response…

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Britain’s Prince Charles tests positive for new coronavirus

March 27, 2020

By Jill Lawless And Danica Kirka ASSOCIATED PRESS  LONDON — Prince Charles, the heir to the British throne, has tested positive for the new coronavirus, his office said Wednesday. The 71-year-old is showing mild symptoms of COVID-19 and is self-isolating at a royal estate in Scotland, his Clarence House office said. It says his wife…

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