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Coronavirus

Trump-appointed judge rules Pennsylvania’s pandemic restrictions unconstitutional

September 14, 2020

By MICHAEL RUBINKAM Gov. Tom Wolf’s pandemic restrictions that required people to stay at home, placed size limits on gatherings and ordered “non-life-sustaining” businesses to shut down are unconstitutional, a federal judge ruled Monday. U.S. District Judge William Stickman IV, who was appointed by President Donald Trump, sided with plaintiffs that included hair salons, drive-in…

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HHS canceling ventilator contracts, says stockpile is full

September 10, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: A ventilator is assembled at the Ford Rawsonville plant in Ypsilanti Township, Mich. The Trump administration is cancelling some of its remaining orders for ventilators, after rushing to sign nearly $3 billion in emergency contracts as the COVID-19 pandemic surged in the Spring. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File) By Michael Biesecker ASSOCIATED PRESS  WASHINGTON …

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Lyft and Philadelphia Black Clergy to Make Transportation Available to Seniors for Essential Medical Services During COVID-19

September 4, 2020

Philadelphia seniors will receive ride credits to doctor’s offices and medical appointments for treatments that have been delayed during the COVID-19 crisis Philadelphia seniors will receive ride credits to doctor’s offices and medical appointments for treatments that have been delayed during the COVID-19 crisis. The two major organizations representing Black Churches in Philadelphia, the Black…

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Katrina to COVID: New Orleans’ Black community pounded again

September 4, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Mary and Barrett Duplessis pose for a portrait in their home in New Orleans, Wednesday, August 19,2020. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) By Rebecca Santana ASSOCIATED PRESS  NEW ORLEANS — Levee breaches from Hurricane Katrina dumped six feet of water into the New Orleans home of Mary Duplessis and her husband in 2005. The house…

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Temple University Suspends in-person classes for the fall

September 3, 2020

Via Temple University: “To all members of the Temple community:  Like so many of our colleagues around the country, we believed an in-person educational experience could be part of students’ lives this fall. Our students told us loud and clear that they wanted to come back to campus, to be together again.  In the last…

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Probe: Pandemic jobless pay went to Pennsylvania inmates

August 26, 2020

By MARK SCOLFORO About 10,000 state prison inmates in Pennsylvania fraudulently applied for unemployment benefits during the coronavirus pandemic, prosecutors said in announcing charges Tuesday against 33 people. “These 33 defendants represent, truly, the tip of the iceberg, and we are seeing unemployment fraud on an unprecedented scale,” U.S. Attorney Scott Brady said at a…

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NFL has 77 apparently false positive COVID-19 tests from lab

August 24, 2020

By BARRY WILNER NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL had 77 positive COVID-19 tests from 11 teams re-examined by a New Jersey lab after false positives, and all those tests came back negative. The league asked the New Jersey lab BioReference to investigate the results, and those 77 tests are being re-tested once more to…

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Indoor dining is back on September 8 in Philadelphia

August 20, 2020

Indoor dining is back in Philadelphia starting September 8, 2020. Most of Philadelphia’s guidelines and restrictions are consistent with statewide rules—all of which aim to keep people healthy while gradually and safely reopening. The City looks forward to continuing to expand allowable operations for Philadelphia’s restaurant industry, as well as reopening additional indoor businesses. What…

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Drexel University announces cancellation of in-person classes

August 20, 2020

Drexel University canceled in-person instruction for undergraduates for the fall quarter, with university officials saying they changed their minds after watching the difficulties at other large universities that have brought students back to campus. It closed housing and will conduct all undergraduate academic courses remotely, except for some clinical programs in the College of Nursing…

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