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Coronavirus

Philly Naked Bike Ride called off because of the coronavirus

August 16, 2020

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic has slammed the brakes on this year’s Philly Naked Bike Ride. The annual event, which usually draws thousands of nude cyclists for a trip around Philadelphia and its tourist sites, had been set for later this month. But organizers who had been gearing up for it said the city’s…

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PA schools get state guidance about handling COVID-19 outbreaks

August 15, 2020

By Mark Scolforo HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania state government agencies are providing school leaders with advice about how to respond when students or employees with confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been on school property, from cleaning and tracing their contacts to shutting down buildings for two weeks or longer. The Education and Health departments…

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US reports show racial disparities in kids with COVID-19

August 14, 2020

By Mike Stobbe ASSOCIATED PRESS  NEW YORK — Racial disparities in the U.S. coronavirus epidemic extend to children, according to two sobering government reports released last Friday. One of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports looked at children with COVID-19 who needed hospitalization. Hispanic children were hospitalized at a rate eight times higher…

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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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