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Coronavirus

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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Pelosi: $1T needed to avert state, city layoffs from coronavirus

April 30, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday up to $1 trillion is needed to shore up state and local governments for coronavirus costs, a stunning benchmark for the next aid package that’s certain to run into opposition from Senate Republicans. Pelosi said the “heroes” fund would help prevent layoffs as governors and mayors…

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Apr. 28, COVID-19 UPDATE: 13,345 positive, 516 total coronavirus deaths in Philly

April 29, 2020

PHILADELPHIA – The Philadelphia Department of Public Health Tuesday announced 577 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 novel coronavirus in Philadelphia. That brings the number of confirmed cases to 13,445. The Department of Public Health again noted clusters of positive cases in congregate settings, including nursing homes, behavioral health facilities, and the Department of Prisons. Eight…

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CCP Nursing Class of 2020 to Host Online Celebration, Mayor Kenney to Participate

April 29, 2020

Due to social distancing guidelines, Community College of Philadelphia was unable to host its traditional nurses pinning ceremony, planned for May 1, 2020.  So graduates will together in spirit via a 2020 Zoom online graduation party. Mayor Jim Kenney will offer congratulations along with CCP President Guy Generals, Dr. Tamika Curry, an assistant professor of Nursing,…

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Wolf announces May 1 Statewide Reopening of Limited Outdoor Recreational Activities

April 27, 2020

To ensure that Pennsylvanians have opportunities to safely enjoy outdoor recreation as a way to maintain positive physical and mental health, and in keeping with the commonwealth’s stay-at-home orders to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, Governor Tom Wolf today announced that the Wolf Administration is lifting some restrictions on businesses related to certain outdoor activities….

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Tribes sue over distribution of coronavirus relief funding

April 24, 2020

By Felicia Fonseca FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Several Native American tribes sued the federal government Friday, seeking to keep any of the $8 billion in federal coronavirus relief for tribes kept out of the hands of for-profit Alaska Native corporations. The U.S. Treasury Department is tasked with doling out the money by April 26 to…

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Scant testing in US migration system risks spreading virus

April 24, 2020

By Sonia Perez D., Nomaan Merchant, Ben Fox and Michael Weissenstein ASSOCIATED PRESS  GUATEMALA CITY  — The Trump administration’s failure to test all but a small percentage of detained immigrants for the novel coronavirus may be helping it spread through the United States’ sprawling system of detention centers and then to Central America and elsewhere…

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Racial toll of virus on African Americans grows even starker as more data emerges

April 24, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Registered medical assistant Elaine Lomax handles a nasal swab specimen after it was collected at a drive-thru COVID-19 testing site Thursday, April 16, 2020, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) By Kat Stafford, Meghan Hoyer And Aaron Morrison ASSOCIATED PRESS  As a clearer picture emerges of COVID-19’s decidedly deadly toll on Black Americans,…

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Senators urge anti-bias police training over mask fears

April 24, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: In this April 7, 2020, photo, a subway rider wears a mask and a bandana to protect himself against COVID-19 in New York. As the coronavirus tightened its grip across the country, it is cutting a particularly devastating swath through an already vulnerable population, black Americans. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews) By Aaron Morrison ASSOCIATED…

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