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8:00 PM / Thursday April 9, 2020

Coronavirus

SEPTA asking all riders to wear masks, police will check if travel is essential

April 9, 2020

SEPTA’s new “Lifeline Service Schedule” begins today Thursday Aprol 9 operating with limited lines and routes. SEPTA is now asking all riders to wear masks or other facial coverings, consistent with new CDC guidelines, to protect both riders and operators. Access to stations will be limited, and SEPTA police will engage customers to ensure that…

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Lawmakers banning reusable bags at grocery stores due to coronavirus

April 8, 2020

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Just weeks ago, cities and even states across the U.S. were busy banning straws, limiting takeout containers and mandating that shoppers bring reusable bags or pay a small fee as the movement to eliminate single-use plastics took hold in mainstream America. What a difference a pandemic makes. In a matter of…

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COVID-19 UPDATE: 65 deaths in Philadelphia, 4272 infected

April 7, 2020

PHILADELPHIA – The Philadelphia Department of Public Health today announced 544 additional presumptive confirmed cases of COVID-19 novel coronavirus in Philadelphia. That brings the number of confirmed cases to 4,272.  The Health Department confirmed 20 additional fatalities in Philadelphia. This brings the number of residents who have succumbed to the virus in Philadelphia to 65….

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COVID-19: Recycling collection will be every other week

April 5, 2020

Photo above: philadelphiastreets.com PHILADELPHIA – As the City continues to address the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, the Streets Department has been challenged with maintaining trash and recycling collection on a consistent schedule. Effective Monday, April 6th, the Philadelphia Department of Streets introduces additional changes to its operations during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Recycling materials will be collected on an…

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Apr. 4: City of Philadelphia COVID-19 briefing, 578 additional persons test positive, 35 deaths

April 4, 2020

PHILADELPHIA – The Philadelphia Department of Public Health today announced 578 additional presumptive confirmed cases of COVID-19 novel coronavirus in Philadelphia. That brings the number of confirmed cases to 3,008. The Health Department confirmed 9 additional fatalities in Philadelphia. This brings the number of residents who have succumbed to the virus in Philadelphia to 35….

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Virus test results in minutes? Scientists question accuracy

April 2, 2020

By Aritz Parra, Ciarán Giles And Jill Lawless ASSOCIATED PRESS  MADRID — Some political leaders are hailing a potential breakthrough in the fight against COVID-19: simple pin-prick blood tests or nasal swabs that can determine within minutes if someone has, or previously had, the virus. The tests could reveal the true extent of the outbreak…

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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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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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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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Virus outbreak means (mis)information overload: How to cope

March 27, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: The Manhattan bridge is seen in the background of a flashing sign urging commuters to avoid gatherings, reduce crowding and to wash hands in the Brooklyn borough of New York. The coronavirus pandemic is leading to information overload for many people, often making it difficult to separate fact from fiction and rumor from…

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