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6:35 PM / Thursday April 9, 2020

Coronavirus

Wolf: PA schools closed for remainder of school year

April 9, 2020

Continuing his efforts to protect the health and safety of students and communities during the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Tom Wolf today announced that all schools will remain closed for the remainder of the 2019-20 academic year. The governor made the decision in consultation with Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine and Secretary of Education Pedro…

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School District of Philadelphia closed indefinitely

April 9, 2020

The School District of Philadelphia is closed indefinitely due to COVID-19.For the most up-to-date information, visit our Coronavirus Information Hub and view the latest video from Superintendent Hite.Grab-and-go meal site information for students is HERE.Need support for learning at home? Information on the Chromebook Loaner Program can be found HERE. Internet info and resources are HERE.Phase 2 PreK-12 Learning Guides are available at all District meal sites & online (with…

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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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April 8 City Briefing: 78 total deaths, 4,777 test positive for coronavirus

April 8, 2020

PHILADELPHIA – The Philadelphia Department of Public Health today announced 505 additional presumptive confirmed cases of COVID-19 novel coronavirus in Philadelphia. That brings the number of confirmed cases to 4,777. The Health Department confirmed 13 additional fatalities in Philadelphia. This brings the number of residents who have succumbed to the virus in Philadelphia to 78….

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Apr 9: Septa to close select stations, suspend certain regional rail and bus routes under New Lifeline Service

April 8, 2020

New Lifeline service goes into effect on Thursday, April 9, 2020 across all modes that focuses on providing access for essential workers traveling to hospitals, grocery stores and other life-sustaining services. Below is a summary of the changes: Market-Frankford Line: Select stations will be closed (Church, Tioga, Somerset, York-Dauphin, 2nd Street, 5th Street, 13th Street,…

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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: Citizens Bank Park testing site to close, Liacouras Center to serve as temporary hospital

April 7, 2020

PHILADELPHIA – The Philadelphia Department of Public Health announced Monday 539 additional presumptive confirmed cases of COVID-19 novel coronavirus in Philadelphia. That brings the number of confirmed cases to 3,728. This large increase over Sunday’s total is partially attributed to a backlog in lab testing; some labs do not report results over the weekend. The Health…

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Philadelphia police officer dies from coronavirus

April 6, 2020

The City of Philadelphia mourns the loss of one of our own today due to COVID-19. Lt. Jimmy Walker of the Philadelphia Police Department’s Traffic Division passed away on Sunday. Our condolences are with his loved ones and Philadelphia during this tragic time. This tragedy underscores the importance of staying home and staying away from…

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Apr. 5, COVID-19 UPDATE: 3,189 positive cases in Philly, 831 hospitalized

April 5, 2020

PHILADELPHIA – The Philadelphia Department of Public Health today announced 181 additional presumptive confirmed cases of COVID-19 novel coronavirus in Philadelphia. That brings the number of confirmed cases to 3,189. Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley cautions that some testing laboratories are not sending reports over the weekend, so this total is likely to be an underreporting….

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