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Coronavirus

Treasury Dept: Relief Deposits Have Begun, More Coming Wednesday

April 14, 2020

SUN Coronavirus Relief Check Watch WHEN WILL I GET THE PAYMENT? Direct deposits began this weekend. The Treasury said that tens of millions will receive direct deposit payments by Wednesday. Everyone who gets a payment will receive written notice within 15 days after the payment that specifies how much you received and how it was…

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Philadelphia COVID-19 Small Business Relief Fund Deadline extended to April 15

April 11, 2020

The City and PIDC announced that the deadline for micro-businesses to submit applications for funding from the Philadelphia COVID-19 Small Business Relief Fund is before midnight on Wednesday, April 15. The Relief Fund, which launched on March 23 with approximately $9.25 million, has received over 6,000 applications from businesses seeking more than $82 million in…

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Apr. 10 UPDATE: 33 additional coronavirus deaths in Philadelphia, death toll now 137

April 10, 2020

PHILADELPHIA – The Philadelphia Department of Public Health today announced 522 additional presumptive confirmed cases of COVID-19 novel coronavirus in Philadelphia. That brings the number of confirmed cases to 5,793. 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….

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Mayor Jim Kenney’s open letter to the City of Philadelphia: COVID-19

April 10, 2020

Fellow Philadelphians: Every year since 2016 I’ve been thrilled to take part in Philly Free Streets as thousands of residents from every neighborhood came out to walk, bike, roll, and play after we closed some streets to cars. Each time I was awestruck. Their unbridled joy, their enthusiasm, and their love for our city were…

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Amid coronavirus pandemic, Black mistrust of medicine looms

April 9, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: In this March 26, 2020, photo, Rahmell Peeples walks in his neighborhood during an interview in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Peebles, who is skeptical of what he hears from white-run media and government, didn’t see the need for alarm over the new coronavirus. Peebles is one of roughly 40 million black…

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Wolf: PA schools closed for remainder of school year

April 9, 2020

Photo: The Office of Governor Tom Wolf/Flickr 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….

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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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