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Coronavirus

CDC extends US ban on cruise ships through September

July 21, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health officials are extending the U.S. ban on cruise ships through the end of September as coronavirus infections rise in most U.S. states, including Florida. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Thursday that it was extending a no-sail order that had been scheduled to expire July 24. In the…

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COVID-19 heroes must jump through hoops for workers’ comp

July 17, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: FDNY firefighters gather to applaud medical workers as attending physician Mollie Williams, left, wears personal protective equipment due to COVID-19 concerns outside Brooklyn Hospital Center in New York. Essential workers are lauded for their service and hailed as everyday heroes. But in most states nurses, first responders and frontline workers who get COVID-19…

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Virus, Floyd death merge in brutal blow to Black well-being

July 10, 2020

Terrence Nichols, 44, in Chicago after a COVID-19 infection. Nichols has recovered physically from a relatively mild case of COVID-19, diagnosed in March. But as a Black man in Chicago, knowing its impact in his community has left Nichols feeling fearful, vulnerable and angry over the president’s push to reopen. (Terrence Nichols via AP) By…

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Philadelphia Emergency Rental Assistance Program now open (first- come, first-serve)

July 6, 2020

PHDC is now accepting applications for Phase 2 of rental assistance. Renters and landlords may submit their application online, by fax, or by mail. Funds will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Applicants must be Philadelphia residents (renters in other counties must apply to their county’s designated organization). Landlords and renters must each provide…

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Atlanta mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms contracts COVID-19

July 6, 2020

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced Monday that she had tested positive for COVID-19. The 50-year-old Democrat is among the women named as a potential vice-presidential running mate for presumptive presidential nominee Joe Biden. “COVID-19 has literally hit home. I have had NO symptoms and have tested positive,” Bottoms tweeted. She told…

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US health officials estimate 20M Americans have had virus

July 3, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Cars are lined up at a United Memorial Medical Center COVID-19 testing site Wednesday, June 24, 2020, in Houston. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Wednesday that the state is facing a “massive outbreak” in the coronavirus pandemic and that some new local restrictions may be needed to protect hospital space for new patients….

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Gov. Wolf Executive Order: Masks Are Mandatory in All Public Spaces

July 2, 2020

Photo: The Office of Governor Tom Wolf/Flickr Governor Tom Wolf Expanding on the business safety order signed by Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine in April that requires the wearing of masks in businesses, Governor Tom Wolf today announced a new order signed by Dr. Levine that takes the mask-wearing directive one step further. With…

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Fall home decor trends: Comforting hues, flexible design

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By Kim Cook New York-based designer Glenn Gissler painted this New York loft in Benjamin Moore’s deep,...

Entertainment

Emmy winners highlight push for social justice

September 25, 2020

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Stateside

NAACP issues statement on the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

September 25, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: NAACP president and CEO Derrick Johnson  (Photo/naacp.org) The NAACP family is devastated by the passing...

Sports

Deion Sanders set to become Jackson State’s football coach

September 25, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Deion Sanders  (Photo: DFree / Shutterstock) ASSOCIATED PRESS  JACKSON, Miss.— Hall of Fame cornerback Deion...

Seniors

Know the facts about pulmonary fibrosis

September 17, 2020

BPT Pulmonary fibrosis (PF) is a progressive and debilitating disease that leads to scarring of the lungs,...

Horoscopes

SUNscopes for the week of September 27

September 25, 2020

All Signs: It’s been tough with Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn at odds with Mars. This week...

The Philadelphia Sunday Sun Staff