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Coronavirus

GOV. WOLF: “Non-life-sustaining businesses in Pennsylvania must close their physical locations by Monday, March 23 at 8:00 AM”

March 21, 2020

Harrisburg, PA – Due to the high volume of waiver requests, the Wolf Administration is delaying enforcement of Governor Tom Wolf’s order and the Secretary of Health’s order that all non-life-sustaining businesses in Pennsylvania must close their physical locations to slow the spread of COVID-19. Per Governor Wolf’s and Dr. Levine’s orders, businesses that were…

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Coronavirus testing info: A different kind of Opening Day

March 20, 2020

The Home Of The Phillies became a new coronavirus testing site on Friday as the number of cases in Philadelphia continues to grow. By Denise Clay Usually, the groundskeepers at Citizens Bank Park in South Philadelphia would be getting the home of the Phillies ready for another season of Major League Baseball and all the…

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Gov. Wolf: Economic Injury Disaster Loans Available to Small Businesses and Non-Profits Facing Losses Related to COVID-19

March 20, 2020

Governor Tom Wolf today announced the availability of low-interest loans for small businesses and eligible non-profits in all 67 counties in Pennsylvania through the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). “We are incredibly grateful that the SBA recognized the urgency of this situation and granted our request so quickly,” said Gov. Wolf. “I encourage our businesses…

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PECO suspending service disconnections through May 1 due to coronavirus pandemic

March 20, 2020

PHILADELPHIA, PA (March 13, 2020) – With customers potentially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, PECO understands and is taking steps to help. Effective today, PECO is suspending service disconnections and waiving new late payment charges through at least May 1, 2020.  In addition, PECO will continue to remind customers of existing bill assistance resources and…

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Gov. Wolf requests that federal government allow special enrollment period for Affordable Care Act coverage in response to COVID-19

March 19, 2020

Governor Wolf announced on Wednesday that his administration has sent a formal letter to U.S. federal agencies requesting a Special Enrollment Period (SEP) for uninsured or underinsured Pennsylvania residents in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Governor Wolf, in collaboration with the Pennsylvania departments of Health, Human Services and Insurance, issued the request in a letter…

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Helping The Helpers

March 19, 2020

As the first week of Philadelphia’s citywide shutdown due to the coronavirus draws to a close, a group of philanthropic organizations are getting together to give to the non-profit organizations helping the City’s most vulnerable get through the pandemic. By Denise Clay One of the bigger concerns Philadelphia’s City officials had when considering whether or…

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Pennsylvania Workers affected by COVID-19 may be eligible for unemployment and workers’ compensation benefits

March 19, 2020

Workers in Pennsylvania who are impacted by COVID-19 may be eligible for Unemployment and Workers’ Compensation benefits, Secretary of Labor & Industry (L&I) Jerry Oleksiak announced on Monday.  Unemployment compensation claims should be submitted online for faster processing.  “As Pennsylvania and the nation implement mitigation efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19, it is important…

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Nine new cases of COVID-19 novel coronavirus in Philadelphia, bringing total to 18

March 18, 2020

PHILADELPHIA – Philadelphia Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley today announced nine additional presumptive confirmed cases of COVID-19 novel coronavirus in Philadelphia. That brings the number of confirmed cases to 18. The City is awaiting test results on 70 other cases, but Dr. Farley noted that as more labs begin testing, there are likely to be more…

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State to open virus testing sites in Philadelphia and Montgomery County

March 18, 2020

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s Department of Health is working on a plan to open public testing sites for the coronavirus, as more services shut down and the state sees a spike in people filing for unemployment compensation. The Department of Health and the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency are in the process of organizing public…

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PHILADELPHIA POLICE DEPARTMENT STATEMENT REGARDING COVID-19

March 18, 2020

PHILADELPHIA POLICE DEPARTMENT STATEMENT REGARDING COVID-19 PHILADELPHIA-In tandem with the City of Philadelphia’s enhanced response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Police Department is making modifications to several of its existing protocols. These adjustments include the following: Effective Tuesday, March 17, 2020, arrests for certain non-violent offenses will be made pursuant to an Arrest Warrant, which…

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