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Coronavirus

Trump wants checks sent to the public within two weeks

March 18, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a massive federal effort, President Donald Trump asked Congress to speed emergency checks to Americans, enlisted the military for MASH-like hospitals and implored ordinary people — particularly socially active millennials — to do their part by staying home to stop the spread of the coronavirus. His proposed economic package alone could…

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The African American Museum in Philadelphia COVID-19 statement

March 17, 2020

As the coronavirus impacts lives in the Philadelphia region and across the globe, the African American Museum in Philadelphia (AAMP) is committed to protecting the health and safety of our visitors, staff, and volunteers. The museum will be guided by recommendations from the Philadelphia Department of Public Health and other official sources to develop appropriate…

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Department of Human Services closing county assistance offices in Bucks and Chester counties

March 16, 2020

The agency is encouraging all Pennsylvanians to use online services. The Department of Human Services (DHS) is closing county assistance offices (CAOs) in Bucks and Chester counties in coordination with Governor Wolf’s mitigation guidance regarding COVID-19. The following CAOs closed for two weeks beginning Monday, March 16: Bucks County –1214 Veterans Highway, Bristol, PA 19007-2593…

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Governor orders COVID-19 shutdown across Pennsylvania

March 16, 2020

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf extended a shutdown order to the entire state of Pennsylvania in an effort to halt the spread of the coronavirus, he said Monday. Wolf had already called for nonessential government offices to close and nonessential business activity to end in four heavily populated southeastern Pennsylvania counties. On Monday,…

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Idris Elba tests positive for coronavirus: ‘no symptoms so far’

March 16, 2020

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Idris Elba says he has tested positive for the coronavirus. The actor tweeted Monday that he has no symptoms so far and has been isolated since Friday when he found out about his possible exposure. Elba is the latest high profile celebrity to have tested positive for the virus. Last week,…

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Wolf Administration Orders Restaurants and Bars to Close Dine-In Service in Allegheny, Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery Counties for 14 Days To Stop Spread of COVID-19

March 15, 2020

Under the guidance of the Department of Health (DOH), using his authority under the state’s COVID-19 disaster declaration order, Governor Tom Wolf today ordered all restaurants and bars to close their dine-in facilities at 12:01 AM on Monday, March 16 in Allegheny, Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery counties for 14 days to help stop the…

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CDC: No large gatherings for next 8 weeks over coronavirus

March 15, 2020

The CDC, in accordance with its guidance for large events and mass gatherings, recommends that for the next 8 weeks, organizers (whether groups or individuals) cancel or postpone in-person events that consist of 50 people or more throughout the United States. Events of any size should only be continued if they can be carried out…

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Entertainment

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Health

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Lizzo treated a number of hospital staffs, when they were being overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients, to lunch

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ABOVE PHOTO: Lizzo (Photo: Lev Radin / shutterstock) By Florence Anthony According to reports, at a time...

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