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Katrina to COVID: New Orleans’ Black community pounded again

September 4, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Mary and Barrett Duplessis pose for a portrait in their home in New Orleans, Wednesday, August 19,2020. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) By Rebecca Santana ASSOCIATED PRESS  NEW ORLEANS — Levee breaches from Hurricane Katrina dumped six feet of water into the New Orleans home of Mary Duplessis and her husband in 2005. The house…

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Temple University Suspends in-person classes for the fall

September 3, 2020

Via Temple University: “To all members of the Temple community:  Like so many of our colleagues around the country, we believed an in-person educational experience could be part of students’ lives this fall. Our students told us loud and clear that they wanted to come back to campus, to be together again.  In the last…

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Probe: Pandemic jobless pay went to Pennsylvania inmates

August 26, 2020

By MARK SCOLFORO About 10,000 state prison inmates in Pennsylvania fraudulently applied for unemployment benefits during the coronavirus pandemic, prosecutors said in announcing charges Tuesday against 33 people. “These 33 defendants represent, truly, the tip of the iceberg, and we are seeing unemployment fraud on an unprecedented scale,” U.S. Attorney Scott Brady said at a…

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NFL has 77 apparently false positive COVID-19 tests from lab

August 24, 2020

By BARRY WILNER NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL had 77 positive COVID-19 tests from 11 teams re-examined by a New Jersey lab after false positives, and all those tests came back negative. The league asked the New Jersey lab BioReference to investigate the results, and those 77 tests are being re-tested once more to…

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Indoor dining is back on September 8 in Philadelphia

August 20, 2020

Indoor dining is back in Philadelphia starting September 8, 2020. Most of Philadelphia’s guidelines and restrictions are consistent with statewide rules—all of which aim to keep people healthy while gradually and safely reopening. The City looks forward to continuing to expand allowable operations for Philadelphia’s restaurant industry, as well as reopening additional indoor businesses. What…

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Drexel University announces cancellation of in-person classes

August 20, 2020

Drexel University canceled in-person instruction for undergraduates for the fall quarter, with university officials saying they changed their minds after watching the difficulties at other large universities that have brought students back to campus. It closed housing and will conduct all undergraduate academic courses remotely, except for some clinical programs in the College of Nursing…

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Philly Naked Bike Ride called off because of the coronavirus

August 16, 2020

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic has slammed the brakes on this year’s Philly Naked Bike Ride. The annual event, which usually draws thousands of nude cyclists for a trip around Philadelphia and its tourist sites, had been set for later this month. But organizers who had been gearing up for it said the city’s…

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PA schools get state guidance about handling COVID-19 outbreaks

August 15, 2020

By Mark Scolforo HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania state government agencies are providing school leaders with advice about how to respond when students or employees with confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been on school property, from cleaning and tracing their contacts to shutting down buildings for two weeks or longer. The Education and Health departments…

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US reports show racial disparities in kids with COVID-19

August 14, 2020

By Mike Stobbe ASSOCIATED PRESS  NEW YORK — Racial disparities in the U.S. coronavirus epidemic extend to children, according to two sobering government reports released last Friday. One of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports looked at children with COVID-19 who needed hospitalization. Hispanic children were hospitalized at a rate eight times higher…

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