Flashpoint: New protocols for businesses post-COVID-19; Philly prisons turn a corner; #WeArePhilly feeding hungry

Flashpoint
May 31, 2020 - 8:51 pm

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — This week on Flashpoint: Host and KYW Community Affairs reporter Cherri Gregg asks the burning questions about the reopening of businesses throughout the region. 

What will the new business protocols look like? Business owners will need to think about how to protect employees and the public, but what are their legal obligations? As an employee, what should you request of your employer so that you are protected? 

Dr. Larry Caplin, CEO of DOCS Health and healthcare logistics expert, joins Sharon Dietrich, an attorney with Community Legal Services, Inc. and Shanna and Angel Huff, co-owners of Simp's Cafe/Convenience Store in Montgomery County.

The newsmaker of the week is the Philadelphia Prisons Department. The agency just rolled out universal testing of inmates, as the city turns a corner in the battle against COVID-19. 

Prisons Commissioner Blanche Carney discusses the challenges of the pandemic behind the wall, new operations procedures and how access to testing will inform their move toward a new normal within the jails.

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The Patriot Homecare Changemaker of the week is #WeArePhilly. The effort allows the public to purchase a t-shirt and proceeds go to purchase a food box for families in need. Creator and restaurateur Rob Wasserman joins us.

Flashpoint airs every Saturday at 9:30 p.m. and Sunday at 8:30 a.m. on 1060AM. It also airs at 5 a.m. Sundays on B101FM and WPHT 1210AM and at 6 a.m. on WOGL 98.1 and TDY 96.5. 

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