coronavirus pandemic

Chelsea's Charity
Chelsea's Charity
Cherri Gregg
June 01, 2020 - 11:19 am
Chelsea Phaire, 10, and her family in Connecticut send packages of art supplies to kids across the country — including Philadelphia — in shelters, foster care or hospitals, using art as a form of therapy. She has mailed about 1,500 kits during the coronavirus pandemic alone. Read more here.
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Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine
The Office of Governor Tom Wolf via Flickr
Jim Melwert
May 29, 2020 - 4:18 pm
Philadelphia and the surrounding counties will move from the “red” to the “yellow” phase next Friday, as part of Gov. Tom Wolf’s stoplight-colored three-phase reopening plan. But health officials caution that just because some restrictions are lifted doesn’t mean the virus has gone away. Read more...
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Pennsylvania ballot
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Jim Melwert
May 27, 2020 - 4:49 pm
Montgomery County’s request for an extension of the mail-in ballot deadline was shot down by a county judge Wednesday. Read more here.
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Mayor Jim Kenney
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Pat Loeb
May 27, 2020 - 4:07 pm
Mayor Jim Kenney fiercely defended his health commissioner Wednesday, after a bruising City Council budget hearing. When met with backlash from Council members over the commissioner’s pandemic response, Kenney said he is the most “dedicated to public health.” Read more here.
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An election worker handles vote-by-mail ballots.
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Jim Melwert
May 27, 2020 - 2:21 pm
Delaware County officials have processed about 85,000 mail-in ballot requests amid mandated stay-at-home orders — more than twice the amount of ballots that they expected. Read more here.
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Drive-in movie theater
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Paul Kurtz
May 26, 2020 - 5:10 pm
With the ability to socialize in public from the safety of your own car, drive-in movie theaters are quickly becoming all the rage amid the coronavirus pandemic. But it’s also proving to be a risky venture for business owners who have tried to provide a sense of community entertainment. Read more...
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Pennsylvania ballot
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Jim Melwert
May 26, 2020 - 1:31 pm
Tuesday is the last day to sign up to receive a mail-in ballot for the June 2 Pennsylvania primary. But if you haven’t mailed it back by now, it may already be too late. Read more here.
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Avis Rental Parking Lot
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CNN
May 25, 2020 - 3:42 pm
With travelers staying close to home and airports turned into virtual ghost towns, rental car companies have taken a huge hit during the coronavirus pandemic. Industry experts expect the businesses to sell off a large portion of their fleets. Read more here.
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Hannah Beier
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Hadas Kuznits
May 22, 2020 - 12:13 pm
Hannah Beier, a graduating photography student at Drexel University, made the June 2020 cover of Time magazine for her series that captures “generation pandemic.” Read more here.
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Aubrey, 57, describes the loneliness brought on by social distancing protocols after receiving a dose of antipsychotic medication to treat his schizophrenia, Wednesday, May 6, 2020, in the Brooklyn borough of New York.
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AP News
May 20, 2020 - 11:17 am
Even before COVID-19, access to mental health services in the U.S. could be difficult, including for people who have insurance. Now experts fear the virus will make the situation worse, putting the patients most in need at risk of falling through the cracks and inflicting on countless others...
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