COVID-19 testing

Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Roman Quinn
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Ed Benkin
June 29, 2020 - 6:58 pm
Phillies general manager Matt Klentak acknowledges the importance of baseball's return, but he also understands the challenges of getting through the 60-game season in tandem with a global pandemic. Read more here.
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Self-swab coronavirus test kit
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Jim Melwert
June 29, 2020 - 5:00 pm
After conducting more than 11,000 tests for the coronavirus, the community-based testing site in Blue Bell will shut down on Tuesday. But next week, Montgomery County will open more walk-up sites, similar to the ones currently in Norristown and Pottstown. Read more here.
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Pat Loeb
June 24, 2020 - 12:50 pm
Philadelphia health officials warn the city’s progress against COVID-19 is slowing, but there’s good news on the virus in the city’s shelter system: It’s been three weeks since they've had a new case. Read more here.
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Gov. John Carney
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Andrew Kramer
June 23, 2020 - 7:34 pm
Coronavirus cases and hospitalizations in Delaware have been on the rise lately, and health officials warn this is not the time to get complacent. Read more here.
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social distancing
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Jim Melwert
June 22, 2020 - 7:16 pm
Counties in southeastern Pennsylvania are getting ready to move to the least restrictive “green” phase on Friday, but Montgomery County officials are reminding residents that this doesn't mean the virus is gone. Read more here.
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Rehoboth Beach
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Andrew Kramer
June 22, 2020 - 3:10 pm
If your graduating high schooler recently celebrated at the beach in Delaware, health officials recommend they get tested for the coronavirus, after at least three young party-goers contracted COVID-19. Read more here.
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Mike DeNardo
June 11, 2020 - 1:59 pm
SEPTA workers are now able to get free coronavirus testing where they work, under a deal with the newly formed Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium. Read more here.
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Gov. Tom Wolf protests in Harriburg
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Jim Melwert
June 05, 2020 - 5:56 pm
Gov. Tom Wolf and Montgomery County Commissioner Val Arkoosh have been two of the louder voices in Pennsylvania urging residents to stay home and avoid large crowds during the coronavirus pandemic. Now, they find themselves defending their decisions to take part in protest marches sparked by George...
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Sign reads "We are open again"
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KYW Staff
June 04, 2020 - 3:14 pm
Philadelphia Health Commissioner Dr. Tom Farley confirmed that the city will move from the “red” to the “yellow” phase on Friday, as outlined in the governor’s phased-in reopening plan. Read more here.
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A nurse extracts a nasal swab from a woman to test her for the COVID-19 coronavirus.
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Lynne Adkins
May 29, 2020 - 1:31 pm
As the number of COVID-19 tests increases, so does the amount of material needed to handle them. Researchers at Rutgers University have discovered a way to keep up with demand. Read more here.
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