health care

Liacouras Center
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KYW Staff
March 27, 2020 - 1:49 pm
At his daily press update on Friday, Mayor Jim Kenney announced an agreement between the city and Temple University to use space at the Liacouras Center on campus for hospital bed capacity if city hospitals are strained beyond their limits in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more here.
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Grocery store worker
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Antionette Lee
March 27, 2020 - 10:53 am
Hundreds of essential Philadelphia workers came together Thursday night for a virtual town hall meeting, voicing how the coronavirus pandemic is adversely affecting their livelihood. Read more here.
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President Donald Trump speaks before he signs the coronavirus stimulus relief package in the Oval Office at the White House, Friday, March 27, 2020, in Washington.
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AP News
March 27, 2020 - 9:30 am
Acting with exceptional resolve in an extraordinary time, the House rushed President Donald Trump a $2.2 trillion rescue package Friday, tossing a life preserver to a U.S. economy and health care system left flailing by the coronavirus pandemic. Read more here.
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Glen Mills Schools
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Mike Dougherty
March 27, 2020 - 9:01 am
The Federal Emergency Management Agency is setting up a medical site at the former Glen Mills Schools in Delaware County. Read more here.
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N95 masks
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John McDevitt
March 26, 2020 - 6:15 pm
As COVID-19 continues to spread, area hospital workers and first responders are in desperate need of protective gear, like face masks and gloves. Here’s how you can donate to hospitals across the greater Philadelphia region. Read more here.
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Gov. Phil Murphy
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KYW Staff
March 26, 2020 - 12:04 pm
The federal government has declared a major disaster in New Jersey. Gov. Phil Murphy says it will bring more federal help to the hard-hit state. Read more here.
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Hahnemann University Hospital
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KYW Staff
March 26, 2020 - 11:36 am
Philadelphia officials reported on Thursday a significant jump in new positive results from coronavirus testing, resultign in a total of 475 cases. Mayor Jim Kenney also announced the end of negotiations with the owner of Hahnemann University Hospital over potential use of facility. Read more here.
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A coronavirus testing site set up in Burlington County.
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Mike Dougherty
March 26, 2020 - 10:16 am
Burlington County health officials are opening a drive-thru test site today. County Health Director Herb Conaway says they don't have the goods to make it a permanent site, and they will announce additional testing days as supplies allow. Read more here.
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Gov. Tom Wolf
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KYW Staff
March 26, 2020 - 8:07 am
Bills headed to Gov. Tom Wolf’s desk will relax unemployment compensation rules for workers and employers and authorize $50 million to help Pennsylvania health care facilities meet the surge in need created by the coronavirus pandemic. Read more here.
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. gives a thumbs up as he arrives on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, March 25, 2020, in Washington.
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AP News
March 26, 2020 - 6:22 am
The Senate passed an unparalleled $2.2 trillion economic rescue package steering aid to businesses, workers and health care systems engulfed by the coronavirus pandemic. Read more here.
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