pandemic

Philadelphia City Hall
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Pat Loeb
May 29, 2020 - 4:10 pm
Retail stores, offices, warehouses and child care centers are among the businesses that can reopen in Philadelphia June 5 under the city’s plan for moving into the “yellow phase” of reopening. The city is imposing guidelines on how they’ll be able to operate. Read more here.
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Child care center
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KYW Staff
May 29, 2020 - 2:13 pm
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy announced Friday the dates in June and July that child care services, organized non-contact athletics, and summer recreation programs could resume in the state, signaling positive trends in COVID-19 data and a further gradual easing of public health restrictions. Read...
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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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A post from the Adopt A High School Senior 2020 Facebook group
Adopt A High School Senior 2020
Cherri Gregg
May 29, 2020 - 12:36 pm
When Philadelphia teacher Kelli Wyatt started a social media effort to celebrate high school seniors whose graduations and proms were sidelined by COVID-19, she had no idea it would grow as big as it did. Read more here.
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Marianne experiencing the beach at the Arden Courts: Memory Care facility
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Antionette Lee
May 29, 2020 - 4:00 am
At the Arden Courts: Memory Care facility in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, a program that helps residents get a wish or special moment fulfilled has helped over 4,000 residents including 85-year-old Marianne S., whose wish recently just came true. Read more here.
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Pennsylvania capitol building in Harrisburg
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Tony Romeo
May 29, 2020 - 4:00 am
A bill headed to Gov. Wolf’s desk will distribute the lion’s share of Pennsylvania’s federal pandemic aid money, which includes hundreds of millions for nursing homes and long-term living facilities. Read more here.
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Montgomery County Commissioner Dr. Val Arkoosh at a briefing
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Jim Melwert
May 28, 2020 - 6:18 pm
Montgomery County Commissioner Val Arkoosh said they’re seeing a rise in COVID-19 hospitalizations. Read more here.
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Outdoor seating
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Hadas Kuznits
May 28, 2020 - 5:33 pm
As some restaurants work to adhere to outdoor dining guidelines released Wednesday by Gov. Tom Wolf for counties in the “yellow phase,” restaurants are being discouraged by Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney from announcing any reopening plans just yet. Read more here.
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Voting sign
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Jim Melwert
May 28, 2020 - 4:21 pm
Bucks County elections officials say they’ve processed 100,000 mail-in ballots and are still working on getting them mailed out. County officials are also reminding everyone who plans on voting in person they will be required to wear a mask. Read more here.
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Governor Phil Murphy holds a coronavirus briefing in Newark .
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David Madden
May 28, 2020 - 3:19 pm
New Jersey officials are encouraged by overall progress in controlling the spread of the virus, but there is concern about one number starting to go up again. Read more here.
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