Philadelphia Department of Public Health

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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Coronavirus
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Pat Loeb
May 24, 2020 - 4:00 am
Philadelphia has begun hiring people to keep track of who's been exposed to COVID-19, in hopes of preventing the spread of the virus. Read more here.
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Mayor Jim Kenney
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KYW Staff
April 13, 2020 - 2:12 pm
Mayor Jim Kenney asked House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for “direct and flexible funding” and more resources for local governments. The Philadelphia health commissioner also said the overall trend of COVID-19 cases is down, offering “a sign of hope.” Read the latest here.
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Philadelphia City Hall
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Pat Loeb
April 02, 2020 - 3:02 pm
It only took 12 minutes on Thursday for Philadelphia City Council to unanimously pass the Kenney administration’s request for $85 million to fight COVID-19. Read more here.
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N95 masks
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KYW Staff
March 31, 2020 - 2:55 pm
First responders and health care workers across the country are struggling with a shortage of masks, goggles and other personal protective equipment (PPE). As a result, they have to make some difficult decisions to try to conserve what they have. Read more here.
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Coronavirus
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
KYW Staff
March 17, 2020 - 1:35 pm
State-ordered closures, parking in Philadelphia, and more: Read the latest updates on coronavirus in Pennsylvania here.
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coronavirus
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KYW Staff
March 12, 2020 - 9:04 am
Cases of the new coronavirus continue to creep across Pennsylvania's suburban southeastern counties. On Thursday morning, the state's Department of Health announced four new cases in Montgomery County and one new case in Northampton County. Read more here.
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Camden County Medical Director Dr. Rick Hong is shown at left.
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David Madden
March 11, 2020 - 2:06 pm
Camden County scheduled a summit for first responders to be briefed on how to handle potential novel coronavirus cases they may encounter. But plans were changed out of an abundance of caution, to have attendees participate online.
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Coronavirus research
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KYW Staff
March 11, 2020 - 11:24 am
Cases of the new coronavirus crept into new counties in Pennsylvania as more schools and prisons took precautions and Philadelphia's St. Patrick's Day Parade was canceled. Read more here.
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Rikers Island jail complex
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AP News
March 09, 2020 - 11:01 am
The fear that COVID-19 will spread through vast inmate populations has prompted the mass sanitizing of jail cells and intensified prisoner screenings. So far, there haven't been any reported cases of the virus in any jails or prisons in the U.S. But more people are incarcerated per capita here than...
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