public health

Dave Gehris, CEO of The Iris Companies in Berks County
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Mark Abrams
August 03, 2020 - 9:40 am
A Berks County company that provides ID badges and lanyards to schools and hospitals has come up with a simple way for people keep track of masks used to protect against the coronavirus.
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Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson speaks to the media during the 2020 NFL Combine in the Indianapolis Convention Center.
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Dave Uram
August 03, 2020 - 7:41 am
The Eagles announced Sunday night that head coach Doug Pederson, 52, has come down with the coronavirus. The team reports he is asymptomatic, doing well, self-quarantining and communicating with medical staff. Get the latest here.
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Chickens
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CNN
July 31, 2020 - 1:11 pm
More than 900 people in 48 states have been infected with salmonella, and their illnesses are likely linked to backyard poultry like chicks and ducklings. Read more here.
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Jan 5, 2020; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz
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Ed Benkin
July 30, 2020 - 8:46 pm
To play or not to play? That was the question NFL players faced this off-season, and Carson Wentz took his time before formulating his answer. Read more here.
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Governor Tom Wolf speaking to reporters.
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Jim Melwert
July 30, 2020 - 5:05 pm
Pennsylvania plans to leave the decision of how and when schools reopen to local school boards, according to Gov. Tom Wolf. Read more here.
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NBA restart
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Dave Uram
July 30, 2020 - 11:43 am
The quest for the NBA Finals in October starts Thursday night at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Florida. The NBA season will officially resume, after it became the first major professional sports league to shut down due to the coronavirus on March 11. Read more here.
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Apple, pile of books and backpack on the desk at the elementary school.
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Jim Melwert
July 28, 2020 - 5:39 pm
School officials taking part in a workshop hosted by Republican state lawmakers committee say a lack of “specific” guidance from the Pennsylvania Department of Health and Department of Education is making a tough job all but impossible. Read more here.
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Airplane
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Ian Bush
July 28, 2020 - 4:37 pm
The airline industry has taken a massive hit from the coronavirus pandemic — a 96% drop in passenger volume at the height of the crisis. Some airlines have pledged not to sell middle seats to alleviate passengers’ fears of contracting the coronavirus. U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao...
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Empty table
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Pat Loeb
July 28, 2020 - 2:08 pm
Philadelphia has extended its ban on indoor dining to Sept. 1, citing an increase in COVID-19 cases in the region. Read more here.
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2020 Mummers Parade
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Pat Loeb
July 28, 2020 - 4:00 am
Philadelphia officials and U.S. Attorney William McSwain have agreed to meet to discuss whether the city’s cancellation of large outdoor events through February is unconstitutional. Read more here.
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