public health

Economic impact of coronavirus
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KYW Staff
April 02, 2020 - 6:55 pm
Unemployment has skyrocketed in Pennsylvania, with nearly 800,000 people filing claims since mid-March. But the state’s unemployment system seems to be seizing up from the record number of people attempting to file claims. Read more here.
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Secretary of the Department of Transportation Elaine Chao speaks during the Conservative Political Action Conference 2020.
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KYW Staff
April 02, 2020 - 6:34 pm
Although social distancing is crucial, U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao said in an interview with KYW Newsradio that domestic flights should not be temporarily grounded during the coronavirus crisis. Read more 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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Sleeping while watching TV
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Lynne Adkins
April 02, 2020 - 1:53 pm
It’s important now more than ever to get a good night’s sleep and stay as healthy as possible. But the coronavirus pandemic is having a major impact on our sleeping habits, and more of us are having frequent nightmares. Read more here.
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Nauti Spirits Distillery
Nauti Spirits Distillery
David Madden
April 02, 2020 - 12:20 pm
Small distilleries in New Jersey are not happy with Gov. Phil Murphy over the way they’re being restricted, while competing liquor stores and wineries are not nearly hit as hard. Read more here.
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Reading Terminal Market
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Hadas Kuznits
April 02, 2020 - 11:36 am
Reading Terminal Market is still open during the coronavirus pandemic. But ever since the virus forced business closures and stay-at-home orders across the state, online orders have skyrocketed 80 times more than usual. Read more here.
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Surgical masks.
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Mark Abrams
April 01, 2020 - 8:01 pm
Bucks County officials are finally getting their hands on much needed supplies from a variety of sources to help combat coronavirus. Read more here.
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The Exelon Byron Nuclear Generating Stations
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Jim Melwert
April 01, 2020 - 5:54 pm
Montgomery County officials continue to voice concerns over Exelon’s Limerick nuclear generating station, which they say is violating coronavirus safety precautions and social-distancing guidelines. Read more here.
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Ocean City beach closed due to coronavirus
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Andrew Kramer
April 01, 2020 - 5:11 pm
More and more Jersey Shore towns are closing off beaches and boardwalks to keep outside visitors away during the coronavirus pandemic. But how are year-round residents adjusting? Read more here.
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Governor Tom Wolf speaking to reporters.
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KYW Staff
April 01, 2020 - 3:04 pm
Gov. Tom Wolf has placed all of Pennsylvania under an order to stay at home, dramatically expanding the geographic footprint of the quarantine as state officials combat the coronavirus pandemic. Read the latest here.
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