Rachel Levine

Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine
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Jim Melwert
May 29, 2020 - 4:18 pm
Philadelphia and the surrounding counties will move from the “red” to the “yellow” phase next Friday, as part of Gov. Tom Wolf’s stoplight-colored three-phase reopening plan. But health officials caution that just because some restrictions are lifted doesn’t mean the virus has gone away. Read more...
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Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine
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Jim Melwert
May 26, 2020 - 2:30 pm
Pennsylvania health officials say there are now several reports of MIS-C, or multi-system inflammatory syndrome in children, within the state. The CDC said the serious condition is a complication of COVID-19. Read more here.
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Governor Tom Wolf speaks about efforts to raise Pennsylvania’s minimum wage.
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KYW Staff
May 22, 2020 - 4:01 pm
Gov. Tom Wolf “anticipates” that southeastern Pennsylvania counties currently in the “red” phase of his reopening plan — including the greater Philadelphia area — will move to the “yellow” phase on June 5, he announced on Friday. Read the latest here.
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New Jersey’s new law banning smoking on public beaches and in parks statewide is now in effect. But the legislation lacks one important provision: who enforces it?
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Mike Dougherty
May 22, 2020 - 9:54 am
The Jersey Shore is open for Memorial Day weekend, and officials in Pennsylvania say a road trip to the coast isn't their recommended treatment for cabin fever. Read more here.
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Gov. Tom Wolf
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AP News
May 21, 2020 - 4:11 pm
Some counties in Pennsylvania could see practically all of the state's pandemic restrictions on business activity and gatherings lifted in the coming days, other than social-distancing and health-monitoring guidelines that are in place to help stop the spread of the coronavirus. Read the latest...
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Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine speaking to reporters.
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Justin Udo
May 18, 2020 - 5:07 pm
Pennsylvania Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine Monday said the commonwealth is using a new system to report COVID-19 deaths across the state. Read more here.
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Empty camp picnic tables
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Hadas Kuznits
May 17, 2020 - 5:41 pm
With no decision yet in Pennsylvania or New Jersey as to whether summer camps will be able to open, some camps are feeling a lot of pressure. Now with the season just around the corner, many haven't yet decided what to do. Read more here.
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Gov. Tom Wolf
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KYW Staff
May 15, 2020 - 2:05 pm
Gov. Tom Wolf announced that another group of counties will move from “red” to “yellow” in his phased-in reopening plan, but counties near Philadelphia — like Delaware, Montgomery, Chester, Bucks and Berks — will remain in the “red.” Read the latest here.
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Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine speaking to reporters.
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KYW Staff
May 14, 2020 - 5:35 pm
Amid the state's coronavirus response, Pennsylvania Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine is reminding parents who may be concerned about taking their children to the doctor that it's important for them to continue to schedule visits, as these appointments are necessary because of the vaccines...
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Nursing home care
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KYW Staff
May 12, 2020 - 3:12 pm
Long-term care facilities continue to be hit hard by coronavirus, so the Wolf administration has decided to start testing every nursing home resident and employee at least once a week, given the pandemic's tremendous toll on nursing homes. Read the latest here.
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