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Senate begins considering Democrats’ $1.9T virus relief bill
Democrats have made 11th-hour changes in the measure aimed at ensuring they can pull President Joe Biden’s top legislative priority through the precariously divided chamber.
10 hours ago
N.J. says no need to file new unemployment claim as benefit year ends
The announcement comes as new unemployment claims in N.J. are at their lowest levels since the pandemic began.
12 hours ago
How Rite Aid’s ‘glitch’ helped suburban residents get Philly’s vaccine supply
The pharmacy chain turned away eligible city residents under 75 despite qualifying health conditions, but accepted those with suburban addresses.
14 hours ago
Pa. coronavirus update: State to open 30 vaccine clinics for school staff; Penn Relays canceled
Pa. plans to operate nearly 30 COVID-19 vaccination clinics to inoculate school teachers and support staff, including bus drivers and cafeteria workers.
15 hours ago
Philly on course for educators to be fully vaccinated by early April
In roughly a week, all educators who signed up for a vaccine will have received at least one dose.
16 hours ago
How some Philadelphia apartment buildings are getting their residents COVID-19 vaccines
The complexes arrange the shots directly through pharmacies. Residents currently ineligible might receive vaccines along with their neighbors.
22 hours ago
When campus is not a bubble, how does a university enforce physical distancing rules?
Thousands of university students live in Philadelphia — off campus. Their pandemic parties and study sessions are not pleasing the neighbors.
23 hours ago
‘Now is not the time to stop wearing a mask,’ says CDC Director Rochelle Walensky
With cases teetering at about 60,000 to 70,000 per day, hyper-transmissible variants and state rollbacks of restrictions, the CDC chief urges Americans to be vigilant.
1 day ago
‘It’s a big concern of ours’: Vice President Harris, on ensuring equitable vaccine access
In an interview with WHYY, Kamala Harris talked about Philly’s FEMA site and balancing the need to get shots into arms with the need to do it fairly.
Mumia Abu-Jamal supporters say he has COVID, call on Pa. to release all vulnerable incarcerated people
COVID-19 continues to spread inside Pennsylvania prisons, prompting renewed calls to release all older and medically vulnerable prisoners.
Nearly a year later, students return to classrooms at Mastery, Philly’s largest charter
“While we aren’t necessarily able to physically touch each other yet, the presence of another has truly just been phenomenal.”
2 days ago
N.J. coronavirus update: Wedding receptions, sleepaway camps can resume
Gov. Phil Murphy also announced he will extend a moratorium on internet and utility shut-offs through at least the end of June.
Pa. coronavirus update: State to vaccinate teachers by mid-April; Montco plans third mass site
Pennsylvania will dedicate the newly approved single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine to teachers and staff.
Essential workers are 55% more likely to get COVID-19, study of Philly-area residents finds
Risk ripples outwards. A family member cohabitating with an essential worker has a 17% greater chance of testing positive. Other roommates face a 38% increase.
How the first lockdown saw more opioid-related overdoses among Black Philadelphians
Research by the city, Penn, and VA Medical Center found fatal and nonfatal opioid overdoses rose dramatically among Black Philadelphians in spring 2020.
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