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The primary and the pandemic
Today, we'll discuss the state of the Democratic primary and the way the coronavirus is complicating the process with Eddide Glude Jr. and Will Bunch.
Air Date: March 18, 2020 10:00 am
Cape May County official urges second-homeowners to stay away amid pandemic
A Cape May County freeholder is urging second homeowners to remain in their primary homes to prevent overburdening supermarkets and services.
2 weeks ago
How to get tested for coronavirus in the Philly region
You’ll need a medical provider’s recommendation first.
District distributes packets of schoolwork, but how much teaching and learning will go on?
For the most part, families are on their own when it comes to schoolwork. There are no requirements on teachers.
In need of connection, those in recovery flock to virtual meetings
In lieu of face-to-face 12-step and other recovery meetings, those struggling with addiction pack the video chats offered by a Manayunk-based nonprofit.
Parents keep kids busy during pandemic with theme days, couch-to-5k plans, and Play-Doh
Parents across the Philadelphia region who've been ordered to work from home now have to be employees and caregivers, so they’re getting creative.
Bucks special election: Results have not been certified, but GOP claims victory
Sanitizer-toting candidates weren’t the only signs of an atypical special election day in Pennsylvania’s 18th House district.
‘Not us or them’: Landlord group asks members to follow court order to halt evictions
The Homeowners Association of Philadelphia encouraged its membership to embrace the court’s two-week stay of evictions and be lenient with tenants.
‘Getting shot,’ Hepatitis and now, coronavirus, SEPTA police face new risks
SEPTA Police Chief Thomas Nestel said the force has instituted new practices to keep officers safe from the coronavirus but officers remain wary.
After mixed messages, Pa. and Philly agree to shutter day care centers for coronavirus
Parents and day care providers in Philadelphia described receiving mixed messages Monday on whether day care providers could remain open during the shutdown.
New analysis suggests months of social distancing may be needed to stop virus
The United States is facing a grim dilemma
Coronavirus update: Philadelphia confirms community spread, anticipates surge in hospitals
Updates on COVID-19 from the Philadelphia region
Philly police to halt narcotics arrests, other charges during COVID outbreak
Officers can make exceptions if they think someone would “pose a threat” to public safety.
School’s out, but students can still get free meals in Delaware
Schools across Delaware are providing lunch and breakfast five days a week until further notice. Wilmington is giving out meals at community centers.
Pa. state prison system turning to video chats to keep people connected during pandemic
For the first time ever, Pennsylvania residents will be able to video chat with loved ones who are serving state prison sentences.
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