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Coronavirus update: Philly, Pa., and Del introduce new restrictions to slow spread of coronavirus
With the total in Philadelphia rising to nine people, city officials announced sweeping restrictions on commercial and city government activity.
2 weeks ago
Philly coffee shops abolish seats, switch to take-out only
The goal is stopping the spread while still giving folks their caffeine fix.
Death toll from COVID-19 rises as N.J. imposes statewide restrictions, closes schools
The extraordinary new restrictions will impact business operations and discourage individual travel. School closures are set to begin Wednesday.
Cheap fares luring travelers to fly despite pandemic
Airlines have been slashing flight schedules, especially on international routes, to cope with downward-spiraling demand from fearful leisure customers and a slowdown
Philly’s plan for displaced students falters due to push-back from rec center staff
According to the city, “unexpected staff shortages” prevented some of the 50 city rec centers from opening that had been planned as daytime activity hubs.
Gov. Tom Wolf claims expansive powers as coronavirus crisis deepens
In the space of a week, Gov. Tom Wolf has shut down schools statewide, put four counties in lockdown, and directed businesses to temporarily close their doors to customers.
Lost income for some, 12-hour days for others: How coronavirus response affects workers
Canceled events and empty rooms bring work to a hard stop at hotels and arenas. But a sudden demand for extra cleaning means long days elsewhere.
Philadelphia halts evictions as coronavirus bears down
Philadelphia's municipal courts' will not execute any evictions for the next two weeks, starting Monday, March 16, in response to the spreading coronavirus pandemic.
3 weeks ago
Grocery stores start to cut hours as coronavirus prompts surge in panic-buying
With jittery shoppers flocking to supermarkets to stock up on supplies for the coronavirus outbreak, some of the grocery chains are announcing measures to maintain supplies.
Coronavirus update: Wolf orders restaurants, bars to end dine-in service in 5 counties
Restaurants and bars in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Allegheny counties must end dine-in services after midnight Sunday for 14 days.
In anxious times, stocking up on stuff is just a natural human response
Many of us are burrowing in for a few weeks of social distancing as the virus amps up anxiety levels everywhere. Shopping helps, an expert says.
In Philly suburbs, learning to co-exist with the coronavirus
Melissa Hall, who has a weakened immune system, ventured out for the first time in a week on Friday and donned a surgical mask to go grocery shopping.
Doctor says Trump tests negative for coronavirus
President Donald Trump has tested negative for the new coronavirus, according to the president’s personal physician.
Coronavirus update: Gov. Wolf announces Bucks, Chester shutdowns; N.J. has second COVID-19 death
The weekend saw school closures and cancellations sweep across the region as the number of COVID-19 cases rose in all three states.
U.S. internet well-equipped to handle work from home surge
The U.S. internet won’t get overloaded by spikes in traffic from the millions of Americans now working from home to discourage the spread of the new coronavirus, experts say.
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