COVID-19

COMMENTARY

Could the Golden Rule sway some vaccine skeptics? A new poll points to yes | Thursday Coffee

BY: - July 29, 2021

Hesitancy is down, according to a new poll. But significant barriers still remain.

Philly Mayor Kenney won’t mandate COVID vaccine for city workers – but won’t rule it out

BY: - July 28, 2021

“We will continue to assess the need to implement a vaccination mandate for our city workers and may make this a requirement at a future date," a spokesperson said

Feds send $7.5B in grants, incl. $229M in Pa., to arts venues hit by pandemic | Wednesday Coffee

BY: - July 28, 2021

The U.S. Small Business Administration sent the aid to help more than 10K arts and cultural businesses, venues, and nonprofits get back on track.

CDC says the vaccinated should wear masks indoors in areas with high infection rates

BY: - July 27, 2021

Some 39 states have infection rates that have reached 'substantial' or 'high' levels of transmission, according to the CDC

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States and schools should reinstate mask mandates | Trish Zornio

BY: - July 27, 2021

If we don’t act now, masks could become a long-term fashion accessory.

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Should fully immunized people wear masks indoors? An infectious disease expert explains | Analysis

BY: - July 27, 2021

There is clear and mounting evidence that – though rare – breakthrough COVID-19 infections can occur, even in the fully vaccinated.

As federal eviction moratorium ends, state officials tell Pennsylvanians to apply for rental assistance

BY: - July 26, 2021

Pa. received approximately $569 million in federal funds to assist renters, landlords and utility companies affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

In Lancaster, Wolf touts COVID relief to Pa.’s bars, restaurants

BY: - July 26, 2021

'Pennsylvania has made significant progress rebounding from the COVID-19 pandemic, but our hospitality industry still needs support,' Wolf said.

In Philly, community orgs continue COVID-19 vaccine push

BY: - July 24, 2021

By Sebastian Fortino PHILADELPHIA — Nearly 900,000 Philadelphians have been vaccinated for COVID-19 according to data gathered by city health officials, but local organizations are continuing to go into neighborhoods and provide grassroots level education and administer vaccines. Philadelphia FIGHT is one such organization who is going into communities where access and education regarding the […]

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Delta Variant 101: What you need to know to protect yourself | Thursday Morning Coffee

BY: - July 22, 2021

Here's how the rapidly spreading Delta variant might change your behavior.

How are Pa. Health officials planning to increase accountability, privacy with new contact tracer?

BY: - July 21, 2021

It’s believed that an unauthorized document with the health information of 76,000 Pennsylvanians has been scrubbed from the internet, the state’s top health official told a legislative panel on Wednesday.

To protect kids under 12 this summer, ‘get vaccinated’ state Physician General says

BY: - July 21, 2021

“We have the power to stop the spread of this virus and keep ourselves, our children, friends and family safe by getting vaccinated,” an official said.