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People Powered News – July 28, 2020

PhillyCAM · People Powered News – July 28, 2020 Hosts Larry McGlynn, Allison Durham and Brooklyn Fellner report back on the week’s local COVID-19 developments, protests, campaigns and more. This week’s episode features Pat Christmas, Policy Director at Committee of Seventy and Philadelphia Sanitation Worker and sanitation department advocate Terrill Haigler, who is known forContinue reading “People Powered News – July 28, 2020”

People Powered News – July 21, 2020

PhillyCAM · People Powered News – July 21, 2020 Hosts Larry McGlynn, Allison Durham and Brooklyn Fellner report back on the week’s local COVID-19 developments, protests, campaigns and more. This episode features David Masur, parent and member of the Philly Healthy Schools Initiative and Ami Patel Hopkins, a science teacher in the School District ofContinue reading “People Powered News – July 21, 2020”

People Powered News – July 15, 2020

PhillyCAM · People Powered News – July 15, 2020 Hosts Larry McGlynn, Allison Durham, Vanessa Maria Graber and Brooklyn Fellner report back on the week’s local COVID-19 developments, protests, campaigns and more. This episode features an interview with Dr. Michael LeVasseur, professor of epidemiology at Drexel University.

Gov. Wolf Urges Congress to help local restaurants

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf is pressuring Congress to pass the Real Economic Support That Acknowledges Unique Restaurant Assistance Needed to Survive (RESTAURANTS) Act to provide immediate relief funds to restaurants throughout Pennsylvania. The act would include $120 billion that would be given to independent restaurants who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. This informationContinue reading “Gov. Wolf Urges Congress to help local restaurants”

Gov. Wolf announces grant for non profit arts organizations

“Governor Tom Wolf announced today that 309 nonprofit arts organizations will receive grants totaling $2.3 million to help with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.” The CARES Act funding will go towards staff salaries, fees for artists or contractual personnel, and facilities costs. This information is from: https://www.governor.pa.gov/newsroom/pennsylvania-arts-organizations-receive-2-3-million-in-pandemic-relief/

Juneteenth Celebration at Drexel Park

By Brooklyn Fellner Just over 200 people gathered at Drexel Park Juneteenth, commemorating the emancipation of the United States’ last slaves. People from across the community danced, relaxed and browsed vendors’ stands as celebratory music blared from a DJ booth. With free food, free drinks and a welcoming atmosphere, organizers’ call for community, equality andContinue reading “Juneteenth Celebration at Drexel Park”

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center on COVID-19

Gov. Tom Wolf visited the staff at the Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center today. The Milton S. Hershey Medical Center demonstrated their preparedness for COVID by ordering PPE for staff in advance to the need for an overwhelming amount to keep up with cases. The medical center also has a Special PathogensContinue reading “Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center on COVID-19”

$157.5 Million Now Available for School Health and Safety Grants to Address COVID-19

“The School Safety and Security Committee (SSSC) within the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) has approved the opening of two funding announcements totaling $157.5 million that school entities are immediately eligible to apply for to address COVID-19-related health and safety needs for the 2020-2021 school year,” According to Gov Tom Wolf’s website: https://www.governor.pa.gov/newsroom/gov-wolf-157-5-million-now-available-for-school-health-and-safety-grants-to-address-covid-19/

Wolf Administration Provides Guidance to Resume High School and Other Summer Sports

Today, preliminary guidelines involving high school and recreational sports teams to resume “voluntary workouts,” were released by the Wolf administration, as parts of the state move into the yellow and green phases. These guidelines will guide participants on how to be safe from COVID during their activities. Private and public K-12 schools must develop aContinue reading “Wolf Administration Provides Guidance to Resume High School and Other Summer Sports”

10 Additional Counties Move to Yellow and 16 to Green on June 5 as part of the re-opening phase

New Yellow phase counties include: Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lehigh, Northampton, Montgomery and Philadelphia New Green phase counties include: Allegheny, Armstrong, Bedford, Blair, Butler, Cambria, Clinton, Fayette, Fulton, Greene, Indiana, Lycoming, Mercer, Somerset, Washington and Westmoreland No counties remain in the Red Phase. This information is from: https://www.governor.pa.gov/newsroom/reopening-phase-orders-updated-to-include-10-additional-counties-moving-to-yellow-and-16-to-green-on-june-5/

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