SEPTA requires riders to wear masks

Starting today, Monday June 8th, SEPTA is requiring all riders to wear masks as part of the reopening plan. “To help continue efforts to reduce the spread of the coronavirus, beginning Monday, June 8 everyone riding SEPTA will be required to wear a face mask or covering. #FlattenTheCurve,” SEPTA tweeted Friday. This information is from:Continue reading “SEPTA requires riders to wear masks”

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/

Starting July 1st, PA schools in the yellow and green phase can open for in-person teaching

Teaching can resume in yellow and green schools, starting July 1st, the Education Department said this morning. These schools MUST have a health and safety plan for re opening that coheres with federal and state guidelines. Each plan must be submitted to the State Education Department. “Schools will have to identify a pandemic coordinator, ensureContinue reading “Starting July 1st, PA schools in the yellow and green phase can open for in-person teaching”

Quick facts on what will happen when Philadelphia “reopens”

The projected date for philly to move to the yellow phase is this Friday, so what will happen if city officials decide it’s safe enough to do so? Here is what we know: -food trucks, walk-up service restaurants are able to open -outdoor youth day camps and parks are able to open -childcare centers thatContinue reading “Quick facts on what will happen when Philadelphia “reopens””

Gov. Wolf Signs Budget to Sustain Education, Support Communities Amid Pandemic

May 29th Governor Tom Wolf signed a bill that will provide 12 months of sustained public education funding. “Education must remain a priority even during a pandemic and this budget provides schools with the stability to continue building on the progress we have made to prepare our children for a successful future,” said Gov. Wolf.Continue reading “Gov. Wolf Signs Budget to Sustain Education, Support Communities Amid Pandemic”

Gov. Wolf provides update on red, yellow and green counties

May 22— Governor Wolf announced that eight counties (Dauphin, Franklin, Huntingdon, Lebanon, Luzerne, Monroe, Pike, and Schuylkill) will be moved to the yellow phase on Friday. 17 counties will also be moved to green on Friday (Bradford, Cameron, Clarion, Clearfield, Crawford, Elk, Forest, Jefferson, Lawrence, McKean, Montour, Potter, Snyder, Sullivan, Tioga, Venango and Warren.) CountiesContinue reading “Gov. Wolf provides update on red, yellow and green counties”

Gov. Wolf revises Executive Order on Foreclosures and Eviction Suspensions

Governor Tom Wolf has taken further steps to protect Pennsylvania residents from foreclosure and eviction. “I am protecting housing for Pennsylvanians who may be facing economic challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Gov. Wolf. “My order will not affect proceedings for other issues, such as property damage or illegal activity. I encourage all PennsylvaniansContinue reading “Gov. Wolf revises Executive Order on Foreclosures and Eviction Suspensions”

Philadelphia Artists Coping with COVID

by Brooklyn Fellner PHILADELPHIA—-When I first heard of the Philadelphia basement show scene, I thought: Who would let a bunch of punk and indie kids into their home to listen to loud music? What kind of trust dynamic is that? So, when I was invited to my first house show back in my freshman yearContinue reading “Philadelphia Artists Coping with COVID”

Gov. Wolf, Treasurer Torsella Announce Property Tax/Rent Rebates Arriving Early to Help Seniors, Others During COVID-19 Pandemic

May 19th, 2020 Governor Tom Wolf and Treasurer Joe Torsella today announced that many older homeowners, renters and people with disabilities will receive early rebates through the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program. Rebates are typically issued starting July 1, but the governor and treasurer are issuing the rebates starting tomorrow to approved applicants. Information from: https://www.governor.pa.gov/newsroom/gov-wolf-treasurer-torsella-announce-property-tax-rent-rebates-arriving-early-to-help-seniors-others-during-covid-19-pandemic/

$523 Million One-Time Federal Emergency Funds Given to PA to Support Schools

May 13th, Gov. Tom Wolf announced that the U.S. Department of Education has passed Pennsylvania’s request for $523 Million to support school districts. This money will be used on services such as food, professional training, technology purchases, sanitization and cleaning supplies, summer and after-school programs, and mental health supports. Schools are being urged to prioritizeContinue reading “$523 Million One-Time Federal Emergency Funds Given to PA to Support Schools”