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People Powered News’ Larry McGlynn interviews Dr. Deborah Figart, distinguished professor of economics at Stockton University about economic recovery from the COVID-19 crisis.
This interview originally aired on People Powered News, October 13, 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 for his Instagram account, @_yafavtrashman.
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 of Philadelphia and former Vice President of the Philadelphia Education Fund.
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.
Gyms and fitness centers were admitted to reopen on Monday in Philadelphia for the first time since the beginning of shutdowns during COVID.
There are regulations that are being enforced for patrons who attend gyms.
Gym goers are required to wear face masks at all times and must also socially distance. Class sizes are also to be significantly smaller than normal.
Some gyms are also doing temperature checks upon entering.
This information is from: https://www.google.com/amp/s/6abc.com/amp/philadelphia-gyms-reopen-coronavirus-covid-19/6325889/
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 information is from: https://www.governor.pa.gov/newsroom/gov-wolf-congress-must-take-action-to-help-restaurants/
Today, city officials announced the Philadelphia School District will be opening up with a hybrid learning system.
Students will spend 2 days a week in the classroom and 3 days a week learning online. There is also an option for families who are not comfortable with sending their kids back to be fully online.
There is also consideration with pushing back the first day of school to September 2nd.
Social distancing, mask wearing, and frequent hand washing will be enforced.
However, there is still speculation surrounding the evolution of the status of COVID 19. It is still highly likely that schools will be taught only online.
About 1/3 of these confirmed cases are from Philadelphia. Health officials argue the rising cases are related to residents traveling to beach towns and socializing at bars and restaurants. Masks not being worn in these places is also a contributing factor.
This information is from: https://6abc.com/health/pa-adds-1k-covid-19-cases-biggest-1-day-report-since-may/6311396/
“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.