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.

Gyms and fitness centers to reopen in Philadelphia

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 alsoContinue reading “Gyms and fitness centers to reopen in Philadelphia”

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”

Update on Philadelphia K-12 Schools

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. ThereContinue reading “Update on Philadelphia K-12 Schools”

1,000 new Covid cases in PA, today; the largest increase since May

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/

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”