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”

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”