Philadelphia briefing: City announces 18 new cases of COVID-19, schedules construction deadline and closes MLK Drive

Uncategorized | March 21st, 2020 | Leave a comment

The following is largely a release from the city. Local staff watched today’s press conference and edited the release slightly for clarity and to add information. Philadelphia Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley today announced 18 additional presumptive confirmed cases of COVID-19 novel coronavirus in Philadelphia. That brings the number of confirmed cases to 85. Farley […]

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Chestnut Hill Hospital says it is managing supply levels, staff morale as COVID-19 cases rise

News | March 21st, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher To discover how Chestnut Hill Hospital is currently coping with the COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus pandemic, the LOCAL contacted Catherine M. Brzozowski, who is the hospital’s Marketing and Public Relations Director and a Chestnut Hill native. The hospital requested that questions be submitted and then answered in writing via e-mail. Obviously, specific cases […]

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City reports 10 new COVID-19 cases, launches fund for relief

News | March 19th, 2020 | Leave a comment

Speaking today, Philadelphia Health Commissioner Thomas Farley said the city of Philadelphia has 10 new cases of COVID-19 bringing the total since the disease outbreak to 44. Eight of the total 44 have been hospitalized. While those 10 new cases are down from the 16 he announced yesterday, Farley said he expected to see rapid […]

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Kilian’s, other shops remain open during coronavirus shutdown

News | March 18th, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Pete Mazzaccaro While many businesses are observing guidance from both the city and the state to remain closed to stem the spread of coronavirus infection for at least two weeks, other businesses considered to be “essential,” and others, are keeping regular or reduced hours. One of the businesses that is considered essential is Kilian’s […]

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Coffee shops, bakeries open

News | March 17th, 2020 | Leave a comment

Tuesday morning, while most businesses were ordered closed by Mayor Jim Kenney, Chestnut Hill’s coffee shops and bakeries were open for take out service. The Chestnut Hill Starbucks had piled up its seating to make clear eating or drinking in was not an option. The bakeries and coffee shops are among the only places open […]

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