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COVID-19 Update - April 15. The city announced extending the FEMA-operated Center City mass vaccination clinic four weeks and shifting vaccine supply at its new FEMA clinic in North Philadelphia, the Esperanza Community Vaccination Center. more
More groups have been added to Phase 1C, including people receiving home and community-based services. more
On Monday, April 5, the priority groups in Phase 1C, which includes sanitation workers, maintenance, janitorial staff, utility workers and postal and package delivery workers, will be eligible to receive the vaccine. more
Philadelphia Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley laid out the status of Philadelphia’s vaccination program as the city recovers from late January’s debacle with Philly Fighting COVID. more
The Black Doctors COVID Consortium (BDCC), a volunteer organization formed in April 2020 to assist with COVID-19 testing, is gearing up to add vaccine distribution. more
Philadelphia residents who are in Phase 1B of the city’s vaccination distribution plan are now eligible to receive the vaccine. more
Currently in Phase 1A, the first phase of COVID-19 vaccination, the city announced which residents will be eligible for the vaccine in Phase 1B and Phase 1C.   In Phase 1B, frontline … more
Indoor dining resumed in Philadelphia, Saturday January 16, as the city lifts a portion of the Safer at Home restrictions. Theaters can also reopen with a maximum occupancy of 10%. more
Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley provided updates of the city’s COVID-19 vaccination rollout, acknowledging the obstacles to swifter vaccination of Philadelphia residents. more
Test results reported over the weekend, after the Christmas holiday, totaled 1,504 cases for four days. For the last day of 2020, the city reported 1,090 cases of COVID-19, marking the week’s highest daily count. more
Chestnut Hill Hospital has received 205 doses of the Pfizer vaccine and this week began to inoculate staff. more
After reviewing Governor Wolf’s new event size limits for Pennsylvania, Philadelphia announced its new limits which will be more restrictive than the Governor’s, due to the “unique … more
Beginning Friday October 2, restaurants in Philadelphia can increase indoor dining capacity to 50% from 25%. The decision is the most recent example of scaled back COVID-19 safety restrictions and … more
Daily case counts of Covid-19 remained stable for another week in Philadelphia, and city leaders balance optimism and caution while reminding residents that the pandemic is not over. "Our daily … more
The city made a significant update to its emergency rental assistance program this week and announced road closures ahead of the Eagles home opener on Sunday, as part of its response to the COVID-19 … more
 The city announced an increased capacity for outdoor gatherings and outlined its economic recovery plan as this week marked six months since the first confirmed case of Covid-19 in Philadelphia.       The city announced an increased capacity for outdoor gatherings and outlined its economic recovery plan as this week marked six months since the first … more
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