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Coronavirus: Philadelphia mayor announces changes to his order

KYW 24 Hour News

1:08 listening | 2 hrs ago

Coronavirus: Philadelphia mayor announces changes to his order

"You can now order in person at restaurants in Philadelphia part of a small easing of the stay at home orders the city moves toward the yellow face of re opening which is expected to happen on June fifth our city hall bureau chief Italy's Pat Loeb reports may announce some other changes to his order today's coronavirus briefing walk up ordering means food trucks can return but the mayor says there will be restrictions face coverings required at all times restaurants cannot permit lines of more than ten customers to form in or around facilities dine in service remains taboo the order also allows more construction projects to resume by including those permitted after March twenty eighth health commissioner Tom Farley says the steps are possible because of the progress the city is making against the virus he says new cases may be artificially low because of the holiday weekend but there were just ninety seven confirmed that number is the first time we double digits and weeks ago that we were more than five hundred cases day so that's a big client work the mayor warned though that large gatherings without maths and social distancing could set the city back we could possibly wind up back in the reading in which is no one was Pat Loeb KYW newsradio

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‘Armed and Dangerous’ Suspect in 2 Conn. Murders Spotted in Philadelphia suburb, Police Say

KYW 24 Hour News

0:38 listening | 13 hrs ago

‘Armed and Dangerous’ Suspect in 2 Conn. Murders Spotted in Philadelphia suburb, Police Say

"There's an all points bulletin for a man believed to have killed to your CBS's Matt Piper police in Connecticut New Jersey and Pennsylvania are looking for a twenty three year old believed to be connected to two murders and abduction the victim in the abduction a twenty three year old woman has been found safe in New New Jersey Jersey her her boyfriend boyfriend was was found found shot shot to to death death Sunday Sunday at at a a home home in in Connecticut Connecticut the the woman woman told told police police that that Peter Peter Manfredonia Manfredonia took took her her from from a a residence residence against against her her will will using using her her vehicle vehicle as a get away car the university of Connecticut senior is also suspected of killing a sixty two year old man and assaulting another he was last seen walking along railroad tracks in the Strasbourg Pennsylvania and is considered armed and

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Yellow phase still brings restrictions in Metro Philadelphia

KYW 24 Hour News

0:58 listening | 1 d ago

Yellow phase still brings restrictions in Metro Philadelphia

"For the businesses in the Philadelphia area looking for June fourth when they might be able to move into the yellow phase of the reopening planned governor what abuse Justin who spoke with the Delaware County business former wife is lucky to be one of the four take out papers at the for profit diner that's because the restaurant had to close for a month and a half before re opening in laying off more than two dozen waiters and waitresses something management said they had to do in in order to keep their business afloat under the governor's mandate it's a bit of a relief but it's not the same as if I was working like her has her sights set on the county moving to the yellow phase on June fifth that's because it means the region will be one step closer to the green face when they will be able to reopen their dining services stressful very stressful filing when money was coming in some partitions to closed off areas biker says they're already working on being able to reopen their dining area are definitely going to be an adjustment excited to get back to work in the yellow fees indoor retail shopping is allowed but discouraged in curbside pick up is preferred Justin Udo KYW

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Philadelphia region to enter COVID-19 yellow phase on June 5, Gov. Wolf says

KYW 24 Hour News

1:08 listening | 1 d ago

Philadelphia region to enter COVID-19 yellow phase on June 5, Gov. Wolf says

"Back here in Pennsylvania governor Tom wolf says the Philadelphia the surrounding suburbs could move into the yellow phase of his re opening plan on June fifth Hey what are you just include a check in with the business in Delaware County about the preparations they're making we K. Y. W. talk with Angela Harris of the fall crop diner back in March she was cutting her step in making adjustments for to go orders only to fall in line with governor Tom wolf's directive to stop dining eating a business model that was not sustainable for them we close for a little over a month and a half and just recently made the decision to open back up for take out here says the governor's plan to try and move our part of the state to a yellow partial opening on June fifth is welcome news even though restaurants and bars will still be limited to carry out and delivery she says that's because it means they're one step closer to fully re opening something they'll do with a new look we're going to put a partition between the days we put this glass wall completely around our cashier does says before the shut down she had a staff of about thirty waitresses and waiters and now that number is down to four quick she's anticipating getting more of them back to work I would love to see everybody's faces in here and be able to talk to them I miss a lot of the customers into the yellow face feeders nail salons barber shops and casinos must remain close

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Philadelphia hiring for COVID-19 contact tracing pilot program

KYW 24 Hour News

1:03 listening | 1 d ago

Philadelphia hiring for COVID-19 contact tracing pilot program

"In Philadelphia will be hiring people for contact tracing K. Y. W. city hall bureau chief Pablo tells us about a public project that's already underway health commissioner Tom Farley says federal cares act funding includes ninety two million dollars for the city to test and contact trees over the next two and a half years he says the city is using its own staff for this small pilot but is in the process of hiring supervisors then we'll hire front line staff so we can expand he says he's not sure how many will be higher because the city is also testing other models another model would be working with health care providers such as and medicine where they would interview they're all patients contact us selves their models we would partner with organizations simply has a large number of staff or volunteers the goal is to identify everyone who may have come into contact with an infected person testing them isolating those who test positive and in turn tracing their contacts the strategy has been used to control the spread of contagious diseases for decades and in fact is credited with the arrest occasion of smallpox fifty

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Philadelphia hiring for COVID-19 contact tracing pilot program

KYW 24 Hour News

0:55 listening | 1 d ago

Philadelphia hiring for COVID-19 contact tracing pilot program

"Health commissioner Tom Farley says federal cares act funding includes ninety two million dollars for the city to test and contact trees over the next two and a half years he says the city is using its own staff for this small pilot but is in the process of hiring supervisors then we'll hire front line staff so we can expand he says he's not sure how many will be higher because the city is also testing other models another model would be working with health care providers such as and medicine where they would interview they're all patients contact us selves their models we would partner with organizations simply has a large number of staff or volunteers the goal is to identify everyone who may have come into contact with an infected person testing them isolating those who test positive and in turn tracing their contacts the strategy has been you is to control the spread of contagious diseases for decades and in fact is credited with the a revocation of smallpox fifty years ago Pat Loeb KYW

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Philadelphia is hiring for COVID-19 contact tracing pilot program

KYW 24 Hour News

1:09 listening | 1 d ago

Philadelphia is hiring for COVID-19 contact tracing pilot program

"Radio Philadelphia has begun hiring people to keep track of who's been exposed to cold it nineteen it's called contact tracing K. Y. W. city hall bureau chief hello what's up pilot project is underway health commissioner Tom Farley says federal cares act funding includes ninety two million dollars for the city to test and contact trees over the next two and a half years he says the city is using its own staff for this small pilot but is in the process of hiring supervisors then we'll hire front line staff so we can expand he says he's not sure how many will be higher because the city is also testing other models another model would be working with health care providers such as and medicine where they would interview they're all patients contact us selves their models we would partner with organizations simply has a large number of staff or volunteers the goal is to identify everyone who may have come into contact with an infected person testing them isolating those who test positive and in turn tracing their contacts the strategy has been used to control the spread of contagious diseases for decades and in fact is credited with the a revocation of smallpox fifty years ago Pat Loeb KYW

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Philadelphia Police: Episcopal Hospital Evacuated After Man Barricades Himself In Emergency Room, Lights Bedsheets On Fire

Hefren-Tillotson's Your Money and You

0:37 listening | 2 d ago

Philadelphia Police: Episcopal Hospital Evacuated After Man Barricades Himself In Emergency Room, Lights Bedsheets On Fire

"Where police say a man in the north Philadelphia in a hospital there for drug detoxification barricaded himself in a room in the emergency department and set fire to the bed sheets but no one was injured police say that the thirty to forty year old man was searched by security at temple university's hospitals if get a physical campus at about two forty PM Saturday and placed in a room police said he barricaded himself inside and turned on oxygen tanks then let the bed sheets on fire police said a maintenance man broke a window and the man climbed out and fought with security but police arrived and

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Philadelphia, Surrounding Suburbs, to Move Into ‘Yellow’ Phase of Reopening Plan

KYW 24 Hour News

1:04 listening | 2 d ago

Philadelphia, Surrounding Suburbs, to Move Into ‘Yellow’ Phase of Reopening Plan

"With this no guarantee Philadelphia and the surrounding counties could move into the

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Gov. Wolf Anticipating Philadelphia, Surrounding Suburbs Will Move To ‘Yellow’ Phase Of Reopening Plan On June 5

KYW 24 Hour News

1:23 listening | 3 d ago

Gov. Wolf Anticipating Philadelphia, Surrounding Suburbs Will Move To ‘Yellow’ Phase Of Reopening Plan On June 5

"While it's no guarantee Philadelphia and the surrounding counties could move into governor wolf yellow phase of re opening on June fifth mayor Kenney is getting ready for it as well and came up no I W's Mike already has more a white yellow would look like under governor Tom wolf's proceed with caution plan bars and restaurants will still be limited to take out and delivery gyms spas and hair salons would remain closed retail shops can open though curbside pickup is the recommendation we have been closely monitoring these yellow face counties for signs of outbreaks we've had a few incidents that have caused some concern but overall we've seen most areas continue to maintain or reduce their covert nineteen new case count governor wolf says thousands of lives were saved in Philadelphia alone because of his stay at home orders while the city remains read for now nearly twenty counties are almost ready for green guidance from the CDC and the department of health must continue to be observed and this includes wearing masks in public and you don't expect large events like concerts or packed stadiums anytime soon the governor says that can't happen until there's a vaccine or cure Mike Darby KYW newsradio and there are now more than five thousand coronavirus deaths in Pennsylvania with one hundred twelve more being reported today there's also an additional seven hundred cases of covert nineteen here in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is actually reported fewer than one thousand new daily cases for nearly two weeks at the Philadelphia city council had to get to work on the city

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Philadelphia Health Commissioner Tells Residents To Prepare For ‘New Normal’ When City Reopens

KYW 24 Hour News

1:09 listening | 3 d ago

Philadelphia Health Commissioner Tells Residents To Prepare For ‘New Normal’ When City Reopens

"Five Philadelphia officials are making preparations for the June fifth transition to yellow but they're telling people that yellow doesn't mean life it would be back to normal more on that from K. Y. W. city hall bureau chief Pablo mayor Kenney says the next two weeks are critical for being able to move to the yellow face he urged residents to continue to stay home because he said in an email statement a spike in cases would jeopardize re opening keynotes the virus is still very present and disproportionately impacts people of color who more often suffer from underlying conditions health commissioner Tom Farley at his department will be evaluating the data to make sure the virus doesn't pick up speed again he says it will distribute guidelines for the gradual re opening but he warns things will be different than before the virus will involved small numbers of people in any kind of interior space barriers between people like those flexible last Thursday you see rob cash register no Bob spacing of people decals on the floor that show used to be six feet apart and the lone wolf masks Dr Farley reported more than three hundred new covert nineteen cases a few hours before the governor's announcement and fifty six more deaths still he says the city has made and continues to make significant progress toward defeating the

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Philadelphia developing modified summer camp plans

KYW 24 Hour News

0:26 listening | 3 d ago

Philadelphia developing modified summer camp plans

"Level Philadelphia mayor Jim Kenney says the parks and recreation place for each program that distributes food to children will be open while city swim for life and theme campus will be closed meanwhile we are developing plans to offer a modified summer day camp season if the health situational Laos and Powell says there are also unknown health questions to consider are the families social distancing are the families being respectful with regard to keeping their sick children at home das because now it's K. Y. W.

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Philadelphia developing modified summer camp plans

KYW 24 Hour News

0:31 listening | 3 d ago

Philadelphia developing modified summer camp plans

"Semacam guidelines issued from Harrisburg indicate what kinds of cancer be allowed in the yellow and green zones parties collegian drop in specialty camp to be okay well overnight camps would not be quite camp director Cindy Fleming Powell says with social distancing guidelines given she'll now go to camp to measure out how many people her campus can accommodate and she says there will still be some tough decisions to make before determining if for camp can open size of groups would be a challenge one of the things that I'm dealing with is if the sizes of the groups are limited and my campus fully enrolled for the summer how do I choose what camp families to

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Gov. Wolf anticipates Philadelphia and surrounding counties to be in yellow phase of reopening plan on June 5

KYW 24 Hour News

0:45 listening | 3 d ago

Gov. Wolf anticipates Philadelphia and surrounding counties to be in yellow phase of reopening plan on June 5

"That's made a governor Tom wolf says Philadelphia as well as Montgomery Delaware box and Chester as well as works counties could potentially go from red to yellow phase of his three stage three opening plan on June fifth more from K. Y. W. stomach up governor wolf says over the past couple weeks there've been sustained reductions in hospitalizations and efforts to slow the spread of the deadly virus like staying at home have been working we know not only that we succeeded in slowing the growth but that our actions our collective decisions to stay at home and avoid social contact we know that all that save lives this is forty nine of Pennsylvania's sixty seven counties are in the yellow face eight more counties will possibly join them on may twenty ninth the other ten including Philadelphia and its suburbs may go to yellow on June

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Plan to relocate homeless people in Philadelphia airport postponed

KYW 24 Hour News

1:00 listening | 4 d ago

Plan to relocate homeless people in Philadelphia airport postponed

"Philadelphia officials have postponed a plan to relocate homeless people have been living at the airport it was scheduled to happen this morning about a hundred fifty people from Philadelphia Delaware County in nearby states have taken up residence in the terminal a baggage claim area during the lockdown because it's not being used right now for flights that was supposed to end with a new airport policy limiting admittance to workers and ticketed passengers city officials have been offering alternate placements but advocates complained that the group should not be taken to city shelters until they have been tested for corona virus managing director Brian Abernathy says the city understands their concerns and will test everyone the city is trying to focus on the safety of everyone involved here the employees that work at the airport and those that will need to use the airport in the near future as well as the safety of those that are on shelters the relocation is now scheduled for Tuesday more

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Philadelphia cases continue downward trend

KYW 24 Hour News

1:17 listening | 4 d ago

Philadelphia cases continue downward trend

"Philadelphia continues a downward trend of new covert cases but K. Y. W. as Kristin Joe Hanson reports city officials warned it's no time to go wobbly about a dozen more people have died from cove in nineteen in Philadelphia more than half nursing home residents and with a new batch of lab results the number of confirmed cases jumped to three hundred and forty one they generally the city's health commissioner Dr Tom Farley says things are a bit better we continue to make progress on our clusters and congregate settings like prisons where there are no new cases but now they're testing everyone who's incarcerated when we do that we do expect we will find more cases just from that screening and he says they have to examine several factors before they start to slowly bring open like the number of hospital beds available and how fast new coded cases are declining the mayor Jim Kenney warns that just because the numbers look a little bit better doesn't mean the loosen restrictions we have a major surge in September October November we can be right back where we work in mid March late March or works can he noted there working on special summer programming for kids which would also give out to go meals and they're in search of volunteers who live on one way streets in the city to help out the application is on our website KYW newsradio dot com Kristen Johanson KYW

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