Philadelphia Coronavirus News

Philadelphia magazine is tracking the latest Philadelphia coronavirus news, including breaking information about COVID-19 in the region and helpful guides and tools to navigate the crisis. You can find the latest CDC recommendations on coronavirus here. For more information on debunked myths surrounding the disease, look here. To learn more about the Philly biotech company that’s working on a vaccine for COVID-19, read more here. To read our latest coverage on coronavirus in Philadelphia, check the links below.

stock photo of students wearing masks in schools, something that is the subject of a lawsuit over the mask mandate in Bucks County schools
City Life

School Masks Are Now a “Satanic Ritual,” According to Parents Suing a Local School District

The Bucks County school mask mandate fight has been playing out in angry school board meetings and community Facebook groups as well as in the […]

labor shortage
City Life

From Hospitals to Restaurants, Philly Employers Can’t Find Enough Workers

Stephen Starr is so desperate for workers, he’s considering turning to child labor. That, anyway, is the premise of a series of recent tongue-in-cheek videos […]

a man smokes a cigarette at the 2019 mummers parade
City Life

With No Ban on Large Events in Philadelphia, Mummers Move Forward With 2022 Parade

Will there be a Mummers Parade in 2022? Now that summer is over, at least unofficially, and the kids are back in school, this is […]

proof of vaccination at concerts is on the rise, like with the foo fighters concert at madison square garden in new york
City Life

Going to a Philly Concert? You May Have to Bring Your Proof of Vaccination

If you’re going to Wednesday night’s sold out Japanese Breakfast concert at Union Transfer — the fifth sold out Japanese Breakfast concert at Union Transfer […]

Foobooz

More Philly Restaurants Are Announcing Vax-Only Policies

Howdy, buckaroos. Welcome back to the Weekly Roundup. We’re coming up on the dog days of August now. Under normal circumstances (remember those?), this is […]

Be Well Philly

The Philly Fitness Studios That Closed During the Coronavirus Pandemic

This post has been updated. Since the coronavirus pandemic hit, Philly’s fitness industry — like so many others — has had to pivot again and […]

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City Life

COVID Stole So Much, But It Couldn’t Take Away Music

When I was a kid growing up in the suburbs in the 1970s, my first encounters with a piano were fairly typical. Starting when I […]

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City Life

The Pandemic Forced Us Apart. Will Philadelphia Ever Fully Regain Its Intimacy?

On March 10th of last year, I hustled out of the crowded jury assembly room in the Justice Center. Standing in front of the old […]

odunde festival
City Life

When Everything Shut Down, Philly’s Black Community Found New, Revolutionary Ways to Convene

When I was a kid, each summer we drove from Trenton into The City. For us, “The City” equaled Philadelphia, which we sometimes called “Philly” […]

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City Life

In 2020, West Philadelphia Was the Best Place in This Terrible World

On Saturday, November 7th, in the annus horribilis of 2020, I stood in Clark Park and declared West Philadelphia the best place in this terrible […]

City Life

Six of Philly’s Best Writers on How the Past Year Changed the City — and Us All

After a long, strange, difficult, challenging, revolutionary year, Philadelphia is still standing. Six notable writers reflect on how the pandemic changed some of their favorite […]

old city tourism
City Life

What Is Old City Without Tourists?

Last summer, for the first time in anyone’s memory, the tourists didn’t come. For two decades, we’ve lived in Old City. “A block from the […]

NextHealth PHL

CHOP Has Launched a Grief and Trauma Support Program for Philly Kids

From the pandemic to the gun violence epidemic to systemic racism to the opioid epidemic, life in Philly is rife with traumatic events. And that […]

philadelphia vaccine lottery
City Life

Want a Shot at $50,000? All You Have to Do Is Get Vaccinated

If decreasing the chance of serious illness and death from the disease that has caused the worst pandemic in a century wasn’t enough of a […]

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NextHealth PHL

Penn Just Launched a Neurological Clinic for COVID-19 Long Haulers

Last week, the CDC reported that the number of new COVID-19 cases in the United States was at its lowest in roughly one year. According […]