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Philadelphia 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.

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Should I Shop for Groceries in Person or Order Them Online During the Coronavirus Crisis?

Ever since the coronavirus pandemic dramatically altered life here in Philly (and everywhere), I’ve continued making in-person treks to the grocery store. Over the past […]

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Amid Coronavirus Pandemic, Philadelphia Can Be a Model for Crisis-Response Journalism

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, significant public health consequences have resulted from a trust gap between our neighbors and news and government institutions. […]

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How to Cancel and Get a Refund for Your Upcoming Flights Out of PHL

Under normal circumstances, summer months drive crowds of people to cross the country and go abroad for much needed vacation time. But with the coronavirus […]

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Of Course Black People Will Be Hit Especially Hard by Philly’s Coronavirus Pandemic

There’s an old saying in the black community that sums up the current socioeconomic disparities within the coronavirus pandemic: “When white folks catch a cold, […]

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City Life

No, You Cannot Sell a $2 Bottle of Hand Sanitizer for $19 in Pennsylvania

When the Great Toilet Paper Shortage of 2020 began thanks to the coronavirus, I noticed that a small market near my house had no such […]


A Professional Pastry Chef on How to Improve Your Homemade Baked Goods

We don’t often write about home cooking, but with restaurants reduced to takeout-only options, we want to continue to commune with our readers over food, […]

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Philly Coronavirus News: White House “Concerned” About Philly, SEPTA Gets More Extreme

A roundup of Philly coronavirus news. White House “Concerned” About Philly Coronavirus Numbers White House coronavirus expert Deborah Birx showed up on Good Morning America […]

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Reading Terminal Market Temporarily Waives Its Wedding Venue Fee Due to Coronavirus

Postpone, don’t cancel: It’s become the mantra of the wedding world in the wake of the coronavirus crisis, as couples hurry to reschedule spring weddings […]

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Why This Penn Surgeon Is Worried About Appendectomies and Shootings During the Coronavirus Crisis

Last week, Penn surgeon Elinore Kaufman wrote a moving op-ed in the New York Times entitled “Please, Stop Shooting. We Need the Beds.” In her […]


Yes, You Can Still Buy Liquor in Philadelphia

Though the PLCB is operating under pretty limited service, there are still a few ways to get wine and liquor to your home so you […]

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A Philly Bartender Teaches You to Make Actually Good Drinks At Home

The PLCB is still effectively shut down and bars are closed for the foreseeable future, but that doesn’t mean we’re not imbibing. You’re not alone […]

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Philly Coronavirus News: Grocery Store Workers Need Masks, Runners Need a New Place to Run

A roundup of Philly coronavirus news. Dear Grocery Stores: The Coronavirus Called, Please Get Your Employees Masked If you visit “essential” or “life-sustaining” businesses in […]


Philly Restaurant Merch I’d Buy Even If We Weren’t Face-to-Face With a Deadly Pandemic

Our restaurants need us. They need us to buy gift cards, they need us to order takeout, they need us to donate to their staff […]

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Pregnant in a Pandemic: “I Started to Think That Maybe I Should Just Give Birth in My Bathtub”

Two days before she was supposed to give birth, Erica Schmidt found out she could only bring one support person into the delivery room with […]

a photo illustration of the william penn statue on top of city hall wearing a coronavirus face mask in philadelphia
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Local Rabbi Wants City Hall to Stick a Face Mask On the William Penn Statue

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney gets a ton of email. Some of those emails sing his praises. Some fall under the hate mail category. (We’re just […]