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April 22, 2022 | Three days after the federal mask mandate ended, Philadelphia ended its mandate too (for the second time this year). Learn More

April 22, 2022 | The City of Philadelphia announced today that residents and visitors are strongly encouraged, but not required, to wear a Learn More

April 12, 2022 | Though Philadelphia is set to reinstall an indoor mask mandate as COVID-19 cases increase again, Gov. Phil Murphy said Learn More

April 11, 2022 | Philadelphia’s Department of Public Health announced the reinstatement of the city’s mask mandate for indoor public spaces on Monday Learn More

March 31, 2022 | A story of survival and gratitude for a South Jersey police officer and a near-deadly case of COVID- 19. Learn More

March 28, 2022 | The Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium is getting $3 million in federal funding to help their efforts of bringing health Learn More

March 21, 2022 | Pfizer and Moderna are asking the Food and Drug Administration to approve a fourth round of COVID-19 vaccine booster Learn More

March 10, 2022 | March 10, 2022 marks two years since Philadelphia confirmed its first case of COVID-19. While many of us thought Learn More

February 25, 2022 | The Philadelphia Theatre Company welcomed back live and in-person audiences Friday, but there was one extra requirement for admission. Learn More

February 17, 2022 | The City of Philadelphia has lifted its COVID-19 vaccination mandate for dining establishments due to the recent drop in Learn More

February 16, 2022 | According to CDC research, people who were not vaccinated were twice as likely to get COVID and more than Learn More

February 5, 2022 | In the bustling corridor outside Northeast High School’s gymnasium, a 15-year-old told one of Philadelphia’s best-known COVID-19 vaccination advocates Learn More

February 1, 2022 | Pfizer is moving forward with plans for the six-month to 5-year-old vaccine. If approved, shots could be available by Learn More

January 25, 2022 | Health care professionals had high hopes that rapid vaccination of our entire U.S. population would slow COVID-19 transmission and Learn More

January 24, 2022 | Black people expressed higher rates of vaccine hesitancy than white people when COVID-19 shots were first rolled out a Learn More

January 18, 2022 | Even during the pandemic, Nicolas Montero has managed to keep busy. The high school junior stays on top of Learn More

January 11, 2022 | Pennsylvania Health Department officials are urging pregnant women to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Learn More

January 4, 2022 | COVID-19 cases are surging again but it’s not too late to get vaccinated. Two new Lehigh Valley COVID-19 vaccination Learn More

January 3, 2022 | Pennsylvania reported nearly 37,000 new cases of COVID-19 within the last two days. Doctors at Geisinger say it's likely Learn More

December 28, 2021 | Pennsylvania Secretary of Education Dr. Noe Ortega and Acting Secretary o Health Keara Klinepeter will visit a vaccine clinic Learn More

December 22, 2021 | In 2020, Elizabeth Flaugher, 24, was on the cusp of finishing her senior year at Kent State University on Learn More

December 14, 2021 | Philadelphia will soon require proof of COVID-19 vaccination to dine indoors. Officials announced the decision Monday. Learn More

December 14, 2021 | Philadelphia officials announced Monday that proof of a COVID-19 vaccine will soon be required to eat inside a restaurant Learn More

December 14, 2021 | Philadelphia will require proof of COVID-19 vaccination to dine indoors at bars, restaurants, indoor sporting events and other food-related Learn More

December 13, 2021 | Philadelphia will require proof of COVID-19 vaccination to dine indoors at bars, restaurants, indoor sporting events and other food-related Learn More

December 13, 2021 | Customers at Philadelphia restaurants and other businesses with indoor food-service only will be allowed to dine indoors after providing Learn More

December 13, 2021 | Pennsylvania officials indicated in recent days they are racing against the clock to get young children vaccinated as a Learn More

December 13, 2021 | Some 49% of people living in Beaver County are fully vaccinated as of Dec. 7, according to data from Learn More

December 13, 2021 | Philadelphia will require proof of vaccination to eat indoors in restaurants or drink inside bars -- or to enter Learn More

December 7, 2021 | UPMC doctors are urging people to limit holiday gatherings to household members. They also stressed that face masks can Learn More

December 6, 2021 | On Nov. 19, the city of Philadelphia announced that all city workers must "complete a full schedule of COVID-19 Learn More

December 4, 2021 | Omicron has been making headlines as cases of the new COVID-19 variant continue to be detected in the United Learn More

November 19, 2021 | More than 100,000 COVID-19 shots have gone into kids’ arms in Pennsylvania, the state Health Department said Friday. Learn More

November 13, 2021 | A COVID-19 vaccine was held for children in South Philadelphia on Saturday morning. Recently, the U.S. Centers for Disease Learn More

November 11, 2021 | When Rachel Adams-Kaplan heard that the Covid-19 vaccines would soon be available for her children, she knew she would Learn More

November 8, 2021 | Philadelphia has made the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine available for children ages 5 to 11 after the United States Food Learn More

November 4, 2021 | Philadelphia is making strides to get more people vaccinated, and now that also includes young children. CDC officials said Learn More

October 25, 2021 | The death of Colin Powell due to COVID-19 complications caused a lot of confusion because he had been double-vaccinated. Learn More

October 24, 2021 | Fox veteran Neil Cavuto opened up about his current battle with COVID-19 on "MediaBuzz" Sunday, telling host Howard Kurtz Learn More

October 20, 2021 | The White House has unveiled its plan to get vaccines into the arms of kids ages five to 11. Learn More

October 18, 2021 | Port Authority has amended its vaccination policy to offer more incentives for employees to receive immunization against COVID-19. Learn More

October 15, 2021 | Pennsylvania will hand out $5 million to local organizations working on vaccinating their community members, a bid to increase Learn More

October 15, 2021 | Health care workers and people at higher-education institutions in Philadelphia are required to receive the first dose of the Learn More

October 14, 2021 | A Montgomery County mom who contracted COVID-19 in April is out of the hospital for the first time on Learn More

October 12, 2021 |Every runner taking part in the in-person 26.2-mile AACR Philadelphia Marathon, the 13.1-mile Dietz & Watson Philadelphia Half Marathon and Learn More

October 10, 2021 | Philadelphia reached a milestone in the fight against COVID-19—currently, more than 70 percent of the city’s adult population is Learn More

October 8, 2021 | New coronavirus case counts have remained steady for weeks now across the Philadelphia region after last month’s delta-variant-driven surge. Learn More

October 6, 2021 | The City of Philadelphia is extending the deadline for those in higher education and health care workers to be Learn More

October 4, 2021 | In the School District of Philadelphia, with the deadline for staffers to be vaccinated having passed on September 30, Learn More

https://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2021/09/28/black-doctors-covid-19-consortium-offering-covid-19-booster-shots-to-those-with-compromised-immune-systems/ Learn More

September 28, 2021 | New research from Pfizer says the company’s COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective for children. The company is now Learn More

September 28, 2021 | If it’s been six months since you got your second dose of the Pfizer vaccine for COVID-19 in Philly, Learn More

September 25, 2021 | The Philadelphia Department of Public Health will start giving booster shots of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine this weekend following Learn More

September 20, 2021 | Some local medical experts are responding positively to data from a trial showing that the Pfizer and BioNTech COVID-19 Learn More

September 13, 2021 |About 67% of adults in Philadelphia are fully vaccinated and nearly 82% of adults have received at least one dose Learn More

September 7, 2021 | Pennsylvania now joins New Jersey and Delaware in requiring masks in schools, but it doesn't come without controversy. Learn More

September 6, 2021 | La Salle University is turning to online learning this week after experiencing what university officials are describing as a Learn More

September 2, 2021 | The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed that as of 12:00 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 2, there were 4,816 additional Learn More

August 30, 2021 | Coronavirus cases and hospitalizations continue to rise in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, though the numbers remain below levels experienced Learn More

August 27, 2021 | Employees for the Philadelphia Housing Authority will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, the PHA said Friday. Learn More

August 25, 2021 | Pennsylvania and New Jersey have already administered more first doses of coronavirus vaccine in August than all of July. Learn More

August 23, 2021 | A growing number of people trickling into Philadelphia-area vaccine clinics this month very much don’t want to be there. Learn More

August 18, 2021 | As early as today, federal health officials are expected to recommend booster shots for all. Learn More

August 17, 2021 | The Philadelphia Health Department is incentivizing COVID-19 vaccinations at the Grand Yesha Ballroom in South Philadelphia. Learn More

August 16, 2021 | This comes as most of Pennsylvania and all of New Jersey is experiencing high or substantial virus spread. Learn More

August 14, 2021 | Unvaccinated city employees in Philadelphia will have to wear two masks, a cloth mask over a surgical mask, starting Learn More

August 13, 2021 | Philadelphia health care workers and students and staff of city colleges will be required to be vaccinated by October Learn More

August 11, 2021 | Everyone entering businesses and other indoor public spaces in Philadelphia again will be required to wear face masks, in Learn More

August 9, 2021 | As the delta variant of the coronavirus sweeps across the United States, a growing number of colleges and universities Learn More

August 6, 2021 | Community College of Philadelphia students, staff and faculty will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to return to Learn More

July 29, 2021 | The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia will require its employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19, a spokesperson for the hospital Learn More

July 28, 2021 | A virus expert at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia says he expects the country to "again see more than 1,000 Learn More

July 28, 2021 | As he sat on a podium in front of a handful of reporters following the first day of training Learn More

July 27, 2021 | New York City employees are now required to get vaccinated. And so are state workers in California. Learn More

July 27, 2021 | Some hospitals and health networks in the Philadelphia region have announced a mandate for employees to be fully vaccinated Learn More

July 24, 2021 | Earlier this week, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney announced that 70% of the city's adults had received at least one Learn More