However, in the lead up to Feb. 8, there has been significant blowback from teachers, unions and local political reps that reopening early is putting teachers back into an unsafe work environment where COVID-19 could run rampant. | From: AL DÍA (Read more.)
By Saturday, the city plans to have 2,500 people vaccinated with second doses through the mass clinic. The remaining 4,400 people will be inoculated Tuesday through Saturday of next week. | From: WHYY (Read more.)
Facing pressure from activists and elected officials, Comcast Corp. said it will increase internet speeds for low-income families and postpone fees on heavy data users as consumers increasingly rely on broadband during the pandemic. | From: The Inquirer (Read more.)
The answer was the City’s first experiment in unrestricted cash assistance, the $1.7 million Worker Relief Fund, which gave $800 last summer to 2,162 Philadelphians left out of federal and state pandemic relief programs, most (Read more.)
“Unfortunately, the availability of new federal unemployment money is causing a surge in fraud attempts,” acting Labor and Industry Secretary Jennifer Berrier said in a statement.