Outreach teams will still blanket the city and try to encourage people to come indoors. But now, vans that might normally carry six people can only take one or two, said Hersh. When people arrive at a shelter, they must also pass a COVID-19 screening. Those who do not are instead taken to receive medical care. | From: WHYY (Read more.)
The School District of Philadelphia plans to open school buildings to students in prekindergarten through second grade next month for a mix of in-person and digital learning, Superintendent William Hite announced Wednesday. Students are due to return Feb. 22, with staff expected to start preparing on Feb. 8. | From: Chalkbeat Philadelphia (Read more.)
Like other homeless service providers, the Hub began screening and testing guests for COVID-19 in late March. Since then, they say they’ve been doing their best to keep the crisis under control. On Thursday, the health department told the Hub that they could start vaccinating some patients with leftover vaccines from the Stephen Klein Wellness Center, a Project HOME site. | From: Kensington Voice (Read more.)
A coalition of student leaders from a mix of schools and organizations gathered on Wednesday evening to discuss the district’s reopening plans with Chalkbeat. Their view was unanimous: The district should “slow down” the process and involve more students in the planning. | From: Chalkbeat Philadelphia (Read more.)
Neblett was one of 75 families GREAT assisted since their mutual aid program launched last March. GREAT’s program originally began as a community-generated fund to alleviate pandemic induced financial hardship, but GREAT member Brenda Littlejohn (Read more.)
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