SEPTA slashes schedule, closes stations after worker deaths; Wolf orders Pa. flags half-mast for coronavirus victims
“If you don’t need to be out on the system, I’m begging you, please stay off the system,” said Fran Kelly, SEPTA’s assistant general manager for public and government affairs.
Philly ordered a half-million masks to protect first responders and hospitals from coronavirus. They never arrived.
Philadelphia ordered 500,000 N95 masks to protect police, firefighters, and other first responders from the coronavirus. At $2.8 million, the price was inflated by about five times normal, but officials were glad to get them.
Other cities and states — such as Chicago, Louisiana, and Maryland — have seen more people of color impacted by COVID-19, even after those numbers are adjusted to the states’ particular demographics.
Philadelphia's fiscal watchdog agency warns that Philadelphia could lose as much as $400 million in revenue in the next three months.