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Philly eases restrictions for restaurants and sporting events, and encourages hospitals to hold mass vaccine clinics as supply grows

Health Commissioner Thomas Farley said the new guidelines are "one step closer to us returning to normal."

Philly finally has more COVID-19 vaccine — but now it’s not getting distributed fast enough, health commissioner says

“If the city says, hey, take it to 2,000 a day, we’ll figure out where to move and how to take it to 2,000,” said Temple Chief Medical Officer Tony Reed.

Phillies fans may return to Citizens Bank Park as city relaxes some COVID-19 restrictions

Reopening plans remained up in the air for Philadelphia schools. The city made people with HIV eligible for the vaccine. Pa. said its plan to address a second-dose shortage remains on track.

U.S. death toll surpasses 500,000; N.J. eases restrictions on stadiums, venues; Philly teachers start getting vaccines

“Everybody’s got to do the stuff that we’re all used to these days: face coverings [and] social distancing,” Gov. Murphy said.

City Council moves to add transparency and oversight to vaccine partnerships after Philly Fighting COVID scandal

Legislation advanced Friday would require Mayor Jim Kenney's administration to notify City Council of new vaccine contracts and release more details and data about vaccine providers to the public.

Mass clinic will open in Philly and vaccinate 6,000 people a day, White House says

The site would vaccinate about 6,000 people per day, said Thomas Farley, Philadelphia's director of public health.

Philly is facing a $450 million budget gap and the pain won’t stop there

It could take years for the city to recover from the fiscal impact of the pandemic, and there will soon only be enough money in reserves to run the city for about three days.