Kelly O'Shea is the Deputy Health and Science Editor. She occasionally covers topics including orthopaedics and all things fitness.

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Philly vaccine rules spark confusion | Coronavirus Newsletter

A partnership between Rite Aid and the City of Philadelphia, intended to help get the vaccine to health-care workers, has enabled ineligible people to jump the line.

Another vaccination ‘mega site’ opens | Coronavirus Newsletter

Nightly coronavirus updates from The Philadelphia Inquirer

What’s reopening today in Philly and Pa. | Coronavirus Newsletter

Indoor dining can resume across most of Pennsylvania on Monday, but restaurants in Philadelphia will have to wait until Jan. 15 to reopen their doors to diners. Gyms across the commonwealth can also r

Vaccinations expand to nursing homes in Pa. and N.J. | Coronavirus Newsletter

Nightly coronavirus updates from the Philadelphia Inquirer.

What to know about stimulus aid | Coronavirus Newsletter

Nightly coronavirus updates from the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Jameel Rush named Inquirer’s vice president of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Jameel Rush, 35, will play a leading role in supporting DEI efforts across all aspects of The Inquirer, including the newsroom. He also will serve an instrumental role in community outreach.

Vaccinations start in Pa. | Coronavirus Newsletter

Health-care workers are among the first to receive the vaccine.

New mitigation measures could be coming, Pa. governor says | Coronavirus Newsletter

Nightly coronavirus updates from the Philadelphia Inquirer

N.J. tightens restrictions on outdoor gatherings, indoor sports | Coronavirus Newsletter

Indoor youth and high school sports in New Jersey will be banned starting Friday for the rest of the year, and the limit of people allowed to gather outdoors will be reduced to 25, from 150.

Pa. bans beer, liquor sales at bars the night before Thanksgiving | Coronavirus Newsletter

Pennsylvania Health Secretary Rachel Levine ordered alcohol sales at bars and restaurants to shut down at 5 p.m. Thanksgiving eve, one of the busiest nights of the year for service industry.