As the region encounters a slowing of willing vaccination recipients, the Black Doctors Consortium teamed up with Philly Power 99 and WDAS-FM for Philly VAX Jawn, a COVID-19 vaccine site at the Dell on Saturday, April 24, 2021.
With all adults now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine, the Flyers are launching a campaign to encourage fans to get vaccinated. The team launched a PSA on Tuesday featuring coaches, players, announcers, and physician Ala Stanford, founder of the Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium. On Thursday, the Flyers donated $10,000 to the consortium which will use the money to support ongoing efforts to vaccinate homebound individuals. The Flyers are the first Philadelphia sports team to launch a vaccination campaign.
Two protests were held in Philadelphia to both stand in solidarity with those who have lost their lives at the hands of police and to demand justice, specifically for Daunte Wright, who was fatally shot by police in Brooklyn Center, Minn. last Sunday on Saturday, April 17, 2021. The protesters also chanted the name of Adam Toledo, a 13-year-old who was fatally shot by police in Chicago late last month.
Nurse practitioner Tarik Khan takes his clinic's leftover vaccine doses — which expire several hours after a vial is opened — and rushes across the city to give them to homebound individuals before time runs out.
Saul High School, Philadelphia's agriculture-focused magnet school, is home to a farm with a variety of livestock. Usually, students would be caring for the animals and doing the chores, but due to the pandemic, students have been learning virtually. Instead, the school district has hired additional farmers to ensure the farm continues to operate seamlessly.
The idea for RiceVan, a restaurant and grocery delivery service primarily serving suburban customers ordering from businesses in Philadelphia's Chinatown, came at the start of the coronavirus pandemic.
U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona visited Philadelphia and Upper Darby on Tuesday, April 6, 2021, to promote the Biden administration's efforts to reopen schools safely during the coronavirus pandemic.
A group of Inquirer employees watched as a time capsule buried in 1992 outside the Schuylkill Printing Plant in Upper Merion, Township was opened on Friday, March 26, 2021. The time capsule was originally scheduled to be opened in 2092, but The Inquirer recently sold the plant's building and is transitioning printing of its newspapers to a Gannett facility in Cherry Hill.