This isn’t an issue exclusive to the region or state. Economic and social disruption have historically led to increased rates of child abuse: One study from pediatricians in North Carolina found that head trauma in children spiked during the 2008 recession.
With facilities shut down to visitors and routine state inspections suspended, several families say obtaining accurate, complete information about what treatments are being administered to Pennsylvania’s 134,000 long-term care residents is next to impossible.
Pennsylvania's health secretary says the number of coronavirus cases in Philadelphia is still growing too quickly to consider reopening the Southeastern region of the state. And African American patients in Philadelphia are dying of the coronavirus at a rate 30% higher than white patients.
“Whatever guidelines we need to follow, we’ll follow. Our goal is to get back to full operation, but in a safe way,” said Bill Goodrich, president of Merchantville Country Club in New Jersey, where courses reopened Saturday, one day after Pennsylvania started allowing tee times.