TL;DR: Even as indoor dining restrictions loosen, outdoor dining remains crucial for restaurants struggling to stay afloat. But as the seasons change and temperatures dip, will customers still want to eat outside? Parents across the region are putting pressure on school boards to bring students back for in-person instruction as soon as possible, insisting that online learning isn’t working.
🛑 Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s COVID-19 restrictions saved thousands of lives in Pennsylvania, Pitt researchers say.
🏖️ New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy blasted YouTube pranksters for drawing a crowd of hundreds to the famed Jersey Shore house in Seaside Heights, calling it an “egregious display of knucklehead behavior.”
🎰 Workers at Rivers Casino Philadelphia complain of coronavirus secrecy and lax safety.
📚 Pro/Con: Should college students get tuition refunds during COVID-19 as virtual learning continues?
📰 What’s going on in your county? We organized recent coverage of the coronavirus pandemic by local counties mentioned in the stories to make it easier for you to find the info you care about.
📈The coronavirus has swept across the Philadelphia region and cases continue to mount. The Inquirer and Spotlight PA are compiling geographic data on tests conducted, cases confirmed, and deaths caused by the virus. Track the spread here.
Parents across the Philadelphia area are putting pressure on school boards to bring students back for in-person instruction as soon as possible, insisting that online learning isn’t working. “I think about what this is normalizing, and what she’s not getting," one mother said about her daughter. "She’s on the screen for 12 hours a day. She never has any downtime, ever.” Read more here.
Even as restrictions on indoor dining have loosened, outdoor dining remains crucial for restaurants struggling to stay afloat. But as the seasons change, will customers still want to eat outside when the temperatures dip? William Reed, co-owner of Standard Tap and Johnny Brenda’s, hopes so. The Inquirer wants to know how you feel about dining outside in November and beyond.
We’re entering soup season, and my colleague Cassie Owens reached out to local chefs and authors for easy recipes we can all try. Read here for how to make mushroom and seaweed chowder, khoresh karafs, and carrot ginger soup.
🖼️ Here are six new art installations to explore at the Navy Yard, including an orange monster in a “Jawn” T-shirt.
🎨 More Philly-area museums and attractions have reopened. Check them out here.
🎶 A Philadelphia jazz singer adapts to the pandemic with a drive-thru concert series.
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