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City, School District, and Charters Announce Changes in Free Student Meal Distribution Sites

By Globe Times Staff | March 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

PHILADELPHIA – In light of the City and State emergency closures, the City, School District of Philadelphia, Philadelphia Housing Authority and several charter schools have created a new list of schools […]

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Department of Aging Releases COVID-19 Guidance on Protective Services for Older Adults

By Globe Times Staff | March 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Pennsylvania Department of Aging has released COVID-19 guidance on handling protective services for older adults. This temporary guidance provides operational flexibility to protect older adults and staff during investigative […]

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COVID-19: Steps We’re Taking to Keep Everyone Safe

By Globe Times Staff | March 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

By: Mary Gay Scanlon In response to the global outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), I want to take a few moments to share an update with all […]

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Good News – Open Covid-19 Testing Begins in Philly Testing of elderly & health workers at Citizens Bank Park

By Ted Behr | March 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

 The City of Philadelphia, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Pennsylvania Department of Health, and Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency, is opening a drive-through site […]

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Health Annex Sustains Its Services – Phone Contact Emphasized

By Ted Behr | March 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Health Annex, the core health care provider in central Southwest is open to serve its patients – within the limits required during the Covid-19 virus emergency. “All our services […]

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Southwest Covid-19 Crisis City Offers Free Meals During Virus Epidemic

By Ted Behr | March 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

While public schools are closed due to the Covid-19 virus epidemic – initially from March 16 – March 27, the City offers free meals and safe activity locations on weekdays:  […]

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Updates from SEPTA, PA Turnpike and PennDot

By Globe Times Staff | March 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

Septa is operating on the Severe Weather/enhanced Saturday schedule for Regional Rail until further notice. Transit Service will continue operating regular Weekday Service Partially-used Monthly and Weekly March 2020 Passes […]

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School District of Philadelphia Makes Student Learning Guides Available During District-wide School Closures

By Globe Times Staff | March 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

PHILADELPHIA — Learning Guides for all School District of Philadelphia students grades K-12 are now available online and will also be made available at all 30 grab-and-go meal distribution sites […]

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Social Distancing Protocol: Stay home, stay safe, wash your hands!

By Globe Times Staff | March 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

Some tips from Joanna McClintion’s office, Please remember to practice good hygiene habits and exercise social distancing.  Our office may be closed, but we’re still here to serve you and […]

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Is COVID-19 affecting your job status? Considering applying for unemployment.

By Globe Times Staff | March 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

You may be eligible for unemployment compensation if: Your employer temporarily closes or goes out of business because of COVID-19. Your employer reduces your hours because of COVID-19. You have […]

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