Sept. 16, 2020
PHILADELPHIA – The Philadelphia Division of Public Well being in the present day introduced 100 further confirmed instances of COVID-19 novel coronavirus in Philadelphia. That brings the variety of confirmed instances to 35,440.
The Division of Public Well being confirmed no further fatalities in Philadelphia. The variety of residents who’ve succumbed to the virus in Philadelphia stays at 1,771. Of the 1,771 complete deaths, 877 (50 %) have been long-term care facility residents.
Metropolis Publicizes Sports activities Advanced Avenue Closures to Implement Prohibition on Tailgating: The Metropolis introduced in the present day a sequence of road closures all through the sports activities complicated space prematurely of the Eagles residence opener on Sunday, September 20. The road closures might be in place to implement the town’s prohibition on tailgating in accordance with native well being suggestions to stop the unfold of COVID-19.
The world of seventh to Broad and Packer to I-95 might be blocked to vehicular site visitors, particularly the next streets might be closed starting at 6 a.m. on September 20 till 5 p.m.:
- S. 11th Avenue closed to site visitors each methods (Pattison Ave. to Terminal Ave.)
- Pattison Ave. closed to site visitors each methods (S. Broad Avenue to S. seventh Avenue)
- S. 10th Avenue closed to site visitors southbound (Packer Avenue and Hartranft Avenue a.okay.a. “Phillies Manner”)
- S. Darien Avenue closed to site visitors southbound (Packer Ave. to Pattison Ave.)
The road closures might be in impact for every Eagles residence sport till additional discover.
“For the protection of our residents and as a result of COVID-19 restrictions on massive gatherings, tailgating is not going to be permitted till additional discover,” stated Mayor Jim Kenney. “There are nonetheless some ways to benefit from the sport safely, and we encourage followers to look at at residence with household.”
The Metropolis is working with the Eagles, different sports activities groups, property house owners, and the Sports activities Advanced Particular Companies District to implement the prohibition.
Motorists are suggested to keep away from the realm by utilizing alternate routes and permit for further driving time in areas close to the sports activities complicated. These driving must also chorus from double-parking, which creates congestion, limits site visitors circulation, and is against the law.
Entry for Workers or Xfinity Reside! Patrons
Workers and employees who must entry the sports activities complicated or folks patronizing Xfinity Reside! ought to be ready to current their tickets/ID to Police to achieve vehicular or pedestrian entry throughout the road closures.
Prohibition on Tailgating in FDR Park
Tailgating shouldn’t be permitted at FDR Park this 12 months. Philadelphia Parks & Recreation and Philadelphia Police Division will enhance patrols of the park on Eagles sport days.
SEPTA might be operating a standard Sunday schedule. All SEPTA passengers are required to put on a face masks or masking. Detours, alerts and basic info could be discovered on SEPTA’s website.
Rental Help: The Metropolis in the present day introduced a big change to the quantity of rental help funding that’s obtainable for Part 2 of the COVID-19 Emergency Rental Help Program. Efficient instantly, hire could be paid as much as $1500. This enhance will mechanically apply to tenants who’ve already utilized for Part 2 funding, in addition to all new candidates. Extra info at phlrentassist.org, purposes might be accepted via September 30, 2020.
“Our purpose all through the pandemic has been – and continues to be – to maintain folks of their properties.” stated Mayor Kenney. “Whether or not it is via our rental help program, COVID emergency housing websites, or our eviction diversion program, sustaining housing for our most susceptible residents is vital. This extra CARES Act funding for rental help permits us to serve landlords and households struggling to make ends meet. We encourage all eligible Philadelphians dealing with financial hardship throughout these difficult instances to use for rental help earlier than the tip of the month.”
Each day Trash and Recycling Replace: Residents can examine the daily trash and recycling update blog post to see the present standing of trash and recycling collections.
- Trash: On schedule, residents ought to put out trash on their common assortment day.
- Recycling: On schedule, residents ought to put out recycling on their common assortment day.
Testing Website Map: A testing web site finder at phila.gov/testing helps folks discover a free COVID-19 take a look at in Philadelphia. Anybody can seek for a web site by deal with, click on on a map location for particular web site info, and filter by day of week and by drive-thru or walk-up.
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This press launch was produced by the City of Philadelphia.The views expressed listed below are the writer’s personal.