Launches PHLConnectedED to provide students with reliable and consistent internet access
PHILADELPHIA – The Philadelphia Department of Public Health today announced 109 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 novel coronavirus in Philadelphia. That brings the number of confirmed cases to 30,986.
The Department of Public Health confirmed no additional fatalities in Philadelphia for the second straight day. The number of residents who have succumbed to the virus in Philadelphia remains at 1,695. Of the 1,695 total deaths, 860 (51%) were long-term care facility residents. Current and cumulative totals of both symptomatic and asymptomatic positive cases in Philadelphia prisons are now posted on the testing and data page of the City’s COVID-19 website.
City Launches PHLConnectED: The City of Philadelphia and School District of Philadelphia today announced PHLConnectED, a new collaboration to connect up to 35,000 low-income K-12 student households with internet service and devices. The program, which will also provide digital skills training and tech support for families, is an urgent response to schools moving to virtual learning in the upcoming academic year as a result of the global COVID-19 pandemic. A broad coalition of businesses, schools and civic leaders came together to support the initiative and additional partners are expected to join. Learn more.
Testing Site Map: A testing site finder at phila.gov/testing helps people find a free COVID-19 test in Philadelphia. Anyone can search for a site by address, click on a map location for specific site information, and filter by day of week and by drive-thru or walk-up.
- City’s COVID-19 homepage: phila.gov/covid-19.
- COVID-19 resources translated into multiple languages.
- Greater Philadelphia Coronavirus Helpline: 1 (800) 722-7112.
- Residents can text COVIDPHL to 888-777 to get updates sent to their phones.
- Find out more about testing for COVID-19.
- Businesses with questions about reopening using the Department of Public Health’s guidelines should email email@example.com.
- The PHL COVID-19 Fund continues to solicit donations to aid nonprofits that are on the frontline of the pandemic.
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