Philadelphia has asked residents to remain indoors to slow the spread of the coronavirus, Your Content can report.
“There still were too many people not taking it serious,” Kenney said. As of Sunday, Philadelphia had at least 91 confirmed coronavirus infections – a total that has jumped significantly each day.”
Today's update:— Jim Kenney (@PhillyMayor) March 22, 2020
➡️ Stay-at-home order takes effect tomorrow at 8 a.m.
➡️ Clarification of life-sustaining businesses and services
➡️ Pro-gun lobby lawsuit to overturn state restrictions
➡️ Homeless outreach
➡️ City Council meeting
➡️ New COVID-19 cases
Details of the Order
Philadelphia residents shall remain home or at their place of residence unless they are engaged in Essential Personal Activities, which include:
- obtaining essential goods or services from Essential Businesses, such as obtaining pre-ordered takeout food or beverages from restaurants, acquiring groceries, obtaining medical prescriptions or supplies, or any other products from Essential Businesses for themselves, family, household members, and pets
- seeking any form of medical attention, including through Essential Healthcare and Social Services Businesses and Activities, or seeking assistance from law enforcement or emergency services for themselves, family, household members, and pets
- caring for family members, friends, or a pet in another household, including
delivering essential goods or obtaining emergency services and attention
- reporting to or performing their essential jobs related to Essential Businesses and Activities, Essential Minimum Operations, Essential Government Functions, or any other working activities permitted in this Order
- walking, running, cycling, operating a wheelchair, or engaging in outdoor
activities with immediate family members, caretakers, household members, or romantic partners while following Social Distancing Rules with other individuals, which includes staying six feet apart
- leaving the home for an educational, religious, or political reason
- leaving because of a reasonable fear for health or safety
- leaving at the direction of law enforcement or other government agency
- engaging in any other activities or performing tasks essential to health and safety, or to the health and safety of themselves, family, household members, or pets
B. Individuals experiencing homelessness are exempt from this directive, but are strongly urged to obtain shelter, and City agencies and other entities are strongly urged to make such shelter available as soon as possible and to the maximum extent practicable(and to use in their operation COVID-19 risk mitigation practices recommended by the U.S. Center for Disease Control, the Pennsylvania Department of Health, and the Philadelphia Department of Public Health). Individuals whose residences are unsafe or become unsafe, such as victims of domestic violence, are permitted and urged to leave their home and stay at a safe alternative location.
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