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Would you like to be tracked by your Smartphone if you get COVID-19?

I took a little flack when I mentioned COVID-19 carriers should have to wear dayglow clothing so people could identify them. I’ve also written about countries tracking people using their Smartphone location data who should be in quarantine. Since then, there’s been reports of issuing COVID-19 folks a card they’d keep in their wallet to …

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Chester Water Authority is turning on water to delinquent customers during the coronavirus

How are you going to wash your hands if you have no water? Chester Water Authority recognizes the situation some customers are in and are showing compassion in their humanitarian gesture of getting water to every customer in their system. Chester Water Authority suspended turn-offs as of March 13, 2020.  Since then they have contacted …

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What is an Essential Employee now that coronavirus is shutting everything down?

A couple people I know are asking what is an essential employee and who makes that determination? During this coronavirus period, we are hearing the term essential apply to employees, industries, and job functions. They all have their own definition and no matter how they’re defined, it’s as ambiguous as the people who come up …

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Atlanta entrepreneur creates fashion masks for coronavirus

Due to shortages of masks, my daughter has stepped up to create homemade masks for health care workers and regular everyday people trying to protect themselves and others from the coronavirus. She specializes in creating fashions for women and has done work for celebrities, gospel music divas, reality TV stars, and R&B songstresses. She’s the …

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Laid off City workers applying for unemployment should be fully compensated

As the folks in Washington D.C. continue to squabble over the final details of the stimulus package, it appears they’re going to boost unemployment compensation to make everyone earning under $60,000 whole. It goes something like this… The deal also includes a massive expansion of unemployment insurance. Schumer called the agreement “unemployment compensation on steroids,” …

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Can Kimberly-Clark spare a few rolls of toilet paper to Chester folks?

There’s a big factory that makes toilet paper on the Chester riverfront. I’m not sure what they give to the Chester community besides some good jobs and a lot of polluted air from burning coal. How cool would it be if we could get some of that toilet paper? It would be public relations gold …

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Results of closing restaurants and bars is different in Black neighborhoods

How would you feel if you went to bed last night to get ready for your early morning shift working at the breakfast diner and wake up to learn you are out of work for 2-weeks? Pennsylvania’s governor, under the guidance of the Department of Health (DOH), using his authority under the state’s COVID-19 disaster …

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