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Governor Wolf just became aware of minority COVID-19 issues in Pennsylvania

March 23 there were 2 COVID-19 cases in Chester and the mayor said he intended to request testing in Chester. https://wp.me/p2kkJO-75y.  We learned at the last city council meeting on April 21 that the city still does not have a testing sight. Today, we’re at 175 cases, and we learn from the Delaware County Daily Timesthe Governor’s …

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No one would allow more pollution during a pandemic, would they?

Some people call them the Environmental Pollution Agency because the EPA is responsible for determining how much pollution an industry is allowed to emit before their pollution is deemed harmful to the environment and a health hazard, especially to the people who live nearby. Companies are issued permits that outline the rules to which a …

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Has Chester started COVID-19 testing yet?

On March 23, Mayor Kirkland sent out a press release saying he intended to request COVID-19 tests for Chester. Those aren’t my words. This is from his press release. https://wp.me/p2kkJO-75y I don’t know if he still intends to request; has requested; had his request denied; or the tests are on the way. There hasn’t been an …

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West Chester lays off borough employee differently than Chester City due to coronavirus

For my out of town readers, Chester, PA and West Chester, PA are separate municipalities, located in two separate counties, separated by about 18 miles. Chester City is in Delaware County and West Chester borough is in Chester County. These two places couldn’t be more different in demographics, wealth disparity, and livability. Yet, one thing …

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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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Should Chester City be handling City Council meetings differently during coronavirus?

With Chester City Hall being closed to the public, city officials conducted their city council meeting to an empty room but broadcasted it on FacebookLive. My only issue had to do with how difficult it was to hear what was being said, and I offered a suggestion how to fix that. I was encouraged to …

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I wish there was more information on Chester City worker layoffs

I’ve been laid off a few times. It’s humiliating and confusing, especially if it’s your first time. Once you’ve been through it once, you are less stressed and somewhat comfortable navigating all the baggage that unemployment dumps on you. I’ve always struggled with the term ‘laid-off.’ A lay-off could be seasonal and have you out …

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Keep your Smartphone quarantined even if you have to go out

Increasingly, people are being asked to quarantine for a couple weeks if they come in contact with someone who has coronavirus. The quarantine is designed to keep you away from others so you don’t spread the virus, and it’s to keep an eye on you just in case you have the virus, too. It’s the …

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