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Friday, 17 September 2021

Philadelphia Officials Expected To Put Hold On Planned Reopening

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Philadelphia Officials Expected To Put Hold On Planned Reopening
Philadelphia Officials Expected To Put Hold On Planned Reopening
Stephanie Stahl reports.

IN DELAWARE 11,000 PLUS CASES.507 PEOPLE HAVE LOST THEIRLIVES TO COVID-19.IN PHILADELPHIA, HEALTHOFFICIALS ARE EXPECTED TO PUTAHOLD ON THE PLANNED REOPENINGSCHEDULED FOR THIS FRIDAY JULY 3RD.THE OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT WILLCOME TOMORROW IMPACTING INDOORRESTAURANT SERVICE GYMSLIBRARIES AND MALLS.HEALTH REPORTER STEPHANIESTAHL JOINS US NOW TO EXPLAINWHY.STEPHANIE.Reporter: WELL, UKEE, YOUKNOW, OPENING TOO FAST RUNSTHE RISK OF INCREASING CASESOF COVID-19.THAT'S WHAT'S NAPPING OTHER HAPPENING IN OTHERPARTS OF THE COUNTRY.PHILADELPHIA WANTS TOGRADUALLY LIFT RESTRICTIONSESPECIALLY NOW THAT THECORONAVIRUS HAS PLATEAUED INTHE CITY.NO LONGER SEEING THEDECLINE WE WERE SEEING BEFORE.Reporter: THE HEALTHCOMMISSIONER SAYS PHILADELPHIANOW AVERAGING 100 CASES OFCOVID-19 A DAY STILL HAS NOTMET THE GREEN REOPENING TARGETOF 80 CASE.THE PLANNED LIFTING OFRESTRICTIONS ON INDOORACTIVITIES LIKE GYMS ANDRESTAURANTS PROBABLY WILL NOTHAPPEN AS TENTATIVELY PLANNEDFRIDAY JULY 3RD.SO I THINK WE NEED TO BEVERY CAUTION ABOUT REOPENINGNOW.Reporter: WHAT DOES THATMEAN EXACTLY BE CAUTIOUS?MAYBE WE SHOULDN'T BEOPENING CERTAIN THINGS UPPARTICULARLY HIGH RISKACTIVITIES ANY ACTIVITY WHEREPEOPLE ARE INDOORS, CLOSETOGETHER, NOT WEARING MASKS,GOING TO BE PARTICULARLY HIGHRISK ACTIVITY.DR. FARLEY SAYS THE NEW CASESARE PART OF A NATIONAL TRENDOF YOUNG PEOPLE CONTRACTINGCORONAVIRUS.IT'S PROMPTED PHILADELPHIA TOMAKE WEARING MASKS MANDATORYINSIDE AND IN CROWDED AREAS.IN PITTSBURGH BARS ARE BEINGCLOSED BECAUSE OF THE SURGE INCASES AGAIN AMONG YOUNGERPEOPLE.THEY HAVE TRAVELED OUT OFSTATE OFTEN TO HOT SPOTSACROSS THE COUNTRY LIKEFLORIDA, TEXAS, THE BEACHESALONG THE CAROLINAS ANDRECENTLY VISITED BARSPARTICULARLY IN THE SOUTH SIDEAND OAKLAND.THIS IS A WAR THAT WE'REALL IN.Reporter: GOVERNOR WOLFAND THE SECRETARY OF HEALTHVISITED A HOSPITAL INHARRISBURG TO THANK ALLHEALTHCARE WORKERS.THEY'RE HOPING THE STATE'SSLIGHT INCREASE IN CASES WON'TBE PART OF A TREND HAPPENINGIN OTHER PARTS OF THE COUNTRY.WE STILL HAVE TO BECAREFUL.WE HAVE TO STAY VIGILANT.WE HAVE TO STAY ALERT.COVID-19 IS STILL PRESENT INOUR COMMUNITIES, IT STILLREPRESENTS A DANGER.Reporter: NOW, MOSTCOUNTIES IN PENNSYLVANIA AREIN THE GREEN PHASE OFREOPENING.ONE EXCEPTION IS PHILADELPHIAWHERE ONLY SALONS, PRIVATEPOOLS AND OUTDOOR DINING AREBEING ALLOWED TO OPERATE RIGHTWITH THE CONTINUEDACTIVITIES EXPECTED TO BE