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Saturday, 18 September 2021

Philadelphia Officials Likely To Delay City's Move To Green Phase of Reopening

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Philadelphia Officials Likely To Delay City's Move To Green Phase of Reopening
Philadelphia Officials Likely To Delay City's Move To Green Phase of Reopening
Stephanie Stahl reports.

BEING IMPOSED TO SLOW DOWN THESPREAD OF THE VIRUS.WELL, WE START HERE IN THECITY WHERE HEALTH OFFICIALSARE EXPECTED TO PUT AHOLD ONTHE 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: OPENING TOOFAST RUNS THE RISK OFINCREASING CASES OF COVID-19.THAT'S WHAT'S HAPPENING INOTHER PARTS OF THE COUNTRY.PHILADELPHIA WANTS TOGRADUALLY LIFT RESTRICTIONS,ESPECIALLY NOW THAT THECORONAVIRUS HAS PLATEAUED HEREIN THE CITY.NO LONGER SEEING THEDECLINE THAT WE WERE SEEINGBEFORE.Reporter: AVERAGING 100CASES OF COVID-19 TODAY STILLHAS NOT MET THE GREENREOPENING TARGET OF 80 CASES.THE REOPENING OF GYMS ANDRESTAURANTS WILL NOT HAPPEN ASTENTATIVELY PLANNED FRIDAYI THINK WE NEED TO BE VERYCAUTIOUS ABOUT REOPENING NOW.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,IT'S GOING TO BE PARTICULARLYHIGH RISK ACTIVITY.Reporter: DR. FARLEY SAYSTHE NEW CASES ARE PART OF ANATIONAL TREND OF YOUNG PEOPLECONTRACTING CORONAVIRUS.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 THAT WE'RE ALLIN.Reporter: GOVERNOR WOLFAND THE SECRETARY OF HEALTHVISITED A HOSPITAL INHARRISBURG TO THANK ALLHEALTHCARE WORKERS.THEY'RE HONE THE STATE'S LIGHTINCREASE IN CASES WON'T BEPART OF THE TREND IN OTHERPARTS OF THE COUNTRY.WE STILL HAVE TO BECAREFUL.WE HAVE TO BE VIGILANT.WE HAVE TO STAY ALERT.COVID-19 IS STILL PRESENT INOUR COMMUNITIES.IT STILL REPRESENTS A DANGER.Reporter: NOW MOSTCOUNTIES IN PENNSYLVANIA AREIN THE GREEN PHASE OFREOPENING, ONE EXCEPTION ISPHILADELPHIA.WHERE ONLY SALONS PRIVATEPOOLS AND OUTDOOR DINING BEINGALLOWED TO OPERATE.WITH RESTRICTIONS ON INDOOR