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Life during coronavirus: the Pennsylvania shutdown in pictures

Similar scenes are unfolding across the city and state, with people being creative with how they deal with isolation and remote connection in the effort to slow the spread of the pandemic.

By Keystone Crossroads Staff Report

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No deed, no deal: Pa. real estate industry stymied by move online

Deed recording is one of the oldest county government functions, meaning the stoppage is likely the first time Philadelphia has indefinitely suspended the in-person deed transfers in its 337-year history.

By Ryan Briggs/WHYY

Construction workers look to looming coronavirus shutdown and see a ‘sinking boat’

“We live paycheck to paycheck so if we don’t work, we’re kind of screwed"
By Jake Blumgart/WHYY

Police can now shut down your ‘non-life-sustaining’ business, but they’d rather not

The quickly evolving situation has led to some confusion among business owners, as well as mixed perceptions of how strict the orders actually are.

By Katie Meyer/WHYY

‘We can’t be around each other in the way we want’: Funerals amid coronavirus crisis

Despite the growing anxieties of this time, Vernice Casey says her father’s memory is keeping her and the family going.

By Sojourner Ahebee/WHYY

Philly to buy laptops for needy students for virtual classes during shutdown

The unprecedented effort involves giving out devices currently used only in schools, as well as working with corporations and others to procure more as needed.
By Avi Wolfman-Arent/Keystone Crossroads

DIYers and fashion designers in Philly region sew face masks for health care workers

The Department of Health is not accepting hand-sewn mask donations, though individual health systems have said they will.

By Ximena Conde/WHYY