are showing that although COVID cases are on the rise in Pennsylvania,
and generally throughout the country, Philly has been doing its part to
control the spread by wearing masks. In fact, Philadelphia is considered
the most compliant major city in the nation to wear masks. Center City
has seen the most mask-wearers. Great job!
been a hot, sweaty, summer and the masks are uncomfortable, but if we
keep this trend going, the cases in our city will continue to drop.
in light of the city, state, and national unrest in regard to systemic
and institutionalize racism, Mayor Kenney has established a diverse Steering Committee to "make real changes, and focusing on listening, understanding, and reconciliation."
- City continues to be in a "modified" green phase - COVID-19 cases continue to spike in Philly and PA. Gov. Wolf announced new restrictions to combat the spread of the virus.
Gyms and exercise classes have reopened this week. Please check with
your gym to see if new rules are in place - i.e. reservations, class
- PA Schools and colleges have reopened.
- Indoor dining remains restricted at least through the beginning of August.
Visit our special Covid-19 page on our website for more news and info.
See them? Squash them!
The CCRA Garden Steering Committee has been
monitoring with concern Spotted Lantern Flies in the garden. They just
finished a 4th round of Neem Oil spraying and it is estimated that they
have achieved a 75% reduction in the Fly population.
To control any nymphs or adults you see, squash them or spray them with Neem oil or "Green Power."
Spotted Lanternfly nymphs are already active around the city. Squash them!
Do you know of anyone who'll be away any time this summer? Or of a
vacant corporate apartment? An AirBnB not being rented out? An in-law
suite or carriage house not being used? During this time of pandemic,
patient-families are in urgent need of private-setting lodging. HOSTS for HOSPITALS provides
low-cost lodging & caring support at volunteer Host-homes for
patient-families coming to Greater Philadelphia for medical care. Visit
the Hosts for Hospitals website to learn more.
Yun Hu, center city resident, and Artistic Director of the Philadelphia
Young Pianists' Academy, invites you to attend the 8th Annual Piano
Festival, Saturday, August 1 to Sunday, August 9. All events will be
livestreamed. Choice of Observer Pass for all events or One-Day Passes.
To see schedule and purchase tickets click on Events at https://pypa.info/
Volunteers are needed - can you help?
As the City Reopens with Care, organizations and sites across the city still need volunteers to do things like:
VoteSafe Pennsylvania Aims to Help Voters Access Safe Options For Election
VoteSafe Pennsylvania has
launched a statewide bipartisan campaign that aims to ensure every
Pennsylvania voter has access to safe voting options for the November
covid-19 threatens to disrupt traditional voting procedures, VoteSafe
Pennsylvania is advocating for secure mail-in ballots and safe in-person
voting sites. The group is also educating voters about what voting
options are available to them, as this year marks the first time all
Pennsylvania voters can vote via mail-in ballot.