Alongside Penn, the collaborative includes 100 of the region’s largest employers such as Wawa, Drexel University, and Comcast.
Students who have been in West & Down and witnessed long lines outside the club expressed doubts about its enforcement of mask-wearing and other COVID-19 safety protocols.
The vigil was organized by Penn Democrats, the Pan-Asian American Community House, the Spiritual and Religious Life Center, and Amnesty International at Penn, and featured City Councilmember and Penn alumna Jamie Gauthier along with a number of community leaders.
The Philadelphia Department of Health announced on Friday that everyone over the age of 16 would be immediately eligible for the vaccine, moving the city to phase 2 of vaccine distribution.
The money comes from a $5 billion fund dedicated to emergency housing assistance in the American Rescue Plan.
A majority of the 23 buildings are made up of middle schools, where third through fifth graders will resume in-person learning on April 26 for two days per week and digital learning for three days per week.
The Daily Pennsylvanian spoke to four local food truck owners about their experiences in navigating the pandemic.
Sanitation workers, utility workers, postal delivery workers, and maintenance and janitorial staff are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
The protest, called #PhillySchoolsDeserve: A March for PILOTs, was co-sponsored by Penn Community for Justice, Drexel Community for Justice, Penn for PILOTs, and other community organizations.
The University will begin vaccinating community members who qualify under Phases 1A and 1B as soon as its first allotment of doses arrives from the city.
The Latinx community comprises 15% of Philadelphia, but as of March 22, only about 12% of those vaccinated are Latinx.
The initiative aims to help employers safely return employees to work, promote the city through local events, coordinate with local transit lines, and provide locals with information about vaccines.
Philadelphia's decision to allow walk-ins at its federally run vaccination site has shown signs of early success in improving the racial equity of vaccine distribution. It has also, however, led to a large number of local, ineligible college students attempting to get vaccinated.
Three in 10 residents of wealthier areas downtown have already received their first dose of the vaccine while in a nearby majority-Black area, the rate is only three in 50 residents.
Penn students joined more than 100 Philadelphians in Chinatown on Wednesday evening to honor the victims of the fatal shootings that targeted Asian Americans in three Atlanta spas on March 16.
The study found an increase in illegal and unenforceable terms in residential leases between 2005 and 2019, and that geography and race affect the terms given to tenants.
What does Philadelphia's vaccine rollout mean for members of the Penn community, and what should they do after receiving the vaccine? The Daily Pennsylvanian has answers to all of those questions and more.
PLTV, a nonpartisan group, is gearing up to get Penn students to run for three of the five positions that are responsible for running local polling places: two inspectors and one judge of election.
Older adults, restaurant employees, and high-risk individuals were among the first group of individuals to receive the vaccine.
Several schools in Pennsylvania have already announced their plans to hold classes in-person this fall and return to normal campus life, while Penn has yet to announce a decision.