City Officials Discuss Virtual Holiday Festival, Safe Reopening for Businesses

In the Friday June, 3 Philadelphia COVID-19 press briefing, the Philadelphia Department of Public Health announced an additional 136 confirmed cases, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in Philadelphia to 26,536. Two additional fatalities have been confirmed, bringing the total number of fatalities to 1,616. The Department of Public Health says there is continued progress in congregate settings such as nursing homes and prisons.

As the holiday weekend approaches, the city has announced that live fireworks will not be a part of this year’s Wawa Welcome America festival. Instead, residents can enjoy the celebration from their home, as organizers have created a seven-day virtual festival.

Residents will be able to see highlights from last year’s fireworks show as part of the July 4th Concert on Saturday, July 4, from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. on NBC 10 and TeleXitos. You can also find it streamed here.

The festival schedule and events can be found here, and guests are encouraged to use the official 2020 hashtags: #July4thPhilly and #CelebratePhilly to follow along.

Yesterday, the City announced details to partner with North Broad Renaissance, to support local businesses. NBR launched its Reopened with Care campaign, in an effort to promote a message of safety and accountability for businesses.

The campaign will have a series of initiatives rolled out in the upcoming weeks, including a pledge that businesses can complete online, distribution of personal protective equipment and an online toolkit made especially for businesses. To see the full details of the campaign, click here.



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