Philadelphians Ordered to Stay Off Streets

On Sunday, March 22, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney announced that Philadelphia was going under a stay-at-home order. Around the same time, PA Governor Tom Wolf announced a similar order for the surrounding suburban counties.

Philadelphia’s stay-at-home order went into effect at 8 a.m. Monday, leaving left many streets in Philadelphia deserted as residents remain indoors.

Mayor Jim Kenney says that the reason for the order was the best way for Philadelphia residents to keep themselves, their families and their communities safe from spreading COVID-19.

Philadelphia residents may only leave their residence to engage in essential personal activities such as purchasing essential goods and food or to seek medical attention.

As of Friday March 27, Philadelphia county has 402 cases of COVID-19.

 “I still do find it pretty annoying because usually it’s nice out and you can’t go outside because you don’t want to get people sick. I’ve gotten over the fact, I mean at first I was upset but now I’m just kind of indifferent to it but I think as it goes on I will probably get annoyed about it cause you can only stay in the house for so long” said Temple University Senior Jonathan Sechuk.

The Governor’s stay at home order is in place until April 6.

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