Philly sees continued progress on COVID-19 and its impact on services — like trash collection

Philadelphia City Hall.
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“The Streets Department continues to make progress in hiring temporary workers to help with staffing issues. Fifty-five new laborers have been hired so far with another 22 cleared to start this week,” he said. 

He said they’ll be working through the weekend, and residents should put trash out on their regular collection day.

With school resuming online, the mayor said there will be changes to school meals. 

Parents will have to have their child’s student ID number to pick up meals, because the USDA has refused to extend the waiver that allowed all students to get free lunches during the beginning of the pandemic.

“We will continue our efforts that echo the school district's plea to extend the waiver before school starts next week,” he added. 

On the virus itself, the Health commissioner said the city continues to see progress and remains on track for relaxing restrictions on indoor dining and theaters on Sept. 8.