Last Updated 1:19 p.m. EDT, 9/17/2020

Overview

A federal judge ruled Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s COVID-19 shutdown orders were unconstitutional. Big Ten football to resume starting the weekend of Oct. 23-24.

Social Distancing

Pennsylvania restaurants can increase indoor dining to 50% capacity beginning Sept. 21, Gov. Wolf said. However, indoor dining at restaurants in Philadelphia will not move to 50% capacity with the rest of the state on Sept. 21.

Reopening

International flights can resume at Philadelphia International Airport after 5-month ban due to COVID-19.

Business And Facilities

A federal judge ruled Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s COVID-19 shutdown orders were unconstitutional. Philadelphia has lost more than $4 billion in economic impact due to COVID-19, officials say.

Events 

Big Ten football to resume starting the weekend of Oct. 23-24. Pennsylvania Health officials double down on no fans in stadiums as Eagles’ season kicks off Sunday.

Healthcare Status

Delaware Valley health officials prepare as the federal government outlines sweeping plan to provide free COVID-19 vaccines. New Jersey officials urge residents to receive flu shot with possibility of ‘twindemic’ looming.

Schools

Saint Joseph’s Prep reportedly suspending in-person learning after 2 students test positive for COVID-19. Delaware officials reverse course and vote to allow fall sports.

How To Help

Applications are set to open for Delaware COVID-19 relief fund.

Public Transport

New Jersey Transit unveils tool to let passengers track crowding on trains and buses.