Last Updated 2:54 p.m. EDT, 2/22/2021

Overview

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New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy says fans will be allowed to attend sports and entertainment events at New Jersey’s largest facilities in limited numbers starting next week. A massive Moderna COVID-19 vaccine allocation mistake in Pennsylvania could affect more than 100,000 vaccination appointments in the commonwealth.

Reopening

Some Philadelphia restaurants that were hoping to increase capacity to 50%, are frustrated about the city’s new ventilation requirements.  COVID vaccine supplies and locations will be increasing in Philadelphia and, for the first time, Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley predicted everyone could be vaccinated by July.

Business And Facilities

The Federal Emergency Management Agency will open a mass vaccination site at the Pennsylvania Convention Center and will bring an extra 30,000 to 40,000 doses of vaccine a week to Philadelphia. FEMA will help with a drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination site at Dover International Speedway.

Events

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy says fans will be allowed to attend sports and entertainment events at New Jersey’s largest facilities in limited numbers starting next week.

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Healthcare Status

massive Moderna COVID-19 vaccine allocation mistake in Pennsylvania could affect more than 100,000 vaccination appointments in the commonwealth. Because of the shortage, Montgomery County will now be distributing the Pfizer vaccine for first doses.

Schools

Philadelphia school teachers began receiving COVID-19 vaccinations at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia ahead of a return to the classroom for pre-kindergarten through second grade.  Trenton teachers began getting vaccinated ahead of a plan to get teachers and students back in the classrooms by May 3.

How To Help

The Black Doctor’s COVID-19 Consortium says their first mass vaccination clinic was a success and more than 4,000 people were inoculated in 24 hours at the vax-a-thon.

Public Transport

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The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is not recommending a COVID-19 testing requirement before domestic air travel.