It’s ‘not a guarantee’ Philly moves into yellow phase next week, health official says

😷 Three out of four Philadelphians believe you should wear a mask when leaving home, according to a new survey. Here are photos of Philly-area statues wearing face masks.

🏥 New Jersey is “well past the peak” of the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Phil Murphy says.

🏖️ The Shore: Point Pleasant Beach is reopening its boardwalk and beaches, and the City of Cape May will allow swimming at beaches beginning Saturday. Wondering if saltwater and sunshine kill the coronavirus? Here’s what science says.

🍕 Local Chef Joe Cicala’s backyard pizzeria has been shut down by city officials.

📈The coronavirus has swept across the Philadelphia region and cases continue to mount. The Inquirer and Spotlight PA are compiling geographic data on tests conducted, cases confirmed, and deaths caused by the virus. Track the spread here.

You got this: Mix great cocktails at home

In need of a new quarantine cocktail? Here’s some advice on how to use what you already have to make a great drink. Read more for some recipes and tips.

⚡ J.K. Rowling and The Ickabog: What to know about the new, not-Harry Potter-story that kids are invited to illustrate.

💗 When COVID-19 almost wrecked their anniversary, a Philly couple came up with a Plan B+.

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