WXVU MAIN LINE NEWS MINUTE FOR THE WEEK OF APRIL 18
Written by Gabriella Raful on April 18, 2022
By Gabriella Raful, WXVU News Director
With the indoor masking mandate back in place in Philadelphia, a group of local residents and business owners have filed a lawsuit seeking to overturn the mandate. According to Action News, the suit was filed in the Commonwealth Court and seeks to throw out the mandate based on CDC guidelines. The CDC’s guidelines now focus more on hospitalizations rather than case counts when recommending masking and adding more protections against the coronavirus. The city last week announced it is reimposing indoor masking based on increasing cases of the coronavirus, moving the city into the “mask precautions” tier of its coronavirus response system. Restaurant owners have called the city’s decision a major blow to the industry, which they claim is unfair, as they have worked hard to keep their workers and guests safe throughout the pandemic.
In other news, a random act of kindness happened to Doylestown couple, Jane and Kevin Sebesky, this past week. Last September, Kevin underwent multiple surgeries that led to a spinal infection, which ultimately left him paralyzed. Drowning in medical costs, their kids started a GoFundMe to raise money for a power wheelchair and transport van. One day, a woman rang their bell and gave the couple a bag of money for the wheelchair then immediately. They hope the kind stranger sees this as they want to thank her in person. The family says once they track down the good Samaritan, they hope to use the money towards a transport van, as Kevin already got his wheelchair. His goal this year is to be able to stand up for the national anthem at a Phillies game.