Health officials warn of COVID-19 outbreak at Tacony church

Philadelphia health officials are investigating an outbreak of COVID-19 at a church in the city’s Tacony section.

According to officials, nine members from at least five different households who attended the CityReach Philly Church have tested positive for COVID-19. The first person started to show symptoms on Aug. 6.

In-person services have been suspended since Aug. 13. The church says it cannot say with certainty where the source of the infection began. 

The health department is actively working to identify contacts of those who have tested positive. Parishioners and staff who attended a service in August should quarantine themselves from others for 14 days and monitor for symptoms. 


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