31 December 2019
As we entered 2021, the year brought optimism as Philadelphia began to reopen and our workers and residents entered a new and different world. The City gained ground on controlling the COVID-19 virus spread through the distribution and administration of vaccines for all its residents. Steps were taken to address the hardships experienced in the previous year and both City and community leaders continue to work diligently to move Philadelphia forward. Although there have been some strides in improving community relations, we understand that there is still much work to be done. Housing and food insecurity, racial injustice, and community violence are among the many prevalent concerns we continue to address.