COVID-19

Pa. regulatory panel upholds Wolf’s school mask order; eyes turn to courts

BY: - October 21, 2021

'Executive overreach should be challenged when it occurs,' Pa. House Speaker Bryan Cutler said.

Pa. Health Dept: 71% of Pa. adults fully vaccinated; Nearly 5K new COVID-19 cases

BY: - October 21, 2021

The Pennsylvania Department of Health confirmed 4,998 new cases of COVID-19 in the commonwealth on Thursday, up from Wednesday’s tally of 3,584 new cases, bringing the statewide total to more than 1.52 million cases since the start of the pandemic. As of midday Thursday, 2,929 individuals were hospitalized with the virus. Of that number, 668 […]

Lancaster Co. residents advocate for citizen input on spending American Rescue Plan Act funds

BY: - October 21, 2021

The advocacy group, Lancaster Stands Up, will hold an online town hall on Thursday night at 7 p.m.

Pa. judges hear arguments in two mask mandate court challenges

BY: - October 20, 2021

Opponents of the mask mandate argue that it’s invalid because it did not go through the regulatory review process, violates religious freedom, and interferes with the right to free public education.

Kids ages 5 to 11 next in line for COVID-19 vaccines as White House rolls out plans

BY: - October 20, 2021

Making another age group eligible for vaccines could be significant in preventing another spike in infections this winter.

Pa. Health Dept.: 3,500 new COVID-19 cases; More than 3K hospitalized

BY: - October 20, 2021

The department also confirmed 134 new deaths attributed to COVID-19, bringing the total number of deaths attributed to the virus to 30,721 since the start of the pandemic. 

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Think a mild case of COVID-19 is no big deal? Think again | Trish Zornio

BY: - October 20, 2021

New research shows concerning effects of the virus, even in asymptomatic cases.

Pa. Health Dept.: Nearly 3,900 new COVID-19 cases; More than 3K hospitalized

BY: - October 19, 2021

As of Tueday, Pennsylvania’s positivity rate was 9.7 percent, and 70.8 percent of Pennsylvanians 18 or older were fully vaccinated, the Health Department said in a statement.

Pa. Dept. of Health: More than 11K new COVID-19 cases over the weekend; More than 2,900 hospitalized

BY: - October 18, 2021

The Pennsylvania Department of Health confirmed 11,208 new cases of COVID-19 in the commonwealth between 12 a.m. on Saturday and 12 a.m. on Monday, bringing the statewide total to more than 1.51 million cases since the start of the pandemic. As of midday Monday, there were 2,919 people hospitalized statewide. Of that number, 665 people […]

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Vax For Nothing: State lotteries didn’t encourage COVID jabs | Monday Morning Coffee

BY: - October 18, 2021

Cash drawings and additional vaccinations said to have ‘near zero’ association, a new study has found.

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We need you, face to face, please get vaccinated | Lloyd E. Sheaffer

BY: - October 17, 2021

Having been liberated—or at least paroled—from their Zoom prison cells, people are beginning to act like, well, people again.

Prison guards’ lawsuit against Wolf admin’s vax policy thrown out

BY: - October 15, 2021

A state appeals court has thrown out a lawsuit challenging Gov. Tom Wolf’s vaccine-or-test requirement for prison guards, among thousands of other state employees in congregate settings. In a Sept. 28 decision, a three-judge panel of the Commonwealth Court dismissed the challenge, brought by the Pennsylvania State Correctional Officers Association, which represents 11,000 prison workers, […]