Top health official to step down this week, Wolf administration announces

BY: - April 18, 2022

Acting Department of Health Secretary Keara Klinepeter will resign at the end of the week.

COVID-19 isn’t going away, but health officials say Pa. is ready to transition to the next phase

BY: - February 25, 2022

Pennsylvania's top health official said the state is focused on empowering individuals to make informed decisions about COVID-19.

Pgh Mayor Gainey, state leaders call for more access to syringe exchanges

BY: - February 6, 2022

State law currently prohibits most syringe exchanges. Bills now before the state House and Senate seek to change that.

COVID-19 still a ‘serious’ situation, Pa. Health Secretary Klinepeter says

BY: - February 2, 2022

As of Monday, the daily average number of COVID-19 cases in Pennsylvania was 11,405 with Tuesday case counts totaling more than 6,600 confirmed cases and more than 200 deaths.

Health Dept. adds regional long-term care sites to COVID-19 hospital support initiatives

BY: - January 31, 2022

In a briefing with reporters on Monday, acting state Health Secretary Keara Klinepeter said the addition of four regional long-term care support sites will “relieve pressure from hospitals and skilled nursing facilities” with a high number of patients with COVID-19. 

Wolf administration focused on coordinating federal COVID-19 relief, not a statewide mandate

BY: - January 11, 2022

The state Health Department expects Pennsylvania will see a peak in hospitalizations in early February, citing a two-week lag between cases and hospitalizations.