Top health official to step down this week, Wolf administration announces
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
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
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
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
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
The state Health Department expects Pennsylvania will see a peak in hospitalizations in early February, citing a two-week lag between cases and hospitalizations.