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DOH highlights PA’s transition toward endemic stage of COVID-19

Harrisburg, PA - Acting Secretary of Health Keara Klinepeter provided an update on the commonwealth’s response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, and highlighted preparations being made to continue protecting public health, as the commonwealth transitions toward the endemic stage of COVID-19.“Pennsylvania continues to address... Read More.

COVID-19 update: 80 percent of covid deaths are in unvaccinated

Harrisburg, PA – COVID-19 statistics from earlier this week show that 83 percent of reported COVID-19 hospitalizations and 80 percent of reported COVID-19 deaths were in unvaccinated, or not fully vaccinated, individuals.As of the last available statistics from Penn Highlands DuBois, on Monday, Feb.... Read More.

First state strike teams in PA deployed to Bucks County hospital

Harrisburg, PA – Overwhelmed hospitals are starting to get some extra help dealing with an increase in patients, especially patients with COVID-19 during a surge in cases.Acting Secretary of Health Keara Klinepeter announced the first state-directed healthcare strike team was deployed this weekend at... Read More.

PA Department Of Corrections suspends in-person visitation

Harrisburg, PA – Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (DOC) Acting Secretary George Little announced that the department is suspending in-person visitation at all state correctional institutions from Jan. 27 through Feb. 28, 2022. The move will allow facilities to more effectively allocate staff amid a... Read More.

COVID-19 cases surge, Penn Highlands gives update

DuBois, PA - Cases of COVID-19, particularly the omicron variant, are continuing to surge nationwide. Penn Highlands Healthcare gave an update about how the hospital system is handling the ongoing pandemic and the influx of patients.Officials gave statistics on the virus during a telephone... Read More.