HARRISBURG — Gov. Tom Wolf announced Tuesday that the Department of Human Services has directed the state’s Medicaid Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) to let Medicaid recipients obtain early refills of all prescriptions at their pharmacy point-of-sale, which is especially important in light …
HARRISBURG — As COVID-19 cases continue to grow and the state continues to seek relief to save lives and stop the spread of COVID-19, today Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine revised their “Stay at Home” orders to include Cameron, Crawford, Forest, Franklin, Lawrence…
HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania Department of Health on Tuesday confirmed that there are 756 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 4,843 in 60 counties. The department also reported 14 new deaths among positive cases, bringing the statewide total to 63. All peo…
Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of part of his request to the President for a major disaster declaration to support state, county and local response to the COVID-19 outbreak in Pennsylvania.
QUINCY, Mass. — Remaining at home during the COVID-19 pandemic is tricky for just about all of us, but it can prove extra challenging for families with young children who are working to keep little ones busy and engaged. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) offers a wealth of free…
HARRISBURG — Following a statewide advocacy effort from the state’s entire federal congressional delegation, along with Gov. Tom Wolf and state food bank and agricultural industry advocates, Pennsylvania Agriculture Sec. Russell Redding has received federal approval for the Pennsylvania Depa…
HARRISBURG — In conjunction with April’s recognition of National Safe Digging Month, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission reminded consumers, businesses and contractors of the importance of identifying underground infrastructure before digging — to help ensure safety — and urged homeow…
PITTSBURGH — After falling by 13 cents last week, the average price of gasoline across Western Pennsylvania is another 13 cents cheaper this week at $2.229 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report. As pump prices continue to plummet across the country, prices in Western P…
HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania Department of Health confirmed that there are 693 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 4,087 in 59 counties.
The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford is one of 123 colleges and universities named to Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society’s Transfer Honor Roll in recognition of the dynamic pathways it has created to support transfer students.
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is encouraging all Americans to only flush toilet paper, not disinfecting wipes or other non-flushable items that should be disposed of in the trash.
Penn State Extension has adjusted its delivery of programs and services in order to protect the health of extension personnel and the public while still delivering science-based education to Pennsylvania communities.
OLEAN, N.Y. — When WT Hair salon in Olean experienced a mandatory shutdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, owner Leo Wolters Tejera and his partner, Elle Tejera, turned their focus on making personal protection equipment for local health care workers and at-risk residents.
HARRISBURG — United Way of Pennsylvania and PA 211 launched an informational campaign by text to keep Pennsylvanians connected to verified sources of information on Coronavirus and resources to help households struggling with a loss of income.
HARRISBURG — As COVID-19 cases continue to grow and the state continues to seek relief to save lives and stop the spread of COVID-19, today Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine revised their “Stay at Home” orders to include Carbon, Cumberland, Dauphin and Schuylkill co…
Rental crackdown sought
The Wolf administration said at this time law enforcement will focus on ensuring that residents are aware of the order and informing the public of social distancing practices rather than enforcement.
More than any other in recent memory, this week is a make-or-break for the national economy, and particularly Pennsylvania’s, as the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic starts to hit home.
MIDLAND, Pa., March 31, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center, a nonprofit arts and education organization based in Midland, Beaver County, is offering digital courses, content, and support to Pennsylvania school districts struggling to provide online instruction to students during the current state-wide closure caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The suspect in the Jan. 24 stabbing at The Lighter Side bar in Bradford has been apprehended in the Buffalo, N.Y., area.
A Falconer, N.Y., woman is in McKean County Jail after she allegedly struck two nurses at Bradford Regional Medical Center.
A Tioga County man has been accused of stealing chainsaws from a Potter County business.
A Ridgway man has been accused of committing indecent assault against a youth in McKean County.
Benchmark crude oil rose 39 cents to settle at $20.48 a barrel Tuesday. Brent crude oil, the international standard, fell 2 cents to close at $22.74 a barrel.
NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon fired a worker who organized a walkout at a New York warehouse to demand greater protection against the new coronavirus, saying the employee himself flouted distancing rules and put others at risk.
Stocks closed lower on Wall Street Tuesday, ending the first three months of the year with a decline of 20%, the market's worst quarter since the dark days of the financial crisis.
The IRS and the Treasury Department say Americans will start receiving their economic impact checks in the next three weeks.
NEW YORK (AP) — In Sandwich, New Hampshire, a town of 1,200 best known as the setting for the movie “On Golden Pond," broadband is scarce. Forget streaming Netflix, much less working or studying from home. Even the police department has trouble uploading its reports.
The societal response to the Covid-19 outbreak in the United States has led to most people practicing social distancing, and large segments of some states’ populations essentially in social isolation. Spending more time than usual indoors and away from social situations, and the lack of facetime with friends is something many people are struggling with. Time alone without that social outlet is for some people new, uncomfortable and even scary.
With the current coronavirus outbreak going on around the world, many employees are being forced to work from home to support “social distancing.” While this may come easy for some companies or employees, others might not be used to this new work environment.
You’ve likely read a lot about the coronavirus or talked about it with friends or co-workers. It’s been on almost every major news outlet website, newspaper or TV station in the last few months. The coronavirus was first detected in China, and it’s now been detected in about 60 locations internationally, including the U.S., according to the Centers and Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
You’ve reached the significant milestone of retirement. Although you might be out of the workforce, that doesn’t mean you can’t splurge a little and treat yourself to a vacation — and still stay active. After all, retirement is a great time to travel the world and visit certain spots you’ve always wanted to see in person.
There’s no shortage of medical information on the internet; so, when it comes to men and prostate cancer, how do you separate myth from fact? What about dated and current information?
(The Center Square) – As of March 31, 30 of the 50 states have issued stay-at-home orders to residents. Although the names of the orders – shelter-in-place, stay-at-home, stay home, stay safe – vary from state to state, they include at least two common elements: the closure of nonessential businesses and requesting all residents to stay home except for essential trips.
(The Center Square) – President Donald Trump said Tuesday that a surge is coming in the spread of the novel coronavirus that has infected more than 160,000 Americans and killed more than 3,700, but urged everyone to follow federal guidelines so the country can end the pandemic.
(The Center Square) – New projections from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluations forecasts the U.S. will reach its peak for daily COVID-19 deaths in mid-April.
(The Center Square) – President Donald Trump on Monday said the next 30 days will be vital in the country's fight against COVID-19 while also announcing the U.S. has tested more than a million Americans for the disease.
TORONTO (AP) — Canada's largest city, Toronto, announced Tuesday it is canceling all city-led and permitted events through June 30 amid the coronavirus pandemic.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico has started taking tougher measures against the coronavirus after weeks of its president hugging followers and saying religious medals would protect him. Some experts warn the sprawling country of 129 million is acting too late and testing too little to prevent the …
PARIS (AP) — One by one, elderly residents of French nursing homes are going into forced isolation into their rooms. Their caregivers are walling themselves in as well, against both the known and the unknown. They are running out of body bags.