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February 11, 2021

CDC Study Highlights Protection from Mask-Wearing

A new report released this week from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) highlighted the importance of proper mask-wearing and evaluated two possible strategies to improve the fit of masks to limit the spread of COVID-19.

February 09, 2021

PA Department of Health Launches COVID-19 Vaccine Resource Tool

The Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) today announced the launch of Your Turn, an online resource tool that educates Pennsylvanians about where they fall in the COVID-19 vaccine prioritization effort and alerts residents when it is their turn to schedule an appointment for the vaccine.

February 08, 2021

PA Hearing: Vaccine Shortage Continues to Pose Challenge

The COVID-19 vaccine supply shortage remains the largest obstacle slowing the pace of vaccination across the commonwealth, area hospital, community, and public health leaders told the House Democratic Policy Committee during a public hearing today.

February 05, 2021

Amended PA House Bill Calls for National Guard Plan

Today, the Pennsylvania House unanimously approved a measure allowing the Pennsylvania National Guard to assist with the distribution and administration of the COVID-19 vaccine across the commonwealth. The bill, sponsored by Representative Tim O’Neal (R-Washington), now moves to the Senate for consideration. The vote comes a day after lawmakers amended the House bill, removing language mandating the Pennsylvania National Guard set up mass vaccination clinics in every Pennsylvania county.