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August 16, 2021

DOH Announces Strategies to Safely Reopen Schools this Fall

The Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) announced two strategies to safely reopen schools this fall, including vaccination clinics for school communities and a grant-funded testing program for districts across the commonwealth.

August 10, 2021

Senate Passes $550 Billion Infrastructure Bill

The U.S. Senate today passed an infrastructure plan that invests $550 billion into America’s transportation, broadband, and utility systems, while beginning deliberations on a $3.5 trillion budget proposal with several important health care priorities.

August 09, 2021

Report: Hospital Recovery Uneven amid Spread of Delta Variant

Through June, the nation’s hospitals and health systems have seen mixed progress in their recovery from the pandemic, but the threat of the Delta variant looms during the second half of the year, according to the latest hospital national snapshot report from Kaufman Hall.

August 05, 2021

Moderna Seeks FDA Approval for COVID-19 Vaccine

Moderna officials plan to submit their COVID-19 vaccine for full approval to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) by the end of the month, company officials said today.

July 29, 2021

DOH to Text Reminders about Second COVID-19 Shot

The Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) is launching a campaign to reach about 254,000 Pennsylvanians who missed the second dose of their COVID-19 vaccine series. The DOH campaign will target individuals who did not complete the second dose of their Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccines at least 10 weeks after their first dose, Acting Health Secretary Alison Beam said during a press briefing today.