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December 30, 2020

Wolf Administration Impresses Importance of Ongoing Mitigation Efforts and Vaccine Access for All Health Care and Emergency Workers

During a press conference today, the Wolf Administration reviewed the current status of COVID-19 in Pennsylvania and reinforced ongoing mitigation efforts, while confirming the time-limited order put into place on December 12 will expire on January 4. Officials also provided an update about progress in administering the COVID-19 vaccine and reinforced the priority of ensuring access to the COVID-19 vaccine for health care and emergency workers.

December 10, 2020

New Temporary COVID-19 Restrictions Announced for Pennsylvania

During a press conference this afternoon, Governor Tom Wolf highlighted the continuing surge in COVID-19 cases across the state, adding that new temporary restrictions are necessary to stop the spread of COVID-19 and avoid overwhelming the state’s hospitals and health care delivery system. Governor Wolf also stressed that the new restrictions are being put into place to help keep Pennsylvanians as safe as possible during the upcoming holidays.

November 12, 2020

We All Play a Role in Our Cybersecurity

This year has brought tremendous challenges to how we live, so that we can do our part to slow the spread of COVID-19; we are increasingly relying on a virtual world to complete everyday activities. 

September 15, 2020

What Does ‘All-hazards’ Planning Mean?

I’ve worked in emergency management in the Southeastern region of Pennsylvania for a long time. I feel like I’ve seen it all and planned for it all. Emergency managers develop plans for events through an approach we call, “All-Hazards Planning.” 

September 01, 2020

Ideal Leadership during the Emergency Management Preparedness Phase

I’ve worked with some great leaders during my tenure, and many of the best ones have adopted a transformational style of leadership. Their examples are the ones that I have used most often as I strive to be an effective leader in my own work in the emergency management community.

July 30, 2020

Key Areas of Emergency Preparedness—Are You Ready?

For close to ten years, The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) has embraced an emergency management (EM) program, supporting organizations across the commonwealth before, during, and after crisis. 

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