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Gov. Wolf revises mitigation order on gatherings and lifts out-of-state travel restrictions

As COVID-19 cases continue to decline and the state’s vaccination plan is amplified, the Wolf Administration announced revised and lifted mitigation restrictions. “Pennsylvania is taking a measured approach to revising or lifting mitigation order...

 

Governor Wolf announces $145M in hospitality relief funding ready for distribution

Governor Tom Wolf has announced $145 million in funding will be distributed to all 67 Pennsylvania counties through the COVID-19 Hospitality Industry Recovery Program to help support the...

 

Gov. Wolf, Democratic leaders urge legislature to act to allocate $145M in financial support to businesses adversely affected by COVID-19

Governor Tom Wolf is urging the General Assembly to act now to allocate $145 million that is available now to provide support to Pennsylvania businesses that have been adversely affected by the COVID-19 public health crisis. Governor Wolf, joined b...

 

First Lady Frances Wolf announces virtual photo exhibit to document COVID-19 experience

First Lady Frances Wolf has announced One Lens: Sharing Our Common Views, a statewide virtual photo exhibit she is launching to document the story of Pennsylvania throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. The exhibit will celebrate the hard work...

 

State to permit pharmacies to administer COVID-19 vaccines

Governor Tom Wolf has approved a temporary waiver allowing pharmacists licensed by the Department of State to order and administer COVID-19 vaccines without a physician's order when vaccines are...

 

There are options for people struggling to make mortgage payments during COVID-19

 Recent data from Fannie Mae indicate that, of those homeowners most clearly affected by the pandemic and its economic impact, more than 96 percent took advantage of a forbearance plan to help manage their financial obligations. In Allegheny...

 

DCNR cancels all organized in-person events, programs in state parks, forests in response to rising COVID-19 cases

Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn has announced the department has canceled all in-person events and programs organized by its staff and volunteers in all state parks and forests.  “Safety of all ou...

 

COVID-19 datasets are now available

A COVID-19 dataset has been added to the Western Pennsylvania Regional Data Center (WPRDC). “We have received multiple requests for access to the data that is used to present the county’s COVID-19 dashboard,” said County Executive Rich...

 

Department of Health pilots COVID-19 exposure notification mobile app to strengthen contact tracing and mitigation efforts

The Pennsylvania Department of Health it is currently conducting a pilot program for a new COVID-19 exposure-notification mobile app, COVID Alert PA, which will be available to smartphone users...

 

County Health Department increases limit on outdoor gatherings to 100

Health Department Director Dr. Debra Bogen announced the department's order to stem the spread of coronavirus cases in the county has been amended to increase the limit on outdoor events and...

 

Gov. Wolf: Mask-wearing is required, critical to stop COVID-19 spread

Governor Tom Wolf is reminding Pennsylvanians mask-wearing is required when entering any business in all counties in the state in both yellow and green phases of reopening. Masks are considered...

 

Welcoming Pittsburgh Secures $500,000 Grant for COVID-19 Cash Assistance Program to Serve Vulnerable Immigrant Communities

The Mayor’s Office of Equity’s Welcoming Pittsburgh initiative has secured a $500,000 grant from Open Society Foundations for the COVID-19 Cash Assistance Program. The program will be run by local community organizations serving immigrant and...

 

Gov. Wolf: Sec. of Health signs expanded mask-wearing order

Expanding on the business safety order signed by Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine in April that requires the wearing of masks in businesses, Governor Tom Wolf has announced a new order signed by...

 

County Health Department closing bars/restaurants for eat-in service for one week

Allegheny County Health Department Director Dr. Debra Bogen has announced additional mitigation measures are being taken in Allegheny County to further stem the spread of coronavirus cases in the...

 

Gov. Wolf: Mask-wearing is required, critical to stop COVID-19 spread

Governor Tom Wolf is reminding Pennsylvanians mask-wearing is required when entering any business in all counties in the state in both yellow and green phases of reopening. Masks are considered critical in stopping the spread of COVID, now and in...

 

Wolf Administration releases information regarding approved business exemptions

The Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) has released information pertaining to the 6,066 approved business exemptions provided to businesses that could offer life-sustaining services or conduct life-sustaining activities across...

 

PA Human Services launches emergency assistance program to help low-income families amidst COVID-19

Department of Human Services (DHS) Secretary Teresa Miller has announced an Emergency Assistance Program (EAP) to help low-income families who lost wages experiencing financial challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Families who qualify will be...

 

State issues guidance for construction industry to resume work May 1

As the construction industry prepares to resume work, the state issued guidance for all construction businesses and employees to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. All businesses in the construction industry in the commonwealth are permitted to resume...

 

Wolf Administration elaborates on data driven reopening standard

In consultation with public health professionals and in an effort to simplify and to better capture growth, decline, or stability, the Wolf Administration elaborated on the Department of Health metrics and included an example to aid in calculation....

 

Recreational activities will open May 1 in Pennsylvania

To ensure Pennsylvanians have opportunities to safely enjoy outdoor recreation as a way to maintain positive physical and mental health, and in keeping with the commonwealth’s stay-at-home orders to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, Governor Tom...

 

Action needed for people receiving SSI with dependents and who do not file tax returns to receive $500 per child payment

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients who don’t file tax returns will start receiving their automatic Economic Impact Payments directly from the Treasury Department in early May. People receiving SSI benefits who did not file 2018 or 2019...

 

Mayor announces COVID-19 funding for residents and small businesses

Mayor William Peduto's administration plans to issue more than $12 million in new federal funds to organizations supporting residents and small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The fundin...

 

Gov. Wolf extend statewide stay-at-home order until May 8

Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine have announced the statewide stay-at-home orders issued on April 1 to protect Pennsylvanians and mitigate the spread of COVID-19 will be extended until Friday, May 8 at 12:01 AM. The initial...

 

URA's Housing Stabilization Program is available to assist with financial hardships

The Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (URA) announced funding is available for rental and utility assistance through the Housing Opportunity Fund’s Housing Stabilization Program (HSP); mortgage assistance is now available through HSP,...

 

Port Authority now requiring riders to wear masks

Port Authority have taken added steps to comply with a new state health order directed at riders not wearing face coverings. There is no change for riders who are already wearing face coverings on vehicles. Those who board without a face covering,...

 

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