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Department of Health launches new dashboard for comprehensive view of COVID-19 impact on skilled nursing facilities

Acting Secretary of Health Alison Beam has launched a new dashboard to provide a comprehensive view of the COVID-19 impact on residents and staff in 688 nursing homes across the state. The department...

 

City announces masking guidance for employees and city facilities

The City of Pittsburgh has updated mask guidance for all city facilities based on CDC guidance. Individuals who are unvaccinated are required to wear masks at all times inside city facilities....

 

Fitzgerald announces vaccination requirement for new county employees

County Executive Rich Fitzgerald has announced measures for unvaccinated county employees as COVID cases begin to increase again in our region. Beginning next week, all new hires will have to be vaccinated, current employees who are unvaccinated...

 

Pennsylvania announces upcoming end to pandemic-related licensing waivers

The Pennsylvania Department of State announced its professional licensing waivers issued under the COVID-19 disaster declaration will begin to expire in several phases starting August 17. Under Act 21 of 2021, all waived and suspended regulations...

 

Department of Corrections announces proactive mitigation efforts to protect against COVID-19

Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (DOC) Secretary John Wetzel has announced additional steps the department is taking to keep the incarcerated population protected against COVID-19. Incarcerated individuals will be assigned to housing units...

 

Vaccine provider map shows vaccine clinic locations throughout the county

With vaccine becoming more plentiful in the county, residents now have the option of considering locations closer to their home or workplace to get the COVID-19 vaccine. To make that process easier for the public, Allegheny County has worked with...

 

TruthNotCOVID campaign launches with community website, social channels

Dr. Debra Bogen, director of the Allegheny County Health Department, has announced a new campaign, developed by a Community Advisory Board and MEE Productions Inc., has launched. The “Spreading Truth, NOT COVID” initiative provides trusted,...

 

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...

 

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