COVID-19 Coverage

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Looking for food? is collecting all the information we receive about where you and your family can find food during the covid-19 shutdown. If you know of a service organization giving away food, please email


So much can change in a couple of weeks! This column is being written from my home because, like many of you, my employer has asked me to work remotely for my protection and the protection for others. Psychologists like myself are starting to be concerned about the short- and long-term impac…

Williamsport – For the safety of patients and staff, and to lower their likelihood of exposure to any illness including COVID-19, UPMC facilities in the Susquehanna region have updated visitation restrictions at facilities across the region.

Altoona, Pa. -- Sheetz will temporarily suspend its self-service beverages and self-serve bakery items due to COVID-19 safety concerns, the company annouced in an email letter to customers from Travis Sheetz, President and Chief Operating Officer.

Last week, the Williamsport YWCA was forced to cancel Cinderella's Closet, a prom dress donation program that allows high schoolers to find gently used formal wear for a minimal price. The program may be rescheduled depending on schools' final decisions regarding prom season, but it currentl…


A number of steps have been taken to protect seniors during statewide efforts to reduce the spread of the coronavirus, including specific guidance released by the Department of Aging and loosened requirements for the PACE prescription assistance program.

In order to be tested for COVID-19, people who suspect they might have the virus, who are experiencing symptoms of a fever, dry cough, or shortness of breath, are being asked to see their primary care physician. The doctor evaluates each patient before recommending a test. (Seek help at an E…

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A new COVID-19 specimen collection site at the UPMC Williamsport Hospital opens today to increase testing capacity in a safe and controlled environment. “We have already been testing patients for coronavirus,” said Heather Stafford, director, Infection Prevention Control at UPMC. This new te…