COVID-19 Coverage

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Harrisburg, Pa. -- As the state continues to seek relief to save lives and stop the spread of COVID-19, today Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine revised their “Stay at Home” orders to include Beaver, Centre and Washington counties, bringing the state total to 22 coun…

There’s no denying that the new strain of coronavirus causing COVID-19 is of special concern to seniors and those with chronic health conditions, such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and respiratory disease. But it’s important to remember not to panic and that there are steps you can tak…

Looking for food? Northcentralpa.com 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 joshb@northcentralpa.com

Although schools have closed throughout the state, Safe2Say Somethingwill remain available for use. Safe2Say Something is the statewide tip line for students throughout the state with concerns about themselves or for others, for example due to depression or cyberbullying.

For the health and safety their campus communities and in part due to restrictions on event sizes, Mansfield and Bloomsburg Universities have made the difficult decision to postpone their Spring 2020 Commencement ceremonies. Mansfield's was originally scheduled for May 2, and Bloomsburg's wa…

As we all continue to navigate purchasing what is needed for our families during isolation and distancing, residents are being reminded not to panic buy. The Secretary of Agriculture, Giant Foods, and the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank all recently voiced concerns over hoarding practices and…

Altoona, Pa. —Sheetz says they will pay employees an additional $3 per hour in an effort to support frontline employees who are working tirelessly through the COVID-19 crisis. Since Sheetz sells gasoline and food, it's considered an essential business and was not part of the shutdown ordered…

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This week, Mayor of Montoursville Steve Bagwell alerted residents to the closure of many of the facilities at Indian Park, including basketball courts, tennis courts, baseball fields, and playground equipment. 

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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…