The ongoing scientific developments of COVID-19 vaccines continue to produce questions amongst researchers, physicians, and the public. Hospitals look to the FDA and CDC to administer new health practices, including the most recent focus of conversation — booster doses.
Moderna and Johnson & Johnson are both proposing to apply the emergency use of their vaccines to include booster shots for adults 18 years or older. An FDA advisory committee will hear their proposals on Oct. 14 (Moderna) and Oct. 15 (Johnson & Johnson).
Danville, Pa. -- Following recent guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Geisinger, Evangelical, and Weis are offering booster doses of the Pfizer (Comirnaty) COVID-19 vaccine for people who are eligible.
Danville, Pa. -- Following recent guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Geisinger and Evangelical are offering booster doses of the Pfizer (Comirnaty) COVID-19 vaccine for people who are eligible.
Today, 18 months into the COVID-19 pandemic and facing another surge in infections, hospitalizations and deaths, Geisinger is announcing that all employees will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Rooted in values for safety and high-quality care, the decision to require the COVID…
Pittsburgh, Pa. - According to a new analysis by University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) scientists, non-pharmaceutical interventions (such as mask mandates) can be effective at limiting the spread of COVID-19, but states must consider their geographical neighbors in or…
The Giant Company announced today that shoppers and employees who are fully vaccinated will no longer be required to wear masks inside their stores, according to PennLive.
Harrisburg, Pa. – “The pace of vaccinations in Pennsylvania is accelerating each day,” said Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf today during an update on the state's progress with vaccines. As of today, 23% of people in Pennsylvania have received at least their first dose of the vaccine.
Williamsport, Pa. – The Lycoming County Coroner’s Office has obtained a refrigeration unit from the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) in anticipation of needing more space than the morgue at UPMC Williamsport can provide.
Muncy, Pa. – The State Correctional Institute at Muncy has 207 inmates who have active cases of COVID-19, according to the dashboard on the Department of Corrections (DOC) website. Currently, 16 staff have active cases of COVID-19.
Turbotville, Pa. – Warrior Run School District has managed to keep COVID-19 case numbers down, thanks to mitigation efforts and a partnership with Geisinger Health System.
Danville, Pa. – Geisinger hospitals are nearing capacity, as positivity rates of COVID-19 show no sign of slowing down any time soon.
Danville, Pa. – Geisinger President and CEO Dr. Jaewon Ryu said there is now full-blown community spread in the areas that Geisinger serves, including counties in northcentral Pennsylvania. Ryu is urging the public to take the pandemic seriously and double down on preventative measures.
Danville, Pa. – Grandview Nursing and Rehabilitation now has 67 active COVID-19 cases among residents and 33 staff cases, according to the website.
Lewisburg, Pa. – Bucknell University now recommends students stay within a 30-mile radius of Lewisburg unless they are traveling on a Bucknell-sponsored trip.
Loyalsock Township, Pa. – A football game scheduled for Friday night between Warrior Run and Loyalsock will not be played. The game is being canceled due to a probable COVID-19 case at Loyalsock Township School District, according to superintendent Jerry McLaughlin. The game was set to be pl…
Harrisburg, Pa. -- The Department of Health continued to remove states from the travel advisory list as the newest count featured only 16. One less than last week's total.
Harrisburg, Pa. - While the 2020 Pennsylvania Great Outdoors Elk Expo has been canceled due to COVID-19, hunters still can go online Aug. 15 to watch live as the names of those drawing 2020-21 Pennsylvania elk licenses are announced.
Harrisburg, PA – Pennsylvania State Police Liquor Control Enforcement Officers visited 1,168 licensed liquor establishments from Wednesday, August 5 through Thursday, August 6 to ensure businesses are abiding by COVID-19 mitigation requirements that include social distancing, masking, and ot…
University Park—Penn State’s Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics Sandy Barbour greeted the media during a Zoom conference call with a full mask on.
Harrisburg, Pa.—One day after Governor Wolf shook the foundations of high school sports in the state, the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association responded with a letter of its own.