Health experts and advocates from across the state joined Spotlight PA on Thursday for a live reader Q&A event. Here are some of the most important takeaways.
The state is relying on a patchwork of individual health-care providers to create and manage their own scheduling, causing frustration among some residents.
Public schools across the Pittsburgh region pivoted to online learning over the past year to keep their students safe. But for students without reliable or affordable high-speed internet access, the new normal highlights the disparity in how internet services are provided across the commonwealth — and its cost.
With news that one COVID-19 vaccine is already being distributed at hospitals statewide, what is Pennsylvania’s plan for getting the vaccine out to the public?
During the three-week long mitigation period, extracurricular activities at schools, such as sports, plays, concerts and dances are suspended.
The new deaths, which ranged from Oct. 20 to Nov. 5, included a person in their 20s, two in their 70s and two in their 90s. Two of the five deaths occurred in long-term care facilities.
The Allegheny County Health Department [ACHD] reported 189 new COVID-19 infections Thursday and no new COVID-related fatalities. The newly reported cases bring the total count since March 14 to 16,599 infections.
After two amendments and two days of public testimonies, the PPS board voted Wednesday in favor of extending exclusive online learning for most students through Jan. 2021.
Federal coronavirus relief money made a big difference in Pennsylvania, but as it dries up, a second wave of closures could be coming.
Potential liability should students or staff become infected with COVID-19 at school is a top concern among some education leaders.
On the list of public health recommendations known to help stem the global coronavirus pandemic, mask-wearing and social distancing are at the top. Unfortunately, complying with these basic public health measures has become politicized, leading some folks to refuse to do either or both.
Advocates say the order, which puts evictions on ice until Aug. 31, gives the state’s new rental assistance program more time to reach those who need help.