Showing posts with label Coronavirus. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Coronavirus. Show all posts

Sunday, May 22, 2022

LVHN is Offering Pfizer-BioNTech Booster Shots for Children Age 5-11

Families can now schedule Pfizer-BioNTech booster shots for children age 5-11 years at least five months after their initial vaccine series through Lehigh Valley Health Network. 

Thursday, February 17, 2022

Schuylkill County School Districts Make Mask Wearing Optional

As the numbers for new COVID-19 cases continue to the drop Statewide, most Schuylkill County School Districts have or will be making mask wearing optional, with a few exceptions.

Friday, January 7, 2022

COVID-19 Booster Shots for Ages 12-15 Now Available from Local Health Providers

Local health providers have announced that the Coronavirus Booster shots are now available for ages 12-15 with the support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Monday, December 27, 2021

LVHN Tightens Visitation Policy Amid COVID-19 Surge

As COVID-19 numbers begin to rise higher and higher each day, the Lehigh Valley Health Network is tightening their visitation policy.

Monday, December 13, 2021

Schuylkill County School Districts Differ on Mask Mandates After Supreme Court Ruling

On Friday, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled the mask mandate issued by the Department of Health illegal.  Over the weekend, Schuylkill County School Districts announced how they would be moving forward in terms of making staff an students where a masks inside district buildings.

Saturday, December 11, 2021

Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Geisinger and LVHN Offering COVID-19 Vaccines for Ages 5 to 11

After Tuesday's recommendation by the CDC to allow children ages 5 to 11 to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, children can now receive the shot from area hospitals.

Saturday, September 25, 2021

Geisinger Updates Visitation Policies

With continued increases in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, Geisinger is updating its in-person visitation policies to protect the safety of their patients, visitors and employees.

Friday, September 24, 2021

Saint Clair and Pottsville Dunkin Donuts Move to All Drive Thru Due to Understaffing

Staff shortage and lack of people willing to work has forced Dunkin Donuts in Pottsville and Saint Clair to move to an all drive thru option.

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

North Schuylkill School Board Adjourns Meeting for "Health and Safety Issues"

As with other district's around our area lately, the issue of wearing a mask and requiring children to wear a mask during their school day, was the topic of discussion at North Schuylkill Wednesday evening.

Thursday, September 2, 2021

Shenandoah Valley Football Game Scheduled for Friday Night Postponed

The football game that was schedule for Friday night at Shenandoah Valley will be played at a later date.

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Pennsylvania to Mandate Masks for Students in K-12 and Day Cares

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf is expected to announce Tuesday afternoon that masks will be mandated while children are in schools, according to the Republican Herald and multiple other news outlets.

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Geisinger Requiring COVID-19 Vaccine for All Employees

On Wednesday, Geisinger announced all employees will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 by October 15. 

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Schuylkill County Coronavirus Update - 08/18/2021


On Wednesday, the Pennsylvania Department of Health confirmed that between Tuesday and Wednesday, there were 2,332 new cases of COVID-19 bringing the statewide total is 1,256,324..

Monday, August 16, 2021

Schuylkill County Coronavirus Update - 08/16/2021

On Monday, the Pennsylvania Department of Health confirmed that between Saturday and Monday, there were 5,951 new cases of COVID-19.

Masks to be Required for Visitors and Employees of the Schuylkill County Government Facilities

With the rise of new COVID-19 cases across Pennsylvania and Schuylkill County,  Schuylkill County Officials are reimplementing the mask requirement policy in County-owned facilities.

Saturday, August 7, 2021

Geisinger Reinstates Visitation Restrictions Due to COVID-19 Spread

As COVID-19 cases increase, Geisinger will reinstate visitation restrictions and continues to en

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Schuylkill Response, Recovery, & Renewal (RRR) Task Force Launches Operation Vaccination

As part of the collective efforts of the Schuylkill Response, Recovery, & Renewal (RRR) Task Force, a vaccination project, “Operation Vaccination”, was launched by the task force to encourage Schuylkill County students and community members to get vaccinated. 

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Pennsylvania Senate Advances Argall Bill to Increase Vaccine Transparency

The Senate passed a bill by a unanimous, bipartisan vote of 50-0 to increase the transparency of Pennsylvania’s vaccine rollout by requiring the Department of Health to make public the amount of vaccine doses that have been wasted, according to Senator David G. Argall (R-Berks/Schuylkill).

Monday, June 7, 2021

Lehigh Valley Health Network Adjusts Visitation Policy as COVID-19 Improves

Lehigh Valley Health Network is revising its visitation policy as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to improve in our communities.