Coronavirus


A health worker administers a dose of a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine during a vaccination clinic at the Reading Area Community College in Reading, Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Third Shot’s a Charm: Who is Eligible for a COVID Vaccine Booster and Why They Should Get It

Dr. Debra Powell, of Reading Hospital, explains why the COVID-19 vaccine booster shot is important, who is eligible to receive it, and if more booster shots will be necessary.

A syringe is prepared with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at a clinic at the Reading Area Community College in Reading, Pa., Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
COVID-19 Cases, Hospitalizations Rise Among Vaccinated in PA

Over the last month, vaccinated people represented 26% of more than 135,000 new infections and nearly 5,000 hospital admissions across the state.

House Speaker Bryan Cutler, R-Lancaster, says the sort of data the amended Disease Prevention and Control Law bill might produce includes vaccination and infection rates by school district. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
PA House Republicans Vote to Make More Pandemic Data Publicly Available

Democrats argue that amending the Disease Prevention and Control Law would lead to the release of personal medical information.

Angelina DeChristopher, a ninth grade student, works with Brandywine Heights High School art teacher Jennilee Miller on March 1, 2021, in Longswamp Twp. (Photo by Ben Hasty/MediaNews Group/Reading Eagle via Getty Images)
PA Republicans Advance Mask Opt-Out Bill for Students

The law would allow parents and guardians to overrule any mask mandate imposed by the state Department of Health, a local health department, or a school board.

Hempfield School District Superintendent Michael Bromirski speaks during a state Senate Education Committee hearing about the state Department of Health's order for all students and staff to wear masks in schools. (Screenshot)
Stuck in the Middle: PA Schools Dealing With the Fallout From the Mask Order

Politics, not science, is driving the fight over masks in schools, with educators and administrators bearing the brunt of the fallout.

A syringe is prepared with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at a clinic at the Reading Area Community College in Reading, Pa., Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Official: Pennsylvania ‘Well Prepared’ for Vaccine Boosters

More than 2,000 providers have COVID-19 vaccine inventory and will be able to administer the extra doses to people who are eligible, while continuing to offer initial vaccinations against the coronavirus, according to the state Health Department.

Learning support teacher Sabrina Werley holds the bottle of hand sanitizer for a student at Cumru Elementary School in Berks County. (Reading Eagle Photo via Getty Images/ Ben Hasty)
PA GOP Fights School Mask Safeguard as COVID Cases Continue to Rise

As coronavirus case numbers continue to climb, especially among school-aged children, Republicans want to end the mask requirement in schools and daycares.