Coronavirus


Sayre and Athens, in Bradford County. (Shutterstock Photo/JC Ryan)
Which Five Pennsylvania Counties Have the Lowest Percentage of Fully Vaccinated People?

Five Pennsylvania counties have fully vaccinated 25% of their populations or less.

Acting state Secretary of Health Alison Beam speaks during a news conference on Tuesday, April 13, 2021. She said that the pause in administering the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is "out of an abundance of caution." (Screenshot)
Wolf to Lift Mask Requirement No Later Than June 28

Pennsylvania will drop its mask mandate on June 28, Acting Secretary of Health Alison Beam said Thursday morning.

In this May 12, 2021 file photo, Gov. Tom Wolf speaks at an event in Mechanicsburg, Pa.  Beyond the local races on ballots, Pennsylvania’s primary election determined the future of a governor’s authority during disaster declarations. (AP Photo/Marc Levy)
Pennsylvanians Back Amendments that Limit a Governor’s Powers

Pennsylvania voters appear to have approved two state constitutional amendments that will restrict a governor’s powers during statewide disasters.

A person wearing a face mask as a precaution against COVID-19 walks between beds of tulips at Dilworth Park in Philadelphia, Wednesday, April 14, 2021. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
States and Businesses Grapple With New CDC Mask Guidelines

States, businesses and cities are trying to figure out how they will handle the CDC's new masking guidelines.

In this May 11, 2021 photo, Rochelle Walensky, Director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, testifies before a Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, Tuesday, May 11, 2021 on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Jim Lo Scalzo/Pool via AP)
Pennsylvania Follows CDC Guidelines: Most Fully Vaccinated People Don’t Need Masks

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention eased indoor mask-wearing guidance for fully vaccinated people on Thursday.

A certified medical assistant prepares doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination center at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. The US took a major step in the pandemic this week by clearing the Pfizer vaccine for youth ages 12-15. (Image via AP Photo/John Locher, File)
This Duke Pediatrician Explains Why the Pfizer Vaccine Is Safe for Kids 12 and Up

Here’s what to know about how the Pfizer vaccine works in adolescents, and what to expect.

Junior Molly Day gets her first Pfizer COVID vaccine at Ridley High School in Delaware County, Monday afternoon May, 3, 2021, as part of a clinic for students age 16-18. "It feels good, I'm happy I can protect myself and others," Day said after she got the shot. (Daily Times Photo via Getty Images/Pete Bannan)
FDA Approves Pfizer Vaccine for Kids 12 and Up

The FDA expanded its emergency use authorization of the Pfizer vaccine on Monday, taking a huge step in the overall vaccination effort and bringing incalculable relief to many parents.