Stories tagged: "coronavirus"


Some of the founders of VaccinatePA talk on a Zoom call. Clockwise, from top left: Zhengming Wang, Richard Goulazian, Andrea Michael, and Courtney Sheridan. (Courtesy of VaccinatePA)
VaccinatePA Is Empowering Pennsylvanians to Get Vaccinated

VaccinatePA has attracted more than 350,000 visitors to their site and their goal is simple—help Pennsylvanians get vaccine appointments.

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)
Pennsylvania Joins National Pause on J&J Vaccine

Health officials said the pause is being made “out of an abundance of caution.”

The Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry Office in Erie in March 2020. (Shutterstock Photo/Kendra Brown)
Pennsylvania Promises Quicker, Easier Jobless Claims System

The new system is based on what officials said is modern software to replace an "obsolete 40-year-old mainframe legacy system."

A sign at a store in Muncie, Indiana, announces that the store accepts SNAP benefits. (Shutterstock Photo/Jonathan Weiss)
Here’s How an Increase in SNAP Benefits Can Help Pennsylvania’s Food Insecurity

The 15% increase in monthly SNAP benefits in the American Rescue Plan helps 1.8 million Pennsylvanians and amounts to about $25 more per person per month.

Downtown Coudersport in Potter County. The county is one of those that are struggling with their vaccination numbers.  (Shutterstock Photo/Nolichuckyjake)
These Seven Counties are Lagging Behind the Rest of Pennsylvania When It Comes to COVID Vaccinations

As Pennsylvania continues to improve its coronavirus vaccination efforts, several counties continue to lag behind.

Social distancing and COVID-19 guidelines are posted at the Pennsylvania Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa., Monday, March 22, 2021. The Capitol reopened to the public this month for the first time since December, albeit with social-distancing requirements, no events scheduled inside and a stepped-up police presence following the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
More Than 1 Million Pennsylvanians Have Tested Positive for the Coronavirus Since Pandemic Began

More than 1 million Pennsylvanians have now tested positive for the coronavirus, according to state health data.

Standardized Testing
Standardized Testing Not a Victim of the Coronavirus Pandemic. But Should it Be?

State officials and educators are grappling with what to do about standardized tests this year.