Stories tagged: "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.

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.

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.

Tara Matise teaches her prekindergarten students virtually in her classroom prepared ahead of planned in-person learning at Nebinger Elementary School in Philadelphia, Friday, March 19, 2021. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Pennsylvania to Mandate Masks in All K-12 Schools, Day Cares

The order will take effect Tuesday, Sept. 7 and will require students, teachers, and staff to wear masks when inside.

(Courtesy of Stephanie Lane)
The Pandemic ‘Blew the House of Cards All the Way Down’ for Mothers. Can Joe Biden Build It Back Better?

Moms are not okay. The pandemic has taken a toll and they are exhausted and struggling to find affordable child care. But help could be on the way, as President Joe Biden has a plan to pass a once-in-a-generation investment to help working families.

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)
GOP Leaders Reject Wolf’s Call for Mask Mandate in Schools

The response came one day after Gov. Wolf asked GOP leaders to summon lawmakers to Harrisburg to pass legislation requiring schools and child care facilities to require masks in classrooms.

A vial of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for COVID-19 sits on a table. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
FDA Gives Full Approval to Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine

The US becomes the first country to fully approve the shot, according to Pfizer.