Stories tagged: "COVID-19"


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."

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Got the COVID Vaccine? Here are Some Freebies You Can Snag in Pennsylvania

From free rides to your vaccine appointment to free beer, the list of businesses in Pennsylvania offering incentives to employees and customers to get vaccinated is growing.

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.

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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.