Stories tagged: "Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health"


In this Saturday, May 16, 2020, photo, a family walks their field in the Mennonite Valley of Lancaster County, Pa. (AP Photo/Jessie Wardarski)
COVID and the Amish: How the Plain Communities View the Pandemic

Pennsylvania health officials worked with the state's Plain populations at the beginning of the pandemic. The task is harder now that the vaccines are available.

Rural Pennsylvania
The Pandemic Is Hitting Rural Pennsylvania Hard. Here’s Why.

Of the more than 500,000 confirmed coronavirus cases in the state since March, 32% were recorded in rural counties. Rural counties make up just 26% of Pennsylvania’s population.