Stories tagged: "Rural communities"


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.

Shown is a farm in in Lebanon, Pa., on May 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Second Wave of Coronavirus Hitting Rural Pennsylvania Hardest

Rural areas of Pennsylvania have seen a tremendous spike in coronavirus cases and COVID-19 deaths since October, pushing numbers far higher than in urban areas.

Pennsylvania officials want rural residents to know they are not alone during the holidays and winter months. (Shutterstock Photo/Daria Chichkareva)
Farmers Need Mental Health Support. PA Officials Encourage Them to Ask for It

The departments of Human Services and Agriculture want to let rural residents to know about valuable mental health resources.