Stories tagged: "rural Pennsylvania"


Dr. George Garrow, the chief medical officer for the Primary Health Network in Western Pennsylvania, holds a dose of the coronavirus vaccine. (Screenshot)
Logistics Isn’t the Only Problem to Vaccinating Rural PA

Health experts say the vaccine rollout is going slower in rural areas, in part, because rural residents don't trust the government.

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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.

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Newly Signed Law Looks to ‘Wire’ Underserved Areas of PA

Newly signed legislation helps fund entities with the ability to build and operate high-speed internet networks to rural communities.

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What Parts of Pennsylvania Will Reopen First? Gov. Wolf Just Laid Out His Plan.

His reopening plan said a region or county will need to average fewer than 50 new positive cases of the virus per 100,000 residents for 14 days in order to begin moving out from under his statewide lockdown.