COVID-19 cases are at an all-time high. It's more important than ever to wear a mask, keep your distance, and download the COVID Alert PA app. More on COVID-19 in Pennsylvania.

COVID-19 cases are at an all-time high. It’s more important than ever to wear a mask, keep your distance, and download the COVID Alert PA app. More on COVID-19 in Pennsylvania.

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Gov. Wolf Signs HB 770, Vetoes HB 21 and HB 1737

Governor Tom Wolf signed into law House Bill 770, which updates requirements regarding the education, training and registration of pharmacy technicians and permits pharmacies and pharmacists in Pennsylvania to order and perform certain laboratory examinations and procedures. The governor also vetoed House bills 21 and 1737. House Bill 21 would have created a new license…

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Pennsylvania COVID-19 Early Warning Monitoring Dashboard Update for Nov. 20 – Nov. 26: Case Increases Top 41,000; Percent Positivity at 11.7% and 66 Counties with Substantial Transmission

Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine today released a weekly status update detailing the state’s mitigation efforts based on the COVID-19 Early Warning Monitoring System Dashboard, highlighting a seven-day case increase of 41,424 cases, statewide percent positivity of 11.7%, and 66 of 67 counties with substantial transmission status. The update includes…

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Wolf Administration to Use Wireless Emergency Alert System for COVID-19 Messaging

The Wolf Administration will begin using the national Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) system to provide important public messages about the COVID-19 pandemic. WEA is a national public safety system that allows customers who own compatible mobile devices to receive geographically targeted, text-like messages alerting them of imminent threats to safety in their area. The WEA…

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Governor Wolf Signs Renewal to COVID-19 Disaster Declaration

Yesterday Governor Tom Wolf signed a third renewal of his 90-day Proclamation of Disaster Emergency for the COVID-19 pandemic. The first proclamation was signed on March 6, following the announcement of the first two presumptive positive cases of the virus in Pennsylvania. “With cases and hospitalizations increasing, we cannot afford to let down our guard,”…

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Wolf Administration Provides COVID-19 Testing Update, Reinforces Need for Those with Positive Result to Participate in Contact Tracing

Michael Huff, Director of Testing and Contact Tracing for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, presented an update today on the commonwealth’s COVID-19 testing and contact tracing efforts, emphasizing the need to prioritize case investigations and for those who test positive to participate in contact tracing. To date, the state has been conducting both PCR and antigen…

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