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Coronavirus

Pennsylvania to text people who missed second vaccine shot

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's Department of Health will carry out a text messaging campaign to encourage roughly 254,000 people in the state to follow through and get the second shot of the two-shot COVID-19 vaccine that they never received, officials said Thursday. The campaign ...

Masks optional at school, required on buses

For now, Warren County School District plans to open up with a ‘masks optional’ policy. However, the district may not have the ability to allow students not to wear masks while they are on buses or vans on their way to and from school. At Monday night’s special meeting of the school ...

Officials say slight hike in COVID-19 cases

There has been a slight uptick in the number of COVID-19 cases in Warren County over the past week, but officials can’t say it’s due to Delta. There were 20 cases in the county in all of June and there had been six this month through July 19. In the last seven days, the Pennsylvania ...

County unemployment up slightly

The unemployment rate in Warren County went up a tick in June, but it was still the lowest in the region. According to the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry, the seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate for the county was 6.1 percent in June. That was a step back from the 5.7 ...

EXPLAINER: Employers have legal right to mandate COVID shots

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The state of California. New York City. Hospitals and nursing homes. Colleges and universities. Employers are putting COVID-19 vaccine requirements into place and it's getting attention. But what happens if workers refuse? Federal ...

No mask mandate, but Pennsylvania urged to follow guidance

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf said Tuesday that he is not considering a statewide mask mandate as coronavirus cases surge in Pennsylvania and across the country, while his administration said it is not requiring masks in schools. Wolf, speaking on KDKA-AM in Pittsburgh, said his ...