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Coronavirus

COVID level drops for a day

On Wednesday, Warren County moved down from a high level of community COVID-19 transmission. On Thursday, the county bumped back up from substantial to high. But, for that day, the county was not in the red. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), it was the first ...

CDC: Many healthy Americans can take a break from masks

Most Americans live in places where healthy people, including students in schools, can safely take a break from wearing masks under new U.S. guidelines released Friday. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention outlined the new set of measures for communities where COVID-19 is easing its ...

No new COVID cases reported for three days

It’s been three days since there was a report of a case of COVID-19 in Warren County. According to the Pennsylvania Department of Health, there have been no new cases since Friday, when there were eight reported. Since then, the county has been holding steady at 7,161 total cases. The last ...

Brooks bill to expand COVID testing advances

Warren County’s two state Senators are backing legislation to allow pharmacists to bill for COVID-19 antigen testing. Sen. Michele Brooks, R-Crawford/Erie/Mercer/Warren, is the sponsor of S.1057, which seeks to provide additional access to COVID-19 testing and treatment through pharmacists. ...

Contest opened to all vaccinated in county

A contest designed to incentivize people to get vaccinated against COVID-19 has been opened to any county resident that is vaccinated. The GrandVAX Giveaway — three $1,000 awards — was initially only open to individuals who received a vaccine between Feb. 1 and April 30. “The WarrenVAX ...

Omicron surge waning as one new case reported

The Omicron surge appears to be waning in Warren County. After January set a record for new COVID-19 cases, with over 41 cases per day, the first 15 days of February saw 234 cases, or about 15.6 per day. This week, there have been two days when the Pennsylvania Department of Health has ...