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Coronavirus

County COVID cases dropping

The Omicron surge appears to be waning in Warren County. So far in February, there has been an average off 15.6 cases per day. In January, the average was over 40. The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported only one new case on both Monday and Wednesday this week, and there has not been ...

More virus rules fall as CDC hints at better times ahead

The nation's leading health officials said Wednesday that the U.S. is moving closer to the point that COVID-19 is no longer a "constant crisis" as more cities, businesses and sports venues began lifting pandemic restrictions around the country. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ...

District’s COVID rules step down again

Warren County School District is stepping down its COVID plans. On Monday, the school board approved a modified health and safety plan. In it, students who are COVID-positive, who are symptomatic, and those who are identified as close contacts and will not wear masks for the next five days ...

Nursing homes near national turnover averages

The pandemic has been tough on everyone. But health care workers, like those in nursing homes, have had it particularly rough. Evidence of that can be seen in the number of care givers who left their jobs. Nationwide, the turnover rate among nurses in nursing homes was about 50 percent in ...

Group to offer cash prizes for newly vaccinated

A local vaccine promotion group is now offering the chance at three $1,000 cash prizes for those in the community who get vaccinated against COVID-19. It’s an effort of the WarrenVAX Team, a collaboration between the Warren County Development Association, Warren General Hospital and many ...

New York lets broad mask mandate expire, but not in schools

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Kathy Hochul announced Wednesday that the state will end a COVID-19 mandate requiring face coverings in most indoor public settings, but will keep masking rules in place in schools. The mandate requiring face coverings in most indoor public settings, like ...