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Pennsylvania Reports First Human Case of West Nile Virus in 2020 

Pennsylvania’s first probable human case of West Nile Virus infection in 2020 has been detected in a Potter County resident. Samples are being sent...

Department of Health Builds Contact Tracing Resources to Support Increases of...

The Pennsylvania Department of Health provided an update on contact tracing efforts as COVID-19 remains a threat in our communities. Contact tracing is the...

American Lung Association Launches ‘Buy 2, Give 2 Masks’ Campaign to...

As COVID-19 cases continue to increase, states are issuing orders that require people to wear face masks in public to slow the spread. To...

Pitt, Penn State, Temple University Presidents Voice Support for Mask-Wearing

Presidents of the University of Pittsburgh, Penn State University and Temple University voiced their support for mask-wearing and mitigation efforts put in place by...

PA Announces PacMAT Grant Recipients to Help Fight the Opioid Addiction...

Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine announced two new health systems intend to build medication-assisted treatment programs for Pennsylvanians suffering from opioid use disorder...

PA Announces Partnership with National Nonprofit, Shatterproof, to End Substance Use...

Pennsylvania, through its Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP), will be one of three founding partners and the first state partner with Shatterproof in supporting...

Wearing a Mask Benefits Public Health and the Bottom Line

One of the surprising flashpoints of the COVID-19 pandemic has arisen around a seemingly simple act: wearing a mask to cover your mouth and...

Department of Health: Extreme Heat Can Cause Dangerous Health Conditions in...

As hot summer weather continues across the state, the Department of Health encourages all Pennsylvanians to be aware of the dangerous impacts extreme heat...

 $10 Million in New Funding Available to Support Advancement of COVID-19...

Governor Tom Wolf announced the availability of $10 million in grant funding through the COVID-19 Vaccines, Treatments, and Therapies (CV-VTT) program to support the...

Hazard Pay Grants Now Available for Front-Line Workers in Life-Sustaining Industries...

Governor Tom Wolf announced the availability of $50 million in grant funding to help employers provide hazard pay to employees in life-sustaining occupations during the COVID-19...

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