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Department of Health Provides Update on COVID-19 Vaccinations, Cases and Hospitalizations

The Pennsylvania Department of Health provided a weekly COVID-19 update. “Pennsylvania, like the rest of the nation, is experiencing a steep increase in the number...

Feds Select Hospital and EMS Strike Team Locations to Assist with...

Department of Health (DOH) Acting Secretary Keara Klinepeter and the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) Director Randy Padfield announced that the federal government has...

Governor Responds to Congressional Redistricting Map Proposed by House Government Committee

Governor Tom Wolf sent a letter to House leadership and the chairs of the House State Government Committee outlining his concerns with the proposed new map...

Governor Names Leigh Chapman New Acting Secretary of Commonwealth

Governor Tom Wolf announced his intention to name Leigh M. Chapman to serve as Acting Secretary of the Commonwealth. Chapman will replace Acting Secretary...

CDC Recommends Shorter COVID Isolation, Quarantine

U.S. health officials cut isolation restrictions for Americans who catch the coronavirus from 10 to five days and similarly shortened the time that close...

Agri-Link Investment Program Relaunched Offering Low-Interest Loans to Farmers

PA Treasurer Stacy Garrity, Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding, Rep. Rich Irvin, and the chairs of the Senate and House Agriculture & Rural Affairs...

Governor, First Lady Send Holiday Greetings to Pennsylvanians 

Governor Tom Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf celebrated the holiday season by delivering a recorded holiday greeting to Pennsylvanians. “This time of year is a magical...

Penn State Informs Students ‘Be Prepared to Alter Plans’ for Spring...

Penn State intends to start the spring semester in person as planned, but with increasing local hospitalizations remaining high and uncertainty created by the...

PA Acting Health Secretary Alison Beam to Resign at End of...

Governor Tom Wolf announced that Department of Health Acting Secretary Alison Beam will resign at the end of the year. The governor also announced...

Gov. Wolf Announces $10 Million for the Codorus Greenway Project in...

Governor Tom Wolf was joined by Rep. Carol Hill-Evans, Kevin Schreiber, CEO, York County Economic Alliance, and Jeff Vermeulen, Assistant Vice President for External...

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