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COVID-19

One new COVID-19 case in Clinton County

Clinton County added one new case of COVID-19 on Tuesday, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Health. Since the outbreak first began there have been 121 total cases of COVID-19 in the county. Of those 108 are confirmed and 15 are probable. So far 2,735 people have tested negative to ...

Local businesses receive Small Business Impact funding

LOCK HAVEN — Six businesses in Clinton County were the recipients of a portion of $96 million in COVID-19 Relief Statewide Small Business Assistance funding this week. Gov. Tom Wolf announced that 4,933 businesses throughout the commonwealth received a portion of the funding with ...

Schools to get more state virus analysis to guide reopening

HARRISBURG — Under pressure to give schools more health guidance about how to safely reopen, Gov. Tom Wolf's administration said Monday that it will provide recommendations to school districts based on the local rate of transmission of the coronavirus. The Department of Health plans to ...

Back in business

The following businesses, churches and organizations have let The Express know their status as the green phase reopening continues. If you’d like to add your business or agency to the list, send it to lmuthler@lockhaven.com — Blanchard Church of Christ is holding in-person services at 11 ...

Cancellations

EVENTS — The 2020 Keskunhaka Festival has been canceled due to concerns related to COVID-19. The Tompkins Family looks forward to seeing everyone at the 2021 Keskunhaka Festival. — The Young-Swartz family reunion has been canceled for this month. The reunion will be held next year. ...

Pennsylvania warns of crowds at parks, suggests alternatives

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — State officials say a number of state parks and recreation areas in Pennsylvania are seeing “significant overcrowding" on weekends and during warm weather, and they are suggesting that people go to less crowded areas. The Department of Conservation and Natural ...

No federal relief leaves states, cities facing big deficits

State and local government officials across the U.S. have been on edge for months about how to keep basic services running while covering rising costs related to the coronavirus outbreak as tax revenue plummeted. It’s now clear that anxiety will last a lot longer. Congressional talks over ...

Born with one hand, she’s an inspiration in virus fight

NEW ORLEANS — Two years out of medical school, respiratory therapist Savannah Stuard is on the front lines of the fight against COVID-19 in New Orleans, operating ventilator equipment or manually pumping air into patients’ lungs. It's challenging work under any circumstances, involving ...

US tops five million confirmed virus cases, to Europe’s alarm

ROME — With confirmed coronavirus cases in the U.S. hitting 5 million Sunday, by far the highest of any country, the failure of the most powerful nation in the world to contain the scourge has been met with astonishment and alarm in Europe. Perhaps nowhere outside the U.S. is America’s ...

Two new COVID-19 cases reported in Clinton County

Clinton County added two new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Health. Since the outbreak first began there have been 122 total cases of COVID-19 in the county. Of those 107 are confirmed and 15 are probable. So far 2,720 people have tested negative to ...

Clinton adds a case of COVID-19; Centre climbs two

Clinton County added one case of COVID-19 on Sunday, while Centre County added two. Clinton now has a total of 120 cases of the deadly virus, while Centre has 372. Throughout the state, there were 760 new cases of COVID-19. The statewide total now stands at 118,852. As far as negative tests ...

Amid pandemic, future of many Catholic schools is in doubt

NEW YORK — As the new academic year arrives, school systems across the United States are struggling to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic. Roman Catholic educators have an extra challenge — trying to forestall a relentless wave of closures of their schools that has no end in sight. Already ...

Ohio governor’s conflicting COVID-19 tests raise backlash

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio governor's positive, then negative, tests for COVID-19 have provided fuel for skeptics of government pandemic mandates and critics of his often-aggressive policies. “I'm sure the internet is lighting up with ‘Well, you can't believe any test,' ” Mike DeWine ...

No parties, no trips: Colleges set COVID rules for fall

As they struggle to salvage some semblance of a campus experience this fall, U.S. colleges are requiring promises from students to help contain the coronavirus — no keg parties, no long road trips and no outside guests on campus. No kidding. Administrators warn that failure to wear masks, ...

Last-ditch virus aid talks collapse; no new help for jobless

WASHINGTON — A last-ditch effort by Democrats to revive collapsing Capitol Hill talks on vital COVID-19 rescue money ended in disappointment on Friday, making it increasingly likely that Washington gridlock will mean more hardship for millions of people who are losing enhanced jobless ...

US reports show racial disparities in kids with COVID-19

NEW YORK (AP) — Racial disparities in the U.S. coronavirus epidemic extend to children, according to two sobering government reports released Friday. One of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports looked at children with COVID-19 who needed hospitalization. Hispanic children ...

Wolf highlights increased COVID-19 testing availability

HARRISBURG — Governor Tom Wolf and Pennsylvania Department of Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine on Wednesday highlighted ongoing efforts to expand testing across Pennsylvania to ensure that every Pennsylvanian who wants a test can get one. “If we want to mitigate the spread of this ...

Wolf recommends no high school sports until 2021

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf sent shock waves throughout the sports world Thursday when he recommended at his daily press conference that no sports should be played until Jan. 1, 2021. The response came when a reporter asked for guidance regarding fans and spectators at high school sporting ...

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine tests positive ahead of Trump visit

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine, an early advocate among Republicans of wearing masks and other pandemic precautions, tested positive Thursday for the coronavirus just ahead of a planned meeting with President Donald Trump. The Republican governor's office said he took the test as ...

Penn State: No fans at football games

UNIVERSITY PARK — If football games are played at Beaver Stadium this fall, it will happen without fans. On Thursday, Penn State announced that it is preparing for the upcoming fall sports season without fans in attendance. And yes, that includes football. The announcement was made by Vice ...