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Geisinger keeps non-urgent procedures on hold, updates visitation policies

DANVILLE— Geisinger continues to monitor and respond to the novel coronavirus pandemic to ensure the safety of all our patients, members, visitors and employees and prevent the spread of COVID-19. As part of an evolving response to the pandemic, we are making an adjustment to our ...

Cancellations and Postponements

CHURCHES —Bald Eagle United Presbyterian Church, 111 Main St., Mill Hall, closed until further notice. —Beech Creek Wesleyan Church canceled all services and activities until further notice; live streaming the Sunday Worship Service on their Facebook page “Beech Creek Wesleyan ...

Help for the Community

Woodward Township Police serving the public DINNSTOWN — The Woodward Township Police Department has issued a press release to let township residents know they are committed to continuing to provide police services to the public during this COVID-19 pandemic. Officers will continue to ...

Hundreds attend Clinton Plaza food bank

On Thursday afternoon, hundreds of cars lined up at Clinton Plaza to pick up food, which was provided by the New Love Center and the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank. They teamed up with Great Island Presbyterian Church to distribute the food. According to organizer Suzanne Camerer, more than ...

Today is deadline to file exemption applications

Harrisburg— The exemption application process for businesses created in response to Governor Tom Wolf and Department of Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine’s orders to mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, will end at 5 p.m. today. “Businesses who think they may be ...

Mt. Nittany reports first COVID-19 patient

STATE COLLEGE — Mount Nittany Health has confirmed its first hospitalized patient tested positive for COVID-19 on April 1. Due to federal privacy laws and out of respect for the privacy of the patient and the family, no further information on the patient will be shared. “I want to ...

County furloughs 49 employees due to COVID-19

LOCK HAVEN — Although Clinton County has no confirmed cases of the coronavirus at this time, the county commissioners are making preparations if the COVID-19 hits our area. On Thursday, the commissioners approved the furlough of 49 employees — 33 full-time and 15 part-time— effective ...

Small businesses to get a lift from state, federal funding

BELLEFONTE — For small businesses, times are tough. In Centre County, many businesses have been forced to close their doors — at least temporarily — during the COVID-19 crisis. At Tuesday’s Centre County Board of Commissioners meeting, commissioner Mark Higgins gave a presentation ...

UPMC doctors say they have developed a coronavirus vaccine

By David Wenner dwenner@pennlive.com PITTSBURGH —Doctors and researchers at UPMC in Pittsburgh said Thursday they have created a vaccine to protect against COVID-19 and are seeking federal permission to begin testing it for safety. They said they began working on it Jan. 21 and found ...

Stimulus aid for ‘small business’ will go to some big chains

By RYAN J. FOLEY Associated Press IOWA CITY, Iowa — As the federal government prepares to launch a $349 billion loan program meant to help small businesses survive the coronavirus pandemic, critics have growing concerns that some mom-and-pop shops might get squeezed out. The Paycheck ...

City asks residents to fill out survey on Comprehensive Plan

LOCK HAVEN — A Comprehensive Plan survey has been created to give city residents an opportunity to provide input even during Gov. Tom Wolf’s stay-at-home order. City Planner Abbey Roberts spoke about the online survey during Wednesday’s special council meeting. “We are placing a ...

STEP services available amid pandemic shutdowns

WILLIAMSPORT — STEP’s facilities are currently closed to customer walk-ins, but most of the agency’s services — considered essential — continue to offer assistance to individuals and families, many of whom are navigating social assistance for the first time due to COVID-19. ...

Geisinger limits food donations; asks groups to schedule ahead

DANVILLE— Geisinger would like to remind any individuals, groups or organizations wanting to make charitable donations in this time of need to please schedule those donations through the donation website, geisinger.org/fightcovid, or by calling 800-739-6882. “We are very thankful for the ...

Spay/neuter requirement for adoptions waived

HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania Dog Law that requires shelters and rescues to spay/neuter dogs and cats prior to adoption has been waived for pets adopted during active COVID-19 mitigation efforts in Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture made the announcement in an effort ...

Cancellations and Postponements

CHURCHES —Bald Eagle United Presbyterian Church, 111 Main St., Mill Hall, closed until further notice. —Beech Creek Wesleyan Church canceled all services and activities until further notice; live streaming the Sunday Worship Service on their Facebook page “Beech Creek Wesleyan ...

Help for the Community

Woodward Township Police serving the public DINNSTOWN — The Woodward Township Police Department has issued a press release to let township residents know they are committed to continuing to provide police services to the public during this COVID-19 pandemic. Officers will continue to ...

UPMC continues to test patients for virus

By PAT CROSSLEY Special to The Express While lauding the progress being made by his fellow doctors in the development of a vaccine for COVID-19, Dr. Donald Yealy, chair at the Department of Emergency Medicine at UPMC snd the University of Pittsburgh, focused on the current pandemic that is ...

Navy fires captain who sought help for virus-striken ship

By LOLITA C. BALDOR and ROBERT BURNS Associated Press WASHINGTON — The captain of a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier facing a growing outbreak of the coronavirus was fired Thursday by Navy leaders who said he created a panic by sending his memo pleading for help to too many people. Navy ...

Wolf says statewide quarantine ‘the most prudent option’

HARRISBURG (AP) — All Pennsylvania residents must stay home as much as possible to help slow the spread of the coronavirus, Gov. Tom Wolf said Wednesday as he dramatically expanded the footprint of the quarantine to include the entire state. “This is the most prudent option to stop the ...

Activities and travel allowed under ‘stay-at-home’ order

HARRISBURG — The following rules are in place regarding Gov. Tom Wolf’s stay-at-home order which he extended to all 67 counties in the Commonwealth Wednesday. Individuals may leave their residence only to perform any of the following allowable individual activities and allowable essential ...