Archive for April 2021
The following is the latest COVID-19 information from Pennsylvania state government as of 4:00 p.m. on Monday, April 12th. Governor Wolf Effective Tuesday, April 13, all Pennsylvania adults will be eligible to schedule an appointment for the COVID-19 vaccine. This is six days earlier than the administration previously stated. Learn more from this Wolf administration news release. The announcement does not affect the city of Philadelphia, which intends to follow to its plan to broaden eligibility next Monday, April 19. Department of Health The Department of Health has updated its infection prevention and control recommendations for health care settings that was last revised in September of 2020. Changes and additions are noted in red throughout the document. The Department of … Read More
The following is the latest COVID-19 information from Pennsylvania’s state government as of 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 7.. Governor Wolf Effective last Sunday, April 4, Governor Wolf and the Department of Health lifted the mandate that businesses operate through telework when possible. Even so, the revised orders “highly encourage” continued use of telework if possible. Learn more from the governor’s revised order, the revised Department of Health order, and this FAQ about this change. This week Pennsylvanians in Phase 1B of the state’s vaccination plan became eligible to schedule COVID-19 vaccinations appointments, the Wolf administration announced in a news release. Phase 1B eligible people include those living in congregate settings not otherwise specified as long-term-care facilities, people receiving home … Read More
Medicaid enrollment in Pennsylvania has risen 13.7 percent in the past year, according to the state’s Department of Human Services, which administers the program. Nearly 400,000 people have joined Pennsylvania’s Medicaid rolls in the past year, raising the total number of participants to 3.2 million. Participation in the state’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), cash assistance program, and Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) have risen as well during the past year. Learn more from this Department of Human Services news release.