Archive for May 2021
The following is the latest COVID-19 information from Pennsylvania’s state government as of 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 12. The Wolf Administration The Wolf administration has announced that event and gathering maximum occupancy limits will be raised for indoor and outdoor events and gatherings as of Monday, May 17. Mask requirements remain in effect, consistent with recent federal CDC guidelines, and the new state limits do not preclude municipalities, school districts, and venue operators from imposing stricter mitigation requirements. Learn more from this Wolf administration news release. Department of Health Pennsylvania has shifted to the federal vaccine locator site, vaccines.gov, as the primary web site to which it is now directing people who are looking for a place to receive … Read More
The Pennsylvania Health Law Project has published its April 2021 newsletter. Included in this month’s edition are articles about: The impact of the American Rescue Plan on health insurance eligibility. The impact of the American Rescue Plan on “Pennie,” Pennsylvania’s health insurance marketplace. Federal updates on nursing home visitation. Medicare coverage of COVID-19 testing and vaccines. Using the Medical Assistance Transportation program to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Advancing maternal health care coverage in Pennsylvania. Read about these subjects and more in the Pennsylvania Health Law Project’s April 2021 newsletter.
The following is the latest COVID-19 information from Pennsylvania’s state government as of 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 4. Governor Wolf The Wolf administration announced that mitigation orders except masking will be lifted in Pennsylvania on Memorial Day, Monday, May 31 at 12:01 a.m. The current order requiring Pennsylvanians to wear masks will be lifted when 70 percent of Pennsylvanians age 18 and older are fully vaccinated. Face coverings are required to be worn indoors and outdoors for people away from their homes. Requirements such as testing and reporting new cases will remain in place for hospitals and long-term-care facilities. These updates do not prevent municipalities and school districts from continuing and implementing stricter mitigation efforts. The governor’s Proclamation of Disaster Emergency for the COVID-19 pandemic remains in place. Learn more from this Wolf administration … Read More
The following is the latest COVID-19 information from Pennsylvania’s state government as of 3:30 p.m. on Friday, April 30. Department of Health The Department of Health updated its guidance for long-term-care facilities on how to respond to new suspected, probable, or confirmed COVID-19 cases in staff and residents. The Department of Health issued guidance on core infection prevention and control measures for long-term-care facilities as a supplement to guidance for all health care facilities issued in PA-HAN-563 on April 9. The Department of Health updated its guidance on work restrictions for health care workers with exposure to COVID-19. Department of Health – by the numbers The daily number of new COVID-19 cases, while still very high, fell earlier in the … Read More