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The Herald's Weekly Coronavirus Update

– WEEKLY UPDATE – As of noon 1/11/2021 Area Counties #Cases / #Deaths / Rate* Bedford: 2,452 / 100 / 208.8 Blair: 7,408 / 192 / 157.6 Cambria: 7,616 / 291 / 223.5 Centre: 9,159 / 153 / 94.2 Clearfield: 3,833 / 57 / 71.9... — Updated 1/14/2021

 
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The Herald's Weekly Coronavirus Update

– WEEKLY UPDATE – As of noon 1/5/2021 Area Counties #Cases / #Deaths / Rate* Bedford: 2,341 / 97 / 201.3 Blair: 6,964 / 177 / 144.5 Cambria: 7,241 / 254 / 192.8 Centre: 8,645 / 145 / 89.1 Clearfield: 3,445 / 50 / 63.0 Fulton:... — Updated 1/8/2021

 
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Pa. Emphasizing Importance of Ongoing COVID-19 Testing

Pa. Director of Testing and Contact Tracing, Michael Huff, and Special Assistant on Contact Tracing for the Pa. Department of Health, Lindsey Mauldin, on Jan. 5 presented an update on the state’s COVID-19 testing and contact... — Updated 1/7/2021

 

The Herald's Weekly Coronavirus Update

– WEEKLY UPDATE – As of noon 12/29/2020 Area Counties #Cases / #Deaths / Rate* Bedford: 2,242 / 90 / 186.8 Blair: 6,605 / 168 / 137.2 Cambria: 6,885 / 223 / 169.3 Centre: 8,293 / 132 / 81.1 Clearfield: 3,042 / 42 / 52.9... — Updated 12/31/2020

 

The Herald's Weekly Coronavirus Update

WEEKLY UPDATE As of noon 12/22/2020 Area Counties #Cases / #Deaths / Rate* Bedford: 2,131 / 81 / 168.1 Blair: 6,182 / 150 / 122.5 Cambria: 6,552 / 211 / 160.2 Centre: 7,916 / 125 / 76.8 Clearfield: 2,711 / 34 / 42.8 Fulton: 379 /... — Updated 12/24/2020

 
 By Rick Boston    News

Blair County COVID-19 Deaths Reach Triple Digits

Blair County Coroner Patricia Ross reported last week that the death toll in Blair County due to COVID-19 reached 149. Ross said of those 149 deaths, 111 were Blair County... — Updated 12/18/2020

 

The Herald's Weekly Coronavirus Update

– WEEKLY UPDATE – As of 11:30 a.m. 12/15/2020 Area Counties Cases / Death / Rate* Bedford: 1,879 / 67 / 139.1 Blair: 5,455 / 114 / 93.1 Cambria: 5,819 / 146 / 110.8 Centre: 7,344 / 106 / 65.1 Clearfield: 2,276 / 26 / 32.8... — Updated 12/16/2020

 

The Herald's Weekly Virus Update: Pa. Approaches Half-Million Cases

– WEEKLY UPDATE – As of noon 12/8/2020 Area Counties Cases / Death / Rate* Bedford: 1,484 / 54 / 112.1 Blair: 4,683 / 92 / 75.1 Cambria: 5,025 / 109 / 82.7 Centre: 6,634 / 81 / 49.8 Clearfield: 1,864 / 22 / 27.7 Fulton: 279 / 7... — Updated 12/10/2020

 

Blair County Prison Reports COVID-19 Case

On Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020, the Blair County Prison Board was made aware of the first inmate at the Blair County Prison testing positive for COVID-19. As of noon on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, there are currently 14 COVID-19-positive... — Updated 12/2/2020

 

Wolf Administration Provides COVID-19 Testing Update

Michael Huff, Director of Testing and Contact Tracing for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, presented an update Nov. 24 on the commonwealth’s COVID-19 testing and contact tracing efforts, emphasizing the need to prioritize case... — Updated 11/25/2020

 

Area Rep. Gregory Quarantining After Contracting Coronavirus

The office of state Rep. Jim Gregory (R-Blair) has announced that on Nov. 19, the representative received results of a COVID-19 test indicating he tested positive for the virus.... — Updated 11/25/2020

 

The Herald's Weekly Virus Update

– WEEKLY UPDATE – As of 12 p.m. 10/27/2020 Area Counties Cases / Death / Rate* Bedford: 325 / 6 / 12.5 Blair: 1,150 / 27 / 22.0 Cambria: 922 / 7 / 5.3 Centre: 3,931 / 16 / 9.8 Clearfield: 371 / 7 / 8.8 Fulton: 73 / 4 / 27.5... — Updated 10/29/2020

 

The Herald's Weekly Virus Update

– WEEKLY UPDATE – As of 12 a.m. 10/19/2020 Area Counties Cases / Death / Rate* Bedford: 279 / 6 / 12.5 Blair: 995 / 23 / 18.8 Cambria: 770 / 7 / 5.3 Centre: 3,614 / 15 / 9.2 Clearfield: 328 / 7 / 8.8 Fulton: 60 / 2 / 13.8... — Updated 10/21/2020

 

State Updates Capacity Limits for Gatherings

Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine on Oct. 6 amended existing COVID-19 orders to allow for adjusted capacity to gathering limits while keeping in place the mitigation tools that include wearing masks and... — Updated 10/6/2020

 

The Herald's Weekly Virus Update

The Department of Health has released its weekly update on Pennsylvania’s COVID-19 case investigation and contact tracing data. The following is as of noon on Tuesday, Sept. 29. Nearby Counties Cases / Death / Rate* Bedford: 211... — Updated 10/5/2020

 

The Herald's Weekly Virus Update

The Pennsylvania Department of Health confirmed as of 12 a.m. Sept. 8, that there are 496 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 140,359. All 67 counties in Pennsylvania have cases of COVID-19. The... — Updated 9/10/2020

 

The Herald's Weekly Virus Update

The Pennsylvania Department of Health has confirmed that as of 12 a.m., Aug. 25, there are 561 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 130,035 All 67 counties in Pennsylvania have cases of COVID-19.... — Updated 8/27/2020

 
 By Allan J. Bassler    News

Safety Director Warns Blair County: COVID Complacency is a Danger

The Blair County Commissioners were told on Tuesday, July 21, that COVID-19 trends in the country are "positive" but said complacency among the public remains a danger and that the... — Updated 7/27/2020

 
 By Thomas Schmitt    News

School District Plans Re-Opening Aug. 26 with 'Virtual' Classes an Option

The 2020-21 school year will not look the same for any school districts due to the rapidly rising numbers of coronavirus infections, and the Hollidaysburg School District will be no exception. The Hollidaysburg Area School Board at... — Updated 7/20/2020

 

Gov. Wolf: 'Wear a mask, Pennsylvania'

Reiterating the mandate of the mask-wearing order Sec. of Health Dr. Rachel Levine signed July 1, Governor Tom Wolf again July 2 advised all Pennsylvanians that wearing masks when outside the home is mandatory. “As we approach th... — Updated 7/9/2020

 

Gov. Wolf: Sec. of Health Signs Expanded Mask-Wearing Order

Expanding on the business safety order signed by Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine in April that requires the wearing of masks in businesses, Gov. Tom Wolf on July 1 announced a new order signed by Dr. Levine that takes the... — Updated 7/2/2020 Full story

 

Governor's Office Outlines Business Restrictions Under Yellow Phase

In April, Gov. Tom Wolf announced his detailed plan for reopening Pennsylvania. The plan includes three phases (Red, Yellow, and Green) that counties will enter based on the conditions in their area. Details are available here:... — Updated 5/28/2020

 

Gov. Wolf to Pa.: We Must Stay the Course, We Must Follow the Law

Gov. Tom Wolf on May 11 reminded Pennsylvanians that the state's actions to stop the spread of COVID-19 are working and that residents must "stay the course and follow the law or there will be negative consequences."... — Updated 5/28/2020

 

Blair and Bedford Counties to Move to Coronavirus 'Yellow Phase' on May 15

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf has announced that 13 Pennsylvania counties, including Blair and Bedford counties, will move to the "Yellow Phase" of reopening at 12:01 a.m. on Friday,... — Updated 5/14/2020

 

The Hollidaysburg Herald's Weekly Virus Update

The Hollidaysburg Herald is providing articles about the coronavirus. The information below is the latest that could be included in this edition. This information is taken from the sources listed at the end of the article. Blair an... — Updated 5/14/2020

 

Free webinar on how to help children cope with disruption set for May 12

Parents or caregivers in need of tips to help children deal with the challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic are invited to a free Penn State Extension webinar planned for 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. May 12. In the program,... — Updated 5/14/2020

 

Governor Wolf Extends School Closure for Remainder of Academic Year

Continuing his efforts to protect the health and safety of students and communities during the COVID-19 pandemic, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf today announced that all public schools will remain closed for the remainder of the... — Updated 4/13/2020 Full story

 
 By Allan J. Bassler    News

What I Understand So Far

I was smart enough to get out of graduate school alive, but I've never been one with a quick wit. So it often takes me a while to puzzle through things. With the flood of... — Updated 4/9/2020

 

Pa. Department of Health Provides Update on COVID-19

The Pennsylvania Department of Health on April 7, 2020, confirmed as of 12 a.m., April 7, that there are 1,579 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 14,559. All 67 counties in Pennsylvania now have... — Updated 4/9/2020 Full story

 

State Police Update: Business Closing and Stay-at-Home Enforcement

State Police Non-Life-Sustaining Businesses Enforcement Totals The Pennsylvania State Police released data on actions taken yesterday, April 6, against non-life-sustaining businesses that failed to comply with Governor Tom... — Updated 4/7/2020

 

Coronavirus Update - Changes, Closings, Cancellations

This is the latest information obtained by the Hollidaysburg Herald regarding matters affecting the Hollidaysburg-Duncansville area. The Hollidaysburg Herald will update this listing frequently. This information is accessible to... — Updated 4/7/2020 Full story

 

Wolf Administration: Business Exemption Submission Period Ends Friday, April 3

On April 2, the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin announced that the exemption application process for businesses created in response to Governor Tom Wolf and Department of... — Updated 4/7/2020 Full story

 

COVID-19 Pandemic Highlights Need for Adequate Internet Connectivity

In 2019, the Southern Alleghenies Planning and Development Commission (SAP&DC) was awarded a grant to coordinate a feasibility study in order to inventory existing broadband assets, to identify gaps in service, and to develop a... — Updated 4/7/2020

 
 By Christen Smith    News

Pennsylvania food secure, still panic buying persists

As Pennsylvania braces for another month of social distancing, state officials pleaded with residents to stop panic buying and supply hoarding. There’s more than enough for everyone, Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding says,... — Updated 4/7/2020 Full story

 
 By Penelope Wang    News

What to Do If You're Having Trouble Paying Bills

Editor's Note: This article was originally published on the Consumer Reports website. The Herald is re-publishing this in the interests of providing our readers with reliable and helpful information. The article can be found on... — Updated 4/7/2020 Full story

 

How to Support Local Businesses During Mandatory Restrictions

The outbreak of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 throughout the United States in March 2020 transformed American lives in ways many might never have imagined possible. Social... — Updated 4/7/2020

 

Gov. Wolf Calls for Universal Masking

During a COVID-19 press briefing April 3, Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf recommended that all Pennsylvanians wear a mask any time they leave their homes for life-sustaining reasons. As COVID-19 cases steadily rise in the state, Gov. Wolf... — Updated 4/7/2020 Full story

 

Gov. Wolf Calls for Universal Masking

During a COVID-19 press briefing on April 3, Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf recommended that all Pennsylvanians wear a mask any time they leave their homes for life-sustaining reasons. As COVID-19 cases steadily rise in the state, Gov. Wolf str... — Updated 4/7/2020

 

Pa. State Police Release Non-Life-Sustaining Businesses Enforcement Totals

The Pennsylvania State Police have released data on actions taken April 2 against non-life-sustaining businesses that failed to comply with Governor Tom Wolf’s order closing their physical locations. Enforcement began on Monday,... — Updated 4/7/2020

 

For A Limited Time, Penn State Extension Offers Free Online Courses

As a way to support its customers during the coronavirus pandemic, Penn State Extension is offering its library of online courses at no cost through April. The deadline to register is April 30. “Tackling today’s problems to... — Updated 4/7/2020

 

State Police Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement Provides Update on Enforcement, Reminder to Licensed Liquor Establishments

The Pennsylvania State Police has issued a reminder to licensed liquor establishments to refrain from having patrons remain in their buildings to operate illegal video gambling devices. The Pennsylvania State Police Bureau of... — Updated 4/7/2020

 

NFIB Study – Coronavirus Impact on Small Businesses: Part 3

The NFIB Research Center released the following data April 2 on the impact COVID-19 has had on small businesses: The NFIB Research Center’s latest survey on the current impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on small business shows... — Updated 4/7/2020

 

State Police Release Non-Life-Sustaining Businesses Enforcement Totals

The Pennsylvania State Police on April 6 released data on actions taken from Friday, April 3, through Sunday, April 5, against non-life-sustaining businesses that failed to comply with Governor Tom Wolf’s order closing their... — Updated 4/7/2020

 

State Police Release 'Stay at Home Order' Enforcement Totals

The Pennsylvania State Police released data on enforcement actions taken to enforce Governor Wolf’s Stay at Home order. The order went into effect statewide at 8 p.m. on April 1, 2020. Under the order, all individuals must stay... — Updated 4/7/2020

 

So Many to Thank … Don't Forget Local Government

By DAVID M. SANKO Executive Director Pa. State Association of Township Supervisors Pennsylvania Local Government Week is April 6-10, and we can think of no better time to recognize our townships, which are on the front lines of... — Updated 4/6/2020

 

Voting by Mail is No Longer the Exception

By STATE SEN. WAYNE FONTANA D-Allegheny County As this frightening pandemic affects every facet of our lives, more and more citizens are doing what they can to keep safe by staying at home, practicing social distancing and keeping... — Updated 4/6/2020

 

NFIB Statement on Small Businesses Being Shut Out of Paycheck Protection Program Loans

The NFIB, the nation’s leading small business advocacy organization, on April 3 issued the following statement from NFIB President Brad Close in response to the rollout of the Paycheck Protection Program loans: “We are hearing... — Updated 4/6/2020

 

Pennsylvanians Reminded of Food Assistance Programs and Resources

The Wolf Administration on Tuesday, March 24, reminded Pennsylvanians of food assistance resources available and what actions it is taking to ensure access to food does not stop in spite of the COVID-19 mitigation efforts. “Life... — Updated 4/2/2020 Full story

 

Attention Small Businesses Applying for Help Loans

If you're a Hollidaysburg- or Duncansville-area small business applying for a help grant or loan, the Herald can help. We can't write your whole application for you, but we can help with the parts that require descriptions,... — Updated 4/2/2020 Full story

 

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