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Pa. Department Of Health: Over 5.7 Million Vaccinations To Date

The Herald’s Weekly Virus Report Reported on 4/6/21 #Cases / #Deaths / Rate* Bedford: 2,882 - 130 - 271.5 Blair: 9,170 - 315 - 258.6 Cambria: 9,112 - 406 - 311.8 Centre: 13,617 - 213 - 131.2 Clearfield: 5,338 - 130 - 164.0 Fulton... — Updated 4/8/2021

 
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Report: Low Risk of Researchers Passing Coronavirus to North American Bats

The risk is low that scientists could pass coronavirus to North American bats during winter research, according to a new study led by the U.S. Geological Survey. Scientists find the overall risk to be 1 in 1,000 if no protective... — Updated 4/8/2021

 
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All Pa. Adults Eligible For COVID-19 Vaccine By April 19

All adults in Pennsylvania will become eligible for a COVID-19 vaccination by April 19, the Department of Health said Wednesday, March 31. The news comes nearly four months after... — Updated 4/8/2021

 
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It's Not Over Yet: How to Navigate Easter Celebrations While Still Social Distancing

Holidays have been celebrated differently since the outbreak of COVID-19 in late 2019. Easter was among the first major holidays to be celebrated differently in 2020, and... — Updated 4/1/2021

 
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COVID Vaccination Does Not Invalidate Life Insurance Policies

Insurance Commissioner Jessica Altman is reassuring Pennsylvanians that receiving the COVID-19 vaccine will not impact their ability to purchase life insurance, or their ability to collect on a policy. In response to several... — Updated 4/1/2021

 
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– The Herald's Weekly COVID-19 Update –

The Herald’s weekly COVID-19 pandemic update. Reported on 3/30/21 #Cases / #Deaths / Rate* Bedford: 2,851 - 130(n/c) - 271.5 Blair: 8,987 - 312 - 256.1 Cambria: 8,980 - 403 - 309.5 Centre: 13,180 - 213(n/c) - 131.2 Clearfield:... — Updated 4/1/2021

 

The Herald's Weekly COVID-19 Update

The Herald's weekly COVID-19 pandemic update. Reported on 3/23/21 #Cases / #Deaths / Rate* Bedford: 2,883 - 130 - 271.5 Blair: 8869 - 309 - 253.6 Cambria: 8,896 - 402 - 308.8... — Updated 3/25/2021

 

Pa. Accelerating Vaccinations; More than 4 Million Administered

Gov. Tom Wolf and Acting Secretary of Health Alison Beam on March 19 detailed the state's vaccination progress as the process accelerates. "The pace of vaccinations in Pennsylvania... — Updated 3/25/2021

 
 By Stacy Hoover    News

Easing of COVID-19 Restrictions Gives Restaurants a Boost

As COVID-19 cases have declined and vaccination rates are climbing, Pa. Governor Tom Wolf on March 15 announced the lifting of some targeted restrictions on restaurants and other businesses, as well as increased gathering limits.... — Updated 3/19/2021

 

Blair County to Get COVID-19 Test Sites

The Department of Health announced March that a rotating drive-through and indoor walk-in COVID-19 testing sites will open in Blair County. The planned Blair County testing dates and locations are as follows. March 16 – 20:... — Updated 3/19/2021

 

Pa. Reports Two-Day Total Of 3,176 New COVID-19 Cases

– WEEKLY UPDATE – As of 3/9/2021 Area Counties #Cases - #Deaths - Rate* Bedford: 2,795 - 129(n/c) - 269.4 Blair: 8,732 - 305 - 250.4 Cambria: 8,784 - 396 - 304.2 Centre: 12,087 - 213 - 131.2 Clearfield: 4,758 - 117 -147.6 Fulto... — Updated 3/11/2021

 

The Herald's Weekly Coronavirus Update

– WEEKLY UPDATE – As of 3/2/2021 Area Counties #Cases / #Deaths / Rate* Bedford: 2,770 - 129** - 269.4 Blair: 8,653 - 298 - 244.6 Cambria: 8,700 - 394 - 302.6 Centre: 11,897 - 209 - 128.7 Clearfield: 4,674 - 114 -143.8 Fulton:... — Updated 3/4/2021

 

The Herald's Weekly Coronavirus Update

– WEEKLY UPDATE – As of 2/9/2021 Area Counties #Cases / #Deaths / Rate* Bedford: 2,713 / 125 / 261.0 Blair: 8,399 / 275 / 225.7 Cambria: 8,455 / 372 / 285.7 Centre: 11,011 / 201 / 123.8 Clearfield: 4,510 / 110 / 138.8 Fulton: 6... — Updated 2/11/2021

 

The Herald's Weekly Coronavirus Update

– WEEKLY UPDATE –As of 2/2/2021 Area Counties #Cases / #Deaths / Rate* Bedford: 2,965 / 121 / 252.7 Blair: 8,212 / 256 / 210.1 Cambria: 8,313 / 364 / 279.6 Centre: 10,479 / 193 / 118.9 Clearfield: 4,404 / 100 / 126.2 Fulton: 59... — Updated 2/8/2021

 

The Herald's Weekly Coronavirus Update

– WEEKLY UPDATE – As of noon 1/25/2021 Area Counties #Cases / #Deaths / Rate* Bedford: 2,641 / 117 / 244.3 Blair: 8,026 / 237 / 194.5 Cambria: 8,175 / 356 / 273.4 Centre: 9,921 / 185 / 113.9 Clearfield: 4,233 / 88 / 111.0... — Updated 1/28/2021

 

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

 

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 Full story

 

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

 

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

 

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

 
 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

 

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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