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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

 
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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

 

Department of Human Services Reminds Pennsylvanians that Mental Health Help is Available

The Department of Human Services (DHS) on May 4 marked Mental Health Awareness Month with a reminder that it is okay to not feel okay and that help is available. Mental Health Awareness Month seeks to raise awareness and... — Updated 5/4/2020

 

Pa. Gov. Wolf Announces Reopening of 24 Counties Beginning May 8

Attempting to balance economic benefits and public health risks, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf on May 1 announced the reopening of 24 counties in the northwest and north-central regions of the state, moving them from red to yellow... — Updated 5/4/2020 Full story

 

Good coping strategies can help manage stress caused by pandemic, notes educator

The COVID-19 pandemic is drawing even more attention to the importance of mental health and well-being as people adapt to changing daily routines, worry about health and finances, and face an uncertain future. “Even though it is... — Updated 5/4/2020

 

PennDOT Extends Expiration Dates on Driver Licenses, ID Cards, and Learner's Permits

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced May 1 that expiration dates for driver licenses, identification cards, and learner’s permits, will be extended for Pennsylvania residents in response to statewide... — Updated 5/4/2020

 

'Bells Across Pennsylvania' Planned in Hollidaysburg

Joseph Dodson, mayor of the Borough of Hollidaysburg, has issued a proclamation in support of “Bells Across Pennsylvania Day,” an initiative of the Pennsylvania State Mayors’ Association which will take place on Sunday, May... — Updated 4/30/2020

 

Hollidaysburg Borough To Participate In Bells Across Pennsylvania Day

The Office of Mayor of the Borough of Hollidaysburg has issued a proclamation in support of “Bells Across Pennsylvania Day,” an initiative of the Pennsylvania State Mayors’ Association which will take place on May 3, 2020.... — Updated 4/30/2020

 

NFIB Releases Study of Coronavirus Impact on Small Businesses

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 4/30/2020

 

Pennsylvania's Planned Re-Opening Phases Explained

On April 17, Gov. Tom Wolf outlined the standards the administration will use for reopening and on April 20. The governor announced a target date of May 8 for the beginning of phased reopening and easing of restrictions.... — Updated 4/30/2020

 

'Reopening' of Pennsylvania Planned to Begin in Early May

Note: This information is accurate as of 10:15 a.m., April 29, 2020. On April 17, Gov. Tom Wolf outlined the standards the administration will use for reopening and on April 20. The governor announced a target date of May 8 for... — Updated 4/30/2020

 

Gov. Wolf, Sec. of Health Extend Statewide Stay-at-Home Order Until May 8

Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine on Tuesday, April 21, announced that the statewide stay-at-home orders issued on April 1 to protect Pennsylvanians and mitigate the spread of COVID-19 will be extended... — Updated 4/21/2020 Full story

 

Sheetz Expands Free Meal Program to All 600 Stores

On April 17, Sheetz, a restaurant and convenience chain across the Mid-Atlantic, announced the expansion of the Kidz Meal Bagz program providing free food to help children and families in need as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.... — Updated 4/17/2020

 

Pa. Sets June 2 as new date for Primary Election

In order to protect the health and safety of all voters, poll workers, and election officials while ensuring access to voting, the Pennsylvania primary election has been rescheduled to Tuesday, June 2. Also, new mail-in ballot... — Updated 4/17/2020

 

Sen. Ward Plans to Host COVID-19 Telephone Town Hall April 17

State Sen. Judy Ward (R-30) will field questions about COVID-19 and the state’s response to the pandemic during a special telephone town hall at 9:50 a.m. on Friday, April 17. Ward will be joined by a panel of experts in... — Updated 4/13/2020

 

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

 

State Police Release Non-Life-Sustaining Businesses Enforcement Totals

The Pennsylvania State Police released data on actions taken April 8 against non-life-sustaining businesses that failed to comply with Governor Tom Wolf’s order closing their physical locations. Enforcement began on Monday,... — Updated 4/9/2020

 

State Police Release Non-Life-Sustaining Businesses Enforcement Totals

The Pennsylvania State Police released data on actions taken April 7 against non-life-sustaining businesses that failed to comply with Governor Tom Wolf’s order closing their physical locations. Enforcement began on Monday,... — Updated 4/9/2020

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

U.S. Dept. of Labor releases Coronavirus-related info for businesses, workers

On March 25, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) published its first round of implementation guidance pursuant to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). The guidance addresses critical... — Updated 3/26/2020 Full story

 

Updated Cancellations/Closures

This page contains updates of events and businesses affected by the coronavirus and local, state and federal orders. The Herald will post information to this site as it becomes avai... — Updated 3/25/2020 Full story

 
 By Allan J. Bassler    News

Sources of Reliable Information about the Novel Coronavirus and COVID-19

The Hollidaysburg Herald is publishing as much local information as it can about the reaction to the coronavirus and COVID-19. The Herald’s niche is providing news about the Hollidaysburg area and Morrisons Cove, so that’s... — Updated 3/23/2020 Full story

 
 By Allan J. Bassler    News

Coronavirus: It's Not About You

It's impossible to get away from news about the Coronavirus and Covid-19 these days. But strangely enough as we are immersed in information, reliable information is still hard to find. For example, some information is circulating... — Updated 3/19/2020 Full story

 

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