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Allegheny County Health Department Hosting Walk-Up COVID Testing SitesFree COVID-19 testing is available through the Allegheny County Health Department today.
Free COVID-19 Tests Provided By Federal Government Available Now, Some Issues ReportedWhile free, at-home COVID tests are now available through USPS, some are experiencing issues ordering them.
How Will Website For Free COVID-19 Tests Work?Under criticism after weeks of shortages, President Joe Biden’s administration is working to make COVID-19 rapid test kits more available and accessible to Americans by boosting supply and lowering costs.
AHN Requiring Patients And Visitors To Wear N95, KN95 Or A Surgical MaskAHN is now requiring all patients and visitors to wear an N95, KN95, or a surgical mask while in its hospitals.
'Am I Protected?' Vaccine Concern Grows As COVID Cases Climb Amid Omicron VariantWhile cases continue to climb, medical professionals say it could be much worse without the vaccines.
Some Immunocompromised Adults Eligible For 4th COVID-19 Vaccine DoseWith COVID cases packing hospitals, there is talk of another dose of the vaccine. KDKA learned some UPMC patients were getting notes of a fourth vaccine dose on their portals.
Biden Administration Adding N95 Masks To Free COVID-19 Test Kit DistributionPresident Biden says the government will double to 1 billion the rapid, at-home COVID-19 tests to be distributed free to Americans, along with the most protective N95 masks.
Online, In Person, Or Remote? How Local Universities Plan To Start The Spring SemesterAs COVID-19 cases rise amid the Omicron variant, several universities have changed their Spring 2022 plans.
CDC Advisors Give Go-Ahead For Kids 12 And Older To Get COVID-19 Booster ShotKids ages 12-15 can now get a COVID-19 booster shot.
Hospitals Seeing Uptick In 'Flurona' Cases, A Double Infection Of COVID And The FluDoctors are referring to the double infection as "Flurona."
CDC Backs FDA In Reducing Time Between Primary And Booster Dose Of Pfizer VaccineThe CDC has backed the FDA's decision to shorten the interval between an initial series of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine and a booster shot.
Allegheny Health Network Reinstates Temporary COVID-19 Restrictions For VisitorsAllegheny Health Network is reinstating temporary restrictions on patient visitation due to the latest surge in COVID-19 cases.