AP Source: President Biden To Require COVID-19 Vaccines For Nursing Home StaffThe Biden administration will require that nursing home staff be vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition for those facilities to continue receiving federal Medicare and Medicaid funding.
Department Of Health To Nursing Homes: Vaccinate 80% Of Staff Or Face Frequent TestingThe Pennsylvania Department of Health says it expects all nursing homes to have at least 80 percent of their staff vaccinated by Oct. 1 or else employees will face more frequent testing.
Rule Proposal From Gov. Tom Wolf's Administration Would Require Nursing Homes To Boost Staffing LevelsA rule proposal from Governor Tom Wolf's administration would increase nursing home staffing and direct care hours.
UPMC Recommends 'Cautious' Reopening Of Long-Term Care Facilities After Recent StudyRecent studies from UPMC on vulnerable populations' response to COVID-19 vaccines have led to new insights on the fight against the pandemic.
Long-Term Care Facilities Worried About Getting Left Behind As State Moves From Phase 1AWhen it comes to states with the oldest populations, Pennsylvania ranks third.
Sens. Casey And Toomey Introduce Legislation Aimed At Nursing Home ReformPennsylvania's senators have introduced legislation aimed at nursing home reform.
COVID-19 In Allegheny County: Family Members Can Visit Loved Ones At Kane Community Living CentersAllegheny County's four Kane Community Living Centers are resuming family visitation this week.
Wolf Administration Encourages Long-Term Care Facilities To Adopt Federal Guidance Allowing For HugsThe Wolf administration on Friday strongly encouraged long-term care facilities to update their visitation guidance to allow for hugs.
COVID-19 In Pennsylvania: State Extends Nursing Home Virus Response ProgramWolf administration officials said Thursday that Pennsylvania will extend a key feature of its response to coronavirus outbreaks in nursing homes, albeit on a scaled-down model after federal funding ran out in December.
COVID-19 In Pennsylvania: Lawmakers Urge Officials To Improve Vaccine Distribution For SeniorsPennsylvania lawmakers on Tuesday implored state officials to do better at getting COVID-19 vaccines to seniors while the Health Department said the new approval of a third vaccine will help.
Pa. House Republicans Call For Investigation Of Wolf Administration's Handling Of Nursing Homes During Coronavirus Pandemic
COVID-19 In Pennsylvania: Nursing Home Deaths Fueling BlamePennsylvania Republicans used a hearing to ask Acting Health Secretary Alison Beam if the department's COVID policy led to nursing home deaths.
Local Republicans Call For Investigation Of Nursing Home Death Count While Gov. Tom Wolf Disputes 'Baseless' AllegationsGov. Tom Wolf said Tuesday that 100 percent of skilled nursing home patients have received their first vaccinations if they chose to have it.
COVID-19 In Pennsylvania: 2nd Vaccine Doses Given To Residents, Employees In 600 Skilled Nursing FacilitiesEveryone living and working in 600 of Pennsylvania's skilled nursing facilities who wanted a COVID-19 vaccine has gotten both doses, Gov. Tom Wolf announced Tuesday.
COVID-19 In Pennsylvania: Gov. Wolf Concedes Vaccine Rollout Isn't Perfect But Says Supply Is The ProblemGov. Tom Wolf conceded that Pennsylvania isn't doing "a perfect job" of administering COVID-19 vaccines, but supply is ultimately the biggest problem.