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.
COVID-19 In Pennsylvania: Federal Funding Runs Out For Key Virus Containment Program In Nursing HomesWolf administration officials said Wednesday the state does not have the money to maintain a key feature of its response to coronavirus outbreaks in Pennsylvania’s nursing homes, and are working to retain a short-term, scaled-down model now that federal funding ran out.
Vincentian Home, Westmoreland Manor Among First Long-Term Care Facilities In Pa. To Begin Administering COVID-19 VaccineLong-term care facilities across Pennsylvania have started administering the COVID-19 vaccine.
COVID-19 In West Virginia: New Record Set For Weekly Cases In The State As More Vaccines ShipWest Virginia set another weekly record for positive coronavirus cases and deaths as it awaits an influx of vaccines from Moderna.