List by Author: Brandon Dickson

Tri-state travel advisory includes New York

03.30.20 | Brandon Dickson

The CDC has issued an alert urging people in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut to "refrain from non-essential domestic travel" for the next two weeks. Governor Cuomo insists the move is not a lockdown. The governor says the Empire State is...

Governor Wolf seeks "major disaster area" declaration in Pennsylvania

03.30.20 | Brandon Dickson

Gov. Tom Wolf has asked President Trump to make the declaration to unlock federal assistance that would aid in the state's response to the coronavirus outbreak. It would provide additional support for state, county, and municipal governments...

Dr. Birx calls on state and local leaders to "prepare like NY"

03.30.20 | Brandon Dickson

Dr. Deborah Birx, a Houghton College graduate and member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force says leaders should know where equipment is and how to get it moved to meet needs. Meanwhile, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced "the...

147 Nursing homes in 27 states have at least one positive test for the virus

03.30.20 | Brandon Dickson

In Pennsylvania, five percent of them have at least one confirmed case. Health Secretary Doctor Rachel Levine, says we should stay away from assisted care facilities even if we have loved ones in them. Doctor Levine's mom is in a nursing home...

The commonwealth's confirmed coronavirus cases have skyrocketed

03.27.20 | Brandon Dickson

Health Secretary Doctor Rachel Levine says over 1,600 Pennsylvanians have tested positive from 48 counties. Levine insists the number of positive tests doubled from Wednesday to Thursday. Nearly 40% of positive COVID-19 cases are in individuals...

A church in the Southern Tier is answering the call for compassion

03.26.20 | Brandon Dickson

His Tabernacle in Horseheads, New York hosted a drive-through food giveaway Wednesday. The church's pastor says over 600 people were fed and some 5,000 pounds of food were given away. Church members helped load the cars of those hard hit by...

Cuomo pleads for ventilators

03.25.20 | Brandon Dickson

New York City is the new American epicenter of the virus. Governor Andrew Cuomo estimates the peak of coronavirus cases could come within 14 to 21 days. He says at least 30,000 more ventilators are needed in New York, while FEMA will be sending...

Pennsylvania senators will meet remotely

03.25.20 | Brandon Dickson

Due to social distancing, state senators will meet from a distance as they address urgent issues related to the spread of COVID-19. Among the topics that could be tackled: how to support healthcare facilities and workers responding to the virus...

Wegmans is looking to create hundreds of jobs amid the coronavirus crisis

03.25.20 | Brandon Dickson

While many people have lost their jobs during the pandemic or have seen reduced hours and pay, there are several companies, including the Rochester-based grocery store chain, that are hiring. Wegmans says in an effort to keep up with the growing...

COVID-19 keeps commonwealth classes cancelled into April

03.24.20 | Brandon Dickson

The Pennsylvania Department of Education says all schools in the state will remain closed through at least April 6th. The decision aligns with the governor's stay-at-home directive for seven counties in eastern PA. All standardized testing for...

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