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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...

The clock is ticking for a new spending plan in the Empire State

03.27.20 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Governor Cuomo says balancing a budget is a challenge amidst the COVID-19 crisis with both expenses and a loss of revenue. The New York governor says while the latest U.S. stimulus package is good for small businesses, it is not helpful for...

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...

PA agency opens loan program for small businesses affected by virus

03.26.20 | Terry Diener

Through the COVID-19 Working Capital Access Program, loans of up to $100,000 will be available to small businesses with 100 or fewer employees. The Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority provides critical working capital financing to...

Gov. Cuomo cries for ventilators and health personnel in New York

03.26.20 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Mr. Cuomo says locations around the U.S. will spike at different times as the wave of virus cases has spiked "first" in New York state. He is suggesting a "shared approach" to President Trump and his team, recommending resources be shifted as...

Legislators vote to delay the April 28th primary in PA

03.26.20 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Pennsylvania lawmakers in both chambers have voted to push back the primary election date by five weeks. Elected officials are hoping the new June 2nd date is past the commonwealth's likely spike of coronavirus cases. Governor Tom Wolf says...

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