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Folks will gather in Syracuse while a national prayer event kicks off in D.C.

09.24.20 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Joe Bolignone with Mission Syracuse says the Faith and Family night will focus on unity and prayer for the nation. He tells Family Life the aim is to seek a revival in America, and to pray against the riots and spirit of division. The 5-9 p.m...

Aug. 14: Deadline for NY districts to submit late reopening plans

08.10.20 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Governor Andrew Cuomo says 107 school districts still need to turn in their written strategies for in-person learning this school year. He insists any plan to open for face-to face instruction should involve discussion including teachers and...

NY Gov Andrew Cuomo takes the reins of the national governors group

08.06.20 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Other state executives have unanimously named New York Governor Andrew Cuomo as chair of the National Governors Association during the virtual 2020 summer meeting this week. The Democratic executive will become the longest-serving governor in...

The Keystone State cracks down on virus prevention efforts in restaurants

08.04.20 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Ag Secretary Russell Redding says new efforts give "health authority" to agricultural assessors in the field.   Inspectors will be checking on mask compliance, capacity and social distancing measures. Most Pennsylvania eateries are...

A victory for faith-based adoption provider New Hope Family Services in NY

07.22.20 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

The U.S. Court of appeals for the 2nd Circuit has reversed a district court's dismissal of New Hope's lawsuit against New York officials seeking to shut down the provider for its religious stance on marriage. Last November, the 2nd Circuit...

New York adds more 10 states to its list for quarantine-travel visitors

07.21.20 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Governor Cuomo is adding the states to the isolation list for folks visiting the Empire State. That means residents coming from places including Indiana, Maryland and Virginia need to quarantine for two-weeks once they arrive. Delaware is also...

East Stroudsburg Univ. is the latest PA school to roll out fall semester plans

06.17.20 | Traci Lynn Woolsey, Brandon Dickson

New and returning students will be back on campus at the university when classes begin in mid-August. New COVID-19 safety measures will be in place including smaller class sizes and mandatory mask-wearing.   Meanwhile, more than 1,000...

Officials in the Keystone State give the go-ahead for in-person schooling

06.03.20 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

PA Education Secretary Pedro Rivera has announced today that elementary and secondary schools in the yellow and green phases of re-opening will be able to return to in-person instruction starting July 1st. He says districts in those counties...

The testing spotlight shines on nursing homes in the Keystone State

05.13.20 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine announced the "robust, universal testing strategy" for nursing home staff and residents on Tuesday. After 8-weeks of dealing with COVID-19, why the testing push now? Levine says the Department of Health now...

Several commonwealth counties plan to reopen before Gov. Wolf's OK

05.11.20 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

A third of all Pennsylvania counties entered the state's initial phase of reopening May 8, and at least six others aim to emerge from stay-at-home orders without the "go-ahead" from the governor. Part of Senator Dave Argall's district includes...

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