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Pennsylvania is opening a "release valve" on "cabin fever"

04.28.20 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Governor Tom Wolf says PA marinas, golf courses and privately owned campgrounds may "swing open their gates" this Friday, May 1, while maintaining social distancing. The Wolf administration insists the lifting of some restrictions will allow...

Nourishing New York

04.28.20 | Traci Lynn Woolsey, Brandon Dickson

Demand at food banks has skyrocketed with so many people out of work during the COVID-19 shutdown. Governor Cuomo says the state will partner with Upstate farmers to process and distribute milk and other dairy products to food banks. The state...

Tightening nursing homes policies in New York state

04.23.20 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Governor Cuomo says the care homes needs to check staff temperatures upon arriving to work and provide needed protective gear to workers to safeguard the "vulnerable" residents. New York nursing homes are now also required to notify residents...

Gov. Wolf lays out red, yellow & green phases for reopening

04.23.20 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

The Pennsylvania governor says the first benchmark to be met includes an average of "less than 50 cases per 100,000 people" over a 14-day span for employees to go back to work. He says testing rates and contact tracing will be factored in before...

Antibody tests may not be the "fix" for COVID-19 in PA

04.22.20 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Referencing chickenpox immunity, Pennsylvania Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine insists so much is still unknown about the coronavirus. Levine says, "we will have to see what the antibodies mean in terms of COVID-19, whether it doesn't really...

Pandemic fallout could spell big budget cuts for the Empire State

04.20.20 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Planned spending could drastically change for schools, police and even hospitals with masses of money being used to fight COVID-19 in New York state. Governor Cuomo says the state now has about a $15 billion deficit. He and a bipartisan group of...

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...

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...

Pennsylvania preps for potential wave of virus cases

03.25.20 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Betsy Snook, head of the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association says state officials are allowing recent retirees to more easily activate their licenses and speeding up the process for graduate nurses to get a license to practice. Pennsylvania...

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