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November 25, 2020

Holidays can be Difficult for Those Experiencing Grief or COVID-19-related Stress; Help is Available

While holidays are associated with family gatherings and sharing time with loved ones, families who have experienced a loss can find the holiday season to be an especially challenging time. Combined this year with the COVID-19 pandemic, record unemployment, and staying home for the holidays instead of visiting relatives and friends, an extra layer of stress and even sadness may permeate this holiday season.

November 20, 2020

Harrisburg Lawmakers Finalize Current State Budget

The Pennsylvania General Assembly today sent Governor Wolf a spending plan for the remainder of the fiscal year 2020–2021 budget. During May of this year, lawmakers enacted an interim state budget that funded government programs for five months and fully funded education.

November 20, 2020

General Assembly Sends COVID-19 Liability Protections to Governor’s Desk

Last night, the state Senate voted on a measure proposed by Senator Lisa Baker (R–Luzerne), which would protect providers and facilities, the business community, and education entities from frivolous COVID-19 lawsuits. Today the state House of Representatives approved the measure by a vote of 104 to 98, sending the bill to Governor Wolf.

November 19, 2020

Pennsylvania’s COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Plan Unveiled

During a press conference today, Secretary of Health Rachel Levine, MD, announced that the state had made its COVID-19 Interim Vaccination Plan available for public review. The document outlines the logistics that will guide the state’s vaccination efforts, once the vaccines are ready.

November 18, 2020

World Wide Pressure Injury Prevention Day is November 19

World Wide Pressure Injury Prevention Day will take place on November 19, 2020. This observance aims to promote worldwide awareness for pressure injury prevention, create interest in and education about pressure injury prevention, and reinforce relationships between national and local organizations that work in this space.

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