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April 06, 2021

HHS Survey Highlights Hospital Efforts during the Pandemic

In a recent survey, hospital leaders from across the nation provided a glimpse at the ways the COVID-19 pandemic has challenged their facilities and staff, while offering next steps to ensure safe care during the pandemic and beyond.

April 05, 2021

CDC Updates Air Travel Guidance for Fully Vaccinated People

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its air travel recommendations for fully vaccinated Americans last week, but the agency is not recommending air travel at this time due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases, said Dr. Rochelle Walensky, CDC Director, during a press briefing.

April 02, 2021

PA Extends Pennie Health Insurance Deadline to August 15

Pennsylvania residents who need health insurance, or those who may want to change their current plan, have three additional months to evaluate their options on the state’s health insurance marketplace, Pennie.

March 31, 2021

PA Expands COVID-19 Vaccination to All Adults by April 19

The Pennsylvania Department of Health today announced the next steps in its COVID-19 vaccine rollout, allowing individuals in Phase 1B to start scheduling appointments next week and opening eligibility to all Pennsylvania adults by April 19.

March 31, 2021

HAP Statement on COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility Expansion Timeline

Today, Pennsylvania Acting Secretary of Health Alison Beam announced Department of Health’s roadmap for expanding eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine. The timeline includes a phased approach to opening by April 19 eligibility to all Pennsylvanians aged 16 or older. Following the announcement, Andy Carter, president and CEO of The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) released a statement.