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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 16, 2020

Mask Wearing and Flu Shots Protect Yourself and Others

As the Pennsylvania Department of Health continues to report record daily increases in COVID-19 cases across the state, preventing the spread of the illness remains a critical step in ensuing that hospitals continue to have the capacity and resources they need to treat every patient who needs care.

November 12, 2020

House Committee Holds Informational meeting on Review of the Regional Response Health Collaboration Program

In Harrisburg today, the House Committee on Aging and Older Adult Services held an informational hearing on the effectiveness of the Regional Response Health Collaboration Program (RRHCP). Chaired by Representative Gary Day (R-Lehigh), the committee which oversees policy concerning the aging population heard testimony from the Pennsylvania Department of Health, the Department of Human Services, hospitals and health systems representing the Southwest and Northeast regional RRHCPs, and organizations representing long term care facilities.

November 09, 2020

National Training Collaborative Launched to Support Frontline Workers

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in partnership with the American Hospital Association and others, has launched Project Firstline, a national training collaborative to ensure that frontline health care workers are aware of COVID-19 infection control best practices in order to protect themselves and their loved ones.

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