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August 02, 2021

How Emergency Managers Should Prepare for Mass Gatherings this Summer

Whether accommodating additional attendance at a regularly scheduled event or responding to new events that are popping up, it’s important for hospital emergency managers to be tuned in to mass gathering events in their community and plan accordingly. More than ever—as we carefully monitor the spread of the Delta variant—we know that we need to prepare for these events, and that our emergency managers will play an important role to make sure our communities are ready.

July 29, 2021

DOH to Text Reminders about Second COVID-19 Shot

The Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) is launching a campaign to reach about 254,000 Pennsylvanians who missed the second dose of their COVID-19 vaccine series. The DOH campaign will target individuals who did not complete the second dose of their Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccines at least 10 weeks after their first dose, Acting Health Secretary Alison Beam said during a press briefing today.

July 28, 2021

What to Know about Latest CDC Masking Update

With the Delta variant leading to a national surge in COVID-19 cases, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) this week updated its guidance outlining when you need to wear a mask.

July 23, 2021

CDC: Life Expectancy Fell 1.5 Years during Pandemic

Life expectancy in the U.S. declined by a year and a half during 2020, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The decline was even more pronounced for Black and Hispanic Americans, who saw average life expectancy decline by about three years.

July 22, 2021

Study: Nearly 1.5 Million Children Lost a Caregiver to COVID-19

New analysis published in The Lancet this week highlights the lingering fallout from the pandemic, indicating that more than 1.5 million children around the world lost a parent, a custodial grandparent, or other relative who lived with them during the first 14 months of the pandemic.