Coronavirus-Covid-19 Posts

  • Masks Off for Fully Vaccinated 
    Fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear a mask or physically distance in any setting, except where required by federal, state, or local rules, including local business and workplace guidance, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced yesterday. […]
  • Pennsylvania Now 11th for Vaccine Doses Administered Per Capita
    According to the Centers for Disease Control, Pennsylvania has moved up to 11th for total doses administered per capita. Nationally, more than 116 million people have been fully vaccinated, nearly 45% of the adult population.  The commonwealth has now administered 9.3 million […]
  • Pennsylvania to Increase Size of Gatherings on Monday 
    The Wolf Administration will increase the size of indoor and outdoor gatherings on Monday, May 17, at 12:01 a.m. Indoor limits will increase from 25% to 50% of capacity, and outdoor events will increase from 50% to 75% of capacity. Masking […]
  • FDA Approves Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine for Teens 
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has expanded the emergency use authorization of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to authorize its use in adolescents 12 to 15 years of age. Phase 3 trials demonstrated 100% efficacy and robust antibody response after vaccination. Click here for more.   
  • Pa. COVID-19 Cases, Hospitalizations, Deaths Decrease
    Case counts decreased for the third week in a row, with 18,183 new cases of COVID-19 reported this week, 21% less than last week. The statewide COVID-19 total case count now stands at 1,172,288. Across the state, 20 counties saw their […]
  • Townships Eligible for Federal Vaccination Tax Credit
    Townships that voluntarily provide paid sick and family leave to their employees due to COVID-19 between April 1, 2021, and September 30, 2021, are eligible to apply for federal tax credits. The paid leave may include leave taken by employees to receive or recover from COVID-19 vaccinations if your township approved this non-mandated […]
  • Pfizer First to Seek Full FDA Approval
    Pfizer and its partner BioNTech have asked the Food and Drug Administration for full approval of their coronavirus vaccine for people ages 16 and older. The vaccine and two others are currently available in the United States under an emergency authorization […]
  • Commonwealth COVID-19 Enforcement Reporting Appears to Have Ended
    You may have noticed that Thursdays have been the day we bring you weekly updates on the Commonwealth’s Covid enforcement activities. After more than a year of enforcing the mitigation orders, weekly or regular reporting on enforcement efforts appears to […]
  • Pennsylvania’s COVID-19 Mitigation Orders to be Lifted May 31
    Yesterday, the Wolf Administration and the COVID-19 Vaccine Legislative Task Force announced that all mitigation orders, except for the masking order, will be lifted on Monday, May 31, 2021 at 12:01 a.m. The masking order will be lifted when 70% of eligible […]
  • Pa. COVID-19 Cases, Hospitalizations Decline
    COVID case counts declined for the second week in a row, with 23,091 new cases reported this week, a 16% decrease compared to last week. The statewide COVID-19 total case count now stands at 1,154,105. Across the state, 20 counties saw […]
  • Commonwealth COVID-19 Enforcement Update
    The following COVID-19 mitigation enforcement reports were released this week. The Pennsylvania State Police did not release an enforcement report.  Pa. Department of State: For the week of April 18, the Bureau of Enforcement and Investigation performed 460 inspections of licensed […]
  • Pennsylvanians Passes 8 Million COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Administered
    Just over two weeks since Pennsylvania made everyone 16 and older eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, the commonwealth has now administered 8.1 million vaccine doses and nearly 48% of eligible Pennsylvanians have received at least a first dose. More […]
  • CDC Updates Guidance for Fully Vaccinated People
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released updated health recommendations for fully vaccinated people. Township officials should note that Pennsylvania’s mask order automatically incorporates updated CDC guidance on masking.  People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose in a two-dose […]
  • Johnson & Johnson Vaccinations Resume
    The state Department of Health today notified all vaccine providers to resume administering doses of the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine.    The Centers for Disease Control’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices determined that incidents of rare blood clots received within two weeks of […]
  • Pa. COVID-19 Cases, Hospitalizations Decrease
    After six straight weeks of increasing case counts, only 27,398 new cases of COVID-19 were reported this week, a 21% decrease over last week. The statewide COVID-19 total case count now stands at 1,131,014. Across the state, 14 counties saw their […]
  • Commonwealth COVID-19 Enforcement Slows
    The following COVID-19 mitigation enforcement reports were released this week. The state Department of Agriculture did not release an enforcement report.  Pennsylvania State Police: During April 5-15, officers issued 85 warnings and 26 violations for failing to follow COVID-19 requirements after visiting 599 licensed liquor establishments.   Pa. […]
  • 43% of Adult Pennsylvanians Have Received at Least One Vaccine Dose
    It is now just over one week since Pennsylvania made everyone 16 and older eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. More than 2.8 million Pennsylvanians are now fully vaccinated, and an additional 1.8 million Pennsylvanians have received the first dose […]
  • Pa. Now 4th Nationwide for COVID-19 Case Growth
    The statewide COVID-19 total case count now stands at 1,103,616 with 34,642 new cases reported this week, a 15% increase over last week and an increase for the sixth week in a row. Across the state, 39 counties saw their weekly […]
  • Johnson & Johnson Vaccination Stop Extended
    The state Department of Health has notified all vaccine providers that the temporary stoppage on administering doses of the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine has been extended until April 24 or until updated guidance is provided by the Centers for […]
  • Commonwealth COVID-19 Enforcement Visits
    The following state agency reports are for the week of April 5. Note that less restrictive orders for restaurants and other establishments took effect April 4.   The Pennsylvania State Police are no longer issuing press releases or a report on […]
  • Johnson & Johnson Vaccinations Temporarily Stopped
    The state Department of Health today notified all vaccine providers to temporarily stop administering doses of the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine until at least April 20.   The stoppage is due to Centers for Disease Control and the U.S. Food […]
  • Vaccine Access Now Open to All Pennsylvanians
    All Pennsylvania adults are now eligible to schedule an appointment for the COVID-19 vaccine. This is nearly a week earlier than the previously scheduled opening for April 19.   Increasing case counts and ongoing appointment availability in many parts of the […]
  • Pfizer Requests Approval to Use COVID-19 Vaccine for Teens
    Pfizer Inc. has requested that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration amend the emergency use authorization of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to authorize its use in adolescents 12 to 15 years of age. Phase 3 trials demonstrated 100% efficacy and […]
  • Pa. COVID-19 Case Growth Slows
    While cases and hospitalizations continued to increase this week, it is at a slower rate than in recent weeks. The statewide COVID-19 total case count now stands at 1,068,974 with 30,225 new cases reported this week, a 4% increase over last […]
  • Township Employees, Officials Now Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccines
    Just in time for Local Government Week, Pennsylvania has now moved into Phase 1C for COVID-19 vaccine administration, which means that all township employees and elected officials are now eligible to make an appointment for the vaccine. Phase 1C also […]
  • Vaccine Update
    As the Commonwealth moves towards full vaccine waiting list eligibility for all residents over 16 in the coming weeks, local officials awaiting category 1c kickoff just got a little longer wait time.  All prisoners and correction workers have been prioritized […]
  • Commonwealth COVID-19 Enforcement Visits, Complaints Slow
    The following state agency reports are for the week of March 29:   Pa. Department of Agriculture: The Bureau of Food Safety performed 674 total inspections, five of which were the result of COVID-19-related complaints, and received 22 food facility COVID-19-related complaints, none of which were referred to local and […]
  • More Details of Federal Funding Support
    While there have been no guidelines issued by the US Treasury Department to date, yesterday we introduced a new PSATS Premiere Partner, Zelenkofske Axelrod LLC, an accounting firm, to help interested parties through the eligibility and compliance process. Last year, […]
  • PA and 4 Other States Account for Nearly Half of All New Cases
    According to Johns Hopkins University, nearly half of new coronavirus infections nationwide are in just five states — a situation that is putting pressure on the federal government to consider changing how it distributes vaccines by sending more doses to […]
  • Vaccine Supply Expands as Pennsylvania Moves into New Phases
    The commonwealth moved into Phase 1B of the vaccine distribution this week, which includes law enforcement and firefighters, both volunteer and career. On Monday, April 12, all other municipal employees and elected officials will be eligible for vaccinations as Phase […]
  • CDC Updates Cleaning Guidance
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has updated their guidance for when to clean and when to disinfect and reduces the frequency for disinfection. Due to studies that show that the risk of infection from touching a surface is […]
  • Pa. COVID-19 Cases, Hospitalizations Rise as Commonwealth Relaxes Standards
    Pennsylvania’s COVID-19 case count and hospitalizations continue to rise as the commonwealth relaxed mitigation standards yesterday for restaurants and gatherings. The statewide COVID-19 total case count now stands at 1,038,749, with 29,195 new cases reportedthis week, a 16.5% increase over last […]
  • CDC Issues Updated Travel Guidance for Vaccinated People
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has updated its guidance for people who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, which is defined as two weeks after either a singledose shot or the second shot of a two-shot series. Fully […]
  • PSATS Comments on Relaxation Orders
    While good news that our state is slowing returning to normal, tour annual conference cancellation remains a solid decision for safety and to ensure member satisfaction with our annual gatherings. The new 25% capacity cap for indoor events would have […]
  • Commonwealth Finally Issues Orders to Relax Mitigation Measures Easter Sunday
    After announcing their proposal 3 weeks ago, Gov. Tom Wolf and Acting Secretary of Health Alison Beam have signed orders relaxing certain restriction on restaurants, gyms, salons, and entertainment venues effective on Easter Sunday, April 4 at 12:01 a.m. On […]
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