Jun 7, 2021

OraSure’s rapid COVID-19 antigen test receives FDA approval

It’s the news Pennsylvania’s OraSure Technologies Inc. has been waiting for. It announced today that it has received three Emergency Use Authorizations from the Federal Drug Administration for its COVID-19 rapid antigen tests.

May 10, 2021

Nearly half of Pennsylvanians vaccinated, COVID-related hospitalizations down

51.9% of Pennsylvania’s eligible population have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine as of May 7, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. More than 43% are fully vaccinated.

May 5, 2021

Will ‘to-go cocktails’ become a permanent thing in Pennsylvania?

The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States is hailing a bill that has just passed out of committee in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.

May 5, 2021

Pa. partners with Rite Aid to get COVID vaccines to the intellectually and developmentally disabled

Pennsylvania-based Rite Aid Pharmacy is partnering with the state to ease access to COVID-19 vaccinations for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, Gov. Wolf announced.

May 4, 2021

Gov. Tom Wolf lifting COVID-19 restrictions starting Memorial Day

Pennsylvania will lift all COVID-19 restrictions except the order to wear a mask in public on Memorial Day, the Wolf administration announced.

May 3, 2021

Vaccinated adults aged 65 + are 94% less likely to be hospitalized with COVID than their unvaccinated peers

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that fully vaccinated adults 65 years and older were 94% less likely to be hospitalized with COVID-19 than people of the same age who were not vaccinated.

Apr 30, 2021

Whether it’s COVID or economics, multigenerational home sales are rising

According to the 2021 report on Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends, in the year ending in July 2020, 18% of homebuyers between the ages of 41 to 65, and 17% of homebuyers ages 75 to 95, purchased a multigenerational home.

Apr 23, 2021

Post-pandemic economy will return, but things will be different

The boom in telemedicine, the May 31 deadline for the Paycheck Protection Program and the possibility of new workplace regulations around masks and vaccines were three topics that drew comment at a Central Penn Business Journal webinar this week on the post-COVID economy.

Apr 9, 2021

PA is No. 5 in vaccines administered; 35% have had at least one

Pennsylvania has administered first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to 35.4% of its eligible population, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Mar 31, 2021

All Pa. residents should be eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations by April 19

By April 19, all Pennsylvanians regardless of age, occupation or health will be eligible to receive vaccinations against COVID-19.

Mar 19, 2021

CDC now ranks Pennsylvania second in nation as vaccine roll out speeds up

After being ranked 30th in the nation for vaccine distribution, the Pennsylvania Health Department said the roll out of vaccines is increasing and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has now moved the state to no. 2 in the nation for the number of vaccines administered in the last seven days.

Mar 17, 2021

Businesses frustrated by slow vaccine roll out are starting to see hope

There seems to be a light at the end of the tunnel with the COVID-19 pandemic as vaccine rates begin to pick up in Pennsylvania. Still, many are frustrated with the slow pace up until this point – especially in getting vaccines to those working with the public who aren’t health care workers or teachers in group 1a of the state’s vaccine roll out.