Gov. Wolf Announces 10 More Testing Sites in Areas with Limited Access

first_img Press Release,  Public Health Governor Tom Wolf announced today that beginning Wednesday, June 17, nine more COVID-19 drive-thru testing sites will open in Walmart parking lots across the state, bringing the total to 19 sites at Walmart locations. Quest Diagnostics and Walmart are working with the department to provide no-cost testing for residents living in areas where there are fewer testing sites. Another testing site has also been added in Venango County, which previously had only one site, bringing the total of new testing sites to 10.“We continue to add testing sites in locations that are convenient for Pennsylvanians and increase the state’s testing capabilities,” Gov. Wolf said. “We do not want any Pennsylvanian in need of a test to have difficulty finding a location close to home for a free test.”“We appreciate the hard work done by health systems, pharmacies, Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), medical clinics and other entities that are providing testing for COVID-19 across Pennsylvania,” Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine said. “When we established our testing strategy, we wanted testing to be accessible, available and adaptable and we are working to meet that challenge. Anyone who believes they have symptoms of COVID-19 can get tested today in Pennsylvania.”Beginning June 17 these sites will be open on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. to test up to 50 registered patients daily. Registration is required one day in advance. There is no COVID-19 testing inside Walmart stores or Quest Diagnostics Patient Service Centers.The testing sites that will open on Wednesday include:Walmart Supercenter parking lot, 1887 Elmira St, Sayre, PAWalmart Supercenter parking lot, 1665 N Atherton St, State College, PAWalmart Supercenter parking lot, 108 Washington Towne Blvd N, Edinboro, PAWalmart Supercenter parking lot, 2501 W State St, New Castle, PAWalmart Supercenter parking lot, 1566 W Main Street Ext, Grove City, PAWalmart Supercenter parking lot, 9300 State Route 61, Coal Township, PAWalmart Supercenter parking lot, 980 N Susquehanna Trail, Selinsgrove, PAWalmart Supercenter parking lot, 120 AJK Blvd, Lewisburg, PAWalmart Supercenter parking lot, 1169 South Main St, Mansfield, PA“After testing, you are required to return home and self-isolate,” Dr. Levine said. “If symptoms develop or worsen while you are waiting for your test results, talk to your doctor. If you experience a medical emergency, please seek immediate care.”Registrants will be notified of a testing location within a 50-mile radius of them with available appointment times. Patients schedule an appointment time, print a voucher and bring the voucher to the location with them to their appointment. Patients will receive an email with their test results within 24-48 hours, and physicians will call any patient who has a positive test result.In addition to these testing sites, UPMC Northwest opened a COVID-19 testing site in Venango County, where there is currently only one other testing site. The new site is located at 1671 Allegheny Blvd, Reno, PA, and is open each week, Tuesday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. by appointment only. To schedule an appointment at this location, call 1-833-559-7680.Through the work of a number of entities, testing is accessible for Pennsylvanians. As Rite Aid, CVS, Patient First, Walmart and others offer testing for symptomatic and asymptomatic individuals, it has further allowed for Pennsylvanians to get tested close to home. Adding these locations to those already offered by hospitals, health systems, FQHCs, health clinics and other locations significantly expands the testing network in the state.More information about these testing sites and others, including a map of the sites available in Pennsylvania, are listed on the department’s website.The department’s testing plan has remained adaptable. This includes the efforts to ensure everyone in a long-term care facility can be tested, work to ensure counties that currently do not have testing locations can receive them, and other efforts based on the latest data and science surrounding COVID-19.Symptoms of COVID-19 can include:FeverCoughShortness of breath or difficulty breathingDiarrheaChillsRepeating shaking with chillsMuscle painHeadacheSore throatNew loss of taste or smell.Symptoms may appear in as few as two days or as long as 14 days after exposure. Reported illnesses have ranged from people with little to no symptoms to people being severely ill and dying.As of 12:00 a.m., June 14, there were 78,798 positive cases of COVID-19 statewide in 67 counties and 6,215 confirmed deaths. Most of the patients hospitalized are 65 or older, and most of the deaths have occurred in patients 65 and older. More data is available here.For the latest information for individuals, families, businesses and schools, visit “Responding to COVID-19” on Wolf Administration stresses the role Pennsylvanians play in helping to reduce the spread of COVID-19:Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.Cover any coughs or sneezes with your elbow, not your hands.Clean surfaces frequently.Stay home to avoid spreading COVID-19, especially if you are unwell.If you must go out for a life-sustaining reason, please wear a mask.Updated Coronavirus Links: Press Releases, State Lab Photos, GraphicsDaily COVID-19 ReportPress releases regarding coronavirusLatest information on the coronavirusPhotos of the state’s lab in Exton (for download and use)Coronavirus and preparedness graphics (located at the bottom of the page)Community preparedness and procedures materialsMap with the number of COVID-19 casesAll Pennsylvania residents are encouraged to sign up for AlertPA, a text notification system for health, weather, and other important alerts like COVID-19 updates from commonwealth agencies. Residents can sign up online at esta página en español. June 15, 2020 SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img Gov. Wolf Announces 10 More Testing Sites in Areas with Limited Accesslast_img read more

Two properties sell as state gears for auction “Event”

first_imgThe penthouse on level six has 487sq m of living space.The in-house auctions, organised by the Ray White Runaway Bay Group at the Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, brought 15 properties worth $15 million to market with the penthouse at 5601/2 Ephraim Island, Paradise Point, fetching $322,500 less than it’s original purchase price in 2003, according to CoreLogic property data.Today, a further 84 properties will go to auction at the Royal Pines Resort in “The Event” hosted by the Ray White Surfers Paradise Group that checks the pulse of the South East Queensland property market for 2019.Elsewhere in Queensland, a knockdown cottage on 810sq m in Noosaville sold under the hammer for $680,000 yesterday. SEE WHAT ELSE IS FOR SALE ON EPHRAIM ISLAND Ray White Runaway Bay Group Principal Ali Mian.“Buyers are there, yes they are being cautious but when you buy and sell in the same market, you sell for three to four per cent less, and you buy for three to four per cent less so it’s quite relative.”There were 26 bidders among the crowd of about 50 who attended Friday night’s auction.A separate property at 18 Hampton Court, Sovereign Islands sold prior to auction for $2.2 million. One auction bidder was all that was needed to secure this Noosaville block at 5 Ely Street for $680,000, but four conditional buyers were waiting in the wings, just in case.And a unit at Alexandra Headland sold unconditionally prior to auction for $315,000. This Ephraim Island penthouse sold under the hammer for $1,927,500 with the winning bidders downsizing from their house in Runaway Bay.A Gold Coast island penthouse and a Sunshine Coast knockdown cottage sold under the hammer this weekend as the property market readies for an auction bonanza today.Australia Day was a quiet day for auctions with five properties going under the hammer across Queensland on Saturday.But the Gold Coast is taking advantage of the long weekend crowds, with a Summer Auction Spectacular that took 15 properties to market on Friday night, and “The Event” today that will see 84 properties go under the hammer.A local couple are moving in to a penthouse on Ephraim Island after being the only bidders to buy a property under the hammer at Friday night’s Summer Auction Spectacular on the Gold Coast. The five-bedroom waterfront house at 18 Hampton Court, Sovereign Islands.Three bidders took the four-bedroom, four-bathroom penthouse at 5601/2 Ephraim Island, Paradise Point to auction with an opening bid of $1.7 million. Sitting in the front row of seats was local investor Susanna Hynes, who was keen to see what the market felt like this year.“My feeling from this evening’s auction is that a lot of buyers are very wary,” Ms Hynes said.“They think they can get better deals further down the track.“I think it’s very important to see what’s holding on the Gold Coast. This is a part of the world that everyone wants to come to and what I’ve seen happen in Sydney and Melbourne, it’s never happened so badly here.“I’m particularly keeping an eye on properties north of Main Beach. I think that’s where the value is.”Bidders were mostly owner occupiers and came from as far as Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.Conditional interest saw another property sell immediately after auction. Sunshine Coast agent Kevin Annetts said good numbers are coming through open houses, helping to sell properties like this at 29/274 Alexandra Pde, Alexandra Headland.“The market is steady,” Ray White Runaway Bay Group Principal Ali Mian said after Friday night’s Gold Coast auction.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa13 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago Ephraim Island has several properties on the market right now. Check out the link below.“I’ve done all the work the last 20 years, she can do the next 20 years,” said the new owner to his wife.“It’s a changing of the guard with our children all grown up. We’re downsizing.” This was the fourth sales campaign for the Ephraim Island penthouse and the highest offer the vendors had received over those campaigns.The auction was paused to negotiate for an hour while other auctions were called, and then the evening was interrupted to recommence the Ephraim Island bidding with auctioneer Nigel Long announcing the property was on the market with a leading bid of $1,927,500.No other bids were received and the crowd of 50 applauded the winning couple with paddle number 8. >>>FOLLOW THE COURIER-MAIL REAL ESTATE TEAM ON FACEBOOK<<<last_img read more

Ajax denied title as Dutch cancels league season

first_imgRelatedPosts Blind collapses during Ajax, Hertha friendly Dutch league plans to restart without fans Europa League: Eriksen scores first Inter Milan goal, Ajax lose at Getafe The Dutch Eredivisie season has been ended with immediate effect, meaning league leaders Ajax have been denied the title.There will also be no promotion to the Dutch Eredivisie or relegation from the top flight, following an agreement reached over a video conference call between the Dutch FA (KNVB) and clubs. Ajax were top of the Eredivisie table, ahead of AZ Alkmaar on goal difference, with nine rounds of matches to play when the season was suspended.The Eredivisie have put forward Ajax to go directly to the play-offs of the Champions League, with AZ playing in the second heat of the Champions League.Third-placed Feyenoord go straight into the group stage of the Europa League with PSV and Willem II qualifying for the second qualifying round for the Europa League.The settlement of places for European competition next season is subject to confirmation from UEFA.The Dutch FA said earlier this week it is not intending to continue the 2019-20 season after a government ban on events was extended until September 1. The KNVB had initially planned to resume the suspended football season for the top two divisions on June 19, behind closed doors.But a three-month extension to the government ban was announced on Tuesday – meaning the season looked all but over, pending consultation with UEFA.A key line to emerge from Thursday’s UEFA Executive Committee was an acceptance that some leagues across Europe may not be able to be completed.UEFA said on Thursday: “While using best efforts to complete the domestic competitions, National Associations and/or Leagues might have legitimate reasons to prematurely terminate their domestic competitions, in particular in the following cases….” The development in the Eredivisie may come as a welcome boost to Englishman Alan Pardew, whose Den Haag side were 17th in the table but have avoided relegation as a result of the decision.— Tags: AjaxDutch EredivisieFeyenoordlast_img read more

World Cup in Qatar begins in four years, check out latest stadium pics

first_img Khalifa International Stadium 18 Starting on November 21 and finishing on December 18, £1.5 million football fans are expected to visit Qatar, the first Arab state to host the tournament.Having a Winter World Cup has been controversial along with allegations of bribery in the selection process involving members of Fifa’s Executive Committee, a British worker falling to his death and other employees being left unpaid.The World Cup will be played in eight stadiums across Qatar. Here, talkSPORT brings you the latest pictures of each stadium.Khalifa International StadiumCapacity – 40,000Location – DohaThis is the only World Cup stadium that’s been built. It opened for the first time in May 2017 when hosting the Emir Cup final.The stadium has previously hosted the Asian Games, the Gulf Cup and the AFC Asian Cup.British worker Zac Cox, 40, died in January 2017 after falling from 40 ft when a catwalk he was helping to install collapsed. 18 Education City Stadium Al Thumama Stadium Hassan Al Thawadi, the Secretary General of the Qatar’s Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy (SC) poses with former Spain international and World Cup 2022 ambassador Xavi Hernandez The four-year countdown to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar has officially begun.It will be the first time a World Cup is not held in June and July due to the sweltering temperatures. 18 Khalifa International Stadium Ras Abu Aboud StadiumCapacity – 40,000Location – DohaThis stadium will host the quarter-finals stage of the World Cup.It will be the first demountable and reusable venue in history. Shipping containers will be used to build the stadium. 18 Lusail Stadium Lusail Stadium Khalifa International Stadium 18 Education City StadiumCapacity – 40,000Location – DohaEducation City Stadium is located at the heart of the Qatar Foundation. The venue will host World Cup games up until the quarter-finals stage.It is set to become the home of the Qatar Women’s football team.The stadium, known as “The Diamond in the Desert”, will reduce its capacity by half after the tournament – 20,000 seats will be donated to build other venues in developing countries. 18 Lusail StadiumCapacity – 80,000Location – LusailLusail Stadium is the biggest sports venue in Qatar and it will host the World Cup final.The complete design for the stadium is set to be unveiled next month. Ras Abu Aboud Stadium Al Thumama Stadium 18 Education City Stadium center_img Al Bayt StadiumAl Wakrah StadiumCapacity: 40,000Location: Al WakrahThis stadium will have a cooling system and a retractable roof. It is set to be open all year round. Al Thumama Stadium Lusail Stadium 18 18 Al Rayyan StadiumCapacity – 40,000Location: Al RayyanSimilarly to the Education City Stadium, World Cup matches will be played in this venue up until the quarter-finals stage. 18 18 18 Al Thumama StadiumCapacity – 40,000Location – Al ThumamaThis stadium is the only World Cup venue being designed by a Qatari.Most of the concrete frame on the lower tier has been completed, while the upper tier is believed to be progressing well. 18 18 Al Wakrah Stadium Al Rayyan Stadium 18 Al Rayyan Stadium Al Bayt StadiumCapacity: 60,000Location: Al KhorThis stadium is being designed to represent Arab hospitality. Games will be played up until the semi-finals stage.It will be covered by a structure resembling a traditional Arab tent. The stadium structure has been completed along with the installation of the retractable roof. 18 18 Education City Stadium 18last_img read more