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 pa.gov.The 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 www.ready.pa.gov/BeInformed/Signup-For-Alerts.Ver 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

Chris Sale not optimistic umpire will be held accountable for missed calls: There’s nothing MLB is going to do

first_imgSale later was removed from the game after 3 2/3 innings pitched and was ejected when he yelled at Estabrook on his way off the mound.There were a few questionable calls in the game to be sure. “Nothing is going to happen to him, I’m sure. He’ll be out there (in Game 2) at third base, probably be at home plate again. I’m sure I’ll get fined. I’m sure ‘AC’ will get fined, all for things I think we were justified about,” Sale said, via the New York Post. “I don’t want to get too caught up in the politics of this, but there’s got to be something. ‘AC’ doesn’t do his job for long enough, he’s gone. If I don’t do my job for long enough, I’m gone. Goes for every other manager in the league, it goes for every other player in this clubhouse and in the league. Got to find something. Nothing really holding it down.”Cora was ejected first in the fourth inning during a mound visit when Estabrook came out to break it up. It appeared Cora hit the umpire with some profanity when he met the scrum on the pitcher’s mound and he was then ejected. Related News Chris Sale wasn’t good in the first game of the Red Sox’s double-header Saturday. He knows that. His team lost 9-2 and he gave up eight earned runs in 3 2/3 innings.But he was not happy with umpire Mike Estabrook who ejected both Sale and manager Alex Cora in a dismal fourth inning which saw a couple of pitches called balls that could have ended at-bats. Sale wants to see Estabrook held accountable for his performance, but he’s not optimistic he will be. MLB wrap: Yankees sweep doubleheader as Red Sox team meeting not enough to halt losing streak Domingo Germán, Painted 96mph Fastball (Well, Painted Outside the Lines). 🎨 pic.twitter.com/XPrxCTio05— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) August 3, 2019″Terrible. Awful. Brutal.” -Red Sox broadcastUmpire Mike Estabrook called on a ball on what should’ve been strike 3 to Aaron Judge. Instead of ending the inning, Judge hit a double, ending Chris Sale’s day. As Sale walked off the field, Estabrook ejected Sale.#Yankees v #RedSox https://t.co/FBnnlZ0C04 pic.twitter.com/aqKDmJb2om— Umpire Auditor (@UmpireAuditor) August 4, 2019Sale thought he had struck out Gio Urshela on a pitch in the fourth inning but instead it was called a ball and Urshela would eventually single. He thought he had a strike on Aaron Judge as well but that was again called a ball.When all was said and done the Yankees scored seven runs in the fourth inning and Cora and Sale were ejected. Sale again admitted he needs to be better but spoke about how you can’t give this New York lineup second chances.“Give these guys extra outs it’s going to hurt. I felt like he changed the landscape of the game,” Sale said. “But there’s got to be something that can be done about this. We’re held accountable as players, as coaches. … There’s nothing we can do. I’m sure there’s nothing Major League Baseball is going to do.”last_img read more

WHS athletic banquet set for Friday, 7:30 a.m.(!); sports schedule updated; WHS tennis finish 5th in league tourney

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments WHS Tennis:Wellington participated in the Ark Valley-Chisholm Trail League Div. III-IV boys tennis tournament at Riverside Tennis Center Monday on a wonderfully sunny day.The Crusaders finished with 29 points good enough for fifth. McPherson won with 66 points, Collegiate second with 57 points, Winfield third with 49 points and Buhler fourth with 43 points.“That’s about where I thought we would end up,” said Allen Keller, Wellington head boys tennis coach. “We knew we did not match up head to head with any of those four teams so our expectations of doing better than fifth were not very high.”Tyler Pettegrew at No. 2 singles was the only Crusader to get a first round win (over Doerkson/Buhler 7/6, 6/1) which put him in the semi-finals.  He lost his next match to Osen/Winfield 1-6, 0-6 then lost to Moxley/Collegiate 4-6, 0-6 for 4th place.No. 1 singles player Avery Chaney lost his first round to Horton/McPherson 1-6, 1-6, beat Wallace of Circle 9-3, then lost a heartbreaker to Reinhardt/El Dorado 7-9 for a sixth place finish.  No. 1 doubles team of Dutch Brownlee/Jon Ryberg  lost their first round to Camp & Hoover/Winfield 1-6, 0-6, beat Harter and Laforge of El Dorado in the first round of consolation 9-8, then lost to Schmidt and Thayer of Buhler 2-9 for a sixth place finish.No. 2 Doubles team of Chaz Crittenden/Anthony Glazer lost in the first round to Byers and Caywood, Buhler 6-1, 6-0, beat Troxell & Barrett/El Dorado 9-5, then lost to Hunter & Keplar of Circle 7-9 for a sixth place finish.Brian Peck has left the team to concentrate on golf.“Overall, I have to say that both our singles players gave a good effort and played well against every opponent,” Keller said. “Our doubles teams however, are really struggling with basics and until they learn to stay focused, stay positive, and play with energy and movement, we’re not even giving ourselves a fighting chance to win against even against the poorest teams.“We haven’t lost matches to schools like El Dorado, Circle and Augusta for many years, and it states volumes about our level of performance when we do.  Hopefully we can get these guys back on track before the Regional tournament and start playing to our potential.” Friday, May 3WHS ATHLETIC BANQUET — WHS Auditorium, 7:30 a.m.WHS TRACK — Goddard Invite, 3 p.m.WHS TENNIS — Class 4A Regional at Pratt, 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 1WHS BASEBALL/SOFTBALL – Reschedule: Wellington at Rose Hill. Girls start at 4:30 p.m., boys start at 4 p.m. by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington High School sports calendar is a mess – so much so that the Wellington High School athletic banquet (or make that breakfast) has been moved to Friday at 7:30 a.m. No that isn’t a misprint.Wellington Activities Director Brian Buchanan made the announcement at Crusader Club Monday. He initially received some chuckles as if he was joking. But he was serious.The WHS athletic program has been canceled the past two years. Buchanan said the coaches did not want to do it again. But because of the various athletic events rescheduled there was not a free night. So the students will be asked to gather Friday morning at 7:30 a.m. in the high school auditorium to receive its medal and certificates.The Senior Male and Female Athlete of the Year awards and the Frank Cornejo Scholarship winner will not be announced at the athletic program, but on Class Night on Thursday, May 9.In other news… Updated sports schedule: Here is the updated schedule for Wellington as we have it:Tuesday, April 30WHS GOLF — Hesston at Hesston Golf Course, 3 p.m.HS SOFTBALL — Triangular: Clearwater, Buhler at Clearwater, 5 p.m.WMS TRACK — Bob Hoover Invitational at Andover, 3:15 p.m.HS BASEBALL — Reschedule: Collegiate, away, 4 p.m. Thursday, May 2WHS TENNIS —4A Regional Tournament, TBA.WHS GOLF — Goddard Eisenhower at Tex-Consolver Golf Course, 3 p.m.WHS BASEBALL — Clearwater, home, 4 p.m. (JV)WHS SOFTBALL — Clearwater, home, 4:30 p.m. (JV).WMS TRACK — Maize Middle Invitational at Maize Middle, 3:30 p.m. WMS Tennis: The Wellington Middle School boys tennis team swept their last three matches against Goddard, Haysville and Haysville West.  The Knights dominated Goddard winning every match and defeating both Haysville teams yesterday.Individual winners were: Derek Driskell, Brock Edwards, Cade Phelps, Will Long, Carson LeGrand, Chaese Hamel, D. J. Seyfert, Jaden Adams, Trenton Hodson, Skyler Crittenden, Aaron Schoemann, Braiden Buresh, Seth Tunnell, Reece Langford, Jack Walton, Jared Oathout, Ty Wilson, James Hinman, Logan Jones, Avery Rademacher, Max Scott, Austin Sears, Ian Groom and Billy Cook. Saturday, May 4WHS BASEBALL — Triangular: Wellington vs. Kansas City Turner, 11 a.m., Arkansas City vs. K.C. Turner, 1 p.m., Wellington vs. Ark City, 3 p.m., home.WHS TENNIS — Class 4A Regional at Pratt, 10 a.m.last_img read more

Where is ‘College GameDay’ this week? Location, schedule, guest picker for conference championship weekend

first_imgCan Georgia somehow sneak a second SEC team into the 2019 College Football Playoff?That question will be answered on Saturday when No. 1 LSU and No. 4 Georgia play each other in the SEC championship game. With a win, LSU could become the top overall seed in the Playoff. Should the Bulldogs win, however, they risk knocking the Tigers to the No. 4 seed — or lower — while moving up to No. 3. The Tigers are an early favorite after a season that has seen them smash program and SEC records with its vaunted passing attack. Joe Burrow, Ja’Marr Chase and Justin Jefferson will be key players in the game, but so will Georgia’s Jake Fromm and D’Andre Swift. Will the Bulldogs’ defense be enough to slow down that potent Tigers offense?We’ll just have to wait until Saturday to find out. Until then, here’s everything you need to know about “College GameDay” as it visits Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.MORE: College Football Playoff updated rankingsWhere is ‘College GameDay’ location for conference championship weekend?Location: AtlantaMatchup: No. 1 LSU vs. No. 4 GeorgiaThis will be the eighth time “GameDay” visits Atlanta for the SEC championship game and the second time in two years. LSU is 3-0 when one of the featured teams in this matchup, including a 2-0 mark against Georgia. The Bulldogs have been featured in this game four times, losing all four appearances. ‘College GameDay’ schedule on ESPNTV channel: ESPNStart time: 9 a.m. ETThe “College GameDay” crew of Lee Corso, Kirk Herbstreit, Rece Davis and Desmond Howard will preview conference championship weekend’s action live from Atlanta. The game will be broadcast on CBS with kickoff set for 4 p.m. ET.WeekMatchupLocationGuest PickerCorso’s HeadgearOutcome0Miami at No. 8 FloridaOrlando, Fla.Michael IrvinGators24-20 Florida1No. 11 Oregon vs. No. 16 AuburnArlington, TexasBo JacksonDucks27-21 Auburn2No. 6 LSU at No. 9 TexasAustin, TexasMatthew McConaugheyTigers45-38 LSU3No. 20 Iowa at Iowa StateAmes, IowaEric ChurchCyclones18-17 Iowa4No. 7 Notre Dame at No. 3 GeorgiaAthens, Ga.JeezyBulldogs23-17 Georgia5No. 5 Ohio State at NebraskaLincoln, Neb.Gabrielle UnionBuckeyes48-7 Ohio State6No. 7 Auburn at No. 10 FloridaGainesville, Fla.Emmitt SmithGators24-13 Florida7No. 7 Florida at No. 5 LSUBaton Rouge, La.John GoodmanTigers42-28 LSU8No. 16 Michigan at No. 7 Penn StateUniversity Park, Pa.Lara SpencerNittany Lions28-21 Penn State9No. 1 NDSU at No. 3 SDSU (FCS)Brookings, S.D.Pat McAfeeBison23-16 NDSU10No. 15 SMU at No. 24 MemphisMemphis, Tenn.Jerry LawlerMustangs54-48 Memphis11No. 1 LSU at No. 2 AlabamaTuscaloosa, Ala.Justin ThomasTigers46-41 LSU12No. 10 Oklahoma at No. 12 BaylorWaco, TexasChip and Joanna GainesBears34-31 Oklahoma13No. 9 Penn State at No. 2 Ohio StateColumbus, OhioEddie GeorgeBuckeyes28-17 Ohio State14No. 13 Wisconsin at No. 9 MinnesotaMinneapolisEric DeckerGophers38-17 WisconsinWho is the guest picker on ‘College GameDay’ for conference championship weekend?”GameDay” has yet to announce fits guest picker for Saturday’s game, but considering LSU will be the home team (by way of the SEC’s rotating format) potential guests include Tigers fan and political commentator James Carville, self-described “lifelong fan” Tim McGraw or former LSU basketball standout — and Hall of Famer — Shaquille O’Neal.LSU vs. Georgia oddsSportsbook Review has LSU listed a 7-point favorite over Georgia. SN’s Bill Bender predicts a 34-26 win for the Tigers.last_img read more