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

WHS Daily Bulletin: The votes for Duke candidates are being counted

first_img*Any sophomore who missed the Jostens meeting may pick up a ring order packet in the counselor’s office. *The WHS Madrigals and Mixed Ensemble are doing singing Valengrams this year on the 13th. The Valengrams will be sold during lunch today so find a choir member for more information.Follow us on Twitter. Submitted to Sumner Newscow — Today’s Wellington High School bulletin for Friday, Feb. 6, 2015:Friday• Homecoming Basketball at Wellington vs  Augusta.• Wrestling at Rose Hill 11 a.m.Saturday• ACT• Wrestling at Rose Hill 10 a.m.• JV Wrestling at Wichita South 9 a.m.Friday lunch: Corn Dog, garden spinach salad, peas, apple.Monday lunch: Chicken Tetrazzini, tossed salad w/romaine, steamed carrots, angel biscuit/jelly, tinted applesauce.Today’s NewsVoting for Duke took place this morning. Someone will be around to collect the ballots. Seniors- if you do not have a class second lock-please see Ms.Vaughn. * WHS Juniors: Looking at obtaining a degree in education? Applications are being accepted for the 26th annual Kansas Future Teacher Academy. It will be held on the campus of Emporia State University from Sunday, June 7 to Thursday, June 11. If you’d like more information, see Mrs. Hatfield in the counselor’s office. 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 commentslast_img read more

Araptany crashes out, Kemboi disqualified in dramatic steeplechase

first_img52425Yoann KOWALFRA8:16.75SB 42740Soufiane ELBAKKALIMAR8:14.35PB 73052Hillary BORUSA8:22.74PB 102200Matthew HUGHESCAN8:36.83 23076Evan JAGERUSA8:04.28SB Ouch! Araptany hits head on barrier, knocking him out of the race. PHOTO @NBCNewYorkRio de Janeiro, Brazil | AFP | The Rio Olympic Games men’s 3,000m steeplechase final will be a race to forget for East Africans Jacob Araptany and Ezekiel Kemboi.Araptany looked comfortable in the leading pack when he slipped as he approached a hurdle as the race entered the finals laps.Video footage from the incident was not clear if his leg was clipped seconds before he fell.Right behind him were was Kemboi and Kiprop Kipruto. Kemboi won bronze, but was later disqualified for stepping off the track, promoting France’s Mahiedine Mekhissi to bronze.Kemboi was the reigning two-time Olympic champion and originally finished third in Wednesday’s race won by his compatriot Conseslus Kipruto.Mekhissi finished fourth but appealed against Kemboi’s action, resulting in the disqualification and his own promotion.“A protest was presented by the French team after the 3000m steeplechase men final against Kenyan athlete Ezekiel Kemboi … claiming he had stepped off the track,” said an IAAF statement.An appeal jury “met and examined the video of the race, confirming that Kemboi, after clearing a water jump, had stepped outside the track on the curved part before the home straight.”Under race rules, runners cannot step off the inside edge of the track when running around bends. 2990Amor BEN YAHIATUNDQ R 163.3b 112340Yemane HAILESELASSIEERI8:40.68 12684Conseslus KIPRUTOKEN8:03.28OR 32430Mahiedine MEKHISSIFRA8:11.52SB 83055Donald CABRALUSA8:25.81 92130Altobeli DA SILVABRA8:26.30PB POSBIBATHLETECOUNTRYMARK 62683Brimin Kiprop KIPRUTOKEN8:18.79SB 2678Ezekiel KEMBOIKENDQ R 163.3b Share on: WhatsApp 3014Jacob ARAPTANYUGADNF 2743Hamid EZZINEMARDNF ******last_img read more

Clearwater parking lot shooter, Michael Drejka, sentenced to 20 years in prison

first_imgMoments ago, the convicted Clearwater parking lot shooter learned his fate.Michael Drejka was found guilty of manslaughter after fatally shooting Markeis McGlockton over a handicap parking spot outside a Clearwater convenience store in July of 2018.Thursday, the 48-year-old was sentenced to 20 years in prison with 92 days credit for time served.The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office initially did not charge Drejka, saying that he was protected under Florida’s “stand your ground” law.However, he was later charged after further investigation into the incident.Drejka attempted to use the state’s controversial “stand your ground” law in the shooting case, but it proved to be unsuccessful in swaying jurors.Drejka’s legal team has already attempted to appeal the conviction and requested a new trial, but it was denied.However, Drejka can still appeal to the higher courts.At Thursday’s sentencing, he agreed to pay 550-dollars in court costs and five-thousand-dollars in funeral costs towards McGlockton’s family.last_img read more

Annabel’s putt seals Sunningdale Foursomes

first_img15 Mar 2014 Annabel’s putt seals Sunningdale Foursomes England international Annabel Dimmock and Challenge Tour player Steven Brown forged a successful partnership when they won the Sunningdale Foursomes at their first attempt. The Wentworth pair came triumphantly through the seven-round test when Annabel holed a 30-footer on the last for a one-up win over Inci Mehmet, also from Wentworth, and Oscar Granström-Livesey of Royal Mid-Surrey. “It was a great match and we all played so well,” said Annabel. “The number of birdies was unbelievable. This is a really good tournament to win, especially as it’s near my club and we had the home crowd watching!” It was a first competitive outing together for the winning pair: “We play a bit of foursomes against friends but we’ve never before played together in a competition,” said Annabel. Both players went into the event in great form. Already this season, Annabel has won on the Orange Blossom Tour in the USA, been runner-up in the Spanish amateur and taken fifth place in the European Nations Cup. Brown, a former English champion and the player who sealed the GB&I Walker Cup triumph of 2011, is currently fourth on the Challenge Tour order of merit and came in to this event fresh from a fifth place in the Kenya Open. “We were both really tired before it started because we both got back into the country only the day before the practice round, but we knew we were both playing well,” said Annabel. Their impressive putting was critical to their success. In the first round, they holed a long putt to win the 18th, taking the match into extra time before they squeezed through to the next round on the 20th. In the semi-final Annabel had a must-make 15-footer to keep the match alive, before the pair eventually defeated England international Toby Tree and boy international Marco Penge on the 19th. Then, in the final she clinched the title with that 30-footer. “We holed a lot of putts when we needed to,” she said. Click here for the full resultslast_img read more