×

COVID-19

What it means here: New Love Center offers free take out meals,

New Love Center offers free take-out meals JERSEY SHORE — The New Love Center has announced the following community services during the COVID-19 crisis: The New Love Center Cafe, 1407 Allegheny St., is offering free take-out meals between 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday using ...

Some medical procedures may be postponed

For those not sure if their elective surgeries amid the COVID-19 outbreak are getting done, it’s a good idea to call a healthcare provider. That’s what Dr. David Lopatofsky, chief medical officer, UPMC Susquehanna, said. The decisions are between doctor and patients and are becoming a ...

State suspends some nurse licensing requirements

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, the Department of State has suspended certain administrative requirements for nurses, including temporarily extending license expiration dates and waiving associated fees. “We are taking this action to ensure that Pennsylvania has plenty of nurses ...

Lawmakers vote to delay primary election

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania lawmakers voted Wednesday to delay the state's primary election by five weeks to June 2, joining 10 states that have already postponed their own primaries. The measure passed both chambers of the Republican-controlled state Legislature on Wednesday and Gov. ...

Senators Casey, Toomey speak to stimulus deal

Both lawmakers seemed to breathe a sigh of relief that an infusion of government money may soon be released to individuals, businesses and health care providers in response to the coronavirus. Senate passed an aid package late Wednesday. But, given that they are on different sides of the ...

Evangelical announces two confirmed positive COVID-19 cases

Lewisburg-Evangelical Community Hospital has tested two confirmed positive cases of COVID-19. No additional details related to the individual patients will be released. “We were prepared for this eventuality,” said Kendra Aucker, President and CEO, Evangelical Community Hospital. “The ...

Supermarkets adjust hours, limit items as response to COVID-19

Area supermarkets have scrambled in recent days to help prevent spread of the coronavirus. Wegmans, GIANT and Weis Markets, which operate stores throughout Lycoming County, have each put in place precautionary measures to safeguard customers and their employees. Stores are also limiting ...

One case confirmed in Lycoming County

There is one living case of coronavirus in Lycoming County as of Tuesday, Charles E. Kiessling Jr., county coroner said he has been told by officials. "The individual is being treated at home," he said. "With testing now underway, there are bound to be more people diagnosed with this ...

Jersey Shore livestreams board meeting

In an experiment in this time of social distancing, the Jersey Shore Area School Board conducted their meeting by streaming it with members of the board at remote locations. In order to do this, the first order of business was the approval by the board of a motion to suspend a section of ...

What it means here: Local impacts from COVID-19

VIA Public Media to hold virtual town hall With the number of COVID-19 cases in Pennsylvania increasing daily, VIA Public Media will present Keystone Edition: Corona Crisis, a live, hour-long virtual town hall meeting with area health experts and government officials at 8 p.m., Thursday, ...

Area School boards look to meet virtually

With the closing of schools, local districts have, by necessity, become more creative in scheduling school board meetings. Although the students are not in buildings, there are certain tasks, such as payroll and paying other bills that are essential, as well as decisions that need to be made by ...

School districts seek ways to offer virtual activities during shutdown

“We were not surprised by his announcement,” Dr. Timothy S. Bowers, superintendent of Williamsport Area School District said in a statement released Monday, speaking about the news from Gov. Tom Wolf that schools in the state will remain closed until at least April 6. Bowers’ statement ...

Gov. Wolf reopens gun shops, orders more residents to stay home

HARRISBURG — Even as he ordered residents of another county to stay at home, Gov. Tom Wolf on Tuesday quietly allowed gun shops to reopen on a limited basis during the coronavirus pandemic after several justices of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court urged him to do so. Firearms dealers may now ...

County sheriff puts out scam warning

This is not the time to drop one’s guard to possible scams, Lycoming County Sheriff Mark Lusk said Tuesday. Lusk’s warning came after his office received complaints from several people who reported receiving telephone calls from someone claiming to be from the sheriff’s office. The ...

Screening and visitation policies updated by UPMC Susquehanna

UPMC is no longer allowing visitors under the age of 18, hospital officials said. The decision is for the safety of patients and staff and to lower their risk of exposure to any illness including COVID-19, officials said. Visitors will be screened upon entering the facilities and may also ...

Mayor proposes extending outside ban on 50 or more to at least May 1

No gathering of a group of individuals in excess of 50 people can take place on city streets, public parks or other public places in the city until at least May 1, according to Mayor Derek Slaughter. In an effort to control the spread of COVID-19, Slaughter said Tuesday that he was following ...

‘Not open to the public’: First day of virus testing runs smoothly

Twenty-three people were tested Monday for COVID-19 in Williamsport at an outpatient specimen collection site. Administrators there said the process was “excellent.” The site is not open to the public, said Heather Stafford, director of infection prevention and control at UPMC ...

Inmates to be moved to area prisons

Federal inmates are “authorized for movements from all facilities to mitigate spread of COVID-19,” including hot zones, such as New York City, a reversal in policy setting off the ire of three lawmakers Monday. These movements are being done under certain conditions, including an exit ...

State lawmakers, Wolf agree to postpone primary

HARRISBURG — Top Pennsylvania lawmakers and Gov. Tom Wolf have reached agreement on postponing the state’s primary election from April 28 until June 2, according to State Rep. Garth Everett (R., Lycoming). Everett, who chairs the House State Government Committee, said an amendment of ...