LONDON (AP) — Pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca said Monday that late-stage trials showed its coronavirus vaccine was up to 90% effective, giving public health officials hope they may soon have access to a vaccine that is cheaper and easier to distribute than some of its rivals.
The Snyder County Courthouse and all county buildings will be closed to all but employees, essential court participants and people with appointments due to the rise in COVID-19 cases.
U.S. health officials Saturday agreed to allow emergency use of a second antibody drug to help the immune system fight COVID-19, an experimental medicine that President Donald Trump was given when he was sickened last month.
Lewisburg Area School District announced all schools will shift to remote instruction until Dec. 4 starting Monday after reporting two new positive tests among its student body, one in the high school and one in the middle school.
Pennsylvania reported 112 COVID-19 deaths on Saturday, marking a fourth consecutive day with 108 or more deaths. Before Wednesday’s update, the state hadn’t reported 100 or more deaths in a single day since June 2.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Saturday his eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., is doing “very well” in quarantine after becoming infected with the coronavirus.
Pennsylvania health officials confirmed 108 new COVID-19 deaths on Friday, the third consecutive day with at least 100 deaths across the state as another 6,788 cases were announced statewide.
Local supermarkets are reporting increased foot traffic and demand for cleaning and bathroom supplies as COVID-19 cases spike in the Valley.
MOUNT CARMEL — Elementary school students in Mount Carmel Area School District will be learning on a virtual model beginning Monday.
U.S. Penitentiary at Lewisburg employees and inmates will be offered the COVID-19 vaccination when it becomes available, a union representative said Friday.
Pfizer formally asked U.S. regulators Friday to allow emergency use of its COVID-19 vaccine, starting the clock on a process that could bring limited first shots as early as next month and eventually an end to the pandemic -- but not until after a long, hard winter.
Geisinger currently admits COVID-19 patients at a rate of once per hour systemwide and the fall surge will only get worse, according to Jaewon Ryu, the hospital system’s president and CEO.
HARRISBURG -- State agencies won't be demanding that out-of-state travelers provide documentation that they’ve had COVID-19 tests to comply with an order announced this week by Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine.
The Shikellamy Middle School is closing until Dec. 1 after Superintendent Jason Bendle said the district was informed of a positive COVID-19 case.
Seven members of the Pennsylvania Republican Congressional Delegation — including Valley Reps. Dan Meuser and Fred Keller — wrote to Gov. Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Rachel Levine seeking new information on the state's masking order and it relates to interscholastic athletics.
Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine said Thursday that if things progress as planned, the initial doses of the Pfizer vaccine could be available as soon as December.
COVID-19 is real, it’s spreading through Valley communities and behaviors like refusing to wear a mask and hosting parties risks pushing local hospitals beyond capacity to treat those who fall ill, multiple health care leaders said Thursday.
The Big Ten game between Maryland and Michigan State was canceled Thursday after a COVID-19 outbreak on the Terrapins resulted in a positive test for coach Michael Locksley.
SUNBURY — The Shikellamy High School will close its doors until Dec. 1 after Superintendent Jason Bendle said the district was informed of another COVID-19 case at the school.
HARRISBURG — The General Assembly is poised to close out its 2020-2021 budget by approving a $10 billion plan to fund state operations through the end of June, in part, by tapping $1.3 billion in leftover federal stimulus funding.
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden met Thursday with governors from both parties and criticized President Donald Trump’s unprecedented attempt to block the peaceful transition of power, saying it was hindering the flow of information about programs to develop a vitally importa…
The Campus Theatre will temporarily close again due to the recent surge in COVID-19 cases in the Valley. The closure is effective immediately.
Superintendent Chris Venna announced today that Shamokin Area School District will temporarily shift to remote instruction districtwide for two weeks beginning Monday.
The action comes after outside groups like restaurants and hospitals have for months urged Pennsylvania lawmakers to use more of the relief funds to support them.
Pennsylvania health officials announced more than 7,000 new COVID-19 cases and the highest one-day death toll in nearly six months on Thursday.
PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic means Groundhog Day won't be the same in a Pennsylvania town long associated with a prognosticating rodent.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans seeking unemployment aid rose last week to 742,000, the first increase in five weeks and a sign that the resurgent viral outbreak is likely slowing the economy and forcing more companies to cut jobs.
Geisinger’s occupancy rates for COVID-19 patients are “critically high” at many of its hospitals while Evangelical Community Hospital’s chief executive officer called on the public to be more cautious as the disease spreads through the Valley and beyond.
HARRISBURG -- Contact tracers are struggling to keep pace with the surge of positive COVID-19 cases, forcing the state to prioritize which cases get more complete case investigations, the state’s head of testing said Wednesday.
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City is shuttering schools to try to stop the renewed spread of the coronavirus, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Wednesday in a painful about-face for one of the first big U.S. school systems to bring students back to classrooms this fall.
Pennsylvania had a record 6,339 COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, surged past the previous high for the number of residents hospitalized and had 110 residents die from the novel coronavirus.
Pfizer said Wednesday that new test results show its coronavirus vaccine is 95% effective, is safe and also protects older people most at risk of dying — the last data needed to seek emergency use of limited shot supplies as the catastrophic outbreak worsens across the globe.
MILTON — The Milton Area School District will move its high school and middle school to virtual learning only starting Thursday after two more confirmed cases of COVID-19, according to Superintendent Cathy Keegan.
The Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference has canceled its regular season and championship competitions for winter sports following a vote of the league’s Board of Directors on Tuesday.
Sen. Kim Ward, a Republican, is the first woman to become majority leader in the General Assembly’s history, while Democratic Rep. Joanna McClinton will be the first Black woman to lead a caucus.
There are now 79 active COVID-19 cases in federal prison facilities in Union County according to the federal of Bureau of Prisons' COVID dashboard.
HARRISBURG — Travelers visiting Pennsylvania and residents who leave the state and return must get tested for COVID-19 or quarantine for two weeks, Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine announced Tuesday.
Pennsylvania set another record for new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday when state health officials announced 5,900 cases, including a single-day high of 135 across the four Valley counties.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The deadly rise in COVID-19 cases across the U.S. is forcing state and local officials to adjust their blueprints for fighting the virus, with Republican governors adopting mask mandates — skeptically, in at least one case — and schools scrapping plans to reopen classrooms.
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Rudy Giuliani, President Donald Trump's personal attorney, returned to federal court Tuesday after a long hiatus to accuse Democrats in control of big cities of hatching a nationwide conspiracy to steal the election, even though no such evidence has emerged in the tw…
MILTON — The Milton Area School District has 31 individuals in quarantine or isolation after coming in contact with a positive or presumed positive case of COVID-19.
HARRISBURG — Travelers from outside Pennsylvania and residents who leave the state and return must get tested for COVID-19 or quarantine for two weeks, Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine announced Tuesday.
HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania officials are monitoring hospitalization data as they determine whether to ratchet up mitigation efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19, Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine said Monday. For now, the state has no plans to enact stricter mitigation measures, Levine sai…
A second experimental COVID-19 vaccine — this one from Moderna Inc. — yielded extraordinarily strong early results Monday, another badly needed dose of hope as the pandemic enters a terrible new phase.