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Northern York middle and high schools halt in-person learning due to COVID-19 cases

The district plans to return to in-person learning late next week if the situation improves.

By Brett Sholtis

Challenging school mask mandate, House Republicans tap obscure committee

Democrats say the move will cause confusion as COVID-19 cases are rising.
By Brett Sholtis

As vaccination mandate looms, Pa. health systems push employees to get on board

President Joe Biden’s rule affects an estimated 17 million health care workers nationwide—and thousands in Pennsylvania.

By Brett Sholtis

With COVID-19 delta variant raging, UPMC seeks people in Pa. for monoclonal antibody study

As cases surge among unvaccinated people, the treatment offers a chance to help them, and to better understand the delta variant.

By Brett Sholtis

Unvaccinated people, sick with COVID-19, flood midstate hospitals as delta variant surges

Two area health systems report that about nine in ten patients are unvaccinated.
By Brett Sholtis

When COVID deaths are dismissed or stigmatized, grief is mixed with shame and anger

After their brother died, two sisters faced a barrage of misinformation, pandemic denialism and blaming questions. Grief experts say that makes COVID-19 the newest kind of “disenfranchising death.”

By Brett Sholtis

Some say food insecurity can alter a child’s future. But it doesn’t have to.

As Pennsylvania’s executive director of advocacy and reform, Dan Jurman looks out for vulnerable populations in the state — a job that has been personal from day one. His childhood included homelessness, food insecurity, family substance abuse, and other adverse experiences.

Jurman recognizes that people helped him along the way. He says others who experience adversity as children need that help too.

By Keira McGuire

Free lead paint removal available for some Lancaster County residents

Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health is spending $50 million to prevent lead poisoning.

By Brett Sholtis


York County is hiring behavioral health ‘co-responders’ to work with police

The program aims to reduce arrests and connect people with treatment.

By Brett Sholtis
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