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Ninety-three percent of Allegheny County residents report wearing masks — which is somewhat reassuring — according to Carnegie Mellon University’s COVIDcast website. In Butler County, 87 percent of residents report using a mask all or most of the time in public, as does 86.75 percent of the population in Westmoreland County.
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Health & Care
With COVID-19 still looming this fall, the upcoming flu season will be more challenging and complicated than in years past. Flu vaccine manufacturers recently projected they will provide as many as 198 million doses this year, surpassing the record set by last winter’s flu season (175 million doses).
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Pharmacist Lahib Ali shows a flu shot in a drugstore Wednesday, Oct.14, 2020 in Paris.
The state House of Representatives canceled its voting session Thursday after a Republican lawmaker tested positive for the coronavirus, delaying a crucial vote to extend a rent relief program that has just expired.
The coronavirus crisis has forced companies across Pennsylvania to cut workers’ hours. But thanks to a little-known program called “shared work,” some of those businesses have kept their staff off the unemployment line.
School districts across the Pittsburgh region have reported cases of COVID-19 since the academic year began, causing some districts to temporarily close schools. There aren’t, however, any set rules from the state about how a school district informs parents about a positive COVID-19 case.
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Greensburg Salem’s 2020 Homecoming Court stands in the bleachers as they watch their team take on Hampton on Friday, Oct. 2, 2020.
The administration decided the fate of thousands of businesses across Pennsylvania with little transparency and no explanations for its shifting positions.
Federal coronavirus relief money made a big difference in Pennsylvania, but as it dries up, a second wave of closures could be coming.
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A cat sits on a sink.
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Bob Silverman addresses attendees during a 2018 meeting.