A health care worker holds a vial of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine at Klerksdorp Hospital in Klerksdorp, South Africa, on Feb. 18. Phill Magakoe / AFP via Getty Images

FDA authorizes Johnson & Johnson’s one-shot COVID-19 vaccine

By Scott Hensley/NPR

A third COVID-19 vaccine is on the way, and this one requires only one shot for immunization.

House approves $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package

The proposal, which would provide a new round of financial support for workers, families and businesses, will now advance to the Senate.

By Chloee Weiner/NPR

U.S. coronavirus infections are way down — can we keep them that way?

New infections have fallen close to 70% nationwide in just over six weeks, bringing the average number of cases to levels last seen in early fall.

By Will Stone/NPR

New coronavirus grants for small Pa. businesses aim for inclusivity, but can’t track success

Applications open next month for $145 million in state grants for small hospitality businesses, with a significant change by lawmakers intended to make the money is more accessible to people of color.

By Charlotte Keith/Spotlight PA

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March 4 at 7 p.m.

In Pennsylvania, the school-funding formula hasn’t been able to remedy the disparities between affluent and poor public-school districts. Join us as we explore the issue and the impact it can have on students’ futures.

WellSpan Health

Together, WITF, Capital BlueCross and WellSpan Health are offering free postcards as part of the “Fill PA With Love” cards of caring initiative, the next project in Transforming Health’s “Here With You” campaign. Anyone can request a postcard collection to write messages of encouragement to send to people that may feel alone this season.