FILE PHOTO: This April 7, 2021 photo shows the WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital in Gettysburg, Pa. The health system announced Friday it will stop allowing most emergency department visitors at its Chambersburg and Waynesboro hospitals due to a flood of unvaccinated people sick with COVID-19. Matt Rourke / AP Photo

WellSpan prohibits ER visitors in Franklin County due to unvaccinated people with COVID-19

By Brett Sholtis

All 38 patients in WellSpan’s intensive care units are unvaccinated.

Thousands of Pennsylvania students request mask exemptions

State officials are pushing back, but it’s not clear how far they will go to get districts to enforce the masking requirement more stringently.

By Michael Rubinkam/Associated Press

Harrisburg Hispanic heritage festival back in-person with music, food and vaccines

The Latino Hispanic American Community Center is celebrating its 11th annual Hispanic heritage festival Saturday in Harrisburg.

By Gabriela Martínez


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Friday, Sept. 24 at 7:30 p.m.

Join us to celebrate the Class of 2034 and all our friends at Ready Set Go Kindergarten and Friends at the Cumberland Drive-In Theatre! We’ll watch Wild Kratts: Cats and Dogs as well as get some great tips to start the school year off right. While supplies last, children also receive a fun giveaway bag. This is a free, family event, but a ticket is required to secure your parking spot.

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We are not separate from each other. But we don’t always believe it, and we don’t always practice it.

In Transforming Health’s 2021 Summer Read You Belong: A Call for Connection, meditation expert Sebene Selassie explores the ways we separate (and thus suffer), and offers a map back to belonging.

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