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Pennsylvania adding long-term care beds to ease COVID crunch

Pennsylvania is setting up four regional support sites with as many as 120 beds to help hospitals and nursing homes under strain from COVID-19.

By The Associated Press

Pa. launches program to vaccinate more nursing home residents

A recent department survey of Pennsylvania’s long-term care facilities showed that nearly 80% of residents and 50% of staffers have been vaccinated.

By Aaron Moselle/WHYY

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Vaccinated, but still restricted: Long-term care facilities in Pa. cautious to return to normal

Long-term care facilities were prioritized for vaccinations, and at this point the Pennsylvania Department of Health reports that 95% of them have held at least one vaccine clinic, or have a plan to hold these clinics. 

By Sarah Boden/WESA

Long-term care restrictions remain in place as Pennsylvania reopens

Ongoing restrictions in those facilities will remain in place at least 28 days after the respective facility’s county enters the green phase.

By Ed Arke/WITF

From confusion to threats, some Pa. nursing home residents aren’t getting their coronavirus stimulus checks

The reasons vary from apparent misunderstandings to facilities wrongly holding onto the $1,200 or, in one extreme case, threatening to evict residents unless they turned over the funds.
By Aneri Pattani/Spotlight PA