For August to date, Lebanon County has seen a 4.0% positive test rate – down from 5.4% in July and 9% in June.
Lebanon County is currently in its longest stretch of having no new deaths reported by the state from COVID-19, with none added since July 23.
The Lebanon County Coalition to End Homelessness is providing assistance for applicants looking to receive some of the $800,000 in relief money from state and federal sources.
A video hearing on the county’s emergency application will be held before the Commonwealth Court on Monday, August 10, at 2:30 p.m.
At best, many students of color said they feel unwelcome and ill-supported. At worst, they feel unsafe and targeted.
The number of new COVID-19 cases over the last 14 days per 100,000 residents is currently at 47 for Lebanon County – the first time the metric has dipped below 50 since we began tracking it.
A state representative from Philadelphia is asking fellow legislators to censure state Rep. Russ Diamond for “transphobic attacks” on the Secretary of Health.
Education Secretary Pedro Rivera will be Thaddeus Stevens College’s next president, the school said in a press release.
Only a few days into August, but the positive rate is trending in right direction so far – 3.9% for August, compared to 5.4% for July and 9% in June.
South Lebanon Township needs firefighters, and it’s getting serious about recruiting newcomers.
Despite the state’s struggles to keep case counts low, the department told volunteers it planned to wait until the fall to resume trainings.
Without additional federal aid, the state will probably have to make serious budget cuts or significantly increase borrowing to make ends meet.
State officials say the six-month contract is needed to give workers and visitors greater confidence that the facilities are safe.
In terms of relative comparisons, the current figure of 54 new COVID-19 cases over the last 14 days per 100,000 residents is 75% lower compared to Lebanon County’s figures one month ago and 55% lower compared to 14 days ago.
Here are the latest obituaries from around Lebanon County.