State officials opted against making testing mandatory, and some fear certain facilities won’t follow their suggestions.
A decision Friday by Lebanon County Commissioners to reopen the county despite Gov. Tom Wolf’s COVID-19 restrictions has gotten mixed reactions from local officials.
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Lebanon Mayor Sherry Capello issued a message to the public on Saturday afternoon, May 16, detailing the City of Lebanon’s response to the go-yellow resolution passed Friday by the Lebanon County Commissioners.
Lebanon County’s majority Republican commissioners approved a non-binding resolution on Friday morning that defies Governor Tom Wolf’s COVID-19 restrictions on individuals and business operations during the viral pandemic.
The union says health systems are sitting on stockpiles of N95 respirators, leaving nurses without needed protection, as some hospitals restart elective procedures.
Advocates have widely praised the department’s efforts, but are concerned about potential harms to inmate mental health.
The Lebanon County Commissioners will meet again Friday morning to vote on a resolution regarding the county’s official stance on whether it should move into the “yellow” phase in advance of the state’s timeline.
The GOP-controlled state Senate approved a bill that would give counties the power to opt out of Gov. Tom Wolf’s business closure and stay-at-home orders.
Doctors at WellSpan Health and the Lebanon Veterans Affairs Medical Center are urging the public to keep taking care of their mental and physical wellbeing.
Myerstown, Annville, North Londonderry, and Palmyra officials share how they’re adapting in order to remain operable.
The Department of Community and Economic Development, which oversees the process, said it was part of ongoing “quality control.”
The announcement is a reversal for the administration, which for weeks has said it has done everything possible to protect nursing homes and maintained that only people with symptoms should be tested, despite the known spread of the disease from carriers with no signs of illness.
The Wolf administration rejected the request on Friday, though it did for the first time release a list of more than 5,000 businesses that were granted waivers.
The Democratic governor said counties that do so are risking federal stimulus dollars for coronavirus response.