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COVID-19

July 20, 2022

COVID-19 Pandemic Public Health Emergency Renewed

The COVID-19 pandemic public health emergency was renewed on July 15, 2022. Counties are reminded that the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services was approved to waive the federal requirement relating ...

July 1, 2022

Extension of Suspended Regulations Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Pursuant to Act 30 of 2022, the suspensions of various regulatory provisions under the state disaster emergency declaration were extended until October 31, 2022, unless sooner reinstated by the Department.

March 31, 2022

Governor Wolf Signs Bill Extending Waivers to Assist Continued Recovery from Pandemic

Senate Bill 1019, also Act 14 of 2022, signed into law

March 16, 2022

PCCYFS Advocates for More Funding for Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice Workforce

With workforce challenges at crisis levels for child welfare and juvenile justice providers, PCCYFS is advocating for a one-time investment of $94,680,000 to support this critical staff recruitment and retention need.

January 3, 2022

PA Department of Health 2021-PAHAN-615-12-30-UPD: Isolation and Quarantine Periods for COVID-19 for the General Population

The Pennsylvania Department of Health updated PAHAN-615 or “Isolation and Quarantine Periods for COVID-19 for the General Population” to reflect a correction in what is included in non-healthcare congregate settings. ...

December 21, 2021

Court Reinstates OSHA Vaccination Mandate for Private Employers

On Friday, December 17, 2021, the 6th Circuit Federal Court of Appeals reinstated the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) federal emergency temporary standard (ETS) for COVID-19. The 6th Circuit ...

November 11, 2021

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and Occupational Health and Safety Administration(OSHA) Vaccine Mandates Released

Last week various federal agencies released more details about new vaccine mandates. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a new federal rule last week ...

November 8, 2021

United Way of Pennsylvania Reminds Faith-based and Nonprofit Organizations that Grants are Available to Help Vaccinate

There is a total of $4.8 million available through the United Way of Pennsylvania for vaccine events focused on serving vulnerable, hard-to-reach populations. The funds are available to faith-based and ...