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“Next Generation 911 will enable Pennsylvania’s 911 system to keep pace with the technology people are using every day,”...
11/20/2020
Wolf Administration modernizing 911 service in Pa.

“Next Generation 911 will enable Pennsylvania’s 911 system to keep pace with the technology people are using every day,” says PEMA Director Randy Padfield.

“These improvements to our 911 system mark a significant milestone that will solidify our commitment to support Pennsylvania’s 911 professionals, emergency responders and citizens, and will ultimately save lives.”

Learn more. ⤵️

On Thursday the Wolf Administration announced The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) selected Comtech Telecommunications Corp. to partner with them and Pennsylvania’s county-base…

PA #COVID19 Update (as of 11/20/20 at 12:00 am):• 6,808 additional positive cases of COVID-19• 295,786 total cases state...
11/20/2020
Coronavirus in Pennsylvania

PA #COVID19 Update (as of 11/20/20 at 12:00 am):
• 6,808 additional positive cases of COVID-19
• 295,786 total cases statewide
• 9,689 deaths statewide
• 2,648,870 patients tested negative to date

More information: http://bit.ly/CoronavirusPADOH

Pennsylvania Department of Health

Get the latest, up-to-date information on COVID-19 from the Pennsylvania Department of Health

📢 Changes are coming to Pennsylvania’s 911 system.“Our 911 telecommunicators are the backbone of emergency services in P...
11/19/2020

📢 Changes are coming to Pennsylvania’s 911 system.

“Our 911 telecommunicators are the backbone of emergency services in Pennsylvania,” said Governor Tom Wolf. “This upgrade to our 911 system is another step in our commitment to enhancing public safety, saving lives and protecting our commonwealth now and for years to come.”

Learn more: https://bit.ly/3lNKiqy

PA #COVID19 Update (as of 11/19/20 at 12:00 am):• 7,126 additional positive cases of COVID-19• 288,978 total cases state...
11/19/2020
Coronavirus in Pennsylvania

PA #COVID19 Update (as of 11/19/20 at 12:00 am):
• 7,126 additional positive cases of COVID-19
• 288,978 total cases statewide
• 9,581 deaths statewide
• 2,629,527 patients tested negative to date

More information: http://bit.ly/CoronavirusPADOH

Pennsylvania Department of Health

Get the latest, up-to-date information on COVID-19 from the Pennsylvania Department of Health

Be prepared for winter. ❄️ Sign up for PA weather alerts ➡️ bit.ly/Alert-PA#ReadyPA
11/19/2020

Be prepared for winter. ❄️ Sign up for PA weather alerts ➡️ bit.ly/Alert-PA

#ReadyPA

Pennsylvania Department of Health
11/19/2020

Pennsylvania Department of Health

📢 FREE #COVID19 testing clinics will be held in LACKAWANNA County:
🗓️ Nov 21-24
🕖 7 am-6 pm
📍 former Dickson City K-Mart
🚗 outdoor/drive-thru
✔️ open to anyone who feels they need a test
🚫 no appt needed—first come, first serve
https://bit.ly/3fdJyse

PA #COVID19 Update (as of 11/18/20 at 12:00 am):• 6,339 additional positive cases of COVID-19• 281,852 total cases state...
11/18/2020
Coronavirus in Pennsylvania

PA #COVID19 Update (as of 11/18/20 at 12:00 am):
• 6,339 additional positive cases of COVID-19
• 281,852 total cases statewide
• 9,465 deaths statewide
• 2,608,986 patients tested negative to date

More information: http://bit.ly/CoronavirusPADOH

Pennsylvania Department of Health

Get the latest, up-to-date information on COVID-19 from the Pennsylvania Department of Health

11/18/2020

The Thanksgiving holiday might look and feel a little different this year, but one thing remains the same: the importance of safety, and that includes fire safety.

More cooking fires occur on Thanksgiving than any other day of the year. In addition, cooking is the number one cause of house fires in the commonwealth.

Safely fry your turkey with these tips:
📖 Read the turkey fryer owner’s manual
🏠 Do not deep fry your turkey in a garage/home or on a porch/deck
☀️ Use fryers outside away from structures and trees
🧊 Make sure the turkey is completely thawed
🧯 Have an all-purpose fire extinguisher nearby

More: https://www.ready.pa.gov/Are-You-Ready-PA/Pages/Article.aspx?post=13

Pennsylvania Department of Health
11/17/2020

Pennsylvania Department of Health

Today Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine announced targeted efforts to control the spread of #COVID19 in Pennsylvania, including:

▪️ Issuing a memo to acute care hospital CEOs/CMOs outlining opportunity to work collaboratively and expectations if they don’t to ensure health systems can provide care to Pennsylvanians who need it
▪️ Issuing an order requiring anyone who visits Pennsylvania from another state to get tested w/in 72 hours before entering PA. Pennsylvanians who traveled to other states must follow same rules when coming home. Does not apply to those who commute to/from another state for work or medical treatment
▪️ Strengthening the masking order. Masks are still required. Indoors: masks now required anytime you’re with people outside of your household, even if you’re socially distant. Applies to all indoor facilities and if you have people in your home not part of your household
▪️ DOH and the Pennsylvania Department of Education issuing recommendations for colleges and universities to develop and implement a testing strategy to prevent outbreaks when students return to campus from the holiday break

ℹ️ More information about the targeted efforts: https://bit.ly/3lFtcLb

PA #COVID19 Update (as of 11/17/20 at 12:00 am):• 5,900 additional positive cases of COVID-19• 275,513 total cases state...
11/17/2020
Coronavirus in Pennsylvania

PA #COVID19 Update (as of 11/17/20 at 12:00 am):
• 5,900 additional positive cases of COVID-19
• 275,513 total cases statewide
• 9,355 deaths statewide
• 2,588,467 patients tested negative to date

More information: http://bit.ly/CoronavirusPADOH

Pennsylvania Department of Health

Get the latest, up-to-date information on COVID-19 from the Pennsylvania Department of Health

Being in nature can boost your mood and improve mental health. Exploring the great outdoors can reduce stress, calm anxi...
11/17/2020

Being in nature can boost your mood and improve mental health. Exploring the great outdoors can reduce stress, calm anxiety, and lead to a lower risk of depression. 🥾🏞️

Get outside or plan your next hike today for #NationalTakeAHikeDay!

📢 Check out the November 2020 #ReadyPA newsletter! Learn about these preparedness topics and more:⚠️ Carbon monoxide “th...
11/16/2020

📢 Check out the November 2020 #ReadyPA newsletter! Learn about these preparedness topics and more:

⚠️ Carbon monoxide “the silent killer”
🧑‍🍳 Holiday safety during the pandemic
❄️ Winter weather and alerts
🔌 Low-Income Home Energy Assistance (LIHEAP)

Read it: bit.ly/ReadyPA-Monthly
Subscribe: bit.ly/ReadyPA-Subscribe

PA #COVID19 Update (as of 11/16/20 at 12:00 am):• 9,675 additional positive cases of COVID-19 (11/15 & 11/16)• 269,613 t...
11/16/2020
Coronavirus in Pennsylvania

PA #COVID19 Update (as of 11/16/20 at 12:00 am):
• 9,675 additional positive cases of COVID-19 (11/15 & 11/16)
• 269,613 total cases statewide
• 9,325 deaths statewide
• 2,573,621 patients tested negative to date

More information: http://bit.ly/CoronavirusPADOH

Pennsylvania Department of Health

Get the latest, up-to-date information on COVID-19 from the Pennsylvania Department of Health

Pennsylvania Department of Health
11/15/2020

Pennsylvania Department of Health

📢 FREE #COVID19 testing clinics will be held in BLAIR County:
🗓️ Nov 15-19 & 22-24
🕖 7 am-6 pm
📍 Blair County Convention Center
🚗 drive-thru/indoor
✔️ open to anyone who feels they need a test
🚫 no appt needed—first come, first serve
ℹ️ https://bit.ly/3kqBbdX

Pennsylvania Department of Health
11/15/2020

Pennsylvania Department of Health

📢 FREE #COVID19 testing clinics will be held in BRADFORD County:
🗓️ Nov 14-18
🕖 7 am-6 pm
📍 former K-mart
🚗 walk-up/drive-thru
✔️ open to anyone who feels they need a test
🚫 no appt needed—first come, first serve
ℹ️ https://bit.ly/2UssftM

On #WorldKindnessDay, remember we're all in this together.Let's choose kindness.
11/13/2020

On #WorldKindnessDay, remember we're all in this together.

Let's choose kindness.

Winter weather (snow, ice, wind, and cold temperatures) can be dangerous, especially for older adults. ❄️🌬 Check on your...
11/13/2020

Winter weather (snow, ice, wind, and cold temperatures) can be dangerous, especially for older adults. ❄️🌬 Check on your older neighbors, friends, and family members to make sure they’re healthy and safe during the winter months.

Learn more cold weather safety tips for older adults ➡️ bit.ly/2FMghoI.

#WinterPrepPA #PAWX

PA #COVID19 Update (as of 11/13/20 at 12:00 am):• 5,531 additional positive cases of COVID-19 (highest daily increase)• ...
11/13/2020
Coronavirus in Pennsylvania

PA #COVID19 Update (as of 11/13/20 at 12:00 am):
• 5,531 additional positive cases of COVID-19 (highest daily increase)
• 254,387 total cases statewide
• 9,224 deaths statewide
• 2,523,984 patients tested negative to date

More information: http://bit.ly/CoronavirusPADOH

Pennsylvania Department of Health

Get the latest, up-to-date information on COVID-19 from the Pennsylvania Department of Health

Ready
11/13/2020

Ready

Make sure you continue to practice the basic yet critical #COVID19 safety tips as we head into the holiday season:

✅ Wear a mask
✅ Wash your hands
✅ Stay 6 ft. apart from others

More: hhs.gov/coronavirus/index.html

PA COVID-19 Update (as of 11/12/20 at 12:00 am):• 5,488 additional positive cases of COVID-19 (highest daily increase)• ...
11/12/2020
Coronavirus in Pennsylvania

PA COVID-19 Update (as of 11/12/20 at 12:00 am):
• 5,488 additional positive cases of COVID-19 (highest daily increase)
• 248,856 total cases statewide
• 9,194 deaths statewide
• 2,506,649 patients tested negative to date

More information: http://bit.ly/CoronavirusPADOH

Pennsylvania Department of Health

Get the latest, up-to-date information on COVID-19 from the Pennsylvania Department of Health

11/12/2020
Pennsylvania Department of Health

Pennsylvania Department of Health

Wolf Administration to Recognize Pennsylvania National Guard for Supporting Long-Term Care Facilities Across State during COVID-19 Pandemic

Flooding isn’t just a summer threat. In winter, rapid snowmelt or ice jams can cause flooding, and cold weather can chal...
11/12/2020

Flooding isn’t just a summer threat. In winter, rapid snowmelt or ice jams can cause flooding, and cold weather can challenge cleanup efforts.

Make sure you monitor winter weather and flooding forecasts all winter!

#WinterPrepPA

We recognize and honor those who have served and continue to serve, including the 83 veterans who work at PEMA and Penns...
11/11/2020

We recognize and honor those who have served and continue to serve, including the 83 veterans who work at PEMA and Pennsylvania Office of the State Fire Commissioner.

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. 🇺🇸

#VeteransDay

Snow squalls can hit fast and hard, turning your visibility to zero in seconds. ❄️ The best thing you can do when there'...
11/10/2020

Snow squalls can hit fast and hard, turning your visibility to zero in seconds. ❄️ The best thing you can do when there's a threat of snow squalls in your area is to closely follow your trusted local weather source and avoid travel.

Snow squall safety tips. ⤵️ Learn more from the U.S. National Weather Service (NWS): http://bit.ly/2qUKGIS

#WinterPrepPA
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT)
Pennsylvania Turnpike

11/10/2020
Pennsylvania Office of the State Fire Commissioner

Pennsylvania Office of the State Fire Commissioner

Twelve percent of on-duty firefighter fatalities occur each year while responding to or returning from incidents, with the majority of fatalities resulting from vehicle crashes. Vehicle collision is the second leading cause of firefighter fatalities.

Create a safer operational environment for emergency responders: SLOW DOWN & MOVE OVER!

#MoveOver #MoveOverSlowDown

PA COVID-19 Update (as of 11/10/20 at 12:00 am):• 4,361 additional positive cases of COVID-19 (highest daily increase)• ...
11/10/2020
Coronavirus in Pennsylvania

PA COVID-19 Update (as of 11/10/20 at 12:00 am):
• 4,361 additional positive cases of COVID-19 (highest daily increase)
• 238,657 total cases statewide
• 9,086 deaths statewide
• 2,470,785 patients tested negative to date

More information: http://bit.ly/CoronavirusPADOH

Pennsylvania Department of Health

Get the latest, up-to-date information on COVID-19 from the Pennsylvania Department of Health

It's so important for Pennsylvanians to participate in the contact tracing process.If you test positive for #COVID19, AN...
11/10/2020

It's so important for Pennsylvanians to participate in the contact tracing process.

If you test positive for #COVID19, ANSWER THE CALL and participate in the interview when a case investigator reaches out to you. Your participation may help save a life.

Learn more about contact tracing: https://bit.ly/PAContactTracing

Hey PA! Do your part to help protect your family + your community from #COVID19—answer the call if a contact tracer reaches out + provide as much information as you can to help #stopthespread in PA.

Learn more about contact tracing: https://bit.ly/PAContactTracing

Remember to go to 511PA.com or download the 511PA app to check:❄️ Weather forecasts & alerts🛣️ Winter road conditions⚠️ ...
11/09/2020

Remember to go to 511PA.com or download the 511PA app to check:

❄️ Weather forecasts & alerts
🛣️ Winter road conditions
⚠️ Plow truck status

#WinterPrepPA

If you must drive during a winter storm, get travel information by visiting www.511PA.com or downloading the 511PA app to find plow-truck locations and details of when state-maintained roadways were last plowed.

Listen to weather and travel advisories, but if you don't have to travel in bad weather, don't. #WinterPrepPA

11/09/2020

Even though PA is enjoying record high temperatures for this time of year, winter is coming!

This week is Winter Weather Awareness Week (Nov. 8-13). 🌬️❄️

Follow #WinterPrepPA for preparedness information from PEMA, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), PA State Police, Pennsylvania Turnpike, and our National Weather Service partners all week long!

PA COVID-19 Update (as of 11/9/20 at 12:00 am):• 6,311 additional positive cases of COVID-19 (11/8 & 11/9)• 234,296 tota...
11/09/2020
Coronavirus in Pennsylvania

PA COVID-19 Update (as of 11/9/20 at 12:00 am):
• 6,311 additional positive cases of COVID-19 (11/8 & 11/9)
• 234,296 total cases statewide
• 9,024 deaths statewide
• 2,455,856 patients tested negative to date

More information: http://bit.ly/CoronavirusPADOH

Pennsylvania Department of Health

Get the latest, up-to-date information on COVID-19 from the Pennsylvania Department of Health

🌧️ FLOOD FACT FRIDAY: People often underestimate the force and power of water.6⃣ inches of fast-moving flood water can k...
11/06/2020

🌧️ FLOOD FACT FRIDAY: People often underestimate the force and power of water.

6⃣ inches of fast-moving flood water can knock over an adult
1⃣ foot of rushing water can carry away most cars
2⃣ feet of rushing water can carry away SUVs and trucks

It is NEVER safe to drive or walk into flood water.

Learn more: https://bit.ly/3lRoxWd

#FloodFactFriday #TurnAroundDontDrown

Pennsylvania Department of Health
11/06/2020

Pennsylvania Department of Health

📢 FREE #COVID19 testing clinics will be held in WESTMORELAND County:
🗓️ November 7-11
🕖 7 am-6 pm
📍 PNC Bank, Lower Burrell
🚗 drive-thru/indoor
✔️ open to anyone who feels they need a test
🚫 no appt needed—first come, first serve
ℹ️ https://bit.ly/3pc74KX

PA COVID-19 Update (as of 11/6/20 at 12:00 am):• 3,384 additional positive cases of COVID-19• 223,950 total cases statew...
11/06/2020
Coronavirus in Pennsylvania

PA COVID-19 Update (as of 11/6/20 at 12:00 am):
• 3,384 additional positive cases of COVID-19
• 223,950 total cases statewide
• 8,975 deaths statewide
• 2,408,366 patients tested negative to date

More information: http://bit.ly/CoronavirusPADOH

Pennsylvania Department of Health

Get the latest, up-to-date information on COVID-19 from the Pennsylvania Department of Health

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Harrisburg, PA
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