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Another 586 coronavirus cases were reported in Allegheny County Friday. This is the highest number of new daily infections reported in more than two months. 

Pennsylvania Moves To Speed Vaccinations For Older Adults

Mar 25, 2021
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Pennsylvania ordered vaccine providers Thursday to work with agencies that serve older adults to help clear a backlog of people 65 and older who have spent months waiting for COVID-19 shots.

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Anyone who has a health risk listed on the state’s phase 1A health eligibility requirements can now get the COVID-19 vaccine through the Allegheny County Health Department.

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Veterans of any age can contact the Department of Veterans Affairs to see if they’re qualified to receive a shot through the system.

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Nearly 100,000 Pennsylvania teachers and school staff have been partially vaccinated including most of those in the city school district.

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Beginning today, the University of Pittsburgh will ease coronavirus restrictions at three of its campuses.

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As many as 3,000 employees of Pittsburgh Public Schools will receive their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine this week.

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More than 20% of Allegheny County residents have received at least one shot of the COVID-19 vaccine, according to data from the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System.

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A letter released Thursday by medical leaders from the region’s 12 health care systems says vaccination is the quickest path to return to normal.

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As the COVID-19 vaccine rolls out unevenly in Pennsylvania, Elk County is a leader in administration of shots. The rural county ranks second in the rate of fully vaccinated residents in the commonwealth, according to the Department of Health’s dashboard Tuesday. 

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Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf said Tuesday that teachers will receive doses of the newly approved one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine, under a plan his administration will release.

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Pittsburgh city officials have taken up legislation to strengthen a coronavirus eviction moratorium currently in place.

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The Pennsylvania Department of Health has order providers to administer 80% of first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine they receive within seven days. The directive comes after criticism of Pennsylvania’s slow vaccination rate.

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The Pennsylvania Health Department says many vaccine doses coming from the distributors have either not been shipped, or have been incomplete over the past three days due to winter storms.

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Each afternoon, we'll be sharing a roundup of the day's latest updates and headlines around the coronavirus pandemic and vaccine rollout in Allegheny County and across Pennsylvania. 

 

Thurdsay, Feb. 18, 2021

A significant bottleneck will delay thousands of Pennsylvanians from getting the second dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.

Part of the reason that providers might have mistaken second-dose allotments for first doses is because the packaging is the same.

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Each afternoon, we'll be sharing a roundup of the day's latest updates and headlines around the coronavirus pandemic and vaccine rollout in Allegheny County and across Pennsylvania. 

Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021

Pennsylvania is facing a temporary shortage of booster shots of the Moderna vaccine after providers mistakenly used them as first doses.

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Each afternoon, we'll be sharing a roundup of the day's latest updates and headlines around the coronavirus pandemic and vaccine rollout in Allegheny County and across Pennsylvania. 

  

Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021

According to state data, more than 10% of Allegheny County residents have gotten at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

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Each afternoon, we'll be sharing a roundup of the day's latest updates and headlines around the coronavirus pandemic and vaccine rollout in Allegheny County and across Pennsylvania. 

Monday, Feb. 15, 2021  

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The 17 new deaths reported Friday include information from the state electronic data system, some of which date back to Jan. 2.

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Dr. Anthony Fauci predicts by April it will be “open season” for vaccinations in the U.S., as supply boosts allow most people to get shots to protect against COVID-19.

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Each afternoon, we'll be sharing a roundup of the day's latest updates and headlines around the coronavirus pandemic and vaccine rollout in Allegheny Count and across Pennsylvania. 

Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021  

The first case of the U.K. variant of COVID-19 has been reported in Allegheny County. Studies suggest the U.K. variant spreads much more easily than other variants of COVID-19.

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Each afternoon, we'll be sharing a roundup of the day's latest updates and headlines around the coronavirus pandemic and vaccine rollout in Allegheny Count and across Pennsylvania. 

Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021  

The Pennsylvania Department of Health launched a new website Tuesday to help residents understand when they can receive the COVID-19 vaccine. The “Your Turn” tool will alert users when they can schedule a vaccination appointment.  

You can also mail a check to:

 

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To the listeners and members of 90.5 WESA,

The building housing WESA’s transmitter suffered water damage early Sunday afternoon, causing the transmitter to shut down.

WESA is presently operating at low power on its main signal. Our translators on 92.3 FM in New Baltimore and on 104.1 FM in Ligonier and Somerset are also affected by this outage.

We’re working hard to restore that service. Meanwhile, our transmitter in Johnstown, on 100.5 FM, is unaffected. There are several ways you can still listen to WESA if you cannot receive 90.5 FM or the other translators.

90.5 WESA is following the latest updates and COVID-19 case numbers in Allegheny County and across Pennsylvania. 

We'll be updating this post as we get information. Check back often for updates. 

Election 2020 Live Blog

Nov 2, 2020

We'll be following the lead-up to Election Day and news as it happens on Tuesday as voters cast their ballots. Check back often for updates. 

Todo Acerca Del Voto Por Correo Y La Votación En Persona En PA

Oct 29, 2020
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Existe mucha información errónea y confusión en torno a las elecciones generales de 2020. Los reporteros de WESA responden preguntas comunes sobre el registro de votantes, la votación por correo y la votación en persona.

¿Tienes una pregunta? Envía un correo electrónico a news@wesa.fm con “pregunta acerca de la votación” en el asunto y haremos todo lo posible para responderla.

Nota del editor: Esta publicación se actualizará a medida que recibamos y respondamos más preguntas acerca de la votación.

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Election Day is November 3rd, but casting a ballot will look different this year. WESA reporters have compiled a list of candidate profiles, issues and legal updates.

We've also answered your questions on Pennsylvania mail-in ballots and voting in person.

Lucy Perkins / 90.5 WESA

There’s plenty of misinformation and confusion surrounding the 2020 general election. WESA reporters are answering common questions about voter registration, mail-in ballots, and voting in person.

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News on the coronavirus pandemic, protests, 2020 election and more from around Pittsburgh, Allegheny County and southwestern Pennsylvania. 

Find all of the WESA Daily Briefing posts here

Editor's note: This post will be frequently updated with the latest news.

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