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Wayne County feels human toll of virus

WAYNE COUNTY, PA — For the past several weeks, there has been good reason to feel optimistic about the state of COVID-19 in Wayne County. The PA Department of Health’s coronavirus figures …
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PA announces hospitality relief program

HONESDALE, PA — The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has announced the allocation of more than $145 million in funding assistance for the industry most negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic: …

Quantifying the struggle

SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — We get it: Numbers can be boring, it can be hard to put faces to statistics, to make the experiences of others real. Personal stories help a lot, but those stories …
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I got the shot!

I did it! I got the COVID-19 shot.  I was sitting home minding my own business and the phone rang: “Hello Eileen, this is Barbara Donatelli, president of the Grover Hermann …
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Suffering in the trenches

The New York State Office of Mental Health should be ashamed of the treatment frontline nurses are receiving at the Mid-Hudson Psychiatric Forensic Facility in New Hampton, NY. Seventy nurses care …
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Deja vu

Haven’t we been here before? I’m thinking of 1968, also an election year, when a major crisis (Vietnam War then, COVID-19 pandemic now) and economic turmoil (rampant inflation then, …
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Why I voted ‘no’ on SW’s budget

For the first time in my 13 years on the Sullivan West School Board, I felt compelled to vote in opposition to the resolution adopting the 2020-21 school budget. In the past, there were individual …
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WJFF community meeting, workplace COVID-19 testing and more

Regina McKenny-Snead recipient of Fallsburg Alumni Association’s Lawrence Kotin Award FALLSBURG, NY — The Fallsburg Alumni Association presented its first-ever Lawrence Kotin Award. …

Cartwright holds COVID relief town hall

EIGHTH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT — Last week, Northeast Pennsylvania’s Rep. Matt Cartwright held a virtual town hall to address COVID-19 recovery, both from the virus’s health effects …
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Sullivan West staff member tests positive for COVID-19

MONTICELLO, NY — Sullivan West Superintendent Stephen Walker announced on February 17 that a member of the middle school/high school staff had tested positive for COVID-19. "Due to …

Sullivan County moves forward on securing, delivering vaccine

Thanks to an increase in state and federal supply channels, Sullivan County Public Health Services anticipates a consistent supply of 200 to 300 doses of COVID-19 vaccine every week, increasing by 20% each week for the next three weeks, according to the NYS Department of Health.
Wayne County gets tested

TEXAS TOWNSHIP, PA — Wayne County residents and their neighbors in the surrounding region had access to free COVID-19 testing last week. Cut short by inclement weather, around 100 people a day …

Free, walk-in COVID-19 testing in Wayne County

Harrisburg, PA – The Department of Health has announced that beginning Thursday, January 28, regional drive-thru and indoor walk-in testing clinics will be held in Armstrong, Cumberland, …

Multiple potential COVID-19 exposures at Holiday Mountain Ski Area in Monticello

Sullivan County Public Health Services is alerting anyone who visited Holiday Mountain Ski Area in Monticello on Sunday, January 17, between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. that they may have been exposed to someone who has since tested positive for COVID-19

Sullivan County debuts COVID-19 vaccine clinic notification system

To meet numerous public requests to be notified of upcoming vaccination clinics, Sullivan County Public Health Services, in collaboration with the Division of Information Technology Services (ITS) and the Emergency Community Assistance Center (ECAC), today launched an online signup form open to local and regional residents.

Sullivan County Public Health Services receives COVID-19 vaccine

LIBERTY, NY — A little over two hours after sending out a notice on January 20 that COVID-19 vaccines were available to those age 65 and over, all available appointments were taken.

Wayne vaccine rollout goes smoothly

      HONESDALE, PA — Wayne Memorial Community Health Centers finished vaccinating the county’s highest priority residents, known as the 1a group, quite swiftly. …

People living on the Pennsylvania side of the New York/PA border have been asking whether they can get a covid-19 vaccine at a New York pharmacy, assuming they qualify in terms of age or other priority status (aside from employment). The answer is no.
LIBERTY, NY – An error on a state website inaccurately listed Sullivan County – specifically Public Health Services’ office in Liberty – as hosting a COVID-19 vaccination …
Sullivan County Public Health Services will undertake mass COVID-19 vaccinations as early as the week of January 25 at SUNY Sullivan in Loch Sheldrake, NY, supplies permitting.
ALBANY, NY — A New York State Assembly bill that’s hung around since 2015 has become the subject of controversy in recent weeks.  The summary of Assembly Bill A416 simply states, …
HONESDALE, PA — For many businesses throughout Pennsylvania, last weekend marked the first one back at work since the state lifted its COVID-19 restrictions. But for others included in the …
Fatal crash in Wayne County DAMASCUS TOWNSHIP, PA — According to Wayne County Coroner Edward Howell, a fatal car accident took place in the early morning hours of January 9. The …
CALLICOON, NY — Dr. Paul Salzberg got a shot. It made sense because he’s the doctor for the Care Center at Sunset Lake. But under current NYS vaccine rollout guidelines, his …
Dr. Susan Bailey, an allergist/immunologist in Texas and the president of the American Medical Association, has reassured many people that the COVID-19 vaccine is safe. When your patients have …
HONESDALE , PA — To finish out its year, the Wayne County Commissioners approved spending the last of the county’s CARES Act funding down to a few cents leftover. More than $200,000 …

Note: This is part of a series of stories about how COVID-19 is changing the area, particularly as it relates to population increases around the Upper Delaware.  REGION — Kristina …

WAYNE COUNTY, PA — COVID-19 numbers are at an all-time high for Wayne County. While it can be hard for a small, rural county to trace where the infection is spreading, it’s safe to say …
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Sullivan County Public Health Services has confirmed that a diner at Ciao Bella, an Italian restaurant in Monticello, tested positive for COVID-19.

HARRISBURG, PA — Officials with the Department of Corrections (DOC) and SCI Waymart reported the state facility’s first death of an inmate with COVID-19 on December 10. The 71-year-old …

HARRISBURG, PA — As COVID-19 cases continue to rise, Gov. Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine are imploring Pennsylvanians to "take the next three weeks and stand united against …
As Wayne County reports substantial positivity rates of COVID-19 for a second week, Wayne Highlands School District Superintendent released the following message: "It is with great disappointment …

MONTICELLO, NY — Sullivan County Public Health Services has confirmed that a Resorts World Catskills employee tested positive for COVID-19. There is currently no indication that the employee …

What's new in the Upper Delaware region December 10 to December 16
WAYNE AND PIKE COUNTIES, PA — Virtually the entire Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is reporting substantial levels of COVID-19 community transmission as opposed to low or moderate levels. For …