Removing requirements for universal masking, and other changes to the Pottsgrove School District health and safety plan, were officially approved Wednesday night by its Board of School Directors.
Changes in how the federal government measures risks of coronavirus exposure will allow the Pottsgrove School District to "immediately" end its requirement for universal masking in school buildings and on buses, its superintendent wrote.
The Perkiomen Valley School District hopes to "regain its authority" over decisions on whether student masking should be required or optional, its superintendent wrote Wednesday. It reportedly will appeal a judge's decision enforcing masks at PV.
Local delivery of free, high-quality N95 face masks endorsed for COVID-19 protection has started at a limited number of pharmacies. Some won't be stocked until mid-month. Best advice: call ahead to check your store.
Fifty-seven youngsters were scheduled this week for initial COVID-19 vaccinations at Pottsgrove High School. Collin Thompson of Sanatoga was first in its line. Pottsgrove schools and Giant pharmacies are planning other clinics too.
The Pottsgrove School District and Giant Company pharmacies are partnering once again to offer free COVID-19 vaccinations, this time specifically for children ages 5-11. Advance registration is required.
Hourly employees at Redner's Markets are being offered an extra dollar hourly in pay for their "work through extremely difficult circumstances" as COVID-19's Omicron variant rages on.
Free walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinics are scheduled by Montgomery County Community College and Giant Pharmacy for Jan. 24 at the college's Blue Bell campus, and Jan. 26 at its Pottstown campus.