In Pennsylvania's 146th House District, 19 different hospitality businesses cumulatively won more than $700,000 in pandemic-related relief grants, state Rep. Joe Ciresi reported Friday.
Non-profit organizations are still in recovery mode, months after the initial heights of the coronavirus pandemic have passed. Montgomery County has set aside $5 million in grants to help them.
Nineteen local municipal governments in western Montgomery and eastern Berks counties, as of Thursday or earlier, had received a combined total of $8.5 million in American Rescue Plan Act funds.
Parents can choose to hold their child back in the same school grade as last year if they believe learning was adversely affected by the pandemic. It applies only to 2021-2022, with a July 15 deadline.
The pandemic caused some patients to temporarily stop getting annual cancer screenings. Pottstown Hospital is part of a national campaign urging they be resumed, so potential problems can be detected.
Eight local school districts are currently scheduled to receive more than $32 million in pandemic-related "American Rescue Plan" funding. Teachers want to be part of discussions on how it gets spent.
Healthcare settings were an exception to last week's CDC announcement that fully vaccinated individuals could forgo wearing masks. Tower Health continues to require them at all its facilities.
Pottsgrove schools' superintendent offered clear mask-wearing directions Sunday. Following state advice, even if fully vaccinated, students and adults must mask up in most district situations until the school year ends.