The national flu season began this week, earlier than expected, the Centers for Disease Control said. More than 50 locations within a 20-mile radius of Pottstown have influenza vaccinations available.
Under a Pennsylvania order, students across the state must wear masks beginning Tuesday if they attend in-person schooling. In western Montgomery County and elsewhere, 14-day virus positivity rates are climbing in both schools and municipalities. See the most recent statistics.
The Pottsgrove School District suspended its girls volleyball team activities Saturday, and Montgomery County began contact tracing calls, after a team member tested positive for coronavirus.
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With Tropical Storm Fay rolling up the East Coast with what is expected to be driving rain and high winds, Montgomery County said it will close its coronavirus test sites Friday. They will reopen Monday.
If you're a Montgomery County resident who's lost a job or suffered a 30-percent drop in income since March 1, the county's Rent Relief Program may be able to help. Details are available here.
Montgomery County said six walk-up coronavirus test sites would begin operating next week, five days weekly at pre-set times, in Pottstown, Green Lane, Norristown, Lansdale, Ardmore, and Willow Grove.
Parents who want to talk with their children about avoiding drugs and alcohol may not know how to start the conversation. A new set of tools, including a mobile app for practice, may help.