Potassium iodide pills are being made available locally for use only by direction during a potential nuclear alert. They can be picked up Sept. 16 in Pottstown or Boyertown, or from county health officials weekdays during business hours.
Montgomery County officials, acknowledging increasing rates of COVID-19 transmission, are recommending mask-wearing in crowded outdoor situations beginning Monday (Sept. 6).
Reflecting both federal advisories and the increasing spread of the highly dangerous coronvirus' Delta variant, Montgomery County updated its guidelines Thursday for universal mask-wearing inside schools.
Latest guidelines from Montgomery County's Office of Public Health set four risk levels under which students could avoid, or must heed, COVID-19 mask-wearing and testing requirements. The county also is providing incident and positivity levels for each school district.
Pottsgrove schools will abide by a Montgomery County health order to return all students to virtual education from Nov. 23 to Dec. 6. It's an effort to limit coronavirus spread following Thanksgiving.
After more than two hours of virtual testimony Thursday from those overwhelmingly opposed to a temporary suspension of in-person schooling in Montgomery County, its Public Health office delayed a vote on the matter for 24 hours.
The numbers of Montgomery County residents who have been tested positive for COVID-19, as well as those who have died from it, are trending down. Locally, Upper Providence tops the test-positive list.
Montgomery County and Pennsylvania as a whole are free of the occasionally deadly coronavirus that began in China, the county health office said, and the threat to date seems low.