Discovery of an “active” case of tuberculosis in a Pottsgrove High School student prompted immediate responses Thursday. School and health officials identified students at potential risk, alerted families, and prepared for limited testing.
Public health officials are concerned about mosquito samples in West Pottsgrove that indicate a potential for West Nile Virus. They have scheduled mosquito adulticide spraying there for Wednesday from 8-10 p.m.
Young children, those with breathing problems, and the elderly are particularly susceptible to high temperatures like those predicted for Thursday. Here are some points of contact for keeping cool.
Parents who want their children to wear masks inside Pottsgrove School District buildings during the current period, in which transmission levels are elevated, can get them free at each schools' offices.
In light of rising risk levels of COVID-19 transmissions and a new Montgomery County health warning, Pottstown schools Superintendent Stephen Rodriguez urged students and staff Sunday to wear masks as they return to indoor education.
Two elderly Montgomery County residents have died, health officials said Wednesday, of co-infections of both COVID-19 and the flu. Getting a flu vaccination can reduce the risk of serious illness, they said.
Both the Montgomery County Office of Public Health and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia are recommending in-person classes resume as winter break ends. Pottsgrove schools will heed the guidance.
Montgomery County health officials warned Friday its first case of the highly transmissible Omicron virus variant has been found. It increased calls for the public to be tested, vaccinated, and boosted.