News Live 365: April 5th, 2021

Meadville Medical Center has two Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine clinics scheduled for this week on Wednesday, April 7th and Friday April 9th at the location of the old Peeble’s store in Meadville’s Park Avenue Plaza. Anyone who qualifies under Phase 1A or 1B may schedule an appointment for either of these clinics and receive either the first or second dose of the vaccine. To register visit MMCHS.org or call (814)336-1800.

 

On April 1st, Clarion Hospital moved the location of its COVID-19 testing site. The site is now located on 24 Doctor’s Lane, Suite 100 in Clarion and the site’s hours remain from 8AM to 4PM every weekday. More can be found at ButlerHealthSystem.org/coronavirus.

 

Many of Pennsylvania’s COVID-19 restrictions were lifted or reduced on Easter Sunday. Bars and restaurants may once again resume bar service and serve alcohol to customers who don’t also order food. Malls, stores, casinos, and bars may open at 75% capacity, indoor venues for concerts and sports can now host 25% capacity while outdoor venues may go up to 50%. Social distancing and mask rules still apply and you can view all of the changes on the March 15th press release at Governor.pa.gov.

 

A 20 year old Edinboro man was hospitalized after a Saturday morning crash near Harborcreek. Police say Eric McWilliams fell asleep while traveling along East Lake Road in Erie County which led to a collision with a utility pole. McWilliams’s vehicle traveled through the pole and stopped at the side of the road and he was transported to to Saint Vincent hospital.

 

Starting Saturday, the last region of Pennsylvania where ten digit dialing was unnecessary is now in line with the rest of the commonwealth. Ten digit dialing began for all phone numbers in the 814 area code, meaning even when calling a local phone number the call must be prepended with an area code.  The 814 area code covers a 27 county region including most of Northwest Pennsylvania.

 

Several of Pennsylvania’s Republican lawmakers plan on introducing a bill to exclude transsexual athletes from competing in women’s collegiate and high school sports today. Called the Fairness in Women’s Sports Act it mirrors legislation proposed in several other states that has met with mostly negative backlash nationwide. they plan to unveil the bill at a press conference at the capitol at 11AM this morning.