News Live 365: August 13th, 2021

The City of Meadville is following recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and reinstating a policy of mask wearing in all city buildings regardless of vaccination status. The policy comes into effect on Monday, August 16th by the direction of Interim City Manager Maryann Menanno and is set to remain in effect until Crawford County is no longer listed as an area of high or significant community spread of COVID-19. There are no new limits on the number of people allowed in the building and all city services will still be available. Tax payments can be made inside in person, via the mail, or by using the dropbox located outside by the parking lot of the city building.


PA’s Secretary of Agriculture Russel Redding announced that the Ag Progress Days show in Center County will feature an area for willing participants to get a COVID-19 vaccination. Ag Progress Days will have a supply of the single dose Johnson and Johnson vaccine as well as some doses of the Moderna vaccine for people who need a second dose.


Pennsylvania’s Department of Health has established a new goal to have 80% of all employees in the commonwealth’s nursing homes vaccinated against the coronavirus by October 1st. Homes which fail to meet that goal will find themselves paying for the regular testing of their staff and patients from their own budgets with no state assistance. The Department of Health will also be launching a new dashboard on its website to provide information about the vaccination rates of the staff and residents in all nursing homes in the state.