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Statewide COVID-19 Cases Nearing 45,000

Paige Dalto, Lead Copy Editor

May 4, 2020

According to the Pennsylvania Department of Health, as of April 28th, 2020, there are now 43,264 confirmed cases of COVID-19 across the state. Among the additional 1,214 positive cases confirmed today, the DoH has also released that the statewide death toll has reached 1,716. All 67 Pennsylvani...

Connecting with Friends Without Seeing Them… How Does That Work?

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Alexis Moodie, Brand Manager

April 23, 2020

Why is connecting important? Connecting is important because it allows for social interaction in a time where physically being with other people is unsafe. Without connection our isolation can cause depression and anxiety, according to The Treatment Specialist.  Netflix Party Netflix party is a ...

The Best Materials for DIY Masks, According to Science

Pictured is a three step no-sew method for making a face mask with an old T-shirt published by the CDC.  A DIY face mask is designed to protect those around the wearer from the spread of COVID-19.  (CDC)

Leah Koppenhaver, Sci-Tech Editor

April 10, 2020

After recent suggestions from The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) that all people utilize universal mask-wearing while in public, many ideas have circulated regarding the best way to create a “DIY” mask.  Materials such as bandanas, t-shirts, pillowcases, vacuum filters, and coffee filters...

How to Fight the Second Pandemic

Keela Delves, Reporter

April 8, 2020

At this point it is fair to say that just about everyone is aware of the COVID-19 pandemic that has been spreading at an unsettling rate. What people may not know perhaps, is that there is a second pandemic plaguing the globe that has the potential to be just as dangerous, the infodemic. The infodemic...

COVID-19 Virus Not Guaranteed to Slow Down in Warmer Weather

Adrianna Malena, Reporter

April 8, 2020

Many are convinced that the COVID-19 virus will die down as temperatures rise; however, experts say it is very possible that the heat won't stop the growing of the pandemic all together. Illnesses such as the flu have proven to be seasonal, being that they diminish as warmer months approach. On th...

Treating COVID-19 Patients at Home and in Hospitals

Pictured is an infographic from Penn State Health on April 8, 2020.  Penn State Health offers free initial telescreening for individuals that believe they may have COVID-19. (Penn State Health)

Eva Baker, Reporter

April 8, 2020

COVID-19 has no vaccine, antibiotics, or official medical plan for treatment as of right now, yet that does not stop people from getting sick. There are two main options for people who have COVID-19 and are aware of it: stay at home or go to a hospital.  Those who have tested positive for the virus...

Governor Wolf Asks Pennsyvanians to Wear Masks in Public

The above infographic, published by the Pennsylvania Department of Health, includes instructions on how one can construct a homemade mask for use in the COVID-19 pandemic. Such homemade masks are suggested to be used by Pennsylvania residents whenever they leave their homes. (Pennsylvania Department of Health)

Talon Smith, Head Editorial Editor

April 7, 2020

In a press conference on April 3, Governor Wolf asked Pennsylvanians to wear masks anytime they leave their homes in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19. “The only way we can cut the growth of this virus is to act as if we all have it,” said Wolf.  He warned that masks are not foolpro...

Pennsylvania Department of Health Updates Guidelines for COVID-19 Protection

Paige Dalto, Head Copy Editor

April 2, 2020

In spite of the rapid spread of the coronavirus across the state, the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DoH) has gracefully kept up with the changes and offers daily updates on COVID-19 developments.  Along with their daily updates, the PA DoH features guidelines on their website including an interacti...

Governor Wolf Extends Stay At Home Order Statewide

Talon Smith, Head Editorial Editor

April 2, 2020

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf and PA Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine announced all of Pennsylvania will be under stay-at-home orders effective Wednesday, April 1st, at 8 p.m. The first orders were made on March 23 and have since been extended to additional counties on multiple occasions. ...

The World Health Organization Declares a Global Pandemic for the First Time in 11 Years

Brooke Lehrman, Assistant Copy Editor

March 29, 2020

As of March 11, COVI-19 is officially declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, according to the U.S. News & World Report. The last time a pandemic was declared was in June 2009 for the H1N1 (swine) flu, and the “post-pandemic period” did not begin until August 2010. According to Jennifer A. Horney, PhD, professor an...

Social Distancing, Self-Quarantine Can Slow Spread of COVID-19 Say Experts

Social Distancing, Self-Quarantine Can Slow Spread of COVID-19 Say Experts

Mia Bertoldi, Reporter

March 23, 2020

By: Mia Bertoldi In light of the current outbreak of the coronavirus, practicing social distancing is essential to decreasing the spread of the virus. Social distancing is the act of increasing the physical space between people to avoid spreading illness. COVID-19 quickly spreads due to its incubati...

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