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HHS Sophomore/Junior Prom Cancelled In Light of COVID-19

Mallory Gillespie, Reporter

March 31, 2020

After careful consideration from the administration, they have come to the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Sophomore/Junior Prom due to the growth of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Prom will not be rescheduled. The Hershey Lodge, where the prom would have been held, has been notified along with the ...

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...

2020 Olympic Games Postponed to at least 2021

Clare Canavan, Editor-in-Chief

March 24, 2020

By: Clare Canavan Although the International Olympic Committee (IOC)  has not published an official statement about the postponement of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, Dick Pound, veteran International Olympic Committee member,  told USA TODAY Sports on Monday that the games will be postponed du...

Breaking: PIAA Announces Sports Postponed Another Two Weeks

Breaking: PIAA Announces Sports Postponed Another Two Weeks

Dan Hogan, Sports Reporter

March 23, 2020

By: Dan Hogan The PIAA announced via Twitter Monday, March 23, 2020 that the start of spring sports and possible re-start of winter championships will be further postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. https://twitter.com/PIAASports/status/1242182953335218184 This comes after Governor Tom Wolf...

Zac Brown Band cancels all 2020 tour dates due to coronavirus concerns

Zac Brown Band cancels all 2020 tour dates due to coronavirus concerns

Leah Koppenhaver, News Editor

March 23, 2020

By: Leah Koppenhaver, News Editor Zac Brown Band announced on Instagram their cancellation of all 2020 tour dates due to the rising concerns of the coronavirus. All remaining tour dates for both “The Owl Tour” and “Roar With The Lions Tour” have been postponed indefinitely.  The ban...

Six Pennsylvania Counties Shut Down Due to COVID-19

Six Pennsylvania Counties Shut Down Due to COVID-19

Katie Jones, Brand Manager

March 23, 2020

By: Katie Jones, Reporter Governor Tom Wolf has issued a two week stay at home order on six Pennsylvania counties effective Monday, March 23rd at 8 p.m. The six counties include Allegheny County, Bucks County, Chester County, Delaware County, Monroe County, Montgomery County, and Philadelphia County. &...

Breaking: Pennsylvania Governor Wolf orders schools closed through April 6

Mallory Gillespie, Reporter

March 23, 2020

By: Mallory Gillespie Governor Tom Wolf announced on Monday, March 23 in a press conference that all schools in Pennsylvania will be closed for two weeks in efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19. According to the Department of Education, schools will remain closed through at least April 6, 2020, an...

Prom still on as scheduled, says DTSD, but uncertain

Mallory Gillespie, Reporter

March 23, 2020

By: Mallory Gillespie Following the closure of Derry Township School District for a 10 day period by order of Governor Wolf and the progression of the COVID-19 virus across the US, students at Hershey are concerned about school events like Prom. At this point, both proms will still proceed as s...

Penn State Health Begins free COVID-19 Testing in Hershey

Claire Sheppard, Features Editor

March 23, 2020

By: Claire Sheppard The Penn State Health Medical Center has developed online screening for patients who suspect that they may have the coronavirus.  The virtual screening is available through Penn State Health’s telehealth service. The free application, PennState Health OnDemand, allows pat...

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...

DTSD, HSS and COVID-19/Coronavirus: Regular Updates Here

DTSD, HSS and COVID-19/Coronavirus: Regular Updates Here

Broadcaster Staff

March 12, 2020

Our goal is to provide clear information on what is going on: what to do to stay safe, how to avoid misinformation and rumors, what events have been cancelled, and more. Education updates: Keystones off, AP exams are at-home, and no online teaching from DTSD teachers By: Eva Baker and Clare Canavan To help prevent th...

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