Pittsburgh, PA Coronavirus Updates & Information For August 11

Pittsburgh, PA |

Highmark and the Allegheny Health Network have established a deadline for when their workers must be vaccinated against the coronavirus.


PITTSBURGH, PA — Highmark Health and the affiliated Allegheny Health Network announced Tuesday they are are mandating employees to be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus by Sept. 30. Exemptions will be given for medical or religious reasons.Beginning next week, unvaccinated health network employees must wear face shields while working in a hospital or medical clinic. The workers will have to wear masks as well as the shields… Read more

Pittsburgh, PA |

After a year’s hiatus due to the coronavirus outbreak, a popular Labor Day weekend tradition will be back.

PITTSBURGH, PA — The annual Heinz Field Kickoff and Rib Festival returns next month after last year’s coronavirus-related cancellation. A Pittsburgh staple since 1990, the festival will be held Sept. 2-6 and centered around Art Rooney Avenue adjacent to the stadium.One of the country’s largest rib festivals, the popular event will provide people with family- friendly activities, music and ribs from 15 vendors from across the country… Read more

Pittsburgh, PA |

People in the vast majority of Pennsylvania counties should wear masks indoors, according to CDC guidelines.

PENNSYLVANIA — COVID-19 cases continue to rise at an alarming rate in Pennsylvania with 50 of 67 counties now having high or substantial community spread of the virus, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention statistics…. Read more

Norristown, PA |

As coronavirus continues its resurgence across Pennsylvania, state officials are looking to find new ways to increase vaccinations.

STORY: 25K State Workers Must Get Vaccinated, Or Be Tested WeeklyPENNSYLVANIA — As coronavirus continues its resurgence in Pennsylvania and across much of the nation, state officials are looking to find new ways to get the rest of the population vaccinated. … Read more

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