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Halloween and COVID-19: How health officials say 'it can be done in a safe way'

The spookiest time of year is approaching... But how can families prepare for perhaps the greatest threat to their children this trick-or-treating season? High COVID-19 spread among children has health officials considering all options for how to have a safe holiday. Fear not: York City Health Director Matt Howie said...
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Tensions grow over school mask mandate enforcement

DILLSBURG, Pa. — Northern York County School District’s board meeting Oct. 13 was visible only through a computer screen. The meeting—and all public comment—were held virtually. The district explained why in an email to parents:. “The reason for this virtual format is that many individuals present at the last meeting...
The Citizens Voice

COVID issues at Hanover Area claim football game at Wyoming Area

Friday night’s Hanover Area at Wyoming Area football game will not be played because of COVID-19 concerns within the Hanover Area football team. The Hawks will be able to return to practice Tuesday, according to Hanover Area athletic director Mike McCree. “It’s unfortunate, with what we all had to go...
Lancaster Online

Conestoga Valley board deals with violation of mask requirement at meeting

When: School board meeting, Oct. 11, with board members Philip Benigno and Lisa Whitacre absent and Michael Talley late. What happened: The board meeting started 20 minutes late as district leaders and police officers worked to handle a situation in which a woman, wearing a shirt that said “Socialism Distancing,” refused to wear a mask.
Gettysburg Times

Gable awarded for pandemic actions

In recognition of actions during early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, Gettysburg Borough Manager Charles Gable received the Pennsylvania State Association of Boroughs (PSBA) Distinguished Service Award. Officials applauded him Tuesday during a regular borough council meeting.

Weekly Chirp: Masks and Mental Health

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought a lot of changes around the world. Online classes via Zoom, staying six feet apart and wearing masks have essentially made life the same. Because of the pandemic, many people’s mental health has been impacted. Recently, a survey was posted to the Jays’ App, Elizabethtown College’s own private platform of social media, to get the experience of the College community and masks and their mental health.
Gettysburg Times

Field surgery focus of Spangler Farm program

Cannon balls and saw bones were the highlights of the day at the George Spangler Farm Family Day Saturday. Civil War Historical Impressions Inc. provided demonstrations that included how Civil War cannons were loaded and fired, and how arms and legs were amputated when hit by one of those cannon balls or rifled lead bullets on the Gettysburg battlefield.
Lancaster Online

Mill Road Elementary School to go virtual this week after uptick in COVID-19 cases

Mill Road Elementary School will shift to a fully virtual format Thursday and Friday due to rising COVID-19 cases, according to the Elizabethtown Area School District. Eight cases of COVID-19 have been reported at Mill Road, representing 6% of the school population, the school district said in a message to parents Wednesday. Health guidance urges schools to move to virtual learning when 5% or more of the school population is impacted.
Lancaster Online

Fighting mask misinformation (letter)

As a registered nurse and a nursing student at Millersville University, I have had the opportunity to care for those infected with COVID-19, as well as to learn about the importance of appropriate research for accurate information, especially during this time of skepticism. This virus has challenged the Centers for...

Elementary school teacher threatened school shooting over COVID barrier, court docs say

YORK COUNTY, Pa. — A Central York elementary school teacher has been arrested and charged after making threats to shoot school administrators, according to court documents. Sinking Springs Elementary teacher Chad Gerrick reportedly had a conversation with administrators on the morning of October 8 about a plastic COVID-19 barrier he had installed in his classroom.
WBAL Radio

Leadership in the Greater Baltimore Committee and Towson University conduct study, finds how the COVID-19 pandemic impacted local women

The Greater Baltimore Committee, leadership of the GBC Baltimore Women’s Advisory Board and Towson University have conducted a study on how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted women in the Baltimore region. According to the news release, “a significant percentage of women in the Baltimore region report being overloaded with work,...

SAIL Program Works to Improve Physical and Mental Health in Student-Athletes

The Student-Athlete Impact Leader (SAIL) program at Gettysburg continues to reinvent the way athletes adapt and respond to mental health in its third year. SAIL is a part of the Student Athlete Well-Being Program on campus, with the mission to bringing together “a group of student-athletes who are invested in the well-being of themselves, their teammates, and peers at Gettysburg College.”