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Pennsylvania’s Republican-controlled House of Representatives is mulling a legislative challenge to the Wolf administration’s latest mask mandate for schools. A group of state senators, meanwhile, is readying a bill to change the state’s constitution to prevent those mandates.

According to Lehigh University officials most student COVID cases are breakthrough infections by Chloe Nouvelle September 9, 2021 Lehigh University is making adjustments to “health and safety measures” as more students test positive for COVID-19. As of Sept. 8, the university reported 180 active COVID-19 cases in students.  According to university-provided data, the majority of […]

Whitehall-Coplay Superintendent Robert Steckel said they’re “staying the course” with their COVID-19 health and safety plan, but making adjustments for outside mandates such as the Wolf administration’s school masking requirement which went into effect on Sept. 7.

The Lehigh County jail has held two voluntary mass clinics with the Johnson & Johnson  vaccine since May, putting shots into 322 arms. Corrections Director Janine Donate said now they’ve switched strategies: they are waiting until they get enough inmates interested – about four or five – to use up a vial of vaccine.

A proposal for a new program offering counseling to Lehigh County renters is being met with resistance by Hayden Mitman September 8, 2021 A recent proposal from Lehigh County Controller Mark Pinsley would provide free legal counsel to renters who are behind on payments. It could be especially timely as the Supreme Court has recently removed […]


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