COVID-19

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COVID-19 | WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW FROM THE CDC,
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Updated: 10/30/2020
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> More news & resources from Washington County’s Website, here.

> Information on COVID-19 from the PA Department of Health, here.

> From CNN Health: Tracking Covid 19

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Event Cancellations due to COVID 19:
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** The City of Washington Annual Christmas Parade
** Santa’s Arrival Celebration & Parade @ Washington Crown Center

** Canonsburg’s Old Fashioned Christmas
** The Pennsylvania Farm Show, January in Harrisburg
** Downtown Pittsburgh’s Light-Up Night
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(WJPA News) – Washington County Adds 35th COVID-19 Death
The Pennsylvania Department of Health announced Thursday that there were 2,202 additional positive cases of COVID-19 added over the past twenty-four hours, bringing the statewide total to 202,876.  Health officials say this is the largest daily increase since the pandemic began.  County-specific information and a statewide map are available here.  There are 8,762 total deaths attributed to COVID-19, reflecting an increase of 44 new deaths over that same period.  In nursing and personal care homes, there are 25,844 resident cases of COVID-19, and 5,5603 cases among employees, for a total of 31,447 at 1,060 distinct facilities in 63 counties. Out of our total deaths, 5,758 have occurred in residents from nursing or personal care facilities.  Approximately 12,188 of our total cases are among health care workers.  Washington County added 41 new infections for a total of 2,024 cases of COVID-19.  The county death increased by one for a total of 35.  Allegheny County added 149 new cases for a total of 15,449 and two new deaths for a total of 428 fatalities.  Greene County added four new cases for a total of 244.  Deaths remain at one.  Across the United States, COVID-19 cases have now surpassed eight-point-eight-million and more than two-hundred-and twenty-eight-thousand people have died.

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(WJPA News) – COVID-19 Cases In PA Continue To Spike
The Pennsylvania Department of Health announced Wednesday that there were 2,228 additional positive cases of COVID-19 added over the past twenty-four hours, bringing the statewide total to 200,674.  Health officials say this is the largest daily increase since the pandemic began.  County-specific information and a statewide map are available here.  There are 8,718 total deaths attributed to COVID-19, reflecting an increase of 22 new deaths over that same period.  In nursing and personal care homes, there are 25,717 resident cases of COVID-19, and 5,561 cases among employees, for a total of 31,278 at 1,056 distinct facilities in 63 counties. Out of our total deaths, 5,757 have occurred in residents from nursing or personal care facilities.  Approximately 12,188 of our total cases are among health care workers.  Washington County added 41 new infections for a total of 1,986 cases of COVID-19.  The county death toll remains at 34.  Allegheny County added 199 new cases for a total of 15,300 and four new deaths for a total of 426 fatalities.  Greene County added nine new cases for a total of 240.  Deaths remain at one.  Across the United States, COVID-19 cases have now surpassed eight-point-seven-million and more than two-hundred-and twenty-six-thousand people have died.

Mask wearing is MANDATORY in all businesses until further notice and residents are REQUIRED to wear a facial covering in public places.  Employees of those businesses are REQUIRED to wear a mask as well.
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(From CDC) – Considerations for who should get tested
Protect yourself and others. Wear a mask, wash hands often, stay 6 ft from others.

  • People who have symptoms of COVID-19
  • People who have had close contact (within 6 feet of an infected person for a total of 15 minutes or more) with someone with confirmed COVID-19.​​
  • People who have been asked or referred to get testing by their healthcare provider, local external icon or state health department.

Not everyone needs to be tested. If you do get tested, you should self-quarantine/isolate at home pending test results and follow the advice of your health care provider or a public health professional.
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(WJPA News) – COVID-19 Hits Area Schools
With Coronavirus cases spiking in Washington County, numerous school districts are feeling the impact. The Canon-McMillan School District has notified families that North Strabane Intermediate School closed for in-person classes Wednesday after a teacher and a student tested positive for COVID. The school will operate through a fully remote-learning model through Monday. Students and staff are to return to the building next Thursday. The district also announced Thursday that three students at Canon-McMillan High School also tested positive. In Peters Township, a phone message sent to parents says the middle school will be closed Friday after receiving a positive coronavirus test. In Chartiers-Houston, the district posted an announcement that a positive case was reported at the junior/senior high school building. The case was due to exposure outside of the school setting. Classes continue as normal.