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The Herald's Weekly Virus Update

The Morrisons Cove Herald again is providing articles about the coronavirus.* The information below is the latest that could be included in this week’s edition. This information is taken from the sources listed at the end of the article. Blair and...

 

Blair and Bedford Counties to Move to Coronavirus 'Yellow Phase' on May 15

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf has announced that 13 Pennsylvania counties, including Blair and Bedford counties, will move to the "Yellow Phase" of reopening at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, May 15. Those...

 

Gov. Wolf to Pa.: We Must Stay the Course, We Must Follow the Law

Gov. Tom Wolf on May 11 reminded Pennsylvanians that the state’s actions to stop the spread of COVID-19 are working and that residents must “stay the course and follow the law or there will be negative consequences.” “Pennsylvanians are...

 
 By Karen Bassler    News    May 14, 2020

Cove Sends 'Sailors Stuck at Sea' 22 Boxes of Donations

For the past two weeks, the Herald has been collecting items to be shipped to some of our U.S. sailors stuck at sea due to COVID-19 restrictions. Space for personal items is very limited so most...

 
 By MICHAEL SELL    News    May 14, 2020

Greenfield Township Reports Revenue Decline Due to Virus

Greenfield Township could face $95,000 in revenue loss due to COVID-19, according to preliminary calculations by Arlene Kuntz, township secretary-treasurer. The financial figures for the March through June 2020 timeframe were presented at the board...

 

Condados De Blair, Bedford Se Mudará A 'amarillo' El 15 De Mayo

El gobernador de Pensilvania Tom Wolf ha anunciado que 13 condados de Pensilvania, incluidos los condados de Blair y Bedford, pasarán a la "Fase Amarilla" de reapertura a las 12:01 a.m. del viernes 15 de mayo. Esos condados que se mudan a la Fase...

 

Noticias Semanales Del Herald Sobre El Coronavirus

Por ALLAN J. BASSLER Editor El Morrisons Cove Herald está publicando actualizaciones y noticias sobre el coronavirus de nuevo. * La información abajo es lo más reciente que se pudo incluir en la edición de esta semana. Esta información viene de...

 

The Herald's Weekly Virus Update

Editor’s Note: Thank you to the reader who pointed out an error in the May 7 edition regarding the “up from” numbers in Blair and Bedford counties. We have revised our method of presenting this information to minimize errors. There was an error...

 
 By Brian Hess    News    May 7, 2020

Cove's Memorial Park Faces a Challenging Summer

Morrisons Cove Memorial Park in Martinsburg will face a challenging summer season in 2020, with many of its annual activities still in doubt due to the coronavirus. Although things are still changing...

 

Noticias Semanales Del Herald Sobre El Coronavirus

Por ALLAN J. BASSLER Editor El Morrisons Cove Herald está publicando actualizaciones y noticias sobre el coronavirus. La información abajo es lo más reciente que se pudo incluir en la edición de esta semana. Hasta 8:30 a.m., miércoles, 6 de mayo...

 
 News    May 7, 2020

'Voices of Blair County' to Assemble at PNG Field

The Altoona Curve, Blair County Chamber of Commerce and Altoona Blair County Development Corp. are teaming up with local elected officials to give Blair County residents the opportunity to tell Pennsylvania’s leaders that the county is ready to...

 
 News    May 7, 2020

Golfers Hit the Links in Pennsylvania

Golfers were permitted to hit the links in Pennsylvania on Friday May 1, as Gov. Tom Wolf said he would reopen golf courses, private campgrounds, marinas and guided fishing trips that day. Above...

 

Pa. Gob. Wolf Anuncia La Reapertura De 24 Condados A Partir Del 8 De Mayo

Tratando de equilibrar los beneficios económicos y los riesgos para la salud pública, el gobernador de Pensilvania Tom Wolf anunció el 1 de mayo la reapertura de 24 condados en las regiones noroeste y centro-norte del estado, trasladándolos de...

 

The Herald's Weekly Virus Update

The Morrisons Cove Herald again is providing articles about the coronavirus. The information below is the latest that could be included in this week’s edition. AS OF 8:30 A.M. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29 Blair County • 21 cases confirmed, up from 14...

 
 By Karen Bassler    News    April 30, 2020

Herald Collecting Items for Sailors Stuck at Sea

A post on a social media website caught my eye the other day. I had just hung up from speaking with Lisa Ebersole, administrative assistant at Trinity United Methodist Church in Roaring Spring, about... Full story

 
 By Karen Bassler    News    April 30, 2020

Herald Collecting Items for Sailors Stuck at Sea

Until Friday, May 8, the Herald will accept items dropped off at the Herald office, 113 N. Market St., Martinsburg, across from the Choice convenience store. The Herald is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Leave your items outside... Full story

 

Noticias Semanales Del Herald Sobre El Coronavirus

Por ALLAN J. BASSLER Editor El Morrisons Cove Herald está publicando actualizaciones y noticias sobre el coronavirus. La información abajo es lo más reciente que se pudo incluir en la edición de esta semana. HASTA 8:30 A.M., MIÉRCOLE 29 DE ABRIL...

 

'Reopening' of Pennsylvania Planned to Begin in Early May

Note: This information is accurate as of 10:15 a.m., April 29, 2020. On April 17, Gov. Tom Wolf outlined the standards the administration will use for reopening and on April 20. The governor announced a target date of May 8 for the beginning of...

 

Pennsylvania's Planned Re-Opening Phases Explained

On April 17, Gov. Tom Wolf outlined the standards the administration will use for reopening and on April 20. The governor announced a target date of May 8 for the beginning of phased reopening and easing of restrictions. Currently, all of...

 

La Comisión Asesora del Gobernador Sobre Asuntos Latinos Alienta A La Comunidad Latina A Mantenerse A Salvo Durante La Pandemia Covid-19

La Comisión Asesora del Gobernador sobre Asuntos Latinos (CAGAL) fue creada para asesorar al gobernador en los problemas que enfrenta la creciente comunidad latina en Pensilvania. Durante esta pandemia, la comisión ha estado trabajando para asegura...

 

NFIB Releases Study of Coronavirus Impact on Small Businesses

The NFIB Research Center released the following data April 2 on the impact COVID-19 has had on small businesses: The NFIB Research Center’s latest survey on the current impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on small business shows continued...

 

PennDOT Extends Expiration Dates on Driver Licenses, ID Cards, and Learner's Permits

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced May 1 that expiration dates for driver licenses, identification cards, and learner’s permits, will be extended for Pennsylvania residents in response to statewide COVID-19...

 

Good coping strategies can help manage stress caused by pandemic, notes educator

The COVID-19 pandemic is drawing even more attention to the importance of mental health and well-being as people adapt to changing daily routines, worry about health and finances, and face an uncertain future. “Even though it is temporary, the...

 

Morrisons Cove Rotary Club to 'Light Up the Cove' as a Sign of Strength and Unity

On Friday, May 8, 2020, at 8:20 p.m., residents and businesses in the Morrisons Cove region and surrounding communities are encouraged to show their appreciation for everyone who has been working tirelessly and unselfishly to provide for and support... Full story

 

Pa. Gov. Wolf Announces Reopening of 24 Counties Beginning May 8

Attempting to balance economic benefits and public health risks, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf on May 1 announced the reopening of 24 counties in the northwest and north-central regions of the state, moving them from red to yellow beginning at 12:01... Full story

 

Department of Human Services Reminds Pennsylvanians that Mental Health Help is Available

The Department of Human Services (DHS) on May 4 marked Mental Health Awareness Month with a reminder that it is okay to not feel okay and that help is available. Mental Health Awareness Month seeks to raise awareness and understanding and to fight...

 

The Herald's Weekly Virus Update

The Morrisons Cove Herald again is providing articles about the coronavirus. The information below is the latest that could be included in this week’s edition. AS OF 8:30 A.M. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22 Blair County • 14 cases confirmed, up from 11...

 
 By Brian Hess    News    April 23, 2020

COVID-19 Forces Martinsburg Volunteer Fire Company to Make Multiple Changes

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Martinsburg Volunteer Fire Company has made some changes for 2020. The fire company has postponed its dutch meal until the fall, possibly in October. Fire Chief Randy Acker said for those who have tickets for the...

 

Pa. Dept. of Ag Outlines Update Farm Labor Requirements

On April 21, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture provided farmers who provide housing to their workforce – be it domestic, migrant, or guest H-2A workers – with enhanced requirements for seasonal farm labor to maintain a healthy...

 

Departamento de Agricultura Esboza los Requisitos Laborales Agrícolas Actualizados

En el 21 de abril, el Departamento de Agricultura de Pensilvania proporcionó a los agricultores que proporcionan vivienda a su fuerza de trabajo, ya sean trabajadores domésticos, migrantes o invitados H-2A, requisitos mejorados para la mano de...

 

Noticias Semanales Del Herald Sobre El Coronavirus

Por ALLAN J. BASSLER Editor El Morrisons Cove Herald está publicando actualizaciones y noticias sobre el coronavirus. La información abajo es lo más reciente que se pudo incluir en la edición de esta semana. Hasta 8:30 a.m., miércoles, 22 de...

 

Pa. Protesters Rally Against Coronavirus Quarantines

Several hundred protesters gathered Monday in Pennsylvania’s capital city to rally against Gov. Tom Wolf’s stay at home orders and business closures amid the coronavirus pandemic. Gov.Wolf has long maintained that his aggressive and strict...

 
 By Karen Bassler    News    April 23, 2020

Trinity United Methodist Church Opens RS Food Pantry

At the Tuesday evening meeting of the Trinity United Methodist Church, Roaring Spring, Ad Council members decided to open a food pantry. A Facebook post and word of mouth was all it took to get the ball rolling. By Thursday, the shelving was up and... Full story

 

Dragon Packs Distribution Schedule Set for April 24 and May 1

Due to school closures, The Scarlet Dragon Packs will be distributing weekend food bags for students enrolled in the program at three locations on Friday April 24, and May 1 at the following locations: East Freedom: Through building (former East...

 

The Herald's Weekly Virus Update

The Morrisons Cove Herald again is providing articles about the coronavirus in Spanish. This is being done to provide important information about the coronavirus to the members of the Cove community who are more familiar with Spanish than English....

 

Most Cove Food Pantries Adjust Rules to Stay Open

Martinsburg Food Pantry The Martinsburg Food Pantry is alive and doing well. According to Linda Smith, manager, the shelves at the food pantry are well stocked, thanks to sizable donations from the...

 

Stay Healthy; Stay Home; Stay Strong

Lynnae Dibert, 12, of Martinsburg, offered a sidewalk chalk message to the community last week: "Beat COVID-19; Stay Healthy; Stay Home; Stay Strong," she wrote on the family's driveway. Lynnae is...

 

What I Understand So Far

Here’s what I understand so far about the coronavirus and COVID-19: COVID-19 lasts longer than seasonal flu If you are affected by the virus and acquire COVID-19, the duration of your illness is generally longer than that of the seasonal flu. My...

 

Lo Que Entiendo Hasta Ahora

Por Allan J. Bassler Editor Aquí está lo que entiendo hasta ahora sobre el coronavirus y COVID-19: COVID-19 dura más que la gripe estacional Si uno contrae el coronavirus, su enfermedad generalmente dura más que la de la gripe estacional....

 

The Herald is Hanging On – Still

First of all, thank you very much to all of you who have purchased subscriptions to the Herald recently. Several subscribers have added to their Herald subscriptions, helping us keep the newspaper going in these tough times. As I explained last...

 

State Sen. Ward Plans 'Telephone Town Hall'

State Sen. Judy Ward (R-30) will field questions about COVID-19 and the state’s response to the pandemic during a special telephone town hall at 9:50 a.m. on Friday, April 17. Sen. Ward will be joined by a panel of experts in medicine, business...

 

Pa. Sets June 2 as new date for Primary Election

In order to protect the health and safety of all voters, poll workers, and election officials while ensuring access to voting, the Pennsylvania primary election has been rescheduled to Tuesday, June 2. Also, new mail-in ballot options are available...

 

Sheetz Expands Free Meal Program to All 600 Stores

On April 17, Sheetz, a restaurant and convenience chain across the Mid-Atlantic, announced the expansion of the Kidz Meal Bagz program providing free food to help children and families in need as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Starting on...

 

Gov. Wolf, Sec. of Health Extend Statewide Stay-at-Home Order Until May 8

Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine on Tuesday, April 21, announced that the statewide stay-at-home orders issued on April 1 to protect Pennsylvanians and mitigate the spread of COVID-19 will be extended until Friday, May 8,... Full story

 

Governor Wolf Extends School Closure for Remainder of Academic Year

Continuing his efforts to protect the health and safety of students and communities during the COVID-19 pandemic, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf today announced that all public schools will remain closed for the remainder of the 2019-20 academic year.... Full story

 

The Herald's Weekly Virus Update

This week marks a first for the Morrisons Cove Herald. For the first time (to my knowledge), the Herald is providing two articles in Spanish. This is being done to provide important information about the coronavirus to the members of the Cove...

 
 By Karen Bassler    News    April 9, 2020

Local Residents Pitch In By Making Masks

Nancy Hershberger of Breezewood, a member of the Log House Quilt Guild of Johnstown, learned through an email from another member of the guild, of a shortage of protective masks at a local healthcare...

 

Those who can sew can help make masks

Zimmerman’s Bernina Sewing, located at 208 Flitch Road, New Enterprise, with a phone number of (814) 766-9942, is giving out kits to anyone who would like to donate their time and sewing skills. The kit is the pattern and two yards of fabric ...

 

Social Distancing, Ag Style

Health experts are recommending that we all stay six feet apart when out in public, to avoid transmitting the coronavirus. Well, if you're not good at mental measurements, how far is that? For the ag...

 

Homewood M-burg Benefiting from Mask Donations

Homewood at Martinsburg is the recipient of some of the masks being made by area residents. The staff at Homewood is required to wear masks and because there are no active cases of COVID-19, these homemade masks fit the requirement. “These masks...

 

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