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October 14, 2020 - Harrisburg, PA

Department of Health Prepared for Fall Surge in COVID-19 Cases, Working to Protect Pennsylvanians

Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine highlighted the work under way to prepare Pennsylvania for a fall resurgence in COVID-19 cases, and to make sure all Pennsylvanians are as protected as possible from both COVID-19 and influenza.

"We have seen more than 1,000 cases a day for the past nine days, which shows that we are at the start of a fall resurgence of COVID-19," Dr. Levine said. "While we are working to expand testing, prepare for a vaccine and prevent outbreaks, Pennsylvanians have an important role to play. We must be united by wearing a mask, washing our hands, social distancing and avoiding large gatherings, downloading the COVID Alert PA mobile app and getting a flu vaccine."



<a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18316_doh_covid19_dz_013.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Dr. Rachel Levine, Pennsylvania Secretary of Health answers questions from the press.  The Wolf Administration today began distributing the first allotment of 250,000 COVID-19 antigen test kits provided by the federal government to Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA)-certified institutions across Pennsylvania. Distribution is starting with Bradford, Centre, Lebanon, Montour, Northumberland, Schuylkill and Snyder counties because of the recent high disease incidence rate in these areas. Harrisburg, PA  October 14, 2020 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18316_doh_covid19_dz_002.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Dr. Rachel Levine, Pennsylvania Secretary of Health answers questions from the press.  The Wolf Administration today began distributing the first allotment of 250,000 COVID-19 antigen test kits provided by the federal government to Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA)-certified institutions across Pennsylvania. Distribution is starting with Bradford, Centre, Lebanon, Montour, Northumberland, Schuylkill and Snyder counties because of the recent high disease incidence rate in these areas. Harrisburg, PA  October 14, 2020 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18316_doh_covid19_dz_003.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Dr. Wendy Braund, COVID-19 Response Director answers questions from the press.   The Wolf Administration today began distributing the first allotment of 250,000 COVID-19 antigen test kits provided by the federal government to Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA)-certified institutions across Pennsylvania. Distribution is starting with Bradford, Centre, Lebanon, Montour, Northumberland, Schuylkill and Snyder counties because of the recent high disease incidence rate in these areas. Harrisburg, PA  October 14, 2020 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18316_doh_covid19_dz_004.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Cindy Findley, Deputy Secretary of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention answers questions from the press.   The Wolf Administration today began distributing the first allotment of 250,000 COVID-19 antigen test kits provided by the federal government to Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA)-certified institutions across Pennsylvania. Distribution is starting with Bradford, Centre, Lebanon, Montour, Northumberland, Schuylkill and Snyder counties because of the recent high disease incidence rate in these areas. Harrisburg, PA  October 14, 2020 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18316_doh_covid19_dz_005.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Ray Barishansky, Deputy Secretary of Health Preparedness and Community Protection  answers questions from the press.   The Wolf Administration today began distributing the first allotment of 250,000 COVID-19 antigen test kits provided by the federal government to Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA)-certified institutions across Pennsylvania. Distribution is starting with Bradford, Centre, Lebanon, Montour, Northumberland, Schuylkill and Snyder counties because of the recent high disease incidence rate in these areas. Harrisburg, PA  October 14, 2020 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18316_doh_covid19_dz_006.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Michael Huff, Director of Testing and Contact Tracing, answers questions from the press.   The Wolf Administration today began distributing the first allotment of 250,000 COVID-19 antigen test kits provided by the federal government to Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA)-certified institutions across Pennsylvania. Distribution is starting with Bradford, Centre, Lebanon, Montour, Northumberland, Schuylkill and Snyder counties because of the recent high disease incidence rate in these areas. Harrisburg, PA  October 14, 2020 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18316_doh_covid19_dz_007.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>The Wolf Administration today began distributing the first allotment of 250,000 COVID-19 antigen test kits provided by the federal government to Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA)-certified institutions across Pennsylvania. Distribution is starting with Bradford, Centre, Lebanon, Montour, Northumberland, Schuylkill and Snyder counties because of the recent high disease incidence rate in these areas. Harrisburg, PA  October 14, 2020 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18316_doh_covid19_dz_008.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Ray Barishansky, Deputy Secretary of Health Preparedness and Community Protection  answers questions from the press.   The Wolf Administration today began distributing the first allotment of 250,000 COVID-19 antigen test kits provided by the federal government to Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA)-certified institutions across Pennsylvania. Distribution is starting with Bradford, Centre, Lebanon, Montour, Northumberland, Schuylkill and Snyder counties because of the recent high disease incidence rate in these areas. Harrisburg, PA  October 14, 2020 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18316_doh_covid19_dz_009.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Dr. Rachel Levine, Pennsylvania Secretary of Health answers questions from the press.  The Wolf Administration today began distributing the first allotment of 250,000 COVID-19 antigen test kits provided by the federal government to Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA)-certified institutions across Pennsylvania. Distribution is starting with Bradford, Centre, Lebanon, Montour, Northumberland, Schuylkill and Snyder counties because of the recent high disease incidence rate in these areas. Harrisburg, PA  October 14, 2020 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18316_doh_covid19_dz_010.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Dr. Rachel Levine, Pennsylvania Secretary of Health answers questions from the press.  The Wolf Administration today began distributing the first allotment of 250,000 COVID-19 antigen test kits provided by the federal government to Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA)-certified institutions across Pennsylvania. Distribution is starting with Bradford, Centre, Lebanon, Montour, Northumberland, Schuylkill and Snyder counties because of the recent high disease incidence rate in these areas. Harrisburg, PA  October 14, 2020 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18316_doh_covid19_dz_011.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Michael Huff, Director of Testing and Contact Tracing, answers questions from the press.   The Wolf Administration today began distributing the first allotment of 250,000 COVID-19 antigen test kits provided by the federal government to Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA)-certified institutions across Pennsylvania. Distribution is starting with Bradford, Centre, Lebanon, Montour, Northumberland, Schuylkill and Snyder counties because of the recent high disease incidence rate in these areas. Harrisburg, PA  October 14, 2020 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18316_doh_covid19_dz_012.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Dr. Wendy Braund, COVID-19 Response Director answers questions from the press.   The Wolf Administration today began distributing the first allotment of 250,000 COVID-19 antigen test kits provided by the federal government to Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA)-certified institutions across Pennsylvania. Distribution is starting with Bradford, Centre, Lebanon, Montour, Northumberland, Schuylkill and Snyder counties because of the recent high disease incidence rate in these areas. Harrisburg, PA  October 14, 2020 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18316_doh_covid19_dz_001.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Dr. Rachel Levine, Pennsylvania Secretary of Health answers questions from the press.  The Wolf Administration today began distributing the first allotment of 250,000 COVID-19 antigen test kits provided by the federal government to Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA)-certified institutions across Pennsylvania. Distribution is starting with Bradford, Centre, Lebanon, Montour, Northumberland, Schuylkill and Snyder counties because of the recent high disease incidence rate in these areas. Harrisburg, PA  October 14, 2020 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18316_doh_covid19_dz_014.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Ray Barishansky, Deputy Secretary of Health Preparedness and Community Protection  answers questions from the press.   The Wolf Administration today began distributing the first allotment of 250,000 COVID-19 antigen test kits provided by the federal government to Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA)-certified institutions across Pennsylvania. Distribution is starting with Bradford, Centre, Lebanon, Montour, Northumberland, Schuylkill and Snyder counties because of the recent high disease incidence rate in these areas. Harrisburg, PA  October 14, 2020 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18316_doh_covid19_dz_015.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Dr. Rachel Levine, Pennsylvania Secretary of Health answers questions from the press.  The Wolf Administration today began distributing the first allotment of 250,000 COVID-19 antigen test kits provided by the federal government to Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA)-certified institutions across Pennsylvania. Distribution is starting with Bradford, Centre, Lebanon, Montour, Northumberland, Schuylkill and Snyder counties because of the recent high disease incidence rate in these areas. Harrisburg, PA  October 14, 2020 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18316_doh_covid19_dz_016.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Dr. Rachel Levine, Pennsylvania Secretary of Health answers questions from the press.  The Wolf Administration today began distributing the first allotment of 250,000 COVID-19 antigen test kits provided by the federal government to Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA)-certified institutions across Pennsylvania. Distribution is starting with Bradford, Centre, Lebanon, Montour, Northumberland, Schuylkill and Snyder counties because of the recent high disease incidence rate in these areas. Harrisburg, PA  October 14, 2020 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18316_doh_covid19_dz_017.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Michael Huff, Director of Testing and Contact Tracing, answers questions from the press.   The Wolf Administration today began distributing the first allotment of 250,000 COVID-19 antigen test kits provided by the federal government to Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA)-certified institutions across Pennsylvania. Distribution is starting with Bradford, Centre, Lebanon, Montour, Northumberland, Schuylkill and Snyder counties because of the recent high disease incidence rate in these areas. Harrisburg, PA  October 14, 2020 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18316_doh_covid19_dz_018.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Ray Barishansky, Deputy Secretary of Health Preparedness and Community Protection  answers questions from the press.   The Wolf Administration today began distributing the first allotment of 250,000 COVID-19 antigen test kits provided by the federal government to Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA)-certified institutions across Pennsylvania. Distribution is starting with Bradford, Centre, Lebanon, Montour, Northumberland, Schuylkill and Snyder counties because of the recent high disease incidence rate in these areas. Harrisburg, PA  October 14, 2020 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18316_doh_covid19_dz_019.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Dr. Rachel Levine, Pennsylvania Secretary of Health answers questions from the press.  The Wolf Administration today began distributing the first allotment of 250,000 COVID-19 antigen test kits provided by the federal government to Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA)-certified institutions across Pennsylvania. Distribution is starting with Bradford, Centre, Lebanon, Montour, Northumberland, Schuylkill and Snyder counties because of the recent high disease incidence rate in these areas. Harrisburg, PA  October 14, 2020 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18316_doh_covid19_dz_020.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Michael Huff, Director of Testing and Contact Tracing, answers questions from the press.   The Wolf Administration today began distributing the first allotment of 250,000 COVID-19 antigen test kits provided by the federal government to Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA)-certified institutions across Pennsylvania. Distribution is starting with Bradford, Centre, Lebanon, Montour, Northumberland, Schuylkill and Snyder counties because of the recent high disease incidence rate in these areas. Harrisburg, PA  October 14, 2020 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18316_doh_covid19_dz_021.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Cindy Findley, Deputy Secretary of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention answers questions from the press.   The Wolf Administration today began distributing the first allotment of 250,000 COVID-19 antigen test kits provided by the federal government to Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA)-certified institutions across Pennsylvania. Distribution is starting with Bradford, Centre, Lebanon, Montour, Northumberland, Schuylkill and Snyder counties because of the recent high disease incidence rate in these areas. Harrisburg, PA  October 14, 2020