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August 16, 2021 - Enola, PA

Wolf Administration Directs Vaccine Providers to Support COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics and Unveils Free COVID-19 Testing Program for Schools Across Pennsylvania

The Wolf Administration announced two important initiatives to support K-12 schools and institutions of higher education during the 2021-2022 school year. The Pennsylvania Department of Health is directing vaccine providers to support COVID-19 vaccination clinics at institutions of higher education and K-12 schools. Additionally, both Pennsylvania departments of Health and Education announced a partnership with Concentric by Ginkgo Bioworks (Ginkgo) to provide free COVID-19 testing in K-12 schools across the commonwealth to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and outbreaks in schools during the 2021-2022 school year.

"A priority of the Wolf Administration is to have and maintain in-person instruction, sports programs, and other extra-curricular activities at schools," Acting Secretary of Health Alison Beam said. "Unfortunately, we continue to see predominately unvaccinated Pennsylvanians infected with multiple variants of COVID-19, including the highly contagious Delta variant. This reinforces the need for accessible COVID-19 vaccinations for eligible individuals in K-12 schools so that our students, teachers and staff can stay safe."



<a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/19048_pde_doh_caiu15_dz_001.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Acting Secretary of Health Alison Beam speaking with the press.  The Wolf Administration today announced two important initiatives to support K-12 schools and institutions of higher education during the 2021-2022 school year. Starting today, the Pennsylvania Department of Health is directing vaccine providers to support COVID-19 vaccination clinics at institutions of higher education and K-12 schools. Additionally, both Pennsylvania departments of Health and Education today announced a partnership with Concentric by Ginkgo Bioworks (Ginkgo) to provide free COVID-19 testing in K-12 schools across the commonwealth to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and outbreaks in schools during the 2021-2022 school year. Enola, PA - August 16, 2021 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/19048_pde_doh_caiu15_dz_002.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Secretary of Education Noe Ortega s peaking with the press.  The Wolf Administration today announced two important initiatives to support K-12 schools and institutions of higher education during the 2021-2022 school year. Starting today, the Pennsylvania Department of Health is directing vaccine providers to support COVID-19 vaccination clinics at institutions of higher education and K-12 schools. Additionally, both Pennsylvania departments of Health and Education today announced a partnership with Concentric by Ginkgo Bioworks (Ginkgo) to provide free COVID-19 testing in K-12 schools across the commonwealth to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and outbreaks in schools during the 2021-2022 school year. Enola, PA - August 16, 2021 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/19048_pde_doh_caiu15_dz_003.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>PAIU Executive Director Dr. John George speaking with the press.  The Wolf Administration today announced two important initiatives to support K-12 schools and institutions of higher education during the 2021-2022 school year. Starting today, the Pennsylvania Department of Health is directing vaccine providers to support COVID-19 vaccination clinics at institutions of higher education and K-12 schools. Additionally, both Pennsylvania departments of Health and Education today announced a partnership with Concentric by Ginkgo Bioworks (Ginkgo) to provide free COVID-19 testing in K-12 schools across the commonwealth to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and outbreaks in schools during the 2021-2022 school year. Enola, PA - August 16, 2021 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/19048_pde_doh_caiu15_dz_004.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Acting Secretary of Health Alison Beam speaking with the press.  The Wolf Administration today announced two important initiatives to support K-12 schools and institutions of higher education during the 2021-2022 school year. Starting today, the Pennsylvania Department of Health is directing vaccine providers to support COVID-19 vaccination clinics at institutions of higher education and K-12 schools. Additionally, both Pennsylvania departments of Health and Education today announced a partnership with Concentric by Ginkgo Bioworks (Ginkgo) to provide free COVID-19 testing in K-12 schools across the commonwealth to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and outbreaks in schools during the 2021-2022 school year. Enola, PA - August 16, 2021 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/19048_pde_doh_caiu15_dz_005.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Secretary of Education Noe Ortega s peaking with the press.  The Wolf Administration today announced two important initiatives to support K-12 schools and institutions of higher education during the 2021-2022 school year. Starting today, the Pennsylvania Department of Health is directing vaccine providers to support COVID-19 vaccination clinics at institutions of higher education and K-12 schools. Additionally, both Pennsylvania departments of Health and Education today announced a partnership with Concentric by Ginkgo Bioworks (Ginkgo) to provide free COVID-19 testing in K-12 schools across the commonwealth to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and outbreaks in schools during the 2021-2022 school year. Enola, PA - August 16, 2021 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/19048_pde_doh_caiu15_dz_006.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Acting Secretary of Health Alison Beam speaking with the press.  The Wolf Administration today announced two important initiatives to support K-12 schools and institutions of higher education during the 2021-2022 school year. Starting today, the Pennsylvania Department of Health is directing vaccine providers to support COVID-19 vaccination clinics at institutions of higher education and K-12 schools. Additionally, both Pennsylvania departments of Health and Education today announced a partnership with Concentric by Ginkgo Bioworks (Ginkgo) to provide free COVID-19 testing in K-12 schools across the commonwealth to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and outbreaks in schools during the 2021-2022 school year. Enola, PA - August 16, 2021 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/19048_pde_doh_caiu15_dz_007.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>USDE Secretary Dr. Miguel Cardona via zoom.  The Wolf Administration today announced two important initiatives to support K-12 schools and institutions of higher education during the 2021-2022 school year. Starting today, the Pennsylvania Department of Health is directing vaccine providers to support COVID-19 vaccination clinics at institutions of higher education and K-12 schools. Additionally, both Pennsylvania departments of Health and Education today announced a partnership with Concentric by Ginkgo Bioworks (Ginkgo) to provide free COVID-19 testing in K-12 schools across the commonwealth to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and outbreaks in schools during the 2021-2022 school year. Enola, PA - August 16, 2021 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/19048_pde_doh_caiu15_dz_008.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Acting Secretary of Health Alison Beam speaking with the press.  The Wolf Administration today announced two important initiatives to support K-12 schools and institutions of higher education during the 2021-2022 school year. Starting today, the Pennsylvania Department of Health is directing vaccine providers to support COVID-19 vaccination clinics at institutions of higher education and K-12 schools. Additionally, both Pennsylvania departments of Health and Education today announced a partnership with Concentric by Ginkgo Bioworks (Ginkgo) to provide free COVID-19 testing in K-12 schools across the commonwealth to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and outbreaks in schools during the 2021-2022 school year. Enola, PA - August 16, 2021 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/19048_pde_doh_caiu15_dz_009.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>PAIU Executive Director Dr. John George speaking with the press.  The Wolf Administration today announced two important initiatives to support K-12 schools and institutions of higher education during the 2021-2022 school year. Starting today, the Pennsylvania Department of Health is directing vaccine providers to support COVID-19 vaccination clinics at institutions of higher education and K-12 schools. Additionally, both Pennsylvania departments of Health and Education today announced a partnership with Concentric by Ginkgo Bioworks (Ginkgo) to provide free COVID-19 testing in K-12 schools across the commonwealth to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and outbreaks in schools during the 2021-2022 school year. Enola, PA - August 16, 2021 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/19048_pde_doh_caiu15_dz_010.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Acting Secretary of Health Alison Beam speaking with the press.  The Wolf Administration today announced two important initiatives to support K-12 schools and institutions of higher education during the 2021-2022 school year. Starting today, the Pennsylvania Department of Health is directing vaccine providers to support COVID-19 vaccination clinics at institutions of higher education and K-12 schools. Additionally, both Pennsylvania departments of Health and Education today announced a partnership with Concentric by Ginkgo Bioworks (Ginkgo) to provide free COVID-19 testing in K-12 schools across the commonwealth to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and outbreaks in schools during the 2021-2022 school year. Enola, PA - August 16, 2021 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/19048_pde_doh_caiu15_dz_011.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Secretary of Education Noe Ortega s peaking with the press.  The Wolf Administration today announced two important initiatives to support K-12 schools and institutions of higher education during the 2021-2022 school year. Starting today, the Pennsylvania Department of Health is directing vaccine providers to support COVID-19 vaccination clinics at institutions of higher education and K-12 schools. Additionally, both Pennsylvania departments of Health and Education today announced a partnership with Concentric by Ginkgo Bioworks (Ginkgo) to provide free COVID-19 testing in K-12 schools across the commonwealth to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and outbreaks in schools during the 2021-2022 school year. Enola, PA - August 16, 2021 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/19048_pde_doh_caiu15_dz_012.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Ginkgo Bioworks PA General Manager Dr. Karen Hogan speaking with the press.  The Wolf Administration today announced two important initiatives to support K-12 schools and institutions of higher education during the 2021-2022 school year. Starting today, the Pennsylvania Department of Health is directing vaccine providers to support COVID-19 vaccination clinics at institutions of higher education and K-12 schools. Additionally, both Pennsylvania departments of Health and Education today announced a partnership with Concentric by Ginkgo Bioworks (Ginkgo) to provide free COVID-19 testing in K-12 schools across the commonwealth to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and outbreaks in schools during the 2021-2022 school year. Enola, PA - August 16, 2021 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/19048_pde_doh_caiu15_dz_013.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Acting Secretary of Health Alison Beam speaking with the press.  The Wolf Administration today announced two important initiatives to support K-12 schools and institutions of higher education during the 2021-2022 school year. Starting today, the Pennsylvania Department of Health is directing vaccine providers to support COVID-19 vaccination clinics at institutions of higher education and K-12 schools. Additionally, both Pennsylvania departments of Health and Education today announced a partnership with Concentric by Ginkgo Bioworks (Ginkgo) to provide free COVID-19 testing in K-12 schools across the commonwealth to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and outbreaks in schools during the 2021-2022 school year. Enola, PA - August 16, 2021 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/19048_pde_doh_caiu15_dz_014.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Acting Secretary of Health Alison Beam speaking with the press.  The Wolf Administration today announced two important initiatives to support K-12 schools and institutions of higher education during the 2021-2022 school year. Starting today, the Pennsylvania Department of Health is directing vaccine providers to support COVID-19 vaccination clinics at institutions of higher education and K-12 schools. Additionally, both Pennsylvania departments of Health and Education today announced a partnership with Concentric by Ginkgo Bioworks (Ginkgo) to provide free COVID-19 testing in K-12 schools across the commonwealth to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and outbreaks in schools during the 2021-2022 school year. Enola, PA - August 16, 2021 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/19048_pde_doh_caiu15_dz_015.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>The Wolf Administration today announced two important initiatives to support K-12 schools and institutions of higher education during the 2021-2022 school year. Starting today, the Pennsylvania Department of Health is directing vaccine providers to support COVID-19 vaccination clinics at institutions of higher education and K-12 schools. Additionally, both Pennsylvania departments of Health and Education today announced a partnership with Concentric by Ginkgo Bioworks (Ginkgo) to provide free COVID-19 testing in K-12 schools across the commonwealth to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and outbreaks in schools during the 2021-2022 school year. Enola, PA - August 16, 2021 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/19048_pde_doh_caiu15_dz_016.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Ginkgo Bioworks PA General Manager Dr. Karen Hogan speaking with the press.  The Wolf Administration today announced two important initiatives to support K-12 schools and institutions of higher education during the 2021-2022 school year. Starting today, the Pennsylvania Department of Health is directing vaccine providers to support COVID-19 vaccination clinics at institutions of higher education and K-12 schools. Additionally, both Pennsylvania departments of Health and Education today announced a partnership with Concentric by Ginkgo Bioworks (Ginkgo) to provide free COVID-19 testing in K-12 schools across the commonwealth to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and outbreaks in schools during the 2021-2022 school year. Enola, PA - August 16, 2021 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/19048_pde_doh_caiu15_dz_017.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>PAIU Executive Director Dr. John George speaking with the press.  The Wolf Administration today announced two important initiatives to support K-12 schools and institutions of higher education during the 2021-2022 school year. Starting today, the Pennsylvania Department of Health is directing vaccine providers to support COVID-19 vaccination clinics at institutions of higher education and K-12 schools. Additionally, both Pennsylvania departments of Health and Education today announced a partnership with Concentric by Ginkgo Bioworks (Ginkgo) to provide free COVID-19 testing in K-12 schools across the commonwealth to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and outbreaks in schools during the 2021-2022 school year. Enola, PA - August 16, 2021 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/19048_pde_doh_caiu15_dz_018.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Ginkgo Bioworks PA General Manager Dr. Karen Hogan speaking with the press.  The Wolf Administration today announced two important initiatives to support K-12 schools and institutions of higher education during the 2021-2022 school year. Starting today, the Pennsylvania Department of Health is directing vaccine providers to support COVID-19 vaccination clinics at institutions of higher education and K-12 schools. Additionally, both Pennsylvania departments of Health and Education today announced a partnership with Concentric by Ginkgo Bioworks (Ginkgo) to provide free COVID-19 testing in K-12 schools across the commonwealth to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and outbreaks in schools during the 2021-2022 school year. Enola, PA - August 16, 2021