WILK: Department of Health Launches COVID-19 ‘Early Warning’ Monitoring

WILK (Pennsylvania): Department of Health Launches COVID-19 ‘Early Warning’ Monitoring. “The Department of Health today launched an online early warning monitoring dashboard that provides information statewide and county COVID-19 prevalence to track increases in disease in the community on a weekly basis.”

Penn State Daily Collegian: Penn State researchers map how vulnerable PA populations are impacted by coronavirus

Penn State Daily Collegian: Penn State researchers map how vulnerable PA populations are impacted by coronavirus . “The coronavirus has impacted certain communities, like lower income households and people of color, more than others — something acknowledged as a vital aspect of understanding the virus’s impact. But up until recently, it hadn’t been explored at the state level. That’s why researchers from Penn State’s Center for Economic and Community Development in the College of Agricultural Sciences have developed a new online interactive tool to help facilitate discussion on how to address Pennsylvania’s more vulnerable populations amid the coronavirus pandemic.”

The American Independent: Pennsylvania becomes first state to collect data on LGBTQ coronavirus cases

The American Independent: Pennsylvania becomes first state to collect data on LGBTQ coronavirus cases. “Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf will become the first governor to include the LGBTQ community in data the state collects on COVID-19, he announced this week. Wolf said in a press release that the Department of Health has asked for a system modification from the data collection platform it works with, Sara Alert, that would include information on gender identity and sexual orientation.”

State of Pennsylvania: Gov. Wolf Outlines Plans to Create Commonwealth Civilian Coronavirus Corps to Support Fall COVID-19 Recovery Efforts

State of Pennsylvania: Gov. Wolf Outlines Plans to Create Commonwealth Civilian Coronavirus Corps to Support Fall COVID-19 Recovery Efforts. “As Pennsylvania plans to safely reopen the economy and recover from COVID-19, Governor Tom Wolf announced the creation of the Commonwealth Civilian Coronavirus Corps, a public service initiative that will support efforts this fall to increase testing and contact tracing and provide critical new job opportunities in the public health sector.”

Axios: Cuomo announces 7-state consortium for buying PPE

Axios: Cuomo announces 7-state consortium for buying PPE. “New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Sunday that New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Delaware are forming a regional consortium to reduce competition when purchasing personal protection equipment (PPE).”

WJAC: PA launches ‘Pandemic Unemployment Assistance’ site for self-employed, independent workers

WJAC: PA launches ‘Pandemic Unemployment Assistance’ site for self-employed, independent workers. ” Pennsylvania’s Department of Labor and Industry announced Saturday the launch of a new website for individuals to to file for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance, according to a release. State officials say this will allow those who are self-employed, independent contractors, gig workers, etc to receive the unemployment benefits they deserve.”

Times News Online: Pa. database shows beds, ventilators available, in use

Times News Online: Pa. database shows beds, ventilators available, in use. “On Wednesday, Gov. Tom Wolf signed an order which allows the state to take personal protective equipment and ventilators from any facility in the state and allocate it to areas where they feel it is needed…. Along with the order, the Department of Health has unveiled an interactive map which shows cases, available ICU beds and ventilator usage.”

Governor Tom Wolf (Pennsylvania): Governor Wolf Announces Financial Assistance Available to Small Businesses

Governor Tom Wolf (Pennsylvania): Governor Wolf Announces Financial Assistance Available to Small Businesses. “The Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) recently authorized the transfer of $40 million to the Small Business First Fund for CWCA. PIDA authorized making $60 million available to provide loans of $100,000 or less to for-profit businesses with 100 or fewer full-time employees. Funds are expected to become available this week.”

Art Daily: Michener Art Museum launches revamped Bucks County artists database

Art Daily: Michener Art Museum launches revamped Bucks County artists database. “The Michener Art Museum presents the newly refreshed Bucks County Artists Database, a free online resource celebrating the rich artistic traditions, past and present, of Bucks County. With over 400 artists represented in the database, BCAD is an ever-growing project that strives to represent the regional art scene. It currently contains thousands of pages of information and images, continuing the Michener’s initiative to provide research and educational tools for the community.”

Officials: Burial Ground Has Many More Remains Than Thought (Daily Inter Lake)

Daily Inter Lake: Officials: Burial Ground Has Many More Remains Than Thought. “Officials say a large western Pennsylvania public burial ground already thought to contain hundreds of remains actually has many more than previously thought — and there’s a new resource available to those who believe a relative may be buried there.”

WFMJ: Pennsylvania completes Vietnam War Memorial database

WFMJ: Pennsylvania completes Vietnam War Memorial database. “All 3,150 photos of Pennsylvania heroes who died in the Vietnam war have been found and added to the digital Wall of Faces Memorial page. This includes 38 photos of those from Mercer County. The digital Wall of Faces is a database of every American whose name appears on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington D.C.”

Mainline Media News: Villanova University’s Falvey Memorial Library Partners with Radnor Historical Society

Mainline Media News: Villanova University’s Falvey Memorial Library Partners with Radnor Historical Society. “Villanova University’s Falvey Memorial Library has partnered with the Radnor Historical Society to digitize historical newspapers from the Wayne Weekly Signal, as well as other early Main Line publications. This digitization partnership will preserve and make public these historical newspapers.”

Technical .ly Philly: Media Mobilizing Project is launching an online archive of Philly’s social justice movements

Technical. ly Philly: Media Mobilizing Project is launching an online archive of Philly’s social justice movements . “Media Mobilizing Project (MMP), a nonprofit that works to amplify voices of communities fighting for justice, equity and human rights, has launched the first stage of its digital archive of social justice movements in Philadelphia. The archive will contain more than 800 hours of footage documenting local movements, including clips from grassroots campaigns for education funding, immigrant rights and workers’ rights.”

Library of Congress: What can you find in 1.7 million phone book images?

Library of Congress: What can you find in 1.7 million phone book images?. “The Digital Content Management Section (DCM) is excited to announce the release of over 1.7 million images scanned from the Library of Congress U.S. Telephone Directory Collection…. The original microfilm collection consists of more than 8,000 reels for 14 states, the city of Chicago, and the District of Columbia (you can read about the history of the collection here). We have made available approximately half of the entire collection, which includes 1220 reels for California, 486 for Pennsylvania, 369 for Alabama, and a thousand more.”

Farm and Dairy: New database supports farmers and consumers

Farm and Dairy: New database supports farmers and consumers. “Consumers may now use their location and a specified radius, or a specific county, to search for community farmers market and/or farm markets. Wholesale buyers can perform a similar search with the additional ability to filter by a wholesale farmer’s certifications, facilities, crops grown, and acreage per crop. CSAs are featured on their own page and include radial location and county filters tied to a responsive map. Produce auctions are showcased on an individual page with a map that pinpoints all 16 locations within the state of Pennsylvania.”