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Wayne Memorial holds clinics for new COVID boosters

HONESDALE, PA  —  Wayne Memorial Community Health Centers (WMCHC) will offer both the Pfizer and Moderna bivalent vaccines starting Wedensday, September 21 in Honesdale and Wednesday, …
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Wright Center offers ‘updated boosters’

NORTHEASTERN PA — The Wright Center for Community Health is now administering the recently approved COVID-19 vaccine boosters that target the original strain of the coronavirus and the two …

Getting the word out on vaccines

NORTHEAST PENNSYLVANIA — Ever since the COVID-19 vaccine became widely available to eligible residents across the commonwealth, the Wright Center for Community Health has been working to quell …
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I got the shot!

I did it! I got the COVID-19 shot.  I was sitting home minding my own business and the phone rang: “Hello Eileen, this is Barbara Donatelli, president of the Grover Hermann …
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Suffering in the trenches

The New York State Office of Mental Health should be ashamed of the treatment frontline nurses are receiving at the Mid-Hudson Psychiatric Forensic Facility in New Hampton, NY. Seventy nurses care …
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Free COVID-19 testing site in Pike County

The Pennsylvania Department of Health will offer free drive-through COVID-19 testing at the Pike County Training Center, from January 18 through 29, Tuesdays through Fridays, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Saturdays, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Numbers rising in Sullivan

SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — Within recent weeks, the number of people within Sullivan County infected with COVID-19 has reached an all-time high. The number of active cases in Sullivan County …
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Public health urges masking, vaccination

LIBERTY, NY — With COVID-19 cases spiking dramatically in Sullivan County this week, Sullivan County Public Health Director Nancy McGraw is urgently encouraging residents to stay masked in …

Wayne Memorial faces ‘critical’ COVID rates

HONESDALE, PA — Cases of COVID-19 are climbing high as ever in some parts of northeast PA, and Wayne Memorial Hospital—the only hospital across all of Wayne and Pike counties—is …
WMH Encouraging Swift COVID Treatment & ER Alternatives

HONESDALE, PA — Wayne Memorial Hospital is urging people with mild to moderate COVID symptoms to seek medical treatment immediately if their provider believes they need it—and before it …

Omicron variant confirmed in New York State

ALBANY, NY — On Thursday, December 2, Governor Kathy Hochul announced the first confirmed cases of the COVID-19 Omicron variant in New York State. So far, the five cases appear unrelated and …

WMCHC pediatric services holding COVID vaccine clinics

Pediatric COVID vaccine clinics will be held at Wayne Memorial Community Health Centers’ pediatric offices.

November 6 COVID vaccine clinic with focus on children

HONESDALE, PA — With the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) adding children aged five to 11 to its recommendation for Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, Wayne Memorial Community Health Centers …

Wayne County vaccine update

HONESDALE, PA — Wayne Memorial Community Health Centers (WMCHC) will hold Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 booster clinics on the first, second and fourth Wednesdays of the month, beginning Wednesday, …

Long COVID-19 conditions

What are long (lasting) COVID-19 and its associated health problems for people who have been infected with Acute Respiratory Syndrome 2 (SARS-CoV-2)?   Because we hear daily about the …

  LOCH SHELDRAKE, NY—SUNY Sullivan is mandating that all students attending classes on campus be vaccinated for COVID-19, in accordance with a state-wide directive from the State …
Easing the transition to high school WAYNE COUNTY, PA  — If you have a child who will start high school in a few years, there’s something to help make that a little …
DAMASCUS, PA — The first day of school can be a nerve-wracking experience for students and school faculty alike. Coupled with an ongoing health crisis, those fears can be amplified. Around this …
MONTICELLO, NY — The numbers keep going up. As of the August 12 health and family services committee meeting, Sullivan County public health director Nancy McGraw reported, 12 people had been …
UPPER DELAWARE REGION — As parents worry about the highly transmissible Delta variant but want their kids back in school, decisions have generally been left in the hands of individual school …
HONESDALE, PA — First doses of both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines will be available at the Wayne County Fair. Individuals ages 12 and up are eligible for the Pfizer vaccine, although parental …
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WAYNE COUNTY, PA — It’s hard to be an event venue when all your events have been canceled. For local places like The Cooperage Project in Honesdale and the Dorflinger-Suydam Wildflower …
Sullivan County Public Health Services, and Garnet Health, in collaboration with the Sullivan County COVID-19 Task Force, is holding COVID-19 Pfizer Vaccine Clinics for high school students age 16 & older. The vaccine is free and highly effective in preventing illness.

REGION — So far, New York has offered no guidance for summer camps in 2021, according to the American Camp Association’s map (www.bit.ly/nycamps16). That goes for both day camps and …

REGION — Tenants, remember this: No matter how badly the pandemic has hurt you, the rent is still due. You may not be evicted just yet for non-payment. The CDC extended the eviction …
MONTICELLO, NY — Cat Scott wants to visit her mother. Lou Setren wants to visit his mother, too.  Bert Kohn, the administrator at the Care Center at Sunset Lake, says his hands are tied …
Sean LeStrange seeking election as Magisterial District Judge WAYNE COUNTY, PA — Retired Honesdale Police Detective Sergeant Sean LeStrange is seeking election as Magisterial District Judge …

PENNSYLVANIA — The PA Department of Health has laid out a path toward making the COVID-19 vaccine available to everyone in the commonwealth who wants it. In keeping with the Biden …

MONTICELLO, NY — Unspoken as we climb out from the current pandemic: What if this happens again? Sullivan County, and New York counties in general, are working on plans, so if there’s …
Sullivan DMV: sign up to be an organ donor MONTICELLO, NY — Sullivan County’s Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is partnering with Donate Life New York State to recognize April as …

HONESDALE, PA — Despite its name, Wayne Memorial Health System’s coverage area extends well beyond the geographic bounds of Wayne County. This fact has been of particular importance to …

MILFORD, PA — The Pike County Commissioners have announced that the PA Department of Health will be increasing its allocation of the COVID-19 vaccine to the rural county. Last Monday, Wayne …
WAYNE COUNTY, PA — For the past several weeks, there has been good reason to feel optimistic about the state of COVID-19 in Wayne County. The PA Department of Health’s coronavirus figures …