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Shapiro to online businesses: Stop sellers price gouging

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“Ripping off consumers by jacking up prices in the middle of a public emergency is against the law. Online resellers like Amazon must join in this fight,” Shapiro said in his letter.

State’s COVID-19 Cases Rise to 644 in 34 Counties, One More...

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As of 12 a.m. today, Pennsylvania had 165 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the state’s total to 644. There are no new reported cases in Franklin County.

Wolf Administration Provides Information to Prevent Food Insecurity

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Grocery stores, food processors and food banks remain open during the COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Tom Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf reminded Pennsylvanians Sunday.

March 23: COVID-19 Cancellations, Postponements, Changes

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Today's list of new changes, cancellations, and closures prompted by the Coronavirus health crisis around Franklin County.

COVID-19 Cases Continue to Rise, No New Cases in Franklin County

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Pennsylvania now has 479 COVID-19 cases, 108 more than yesterday, most of them clustered around the state’s two biggest counties.

Shippensburg Task Force Monitoring COVID-19 Impact on Community

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Municipal leaders, first responders, and community organizations are monitoring the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Shippensburg area.

March 22 COVID-19 Cancellations, Closures and Changes

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Local hospitals are restricting visitors until further notice as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic. With schools closed and any type of pubic event or gathering now prohibited

PA Distilleries Pumping out Hand Sanitizer Amid State Shutdown

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Pennsylvania distilleries began pumping out hand sanitizer this month to combat price gouging and depleted store shelves as fear of the coronavirus pandemic spreads.

Resources Available to Help Those Impacted by Coronavirus Crisis

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Mastriano lists sources of help for the unemployed, those isolated because of Coronavirus.

March 21: COVID-19 Cases Rise to 371, No New Cases Locally

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Dr. Rachel Levin, Sec. of Health, said State residents have a very important job right now, she said. She urged people to stay calm, stay home and stay safe.

Chambersburg Police Will Enforce Business Closures

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The Chambersburg Police Department will be educating those business that defy the order with a goal of getting compliance. If enforcement is warranted, citations can be issued.

March 21 Closures, Cancellations and Changes

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Notices of closures and cancellations have slowed down, mostly because local organizations quickly took proactive action as the Coronavirus began to spread earlier this month.

Keystone Health Begins Using COVID-19 Screening Tents

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Keystone Health begins screening patients for COVID-19 in outdoor tents Monday at 111 Chambers Hill Drive and 830 Fifth Avenue in Chambersburg.

NY, NJ, PA, CT, Jointly Announce More Business Closures

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A coalition of four Northeast states is once again acting in concert to issue restrictions designed to limit the spread of the coronavirus.

Resources Available for Employees, Families Impacted by COVID-19

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State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33) is reminding community residents that resources are available to help employees and families who have been impacted by the state’s coronavirus mitigation efforts.

Franklin County Resident Tests Positive for Coronavirus

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One person has tested positive for the Coronavirus in Franklin County, the Pennsylvania Department of Health confirmed this morning.

March 20 COVID-19 Cancellations, Postponements and Changes

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Here is the current list of new closures and cancellations as of March 20. Also included are events with altered hours and/or rules for participation.

Returning Shippensburg Students Test Positive For COVID-19

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Two Shippensburg students returning to the U.S. after spending spring break in Europe tested positive for COVID-19 this week.

Emergency Food Assistance Available Locally

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Agency partners of the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank are providing groceries, take-out meals and a dose of hope this week.

Franklin County Revises, Explains Disaster Emergency

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The declaration allows staff to expedite activities related to emergency response and readies the county for federal funding for costs related to COVID-19.

PA Reports First COVID-19 Death With 52 New Positive Cases

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Pennsylvanians need to take the Coronavirus threat seriously, Secretary of Health warns. The state saw its 1st death from the virus yesterday.

March 19 COVID-19 Related Closures and Cancellations

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Most banks have closed their lobbies but are still open for business at their drive-throughs as the Coronavirus crisis deepens.

Elyse Fisler named Chief Nursing Officer for WellSpan Waynesboro, Chambersburg Hospitals

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A local nursing leader and advocate for children with Autism has been named Chief Nursing Officer for WellSpan Waynesboro and Chambersburg Hospitals

Chambersburg, Franklin County Declare State of Emergencies

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Mayor Walt Bietsch declared a health emergency in Chambersburg Wednesday following the announcement that President Donald Trump had declared a national emergency in connection with the COVID-19 outbreak.

Senate Adopts Temporary Rules for Coronavirus Pandemic

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The state Senate took steps today to continue its operations safely by passing a resolution allowing members to vote remotely, according to Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33).

Wednesday’s COVID-19 Cases Up to 133, With 2 in York County...

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As of noon today there are 37 new positive cases of COVID-19 in Pennsylvania, bringing the statewide total to 133. Those infected are either in isolation at home or being treated at a hospital.

Pennsylvania’s Shutdown Request Going Unenforced, for Now

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While businesses across Pennsylvania heed the governor’s warning to shut down for two weeks as the coronavirus outbreak worsens, some may carry on as usual – with few, if any, repercussions from the state.

Maranatha Spearheads ‘Faith Feeding’ for the Hungry During COVID-19 Emergency

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It will feature a cookout in the ministry’s parking lot, but will not encourage the public to congregate there for the meal. Instead, the prepared food will be packaged for take out or delivery from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday.

Mastriano Wants HIPPA Suspended During COVID-19 Outbreak

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As a result of the COVID-19 Coronavirus outbreak, State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33) is introducing a measure calling upon the federal government to temporarily suspend the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

Shapiro: Over 1,000 Price Gouging Tips

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Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced Tuesday that his office’s dedicated price-gouging email has received more than 1,000 tips from Pennsylvanians reporting price hikes.

PA COVID-19 Infections Rise to 96, Five New Cases in Cumberland...

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COVID-19 is spreading, with 20 new cases reported by 5 p.m. Tuesday. The new cases bring Pennsylvania’s total to 96, most concentrated in eastern Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Shuts Down as Coronavirus Outbreak Escalates

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Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf recommended all nonessential businesses shut down across the state Monday as the coronavirus outbreak escalates.

March 17 COVID-19 Cancellations, Closures and Postponed Events

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Here is the current list of new closures and cancellations as of March 17. During this pandemic it’s recommendation is to avoid crowds.

Greater Chambersburg Chamber Response to COVID-19

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The Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce has developed a Virtual COVID-19 Resource Center for its members and the public.

PennDOT Closes All Driver, Photo License Centers

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The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is implementing changes in response to Governor Tom Wolf's mitigation guidance regarding COVID-19.

Lunches for Kids During COVID-1 Crisis

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There has been an outpouring of support for the children and families in the Chambersburg Area School District, according to Supt. Dion Betts.

Coronavirus Related Closures and Cancellations

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During this pandemic it’s recommendation is to avoid crowds. A number of local cancellations have been announced, and more are coming in daily. Even more are taking place state-wide and nationally.

Pennsylvania Posts up to 149 Lung Injuries Linked to Vaping, CDC...

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The number of lung injury hospitalization cases linked to vaping in Pennsylvania are up to 149 as of Feb. 25, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Pennsylvania COVID-19 cases double over weekend to 63

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Pennsylvania’s coronavirus cases doubled over the weekend to 63 as the infection spread to new counties in central and western parts of the state.

New COVID-19 Cases: 16 Positives, Two More in Cumberland County

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The state’s health department today confirmed 16 new COVID-19 cases, including two new cases in Cumberland County.

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