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Wellness is home to the nursing and respiratory care programs COVID-19 pandemic.

Carlow’s College of Health and Wellness is home to the nursing and respiratory care programs. Lynn George, the dean of the college, said that Carlow President Suzanne K. Mellon had asked for a survey of resources that could be offered to health care providers in need in the event that a surge in cases causes an overflow in area hospitals.

“Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) has now reached out to us about any ventilators we have that could be shared if the need arises,” said George. “We have shared  Pennsylvania News our list of supplies available for emergency use with them.”

UPDATE 2:56 p.m.: Gov. Tom Wolf announced that the Department of Human Services has directed the state’s Medicaid Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) to let Medicaid recipients obtain early refills of all prescriptions at their pharmacy point-of-sale.

The MCOs are also being directed to be flexible with issuing prior authorizations for longer durations when medically necessary during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“In order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and follow the stay-at-home orders, we must all reduce trips and interactions with others in order to limit the chance of coming in contact with or spreading the COVID-19 virus,” Gov. Wolf said. “By asking Medicaid providers and pharmacists to allow for earlier prescription refills and longer prescription supplies, we are all doing our part to practice social distancing to keep everyone safe and well.”

“During these stay-at-home orders, we strongly encourage Medicaid recipients to use this option to reduce the need for unnecessary trips out of the home that may jeopardize Press Release Distribution Services In Pennsylvania  their or someone else’s health,” DHS Sec. Teresa Miller said. “We appreciate our Medicaid providers and pharmacists’ participation in this initiative to help stop the spread of COVID-19.”

UPDATE 2:29 p.m.: Two New Castle firefighters are in quarantine after coming in contact with an 88-year-old who died from coronavirus.

Officials confirmed to Channel 11 the man didn’t test positive for COVID-19 or have symptoms at the time of the call, but died in the hospital a few days later.

The firefighters have been quarantined since last Thursday and aren’t showing any symptoms.

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