Following recent guidance from the Food and Drug Administration, Geisinger is offering third-dose COVID-19 vaccines for immunocompromised people. Third-dose vaccines are available by appointment at Geisinger Community Vaccine Centers or select Geisinger Pharmacy locations. People eligible for the third dose are those who already received two doses of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines and have weakened immune systems. If you are unsure if you are eligible for a third dose of the vaccine, consult your doctor. Make an appointment for a third-dose vaccine through myGeisinger, or by calling 570-284-3657. Appointments are available at vaccine centers, including Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital.
The Diocese of Harrisburg has announced that effective immediately, masking guidelines are being restored for clergy and lay members in all parishes. Masks are to be worn for the distribution of Holy Communion by all priests and deacons, and ushers and greeters whenever they are exercising their service. While there is no mask requirement for parishioners at this time, each parishioner is strongly encouraged to make a responsible decision about the use of masks and vaccinations.
Starting today (August 20th), PennDOT will host a display booth at the Centre County Grange Fair. PennDOT staff and project consultant staff will be available in the booth each day from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. The booth will be located in Building 11 on the fair grounds. For the past year, PennDOT has offered information on the State College Area Connector Planning and Environmental Linkage (PEL) Study in Centre County. The purpose of the PEL study is to identify existing and projected transportation issues within the study area. More information is available at www.PennDOT.gov/SCAC.
Authorities are searching for the owner of four cows that were discovered walking on Middle Road in Center Township, Snyder County on Tuesday. The cows were contained at a farm. The owner can contact State Police at Selinsgrove to make arrangements for return of the cows.