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News: Thursday, Apr. 1

WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital (Source: WellSpan Health)

WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital (Source: WellSpan Health)
WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital (Source: WellSpan Health)


Pa. to implement a multi-step equity initiative in next phases of Covid-19 vaccine rollout: Efforts include identifying zip codes that primarily contain people of color, creating mobile vaccination units and rewarding providers that vaccinate minorities with extra vaccine doses. (Source: CBS 21)

Covid-19 vaccination appointments available at WellSpan Health locations: WellSpan Health centers across southcentral Pennsylvania — including Lancaster County — are offering appointments to anyone in Phase 1A. The centers have been doing up to 20,000 total vaccine doses per week. (Source: WGAL)

Pa. scraps controversial regional mass vaccination plan: Health leaders in Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery counties are breathing a "huge sigh of relief" at the state's decision to release Covid-19 vaccines directly to counties to disperse rather than creating mass vaccination sites. (Source: WITF)

Pa. lawmakers question Wolf administration about PPE stockpile: Some lawmakers questioned in a hearing Wednesday why personal protective equipment for the whole state has been held in the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg since shortly after the start of the pandemic. (Source: WGAL)

College students across Pa. experiencing food, housing insecurity during pandemic: Nearly three in five college students experienced food or housing insecurity in 2020, according to a yearlong survey conducted by The Hope Center for College Community and Justice at Temple University. (Source: WITF)

National roundup: U.S. weekly unemployment claims higher than expected at 719,000. (Source: UPI) Pfizer vaccine 90% effective for at least six months. (Source: USA Today) Four dead, including one child, in California shooting. (Source: NBC) Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine 91% effective in updated data. (Source: Reuters) Body-cam footage of George Floyd struggle introduced in trial. (Source: AP) U.S. hunger crisis continues, especially for kids, older adults. (Source: AP)