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News: Thursday, Feb. 25

(Source: Vaccinate PA)

(Source: Vaccinate PA)
(Source: Vaccinate PA)


Volunteer-run website aims to help Pennsylvanians schedule Covid-19 vaccination appointments: was launched by two University of Pittsburgh computer science undergraduates and a Harvard Law School student living in Montgomery County to make it easier for people to get connected to available vaccination appointments. (Source: WITF)

Pa. lawmakers to hold virtual town hall on Lancaster County's Covid-19 plan: State Sens. Ryan Aument and Scott Martin will host the virtual meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 2, focusing on the federal pharmacy partnership and the county's planned mass vaccination site. (Source: LNP) Meanwhile, work has begun at the former Bon-Ton store in Park City Center in preparation for the site. (Source: WGAL)

Lancaster city to begin creating comprehensive plan: Development of the plan, which is required by state law, will be a two-year project aimed at addressing infrastructure needs, environmental sustainability and more.  (Source: LNP)

Penn State Health opens Covid-19 vaccination sites across Central Pa.: The two sites in Cumberland County and Dauphin County are offering vaccines by appointment to those qualified for Phase 1A of the rollout. (Source: ABC 27)

Pa. GOP meeting to discuss Sen. Pat Toomey censure ends without resolution: Because of technical troubles, the meeting Wednesday ended at 11:30 p.m. without a vote taking place on the censure. There is not currently a date set to come back to the vote. Some argue that the vote is "unnecessary and divisive," as Toomey announced in October that he would not be running for reelection. (Source: AP)

National roundup: Amid Covid-19, flu has disappeared in the U.S. (Source: AP) Biden administration to deliver 25 million masks to health centers, food pantries. (Source: UPI) Standardized testing moves forward amid skepticism. (Source: USA Today) Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine found 94% effective in the real world. (Source: Reuters) Facebook to pay $1 billion over three years to news industry. (Source: AP)