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News: Tuesday, Mar. 2

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How the new Lancaster County mass vaccination site work, from location to logistics : Experts and leaders behind the Park City Center site answer questions about the vaccination center's logistics and plan. (Source: LNP) Lancaster County currently has about 12% of its population at least partially vaccinated; a full point below the state average. (Source: LNP)

Local religious leaders working to ensure Covid-19 vaccine accessibility for vulnerable communities: Pastors of predominantly black churches in Lancaster, like the Rev. Roland Forbes at Ebenezer Baptist Church, are leading the way to make sure vulnerable communities are able to get Covid-19 shots. (Source: ABC 27)

WellSpan Health seeking community members to staff vaccination sites: WellSpan is looking for 1,000 people to fill clinical and non-clinical positions at its community vaccination sites in Adams, Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon and York counties. (Source: WGAL)

Pa. could add educators to current phase of Covid-19 vaccine rollout with Johnson & Johnson vaccine: State sources say that Pennsylvania is getting 94,000 doses of the one-shot vaccine, with about 200,000 educators and educational staff targeted to receive the vaccine. (Source: CBS 21)

Several immigrant families released from Pa. detention center: Seven families — 25 people in all — who had been held by immigration authorities at the Berks County Residential Center have been released to live with sponsors across the nation. (Source: WITF)

National/world roundup:  Merck will help manufacture Johnson & Johnson vaccine. (Source: AP) U.S. imposes sanctions on Russia over Navalny poisoning. (Source: Reuters) FBI chief to face questioning about extremism, Capitol riot. (Source: AP) Gunmen release nearly 300 kidnapped schoolchildren in Nigeria. (Source: UPI) Civil rights activist, Clinton advisor Vernon Jordan dies. (Source: AP)