Northwestern Press

Sunday, July 5, 2020

Virtual visits now offered

Thursday, July 2, 2020 by The Press in Local News

REHAB

Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network, in an effort to stay connected with adult and pediatric patients and to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, is offering virtual visits with its physicians and physical, occupational and speech therapists and clinical psychologists — all from patients’ homes.

Patients can communicate in real time through a smartphone, laptop, desktop or tablet.

Zoo welcomes Magdalena to Mexican Gray Wolf exhibit

Thursday, July 2, 2020 by The Press in Local News

Lehigh Valley Zoo, Schnecksville, is “howling” for conservation with the addition of a female Mexican Gray Wolf.

Five-year-old Magdalena has officially joined the zoo from the Wolf Conservation Center in South Salem, N.Y.

During the LV Zoo’s temporary closure, Magdalena was fully introduced to the other members of the pack and her personality has truly began to shine.

Known as “Maggie” by her keepers, she is super athletic, adventurous and, since she likes to get into everything she isn’t supposed to, she has earned the nicknamed “Queen Troublemaker.”

Helpline available for behavioral resources, referrals

Thursday, July 2, 2020 by The Press in Local News

The Department of Human Services has announced the launch of a 24/7 support and referral helpline staffed by skilled caseworkers to counsel Pennsylvanians struggling with anxiety and other emotions due to the COVID-19 emergency.

“Pennsylvanians will overcome this crisis together by following the guidance of public-health professionals who advise social-distancing to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus, but physical isolation does not mean social isolation,” DHS Secretary Teresa Miller said. “We must support people where they are during this time of crisis.”

Schools to receive federal emergency funds

Thursday, June 25, 2020 by The Press in School

Gov. Tom Wolf has announced the U.S. Department of Education has approved Pennsylvania’s application for $523.8 million in one-time federal emergency funds to help schools respond to COVID-19 impacts.

“Our schools and educators have been working tirelessly to help students and their families during this crisis,” Wolf said. “These efforts must be paired with investments that reflect the unprecedented scale of this challenge. USDE’s approval of Pennsylvania’s application is an important first step in securing those investments.”