9 Nov

Westmont Hilltop School District hosts vaccine clinic for children

By |2021-11-22T13:29:42-05:00November 9th, 2021|COVID-19|

Last week, the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine was approved for children ages 5 through 11. Shortly after that, the Westmont Hilltop School District announced its plans to host a vaccine clinic with Highlands Health, in collaboration with the Cambria-Somerset Covid Task Force, on Monday, November 8. The clinic was open to Westmont and Ferndale school district

8 Nov

1889 Jefferson Center for Population Health participates in health fair

By |2021-11-22T11:18:58-05:00November 8th, 2021|COVID-19, Events, News, Population Health|

The 1889 Jefferson Center for Population Health attended a community health fair at FWA Gym at 200 Lincoln Street in Johnstown November 6. Gym owner Oscar Cashaw and FWA tutor and community member Karen Carter Brandon, along with clinical support manager at Conemaugh Health System Barbara Duryea, joined forces to sponsor the event. After talking

29 Oct

Department of Health to Hold Free COVID-19 Testing Site in Somerset County

By |2021-10-29T10:57:00-04:00October 29th, 2021|COVID-19, Events, News|

The Pennsylvania Department of Health (PA DOH) today announced that a free, outdoor drive-up COVID-19 testing site in Somerset County will be open to anyone who feels they need a test. This testing site was organized in collaboration with the Cambria-Somerset COVID-19 Task Force and the Somerset County Department of Emergency Services, and the site

22 Oct

Cambria-Somerset Covid Task Force releases FAQ related to COVID-19 vaccines

By |2021-10-22T14:43:53-04:00October 22nd, 2021|COVID-19, News, Population Health|

The Cambria-Somerset Covid Task Force would like to share the following FAQ related to the COVID-19 vaccine booster shots and other COVID-19-related information based upon the latest CDC guidance. This information is up to date as of 10/21/21, but please note that guidelines may change as more information becomes available. Vaccine providers on the task

30 Sep

Portage Area School District builds air filters for classrooms

By |2021-09-30T08:40:58-04:00September 30th, 2021|COVID-19, News|

In an effort to further combat COVID-19 and keep students in the classroom, Portage Area School District superintendent Eric Zelanko purchased enough box fans and filters to make 100 Corsi-Rosenthal Cubes. These inexpensive and effective tools are used to clean the air and have been suggested for use in all classrooms by the Cambria-Somerset COVID-19

19 May

U.S. Senator Casey visits Vaccine Clinic and Community Resource Fair

By |2021-06-04T13:07:33-04:00May 19th, 2021|COVID-19, Events, News|

U.S. Senator Bob Casey visited a Covid-19 Vaccine Clinic and Community Resource Fair at Oakhurst Homes in Johnstown on Friday, May 7th. He recognized Cambria-Somerset Covid Task Force members for their proactive vaccination efforts in the region. The event was coordinated by the Johnstown Housing Authority, Richland Family Health Center, 1889 Jefferson Center for Population

25 Mar

Covid Task Force leads to Somerset & Meyersdale Vaccine Clinics

By |2021-04-02T07:41:28-04:00March 25th, 2021|COVID-19, News, Population Health|

In an effort to coordinate Covid-19 vaccination roll-out across Cambria and Somerset Counties, representatives from various sectors have come together to form the Cambria/Somerset Covid-19 Task Force. As a result of the Task Force, Mainline Pharmacy, Somerset County, 1889 Jefferson Center for Population Health, Meyersdale Area School District, and Somerset Area School District are partnering