Responding to the ongoing concerns and frustrations of many Pennsylvanians looking to be vaccinated against COVID-19, the state House is taking the lead in adopting legislation to boost availability and accessibility of the vaccine.  House Bill 63 establishes the COVID-19 Vaccine Administration and Distribution Act to require those permitted by the federal Department of Health and Human Services be able to administer vaccines in the Commonwealth. Additionally, the bill would allow those who are permitted under both the federal and retail pharmacy partnerships to provide vaccination services in the state-run vaccination program.  The bill now goes to the Senate for consideration.

 

This week’s refuse schedule in the Borough of Lewistown will be altered for Good Friday.  The Thursday and Friday routes will each be picked up one day earlier.  Thursday’s route will be picked up on Wednesday.  Friday’s route will be picked up on Thursday.  All other days remain the same.  Friday’s recycling customers should hold materials until the next scheduled day on April 16th.

 

PennDOT is seeking the public’s feedback on winter services through an online survey.  The survey is available through April 6th and should take about five minutes to complete. All responses are completely anonymous.  Respondents are asked about their timeline expectations for safe and passable roadways, how they rank snow-removal priorities, and how they rate PennDOT’s winter services.  Respondents are also asked how they receive PennDOT roadway information, and whether they use the state’s 511PA traveler information services. The survey is available at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PDWinter2021.