Senators Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-28), Michele Brooks (R-50) and Judy Ward (R-30) plan to introduce legislation that would prohibit Governor Wolf from implementing vaccine passports for residents in Pennsylvania. New York State recently launched its own vaccine passport program, dubbed “Excelsior Pass.” Citing how closely Governor Wolf has followed Governor Cuomo when it comes to executive branch unilateral response to the pandemic, the senators said a vaccine passport is a bridge too far. In their memo seeking support for their forthcoming proposal, the senators said that requiring a vaccine passport for Pennsylvanians to live their lives day-to-day represents an extreme government intrusion into people’s personal lives.
Road work on Route 22 Business in Mifflin County is set to begin today (April 5th). Crews will be paving between Hoss Drive and Water Street in Lewistown. The contractor will keep two lanes open to traffic whenever possible. Single lane closures with flaggers will be necessary. Drivers are urged to anticipate delays and exercise caution.
Tuscarora Junior High School will be remote only today (April 5th) due to positive cases of COVID-19.