Current state guidelines say schools should move to 100% virtual instruction in counties with “substantial transmission” rates. But many Lehigh Valley schools remain open, despite meeting that standard.

The polls closed two and a half weeks ago. But our regular Friday Feature, ‘What You Need to Know’ keeps on going with a focus on COVID-19 and other top stories from the Lehigh Valley.

Coronavirus is hitting its highest numbers this month – more so than in the spring. And while there are now record numbers of cases in Pennsylvania, access to testing is much different now than at the beginning of the pandemic.

U.S. Senators Bob Casey and Pat Toomey are teaming up on bipartisan legislation for nursing home reform.

While Pennsylvania continues to experience a rise in daily coronavirus cases, state health officials say they are handling outbreaks better in long-term care facilities better than in the spring.


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