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.

Pennsylvania confirmed 2,900 additional positive cases of COVID-19 Thursday. It continues a spike in the pandemic. But the State is moving ahead with plans for rolling out a vaccine once it becomes available.

As drug companies race to create a vaccine to help control COVID-19, the state Department of Health is urging Pennsylvanians to “continue to listen to the experts” in the face of discredited information circulating about a potential vaccine.

Pennsylvanians may be required to wear masks in public, and the workplace, until a vaccine is found for COVID-19. That’s according to Governor Tom Wolf.


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