Rachel Lavine

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Rachel Lavine said : “We’re still waiting to hear the exact recommendation and the exact plan,” External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, January 13, 2021 10:47:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “Our mission to immunize any Pennsylvanian who wants a vaccine continues,” “The Federal Pharmacy Partnership has vaccination clinics at 159 skilled nursing facilities this week. Vaccine providers have administered vaccine to a total of 311,477 people, including 251,133 people who have received their first dose and 30,172 who have received two doses and are considered fully vaccinated” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, January 12, 2021 10:57:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "There is still much to learn about this new variant, so we need to remain vigilant and continue to urge Pennsylvanians to stop the spread by washing their hands, practicing social distancing, avoiding gatherings, downloading COVID Alert PA and answering the call. Stay calm, stay alert and stay safe," External link

patch Monday, January 11, 2021 12:17:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "We can't store the second dose of vaccines for 3-4 weeks," "We need to have it ready in time" External link

dailyvoice-northpassaic Saturday, January 9, 2021 2:42:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine added : "critical for several aspects of our response," External link

newstalkzb Saturday, January 9, 2021 12:12:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "That is clearly insufficient to accomplishing what we're trying to accomplish," External link

newstalkzb Saturday, January 9, 2021 12:12:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine added : "critical for several aspects of our response," External link

wmur Friday, January 8, 2021 10:40:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "That is clearly insufficient to accomplishing what we're trying to accomplish," External link

wmur Friday, January 8, 2021 10:40:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine added : "critical for several aspects of our response," External link

wesh Friday, January 8, 2021 9:00:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "That is clearly insufficient to accomplishing what we're trying to accomplish," External link

wesh Friday, January 8, 2021 9:00:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine added : "critical for several aspects of our response," External link

wcvb Friday, January 8, 2021 8:46:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "That is clearly insufficient to accomplishing what we're trying to accomplish," External link

wcvb Friday, January 8, 2021 8:46:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine added : "critical for several aspects of our response," External link

kcci Friday, January 8, 2021 8:23:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "That is clearly insufficient to accomplishing what we're trying to accomplish," External link

kcci Friday, January 8, 2021 8:23:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine added : "critical for several aspects of our response," External link

cbs46 Friday, January 8, 2021 8:04:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "That is clearly insufficient to accomplishing what we're trying to accomplish," External link

cbs46 Friday, January 8, 2021 8:04:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine added : "critical for several aspects of our response," External link

wyff4 Friday, January 8, 2021 8:01:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "That is clearly insufficient to accomplishing what we're trying to accomplish," External link

wyff4 Friday, January 8, 2021 8:01:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “Public health experts are in the early stages of working to better understand this new variant, how it spreads and how it affects people who are infected with it,” External link

philly Friday, January 8, 2021 4:14:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “We know that it is impossible to eliminate the risk of disease transmission entirely in a school setting when community spread is present,” External link

philly Friday, January 8, 2021 4:14:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “This is not unexpected that we would see cases of the variant,” “I believe about 50 cases have been seen in the United States. We’re going to be watching that with, of course, the CDC very carefully” External link

wkbn Friday, January 8, 2021 1:35:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "Pennsylvania has been preparing for this variant by working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and has been sending 10-35 random samples biweekly to the CDC since November to study sequencing and detect any potential cases for this new COVID-19 variant," External link

readingeagle Thursday, January 7, 2021 8:04:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "There is still much to learn about this new variant, so we need to remain vigilant and continue to urge Pennsylvanians to stop the spread by washing their hands, practicing social distancing, avoiding gatherings, downloading COVID Alert PA and answering the call," External link

readingeagle Thursday, January 7, 2021 8:04:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “Pennsylvania has been preparing for this variant by working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and has been sending 10-35 random samples biweekly to the CDC since November to study sequencing and detect any potential cases for this new COVID-19 variant,” External link

readingeagle Thursday, January 7, 2021 6:57:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “Pennsylvania has been preparing for this variant by working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and has been sending 10-35 random samples biweekly to the CDC since November to study sequencing and detect any potential cases for this new COVID-19 variant,” External link

yourerie Thursday, January 7, 2021 6:08:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “We’ll be using local pharmacies much more in fact there’s a specific federal partnership with many pharmacies to use them as we roll out phase B and 1C and immunizing larger populations,” External link

wearecentralpa Tuesday, January 5, 2021 3:16:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “Will have an information system so that people can sign up and have an appointment to go to that vaccination clinic or maybe go to the local pharmacy or maybe their clinic or health care provider to have a specific time where they get the vaccine and then you have to wait at least 15 minutes after the vaccine to make sure there is no problem,” External link

wearecentralpa Tuesday, January 5, 2021 3:16:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “We’re going to be observing to see if we have unfortunately an increase due to the holidays or not and then as we see as our case counts particularly our hospitalizations are impacted and I’m sure that the department of health and the governor’s office will be discussing that,” External link

wearecentralpa Tuesday, January 5, 2021 3:16:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "We know it is hard to ask people to be patient as we take on this unprecedented task, but patience is just what we need," "As we continue through the vaccination process, it will still take months before enough is available to immunize the general public," External link

patch Monday, January 4, 2021 11:02:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “Effective Jan. 6, the order I signed today requires vaccine providers, such as hospitals, federally qualified health centers and pharmacies to designate at least 10 percent of their vaccine shipments for non-affiliated health care providers to ensure there is supply available,” “It also requires vaccine providers to set up a point of contact for these non-affiliated providers to register for vaccination appointments” External link

wkbn Thursday, December 31, 2020 2:50:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “Effective Jan. 6, the order I signed today requires vaccine providers, such as hospitals, federally qualified health centers and pharmacies to designate at least 10 percent of their vaccine shipments for non-affiliated health care providers to ensure there is supply available,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, December 30, 2020 10:03:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "It has been very clearly shown that restaurants serve as a significant source of spread," External link

patch Tuesday, December 29, 2020 8:58:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine says : “CVS and Walgreens, and Operation Warp Speed from the federal Government- they select the locations and they will deliver the vaccine and conduct the vaccination clinics,” External link

erietvnews Tuesday, December 29, 2020 12:03:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine says : “The federal government has required facilities to opt into the partnership, and we have worked to opt-in all eligible facilities,” External link

erietvnews Tuesday, December 29, 2020 12:03:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine explains : “47,775 doses of the Pfizer vaccine and 26,100 doses of the Moderna vaccine. The number of those doses is determined by Operation Warp Speed and the Federal Government,” External link

erietvnews Tuesday, December 29, 2020 12:03:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine added : "Mitigation right now is more important than ever," External link

patch Thursday, December 24, 2020 2:26:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "Since the first doses of the (Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19) vaccine have arrived in Pennsylvania a little more than a week ago, 41,444 health care workers have received their first doses," "Beginning next week, the federal partnership with CVS and Walgreens will start onsite COVID-19 vaccinations for residents and staff at skilled nursing facilities across the state," External link

readingeagle Wednesday, December 23, 2020 11:59:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "Every health care worker who wants to be vaccinated will be vaccinated whether or not they are affiliated with a hospital," "As hospitals are able to vaccinate their high risk workers, it is very important that they continue to vaccinate health care workers facing the same risks in their own workplace such as EMS providers, nonaffiliated physicians and their staff, and other stakeholders," External link

readingeagle Wednesday, December 23, 2020 11:59:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "EMS providers are called to care for people experiencing a health crisis or who are in immediate need of care," "While EMS workers do take steps to protect themselves including wearing personal protective equipment, they are walking into unknown situations and are really front line responders" External link

readingeagle Wednesday, December 23, 2020 11:59:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "Please remember as we start the vaccination process, it will be months before the vaccine manufacturers produce enough vaccine to immunize the general public," "Mitigation right now is more important than ever," External link

readingeagle Wednesday, December 23, 2020 11:59:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "We can't let up now. We need to continue all our efforts to stop the spread of Covid-19 in a very vulnerable time," External link

4-traders Wednesday, December 23, 2020 2:01:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said ( about The Wolf ) : “These first doses of vaccine are being given specifically to health care workers through hospitals,” “Hospitals are making arrangements to implement these vaccinations, not only to their own frontline staff but to other high-priority recipients. The number of people we can immunize truly depends on how quickly the manufacturers can make the vaccine” External link

yourerie Tuesday, December 22, 2020 7:35:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine explains : “We’re anticipating next week if the FDA and CDC approve the Moderna vaccine, we’ll also be getting shipments of the Moderna vaccine next week,” External link

erietvnews Tuesday, December 22, 2020 7:16:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine explains : “As we start to vaccinate healthcare workers, it will still however be months before manufacturers produce enough vaccine to immunize the general public,” “It could be months, it might be Spring into Summer before we have enough vaccine received from the pharmaceutical companies to immunize the general public,” External link

erietvnews Tuesday, December 22, 2020 7:16:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “We know that hospitalizations and deaths often lag after our case increases. Our hospitals are taxed and many locations have very few ICU beds available,” “We know COVID-19 does not discriminate and is affecting every county in the commonwealth” External link

wearecentralpa Tuesday, December 22, 2020 7:04:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "It will still be some months before manufacturers produce enough vaccine to immunize the general public," External link

readingeagle Tuesday, December 22, 2020 2:22:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “It very much depends upon the production and manufacturing capabilities of pharmaceutical companies and how many vaccinations we get,” External link

washingtonexaminer Friday, December 18, 2020 8:36:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "While we are at the start of this road out of the pandemic, our light at the end of the tunnel, the path is long and it will take time," "It is going to take time to make sure everyone who wants the vaccine can get it, including those in the priority category set forth by the CDC" External link

readingeagle Friday, December 18, 2020 2:49:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "That is double the peak that we saw in the spring," "We continue to hear of additional hospitals across the state that have few ICU beds left or in some cases no ICU beds left. Our hospitals and our health systems in Pennsylvania are significantly challenged due to COVID-19" External link

readingeagle Friday, December 18, 2020 2:49:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "While we are at the start of this road out of the pandemic, our light at the end of the tunnel, the path is long and it will take time," "It is going to take time to make sure everyone who wants the vaccine can get it, including those in the priority category set forth by the (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)" External link

readingeagle Friday, December 18, 2020 12:33:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "That is double the peak that we saw in the spring," "We continue to hear of additional hospitals across the state that have few ICU beds left or in some cases no ICU beds left. Our hospitals and our health systems in Pennsylvania are significantly challenged due to COVID-19" External link

readingeagle Friday, December 18, 2020 12:33:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine added : "It's dependent on how much is delivered, which is dependent is how much the companies can produce," External link

patch Thursday, December 17, 2020 10:39:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "As we start to vaccinate health care workers, it will still however be months before manufacturers produce enough vaccine to immunize the general public," "The general public is in Phase 3. It could be months. It might be spring into summer before we have enough vaccine received from the pharmaceutical companies to immunize the general public. So mitigation now is more important than ever, especially during these winter months" External link

readingeagle Tuesday, December 15, 2020 3:34:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "Today is a new chapter in this fight, and so in the meantime until we can get everyone vaccinated, we need people to stand united in Pennsylvania to stop the spread of this virus," External link

readingeagle Tuesday, December 15, 2020 3:34:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine noted : “Vaccine that arrives without the ancillary supplies required to administer it will delay the vaccination of key prioritized populations,” External link

WashingtonPost Saturday, December 12, 2020 3:01:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “The virus continues to strain our health care systems,” “And the dramatic rise in cases among all age groups, including among school-age children, is alarming” External link

thehill Friday, December 11, 2020 1:58:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "In recent mock shipments of vaccine to train and test the transportation/logistics planning that has been done by [Operation Warp Speed], there have been varying levels of success," External link

upi Thursday, December 10, 2020 10:15:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “It is impossible to do case investigations and contact tracing for that amount of people,” “We’re not able to get to much of the general population” External link

readingeagle Tuesday, December 8, 2020 4:53:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "If you have been identified as a close contact to someone diagnosed with COVID-19, are in quarantine and have no symptoms, you may get a test as soon as your fifth day of quarantine. If the results are negative you may end your quarantine after the seventh day of quarantine," "However, you will need to wait for a negative test result to stop quarantining. Providers should know that people seeking tests who are symptomatic should be placed above those seeking tests to shorten their quarantine" External link

patch Monday, December 7, 2020 10:20:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "We must stop the spread of this virus and quarantining once you have been exposed is essential," "The incubation period for COVID-19 remains at 14 days and it is still most protective to quarantine for the full two weeks. However, the CDC has affirmed that quarantine can end after 10 days if the person doesn't develop symptoms, or after seven days if the person tests negative and has no symptoms" External link

patch Monday, December 7, 2020 10:20:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “It is so important to remember that all of us have to be mindful, that we all have a role to play in what is happening in the hospitals right now,” “You might not need hospital care right now; you might not have a loved one in the hospital right now. But what is happening in our hospitals has a direct impact on you” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Monday, December 7, 2020 1:25:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “There has been some lack of clarity in terms of what states are going to get,” External link

WashingtonPost Sunday, December 6, 2020 2:23:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “This money certainly has been important in helping these companies build out their manufacturing capacity ahead of time. It’s just that it’s really hard to do so,” External link

WashingtonPost Sunday, December 6, 2020 2:23:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "I hear from physicians and from hospital leadership all the time about how strained the hospitals are," External link

arkansasonline Saturday, December 5, 2020 3:16:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “I hear from physicians and from hospital leadership all the time about how strained the hospitals are,” External link

egyptindependent Saturday, December 5, 2020 3:13:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “I hear from physicians and from hospital leadership all the time about how strained the hospitals are,” External link

messenger-inquirer Saturday, December 5, 2020 10:04:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “I hear from physicians and from hospital leadership all the time about how strained the hospitals are,” External link

wsvn Saturday, December 5, 2020 9:55:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “I see that as a significant concern that we need to work to avoid,” “I hear from physicians and from hospital leadership all the time about how strained the hospitals are” External link

financialexpress Saturday, December 5, 2020 8:58:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “I hear from physicians and from hospital leadership all the time about how strained the hospitals are,” External link

dhakatribune Saturday, December 5, 2020 8:46:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "I see that as a significant concern that we need to work to avoid," "I hear from physicians and from hospital leadership all the time about how strained the hospitals are" External link

newindianexpress Saturday, December 5, 2020 7:24:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “I see that as a significant concern that we need to work to avoid,” “I hear from physicians and from hospital leadership all the time about how strained the hospitals are” External link

fox35orlando Saturday, December 5, 2020 7:17:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "It is so important to remember that all of us have to be mindful, that we all have a role to play in what is happening in the hospitals right now," "You might not need hospital care right now; you might not have a loved one in the hospital right now. But what is happening in our hospitals has a direct impact on you" External link

cbs46 Saturday, December 5, 2020 5:26:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “I see that as a significant concern that we need to work to avoid,” “I hear from physicians and from hospital leadership all the time about how strained the hospitals are” External link

wacotrib Saturday, December 5, 2020 4:37:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “I see that as a significant concern that we need to work to avoid,” “I hear from physicians and from hospital leadership all the time about how strained the hospitals are” External link

bangordailynews Saturday, December 5, 2020 3:28:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "I hear from physicians and from hospital leadership all the time about how strained the hospitals are," External link

arkansasonline Saturday, December 5, 2020 1:34:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “I see that as a significant concern that we need to work to avoid,” “I hear from physicians and from hospital leadership all the time about how strained the hospitals are” External link

wcnc Saturday, December 5, 2020 1:33:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “I see that as a significant concern that we need to work to avoid,” “I hear from physicians and from hospital leadership all the time about how strained the hospitals are” External link

wsaw Saturday, December 5, 2020 12:54:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “I see that as a significant concern that we need to work to avoid,” “I hear from physicians and from hospital leadership all the time about how strained the hospitals are” External link

12news Saturday, December 5, 2020 12:53:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “I see that as a significant concern that we need to work to avoid,” “I hear from physicians and from hospital leadership all the time about how strained the hospitals are” External link

hjnews Saturday, December 5, 2020 12:39:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “I see that as a significant concern that we need to work to avoid,” “I hear from physicians and from hospital leadership all the time about how strained the hospitals are” External link

news4jax Saturday, December 5, 2020 12:32:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “I see that as a significant concern that we need to work to avoid,” “I hear from physicians and from hospital leadership all the time about how strained the hospitals are” External link

gazette Saturday, December 5, 2020 12:18:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “I see that as a significant concern that we need to work to avoid,” “I hear from physicians and from hospital leadership all the time about how strained the hospitals are” External link

orlandosentinel Friday, December 4, 2020 11:55:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “I see that as a significant concern that we need to work to avoid,” “I hear from physicians and from hospital leadership all the time about how strained the hospitals are” External link

beaumontenterprise Friday, December 4, 2020 11:49:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “I see that as a significant concern that we need to work to avoid,” “I hear from physicians and from hospital leadership all the time about how strained the hospitals are” External link

startribune Friday, December 4, 2020 11:49:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “I see that as a significant concern that we need to work to avoid,” “I hear from physicians and from hospital leadership all the time about how strained the hospitals are” External link

clickondetroit Friday, December 4, 2020 11:46:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “I see that as a significant concern that we need to work to avoid,” “I hear from physicians and from hospital leadership all the time about how strained the hospitals are” External link

seattlepi Friday, December 4, 2020 11:46:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “I see that as a significant concern that we need to work to avoid,” “I hear from physicians and from hospital leadership all the time about how strained the hospitals are” External link

independent-UK Friday, December 4, 2020 11:42:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “I see that as a significant concern that we need to work to avoid,” “I hear from physicians and from hospital leadership all the time about how strained the hospitals are” External link

680news Friday, December 4, 2020 11:41:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “I see that as a significant concern that we need to work to avoid,” “I hear from physicians and from hospital leadership all the time about how strained the hospitals are” External link

ABCnews Friday, December 4, 2020 11:39:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "It is so important to remember that all of us have to be mindful, that we all have a role to play in what is happening in the hospitals right now," "You might not need hospital care right now; you might not have a loved one in the hospital right now. But what is happening in our hospitals has a direct impact on you" External link

fox10tv Friday, December 4, 2020 7:34:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "It is so important to remember that all of us have to be mindful, that we all have a role to play in what is happening in the hospitals right now," External link

wyff4 Friday, December 4, 2020 4:45:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "It is so important to remember that all of us have to be mindful, that we all have a role to play in what is happening in the hospitals right now," External link

wxii12 Friday, December 4, 2020 4:29:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "It is so important to remember that all of us have to be mindful, that we all have a role to play in what is happening in the hospitals right now," External link

kcci Friday, December 4, 2020 4:07:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “We have no plans for further mitigation. We have instituted mitigation in the last two weeks. We’ll be observing the impact of that,” External link

wkbn Tuesday, December 1, 2020 2:25:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine says : “The trend in the 14-day moving average of the number of hospitalized patients per day has increased by more than 3,000 since the end of September,” External link

erietvnews Tuesday, December 1, 2020 12:57:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine explains : “In the last week, we have reported more than 500 new deaths across Pennsylvania from COVID-19,” External link

erietvnews Tuesday, December 1, 2020 12:57:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine says : “We’re very concerned about the hospital capacity which is why we’ve asked the hospitals to collaborate regionally in terms of their bed capacity, in terms of their ICU capacity,” “So we really want them to self-regulate their own hospitals and regionally in terms of these quote-unquote elective procedures so they have the staff and the beds available to take care of these patients,” External link

erietvnews Tuesday, December 1, 2020 12:57:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine says : “Very hopeful about the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines being approved, and then we will stand ready to distribute and administer those, but they’re going to come out slowly,” External link

erietvnews Tuesday, December 1, 2020 12:57:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "This number continues to decrease as we have more people who are testing positive for COVID-19," External link

readingeagle Tuesday, December 1, 2020 12:29:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "We have reached today, a concerning milestone in our battle against COVID-19," "We now have 4,405 people hospitalized due to COVID-19 as of 8 a.m. (Monday) morning. This has clearly surpassed our highest numbers in hospitalizations from the spring" External link

readingeagle Tuesday, December 1, 2020 12:29:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "Pennsylvanians need to answer the call so that we are united to stop the spread of this dangerous and contagious virus," "We need to answer the call and wear a mask. we need to answer the call to wash our hands and to social distance. We need to literally answer the call when a contact tracer reaches out to you. We need to download the COVID Alert PA app to add our phones to the fight against this virus" External link

readingeagle Tuesday, December 1, 2020 12:29:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "There are no plans to make it required for anyone, including school children," External link

patch Monday, November 30, 2020 11:19:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “very concerned about the hospital capacity,” External link

philly Monday, November 30, 2020 9:20:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “There is no doubt that this is an extremely contagious and dangerous virus,” External link

wkbn Wednesday, November 25, 2020 2:56:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “We have seatbelt laws, people keep using seatbelts because they want to protect themselves and their family from having serious accidents,” “Well, in the face of the global pandemic, that means wearing a mask, social distancing, avoiding these types of gatherings” External link

wkbn Wednesday, November 25, 2020 2:56:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “If people are drinking large amounts of alcohol, then they might not practice social distancing and mask wearing as much as they should, because they’re disinhibited in some way,” “So we want to preempt that from happening” External link

wkbn Wednesday, November 25, 2020 2:56:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “The governor and I and the administration certainly feel for those business owners,” “And that is why the governor has been calling upon the legislature to work with him to pass measures to support those businesses that are hurting. So in the new term, we call upon the legislature again to work with the governor to pass economic support for those small business owners. We also call upon the federal government and congress to pass the Cares Act too and the president to sign that because the country and Pennsylvania of course needs more economic support” External link

wkbn Wednesday, November 25, 2020 2:56:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "Transmission of Covid-19 is reaching new heights that we have not yet encountered," External link

cbs46 Tuesday, November 24, 2020 6:12:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "Transmission of Covid-19 is reaching new heights that we have not yet encountered," External link

fox10tv Tuesday, November 24, 2020 5:26:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "Transmission of Covid-19 is reaching new heights that we have not yet encountered," External link

wrcbtv Tuesday, November 24, 2020 3:33:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "As the secretary of health, I have issued a series of advisories and orders intended to help stop the spread during this critical time, to protect our hospitals, our health care workers and the lives of our fellow Pennsylvanians," External link

readingeagle Tuesday, November 24, 2020 12:31:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “As the Secretary of Health, I have issued a series of advisories and orders intended to help stop the spread during this critical time, to protect our hospitals, our health care workers and the lives of our fellow Pennsylvanians,” “Our collective responsibility continues to be to protect our communities, our health care workers and our most vulnerable Pennsylvanians from COVID-19. That has not changed” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, November 23, 2020 11:26:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "The department will determine which healthcare systems receive allocations based upon county case counts," "Then, the federal government will distribute the antibodies to the respective healthcare systems to further help communities struggling with the spread of COVID-19" External link

patch Sunday, November 22, 2020 1:19:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “We anticipate we’re going to be rolling this out through the winter and then into the spring and into the summer,” External link

thehill Friday, November 20, 2020 6:24:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “If we all do our part and we stand united, then we might not need any further mitigation measures taken,” “If people do not follow these measures and our numbers increase as they have been indicated by the [Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation] model, then I can’t predict a future and what may be necessary” External link

wkbn Friday, November 20, 2020 2:32:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “well into 2021, maybe to the end of 2021,” External link

foxnews Friday, November 20, 2020 1:04:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “We anticipate we’re going to be rolling this out through the winter and then into the spring and into the summer,” External link

foxnews Friday, November 20, 2020 1:04:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine explains : “We could have a vaccine within the next month. However, we do not know how quickly the vaccine supply will meet the demand,” External link

erietvnews Friday, November 20, 2020 2:30:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine says : “It’s important to remember that when the vaccines are available, there may be a limited supply, which means that not everyone will be able to get the vaccine right away,” External link

erietvnews Friday, November 20, 2020 2:30:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine says : “We’re going to be rolling this out through the Winter, then the Spring, and into the Summer. It could take a significant amount of time to immunize everyone in Pennsylvania. I anticipate that we’re going to be wearing masks in 2021, well into maybe until the end of 2021. We’re going to need to wash our hands we’re going to need to social distance,” External link

erietvnews Friday, November 20, 2020 2:30:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “We anticipate again that we’re gonna be rolling this out through the winter and then the spring and into the summer. It could take us a significant amount of time to immunize everyone in Pennsylvania. I anticipate that we’re gonna be wearing masks in 2021, well into maybe to the end of 2021,” External link

wkbn Friday, November 20, 2020 1:06:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “We anticipate that the Pfizer vaccine will come out sometime in December (if the federal process remains on track),” “We anticipate the Moderna vaccine perhaps in late December or early January” External link

readingeagle Friday, November 20, 2020 12:56:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "If the approval process remains on track, we could have a vaccine in the next month," External link

patch Thursday, November 19, 2020 11:24:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "We really want people to stay at home, to stay in their household, and not to travel," External link

CBSnews Thursday, November 19, 2020 8:00:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “With freedom comes responsibility … and we all have a responsibility to work toward the common good,” “And right now that means following the guidance to stop the spread of Covid-19 through out the state” External link

washingtonexaminer Thursday, November 19, 2020 12:00:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “COVID-19 is burning throughout our country … every single state in the country, from Maine to Hawaii, is being impacted,” External link

washingtonexaminer Thursday, November 19, 2020 12:00:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “It’s impossible for me to predict the future in terms of what exactly conditions might exist,” External link

washingtonexaminer Thursday, November 19, 2020 12:00:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine told ( about Pennsylvania Department ) : “We have no plans to be enforcing, checking for tests when people come off airplanes or when people drive into Pennsylvania,” External link

nypost Wednesday, November 18, 2020 9:17:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “We must remain united in stopping COVID-19,” “Wear a mask, wash your hands and download the COVID Alert PA app. If you test positive, please answer the call of the case reviewer and provide information that can help protect others. It’s the selfless, right thing to do” External link

nypost Wednesday, November 18, 2020 9:17:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “We have no plans at this time to be checking for tests as people come off airplanes or drive into Pennsylvania,” External link

theepochtimes Wednesday, November 18, 2020 5:10:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “In the end, people will have the consequences of their actions as well as their families and their communities, and if they do not wear masks, if they do not social distance, then those communities are going to see even more spread of COVID-19,” External link

theepochtimes Wednesday, November 18, 2020 5:10:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “What we ask everyone is to stand united to stop the spread in Pennsylvania,” External link

theepochtimes Wednesday, November 18, 2020 5:10:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said ( about Pennsylvania Department ) : "In Pennsylvania we continue to see the number of new COVID-19 numbers rising," "Our percent positivity rate, rising. Our hospitalizations, rising. As well as the number of Pennsylvanians critically ill due to COVID-19 in intensive care, rising" External link

readingeagle Wednesday, November 18, 2020 2:31:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "Wearing a mask is really one of the simplest steps we can all take to slow the spread of COVID-19," "Masks are a simple, yet effective way to limit your exposure to COVID-19 and limit possibly exposing someone else" External link

readingeagle Wednesday, November 18, 2020 2:31:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "This virus has certainly taught us that we are all interconnected, and it is our collective responsibility to protect our communities and our most vulnerable Pennsylvanians from COVID-19," "We must answer the call and collectively do our part" External link

readingeagle Wednesday, November 18, 2020 2:31:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “We won’t want people traveling. We want people to stay home. I understand that’s a tremendous sacrifice,” External link

wkbn Wednesday, November 18, 2020 1:28:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said ( about Pennsylvania Department ) : “If people don’t follow, then I can’t predict the future on what will be necessary. We ask everyone to stand united to stop the spread in Pennsylvania,” External link

wkbn Wednesday, November 18, 2020 1:28:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “I think these targeted measures are… depending on you,” “We all have a responsibility to work toward common good. It will come down to the actions of each and everyone of us” External link

wkbn Wednesday, November 18, 2020 1:28:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said ( about Pennsylvania Department ) : “It is not just in congregate care settings. We are seeing significant community spread. Now is the time that people need to come together and to wear a mask. It is a simple thing to do. We need people to wash their hands and to social distance,” “This is an urgent public health issue in Pennsylvania and throughout the state” External link

wkbn Monday, November 16, 2020 11:45:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “Our medical care is much, much better than it was in the spring,” “This again is the ‘novel’ coronavirus and it had only been in existence for several months when the spring surge hit” External link

philly Saturday, November 14, 2020 12:10:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine explains : “I can’t predict the future of what mitigation orders might be necessary at some future date. What we want to do is double down on the mitigation orders we do have in place to prevent the spread,” External link

erietvnews Friday, November 13, 2020 1:14:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine says : “We want to be very strategic in terms of what we do. We’ll be looking at that and at the right time if necessary, we will implement,” External link

erietvnews Friday, November 13, 2020 1:14:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine says : “We are better prepared than we were in the Spring in a number of different ways. First- our medical care is much, much better than it was in the Spring,” “We also have therapeutics now that we did not have before. We have Remdesivir. We have Dexamethasone, a steroid used to decrease inflammation. We have the new release of monoclonal antibodies and we are working to distribute those this week,” External link

erietvnews Friday, November 13, 2020 1:14:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine explains : “There is absolutely no evidence that the virus is less severe or virulent than it was before. There is no evidence of that. There is evidence, as I’ve been mentioning, that we have much better medical care,” External link

erietvnews Friday, November 13, 2020 1:14:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “I cannot stress enough how absolutely critical this information is and how important it is for people to answer the call, to participate fully in the case investigation and the contact tracing process,” External link

wkbn Tuesday, November 10, 2020 3:16:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "This is a sober outlook on our reality," "This is a call to action for everyone in Pennsylvania ... COVID-19 is right here, and we're at a critical point" External link

patch Tuesday, November 10, 2020 12:03:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "When people get the vaccine, they will still need to wear masks," "They're still going to need to wash their hands and use hand sanitizer. They still need to social distance and avoid large gatherings" External link

readingeagle Friday, November 6, 2020 7:00:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “It really is not going to change the policies and procedures that we have or really that they would have until we get enough of the people in the commonwealth vaccinated that there are significant decreases in the amount of community spread,” External link

wkbn Thursday, November 5, 2020 11:49:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "We are calling on Pennsylvanians do their part and answer the call — answer the call when a case investigator or contact tracer is calling you, answer the call to download the app, answer the call to do your part to mitigate the spread of COVID-19," External link

readingeagle Tuesday, November 3, 2020 10:20:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “The story that was on social media is completely false,” External link

citynews-ca Tuesday, November 3, 2020 8:53:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “The story that was on social media is completely false,” External link

whig Tuesday, November 3, 2020 7:07:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “The story that was on social media is completely false,” External link

680news Tuesday, November 3, 2020 6:37:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “The story that was on social media is completely false,” External link

wacotrib Tuesday, November 3, 2020 3:32:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “The story that was on social media is completely false,” External link

dailyjournal Tuesday, November 3, 2020 3:02:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “The story that was on social media is completely false,” External link

siouxcityjournal Tuesday, November 3, 2020 2:39:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "The story that was on social media is completely false," External link

startribune Tuesday, November 3, 2020 1:46:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “The story that was on social media is completely false,” External link

therepublic Tuesday, November 3, 2020 1:32:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “A case investigation is completely confidential. It is completely anonymous but you might save a life by being honest about who you were in contact with and the places that you had visited. Answer the call if a contact tracer reaches out to you,” External link

wkbn Tuesday, November 3, 2020 12:10:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “This is following the same pattern that they are seeing in the rest of the country. Virtually every state in the country is seeing significant increases in terms of the number of new cases of COVID-19 as well as positivity,” External link

wkbn Tuesday, November 3, 2020 12:10:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "We are asking people to stay within their households and to contact their friends and their families in a more virtual way," External link

erietvnews Friday, October 30, 2020 4:57:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “I cannot stress how critical this information is and how important it is for people to participate fully in the case investigation process and the contact tracing process,” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, October 27, 2020 12:48:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “Despite the reporting you’ve seen we can control COVID-19. We need to use all the public health strategies in our toolbox — starting with containment, and moving to targeted mitigation, and therapeutics and vaccines,” “We are committed to taking all steps to protect public health. What this pandemic has certainly shown is that we are all interconnected and need to work collectively and stand united” External link

readingeagle Tuesday, October 27, 2020 1:25:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “We’re in a much better place than we were in the spring,” External link

philly Thursday, October 22, 2020 11:01:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “relatively small gatherings of families and friends,” External link

voanews Wednesday, October 21, 2020 6:34:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine says : “I can’t stress enough how critical it is for them to give us that information and participate fully in the case investigation process,” External link

erietvnews Monday, October 19, 2020 11:47:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine says : “Each of us has a collective responsibility to protect our communities from COVID-19 and we must be united in this fight to stop the spread of this dangerous virus. We need to mask up, wash up, and maintain social distancing,” External link

erietvnews Monday, October 19, 2020 11:47:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “Each of us has a collective responsibility to protect our community against COVID-19. We need to wash up, mask up, and please download the COVID-19 app,” External link

readingeagle Monday, October 19, 2020 11:20:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said ( about Tom Wolf ) : “Our data, including case counts, hospitalizations and percent positivity reflect the fall resurgence occurring,” “The department and the Wolf Administration are working continuously to ensure we are prepared for this resurgence and to protect Pennsylvanians. We all must unite to protect ourselves and loved ones from COVID-19 by washing our hands, wearing a mask, social distancing, avoiding large gatherings and downloading the COVID Alert PA app” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, October 19, 2020 8:57:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "We believe that we are at the start of the fall resurgence," External link

patch Friday, October 16, 2020 6:11:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "It's hard to predict what future will bring," External link

patch Friday, October 16, 2020 6:11:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "We have no plans to have any further business restrictions or stay at home orders at this time," External link

patch Friday, October 16, 2020 6:11:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine says : “We have no plans to have any further business restrictions or stay-at-home orders at this time. It’s impossible for me to predict the future, but again we are in a much better place than we were in the spring,” External link

erietvnews Thursday, October 15, 2020 12:59:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “We have seen more than 1,000 cases a day for the past nine days, which shows that we are at the start of a fall resurgence of COVID-19,” “While we are working to expand testing, prepare for a vaccine and prevent outbreaks, Pennsylvanians have an important role to play. We must be united by wearing a mask, washing our hands, social distancing and avoiding large gatherings, downloading the COVID Alert PA mobile app and getting a flu vaccine” External link

wkbn Wednesday, October 14, 2020 10:20:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “With the increase in testing and cases, the department is continuing efforts to conduct case investigations and contact tracing,” “However, for these efforts to be successful, it is important for Pennsylvanians to participate in the process. If you are contacted by a case investigator or contact tracer, it is essential that you answer the phone and participate in the interview” External link

wkbn Wednesday, October 14, 2020 10:20:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "These testing sites will be open to anyone who feels they need a test," External link

readingeagle Tuesday, October 13, 2020 8:37:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “Since the beginning of September, we have seen an increase of 1,469 cases in Berks County, which gives us significant cause for concern,” “These testing sites will be open to anyone who feels they need a test. It is important that even people with no symptoms who test positive isolate and quarantine to stop the spread of COVID-19” External link

readingeagle Tuesday, October 13, 2020 1:33:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “Since the beginning of September, we have seen an increase of 1,469 cases in Berks County, which gives us significant cause for concern,” “These testing sites will be open to anyone who feels they need a test. It is important that even people with no symptoms who test positive isolate and quarantine to stop the spread of COVID-19” External link

readingeagle Monday, October 12, 2020 4:40:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “we can and will dial back these new limits” External link

washtimes Monday, October 12, 2020 4:26:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "These testing sites will be open to anyone who feels they need a test," External link

readingeagle Friday, October 9, 2020 11:25:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "These testing sites will be open to anyone who feels they need a test," External link

readingeagle Friday, October 9, 2020 7:12:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “We will closely monitor cases and outbreaks and if our case investigation and contact tracing efforts determine that events or gatherings are the source of an outbreak, we can and will dial back these new limits,” “Public health and safety are our first concern and will always remain as such” External link

wkbn Tuesday, October 6, 2020 9:58:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "If our case investigation and contact tracing efforts determine that events or gatherings are the source of an outbreak, we can and will dial back these new limits," "Public health and safety are our first concern and will always remain as such" External link

patch Tuesday, October 6, 2020 8:03:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “We will closely monitor cases and outbreaks and if our case investigation and contact tracing efforts determine that events or gatherings are the source of an outbreak, we can and will dial back these new limits,” “Public health and safety are our first concern and will always remain as such” External link

readingeagle Tuesday, October 6, 2020 7:33:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “We will closely monitor cases and outbreaks and if our case investigation and contact tracing efforts determine that events or gatherings are the source of an outbreak, we can and will dial back these new limits,” “Public health and safety are our first concern and will always remain as such” External link

wkbn Tuesday, October 6, 2020 7:06:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "The vaccine process is quick, easy and helps protect not only yourself, but anyone you may come into contact with this flu season," External link

readingeagle Tuesday, October 6, 2020 1:16:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “I was just continuing to offer instructions to the children. I had no idea I was frozen and suddenly we were then kicked out,” External link

wwlp Friday, October 2, 2020 5:45:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine says : “People who may be considered quote-unquote recovered in that they had the virus several weeks ago, but they are still dealing with these lingering effects on their body,” External link

erietvnews Wednesday, September 30, 2020 11:43:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine explains : “35%, or over one-third of individuals who had had the virus and participated in a telephone survey, have not returned to their usual state of health,” External link

erietvnews Wednesday, September 30, 2020 11:43:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine says : “This data in the report gives a glimpse into how significant the illness is for those who were younger and previously healthy,” External link

erietvnews Wednesday, September 30, 2020 11:43:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine explains : “Long-term impacts from COVID-19 are more likely to affect women than men. A study from France found an average age of COVID-19 long-haulers of 40 years of age, and many of those long-haulers are healthcare workers who maybe had a significant exposure to the virus,” External link

erietvnews Wednesday, September 30, 2020 11:43:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “We have a perspective from each state that is valuable and should be considered as decisions are made,” “We all need to work together” External link

al Monday, September 28, 2020 3:02:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “Wearing a mask, practicing social distancing, and following the requirements set forth in the orders for bars and restaurants, gatherings, and telework will help keep our case counts low,” External link

washingtonexaminer Wednesday, September 23, 2020 7:51:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “Even though we are making progress in battling sepsis, there is still a lot of work to be done,” “We are continuously working to find ways to increase awareness and treatment of this disease, which is why it is essential that all hospitals have evidence-based protocols in place. We are committed to protecting the health and well-being of all residents by continuing to create a greater public understanding about this disease, while encouraging individuals to advocate for and self-educate about key preventive strategies to combat sepsis” External link

wkbn Wednesday, September 23, 2020 7:38:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine added : “It’s not okay. There are consequences to people’s actions,” External link

theepochtimes Wednesday, September 23, 2020 1:27:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “We all play a part in stopping the spread of COVID-19, which is why I am encouraging every Pennsylvanian to add their phone to the fight and download COVID Alert PA today,” “By utilizing this technology, we can quickly notify more people who have been exposed to COVID-19. This innovative solution will enhance our COVID-19 response and give residents another tool to stay calm, stay alert and stay safe all in the palm of their hands” External link

wkbn Tuesday, September 22, 2020 11:29:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "In these unprecedented times, the federal government must uphold a key principle of medical practice to 'do no harm.' " External link

patch Tuesday, September 22, 2020 6:34:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “Since the beginning of September, we have seen an increase of 1,109 cases in Centre County and 173 cases in Columbia County, which gives us significant cause for concern,” External link

readingeagle Friday, September 18, 2020 9:06:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "These existing – and still valid – orders were put in place in the absence of any federal leadership at a time when life-saving decisions needed to be made," "Saving lives has been the cornerstone of all of our decisions, including the orders referenced in the case that have since expired" External link

npr Wednesday, September 16, 2020 3:12:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "We are all interconnected. We are all interdependent," External link

Koat Tuesday, September 15, 2020 7:23:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "We are all interconnected. We are all interdependent," External link

wlwt Tuesday, September 15, 2020 7:05:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "We are all interconnected. We are all interdependent," External link

wyff4 Tuesday, September 15, 2020 7:04:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "We are all interconnected. We are all interdependent," External link

kcci Tuesday, September 15, 2020 6:57:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "We are all interconnected. We are all interdependent," External link

wmur Tuesday, September 15, 2020 6:34:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “One of the biggest lessons that we have learned from this pandemic is that we are all interconnected and interdependent on each other really in every way,” External link

philly Tuesday, September 15, 2020 6:57:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “the governor strongly feels, and I strongly recommend, that we do not put people at risk [by] putting them together in congregate settings,” External link

philly Saturday, September 12, 2020 1:43:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine added : "What the pandemic has taught us is how interconnected we are," "It has been seen over and over that wearing a mask whether indoor or outdoor can limit the spread of COVID-19," External link

readingeagle Friday, September 11, 2020 9:20:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “That’s going to be a challenge, and what we’re concerned about is the sensitivity and the specificity of those tests, meaning the false negative rate and the false positive rate,” External link

philly Friday, September 11, 2020 1:16:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “Now we’re at the point where we feel that we can raise that occupancy limit but do it in a very safe way,” External link

philly Wednesday, September 9, 2020 12:48:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “I used that as another opportunity for advocacy within the medical center,” “The goal is to ultimately create an environment for differences, including diversity from a LBGTQ perspective” External link

nbcnews Wednesday, September 9, 2020 12:09:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “I have received numerous positive messages — both emails and cards that people have sent — both from the general public about my work to try to protect the public health in the face of COVID-19, but also from the LGBTQ population,” “I find that very gratifying. It’s just wonderful the positive responses that I have received” External link

nbcnews Wednesday, September 9, 2020 12:09:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “I try to the best of my ability to empower people to make the right choices. I talk about it endlessly for people to wear a mask when they're indoors or outdoors, to social distance, to wash their hands,” “It’s critical to give people hope. We will get through this. We will. It's going to take time” External link

nbcnews Wednesday, September 9, 2020 12:09:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “The safety and efficacy of vaccines is paramount to protecting the health of the American public and to building confidence in our state and territorial immunization programs,” External link

thehill Monday, September 7, 2020 10:07:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “State health officials strongly encourage the FDA to complete phase 3 trials or some other very rigorous evaluation prior to approving a vaccine,” External link

sentinelsource Saturday, September 5, 2020 2:00:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “We were involved in none of that,” “It’s still not even clear exactly when they’re coming and how many we’re going to get” External link

sentinelsource Saturday, September 5, 2020 2:00:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "It's easiest to do and least expensive," External link

readingeagle Thursday, September 3, 2020 11:41:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “It’s asymptomatic staff that bring it into the facility, through no fault of their own,” External link

wkbn Wednesday, September 2, 2020 4:27:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "This partnership will help ensure Pennsylvanians, no matter where they live or what language they speak, will have access to COVID-19 testing," "It also furthers the Wolf administration's commitment to creating pathways to health equity for anyone living in the commonwealth" External link

erietvnews Thursday, August 27, 2020 6:52:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine says : “Access to testing and education is essential to stopping the spread of COVID-19, especially in underserved communities. CATE can help us do that,” External link

erietvnews Thursday, August 27, 2020 6:52:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine explains : “As I have said before with this novel Coronavirus COVID-19, no one is immune. Bringing testing to communities that otherwise would not receive it is a way that we continue the fight against this dangerous virus,” External link

erietvnews Thursday, August 27, 2020 6:52:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "We know that across the country minority and underserved communities have been hit the hardest by COVID-19 because of problems that existed long before the pandemic came to our shores," External link

readingeagle Wednesday, August 26, 2020 1:15:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "With this novel coronavirus COVID-19, no one is immune," "Bringing testing to communities that otherwise would not receive it is a way that we continue the fight against this dangerous virus" External link

readingeagle Wednesday, August 26, 2020 1:15:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "Getting a test is a very important way to stop the spread of this virus," "You are also stopping the spread when you wear a mask. You are stopping the spread when you avoid large public gatherings. You are stopping the spread when you use sanitizer and wash your hands frequently" External link

readingeagle Wednesday, August 26, 2020 1:15:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "We’ll see if that is available by the end of this year," External link

usaToday Tuesday, August 25, 2020 1:22:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “It’s better to be in school,” External link

philly Thursday, August 20, 2020 3:27:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “The superintendents and the school boards are free to make their own decisions, but they specifically asked for this guidance and we provided,” “These are recommendations, these are not mandates. There is local control” External link

philly Thursday, August 20, 2020 3:27:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "When that's available, and it's available in bulk, that would be a game-changer," External link

readingeagle Thursday, August 20, 2020 2:12:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “We’ve had enough questions that we wanted to clarify that we mean that when the young people are wearing masks, that they are wearing masks. That [when] they’re in their classroom, even though they’re 6 feet apart, they should be wearing their masks,” “We wanted to make sure that our advice was crystal clear, so we put out the guidance” External link

theepochtimes Wednesday, August 19, 2020 11:49:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "The best time to get the flu vaccine is any time," External link

medicalxpress Wednesday, August 19, 2020 10:26:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine conceded : "It's going to be a challenge," External link

medicalxpress Wednesday, August 19, 2020 10:26:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "You can't just say that someone has influenza-like symptoms," External link

medicalxpress Wednesday, August 19, 2020 10:26:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "We have had questions about it and we've had enough questions that we wanted to clarify," External link

erietvnews Wednesday, August 19, 2020 2:00:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said ( about The Wolf ) : "The recommendation from the Governor and myself is that all school sports be postponed until January 1, and that would include school sports but also recreational and club sports," "So I think the Governor has been very clear about this recommendation, and we have been consistent in terms of how we're describing it and that continues to be our recommendation" External link

erietvnews Wednesday, August 19, 2020 2:00:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine explains : “The app will be able to use exposure notification technology developed by Apple and Google to use Bluetooth to measure time and distance, such as any time someone is in close proximity to another person. Close proximity is defined as being within six feet for 15 minutes or more,” External link

erietvnews Wednesday, August 19, 2020 2:00:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine says : “It does not really track your travels but instead uses the same technology that our phones use to communicate with one another,” “It’s not going to store their specific location, I know that people are concerned about that, that the Government is somehow tracking their location. It does not do that,” External link

erietvnews Wednesday, August 19, 2020 2:00:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine says : “The more people who have the app the more effective it will be in terms of this notification process. So we really call upon everybody to stop the spread, as I’ve been saying, by downloading the app when it is available in September,” External link

erietvnews Wednesday, August 19, 2020 2:00:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “We have had questions about it and we’ve had enough questions that we wanted to clarify,” External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, August 19, 2020 6:17:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "The more people who have the app, the more effective it will be," External link

readingeagle Tuesday, August 18, 2020 9:14:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "They have expanded their capacity but it's not infinite," External link

readingeagle Tuesday, August 18, 2020 9:14:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "We are in competition for results with the rest of the country," External link

readingeagle Tuesday, August 18, 2020 9:14:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "The more people who have the app, the more effective it will be," "The app will let you know if you've come in contact with someone who later tested positive" External link

readingeagle Tuesday, August 18, 2020 8:18:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "They have expanded their capacity but it's not infinite," External link

readingeagle Tuesday, August 18, 2020 8:18:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "We are in competition for results with the rest of the country," External link

readingeagle Tuesday, August 18, 2020 8:18:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “Because things have gotten so political and partisan, state health officials have become controversial,” External link

thehill Monday, August 17, 2020 10:12:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “The best time to get the flu vaccine is any time,” External link

philly Monday, August 17, 2020 4:40:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : ”What we’re concerned about is the sensitivity and the specificity of those tests, meaning the false negative rate and the false positive rate,” External link

philly Monday, August 17, 2020 3:47:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "Contact tracing is vital in the state’s efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19 and we want Pennsylvanians to be confident that if they receive a call from a contact-tracer that the call is legitimate," External link

readingeagle Wednesday, August 12, 2020 11:47:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "That's going to be a challenge, and what we're concerned about is the sensitivity and the specificity of those tests, meaning the false negative rate and the false positive rate," External link

medicalxpress Wednesday, August 12, 2020 8:34:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine says : “We are now testing approximately 4% of the population each month. But we need to more, and OraSure’s innovation will help us with the resources to do just that,” External link

erietvnews Tuesday, August 11, 2020 11:16:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “Our children are watching — they are watching what we do and they are watching how we act,” “And to all LGBTQ young people: It is OK to be you, and it is OK to stand up for your rights and your freedoms” External link

nbcnews Tuesday, August 11, 2020 10:34:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “The mitigation efforts in place now are essential as the new school year approaches and we work to ensure our children can get back to learning,” External link

readingeagle Tuesday, August 11, 2020 10:03:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “The mitigation efforts in place now are essential as the new school year approaches and we work to ensure our children can get back to learning,” External link

readingeagle Tuesday, August 11, 2020 8:30:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "There are sometimes no good choices," "We have to choose the least-bad choice" External link

readingeagle Monday, August 10, 2020 10:00:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “That’s going to be a challenge, and what we’re concerned about is the sensitivity and the specificity of those tests, meaning the false negative rate and the false positive rate,” External link

philly Saturday, August 8, 2020 1:07:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “We are working on compliance and on enforcement, but in the end it is up to a sense of personal responsibility for themselves, but also for their families and their communities,” External link

thehill Thursday, August 6, 2020 1:42:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “Wearing a mask is so important to protecting each other. I implore all Pennsylvanians to do right thing,” “When you wear a mask you are not only telling that person you pass on the street that you care about their safety, you are telling police and other first responders that you care about their safety, too” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, August 3, 2020 10:03:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "Across Pennsylvania, we have dedicated public health professionals who truly are the backbone of contact tracing, and this expansion of the contact tracing team will only support, strengthen and expand their efforts," External link

readingeagle Friday, July 31, 2020 10:22:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine says : “We look at the number of new cases in a county or an area, we look at the cases per capita, that’s the incidence rate. We look at percent positivity,” External link

erietvnews Friday, July 31, 2020 2:32:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine says : “My concern with having one specific data point is that it doesn’t take into consideration different things that might be involved in a county,” “I’m not going to have a number that if the percent positivity is greater than that there’s no school and if it’s less than that then there is school,” External link

erietvnews Friday, July 31, 2020 2:32:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine explains : “We do deep dives into these counties and look and see is this a specific outbreak. Maybe on a farm, maybe in a prison, maybe in a nursing home. Is that going to influence the kids,” External link

erietvnews Friday, July 31, 2020 2:32:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “We’re going to be looking at all of those different pieces of data, not only in terms of return to school, but also in terms of sports,” “All of that is being considered. We want to make sure that we have the best data before those decisions are made” External link

readingeagle Thursday, July 30, 2020 3:29:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “While these individuals may think they are only expressing their displeasure with me, they are in fact hurting the thousands of LGBTQ Pennsylvanians who suffer directly from these current demonstrations of harassment,” External link

nbcnews Wednesday, July 29, 2020 10:06:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “But an apology is the beginning, not the end, of a conversation,” “I call on you and all Pennsylvanians to work toward a spirit of not just tolerance but a spirit of acceptance and welcoming towards LGBTQ individuals” External link

nbcnews Wednesday, July 29, 2020 10:06:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “Our children are watching — they are watching what we do and they are watching how we act,” “And to all LGBTQ young people: It is OK to be you, and it is OK to stand up for your rights and your freedoms” External link

nbcnews Wednesday, July 29, 2020 10:06:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "Your actions perpetuate the spirit of intolerance and discrimination against LGBTQ individuals, and specifically transgender individuals," External link

CBSnews Wednesday, July 29, 2020 3:29:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "To perpetuators and the perpetrators of these actions, if your apologies are sincere, then I accept them. But an apology is the beginning, not the end, of the conversation," External link

CBSnews Wednesday, July 29, 2020 3:29:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "As for me, I have no room in my heart for hatred, and frankly I do not have time for intolerance," External link

CBSnews Wednesday, July 29, 2020 3:29:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “We have not made progress unless we have all made progress. It is in this space that these acts of intolerance live,” External link

wkbn Wednesday, July 29, 2020 2:24:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine told : “I want to emphasize that, while these individuals may think that they are only expressing their displeasure with me, they are in fact hurting thousands of LGBTQ Pennsylvanians who suffered directly from these current demonstrations of harassment,” External link

WashingtonPost Wednesday, July 29, 2020 12:32:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "Your actions perpetuate the spirit of intolerance and discrimination against LGBTQ individuals, and specifically transgender individuals," External link

erietvnews Wednesday, July 29, 2020 1:52:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "To perpetuators and the perpetrators of these actions, if your apologies are sincere, then I accept them. But an apology is the beginning, not the end, of the conversation," External link

erietvnews Wednesday, July 29, 2020 1:52:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "As for me, I have no room in my heart for hatred, and frankly I do not have time for intolerance," External link

erietvnews Wednesday, July 29, 2020 1:52:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "When an individual tests positive for COVID-19, the result is reported to the Department of Health and our case investigation begins," "We work to begin the investigation within 24 hours of receiving the reported positive case" External link

patch Friday, July 24, 2020 10:28:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “To add travelers to this region for any reason, including for professional sports events, risks residents, visitors and members of both teams,” External link

nytimes Friday, July 24, 2020 10:19:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “It’s critical to drive down the case counts now in terms of the rise of new cases in order to prepare for schools to reopen,” External link

news-yahoo Friday, July 24, 2020 8:06:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "The choices we make today will impact the spread of the virus and the impact on the opening of schools in six or seven weeks," External link

readingeagle Thursday, July 23, 2020 10:57:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "We will continue to shift resources to meet the needs of our residents," "The increases are trending to younger populations, particularly in bars, restaurant and nightclubs" External link

readingeagle Thursday, July 23, 2020 10:57:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "We are going to stay positive and optimistic that there will be in-person school when school opens in August and we'll be working towards that," External link

patch Thursday, July 23, 2020 10:02:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "That's why the mitigation efforts we have talked about are so important. It's critical to drive down the case counts now, in terms of the rise of new cases, in order to prepare for schools to reopen. If we don't do that now, that would put that in jeopardy," External link

patch Thursday, July 23, 2020 10:02:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "It's critical to drive down the case counts now in terms of the rise of new cases in order to prepare for schools to reopen," External link

erietvnews Thursday, July 23, 2020 9:19:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "The choices we make today will impact the spread of the virus and the impact on the opening of schools in six or seven weeks," External link

readingeagle Thursday, July 23, 2020 8:43:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "We will continue to shift resources to meet the needs of our residents," "The increases are trending to younger populations, particularly in bars, restaurant and nightclubs" External link

readingeagle Thursday, July 23, 2020 8:43:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "To add travelers to this region for any reason, including for professional sports events, risks residents, visitors and members of both teams," External link

buffalonews Wednesday, July 22, 2020 11:16:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "Across Pennsylvania, we have dedicated public health professionals who truly are the backbone of contact tracing, working alongside our regional partnerships, staff and volunteers," External link

readingeagle Wednesday, July 22, 2020 9:11:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “My only reaction is that I’m going to stay, no matter what happens, laser focused, on protecting the health of the people of Pennsylvania,” “Our vision of the Pennsylvania Department of Health is a healthy Pennsylvania for all. And I’m going to do absolutely everything I can to achieve that, whether people agree with me or if they don’t agree with me. Their health is still important to me” External link

wwlp Wednesday, July 22, 2020 2:55:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “At the start of the pandemic, we saw a higher number of cases in people ages 19-49, before it spread to those over age 65,” External link

readingeagle Tuesday, July 14, 2020 8:31:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “Our experience from the beginning of the pandemic shows that first cases rose in younger people, some of whom became very sick, required hospitalization and went on to recover,” “Then COVID-19 spread quickly throughout the community, impacting congregate settings like nursing homes where most of our serious illnesses and deaths have occurred” External link

readingeagle Tuesday, July 14, 2020 8:31:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "Clearly we are seeing cases across the United States skyrocket," External link

patch Tuesday, July 14, 2020 4:48:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine told ( about The Wolf ) : "The hospital systems in Pennsylvania are not challenged," External link

erietvnews Tuesday, July 14, 2020 12:51:00 AM EAT



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Rachel Lavine said : “We’re still waiting to hear the exact recommendation and the exact plan,” External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, January 13, 2021 10:47:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “Our mission to immunize any Pennsylvanian who wants a vaccine continues,” “The Federal Pharmacy Partnership has vaccination clinics at 159 skilled nursing facilities this week. Vaccine providers have administered vaccine to a total of 311,477 people, including 251,133 people who have received their first dose and 30,172 who have received two doses and are considered fully vaccinated” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, January 12, 2021 10:57:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "There is still much to learn about this new variant, so we need to remain vigilant and continue to urge Pennsylvanians to stop the spread by washing their hands, practicing social distancing, avoiding gatherings, downloading COVID Alert PA and answering the call. Stay calm, stay alert and stay safe," External link

patch Monday, January 11, 2021 12:17:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "We can't store the second dose of vaccines for 3-4 weeks," "We need to have it ready in time" External link

dailyvoice-northpassaic Saturday, January 9, 2021 2:42:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine added : "critical for several aspects of our response," External link

newstalkzb Saturday, January 9, 2021 12:12:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "That is clearly insufficient to accomplishing what we're trying to accomplish," External link

newstalkzb Saturday, January 9, 2021 12:12:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine added : "critical for several aspects of our response," External link

wmur Friday, January 8, 2021 10:40:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "That is clearly insufficient to accomplishing what we're trying to accomplish," External link

wmur Friday, January 8, 2021 10:40:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine added : "critical for several aspects of our response," External link

wesh Friday, January 8, 2021 9:00:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "That is clearly insufficient to accomplishing what we're trying to accomplish," External link

wesh Friday, January 8, 2021 9:00:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine added : "critical for several aspects of our response," External link

wcvb Friday, January 8, 2021 8:46:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "That is clearly insufficient to accomplishing what we're trying to accomplish," External link

wcvb Friday, January 8, 2021 8:46:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine added : "critical for several aspects of our response," External link

kcci Friday, January 8, 2021 8:23:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "That is clearly insufficient to accomplishing what we're trying to accomplish," External link

kcci Friday, January 8, 2021 8:23:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine added : "critical for several aspects of our response," External link

cbs46 Friday, January 8, 2021 8:04:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "That is clearly insufficient to accomplishing what we're trying to accomplish," External link

cbs46 Friday, January 8, 2021 8:04:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine added : "critical for several aspects of our response," External link

wyff4 Friday, January 8, 2021 8:01:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "That is clearly insufficient to accomplishing what we're trying to accomplish," External link

wyff4 Friday, January 8, 2021 8:01:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “Public health experts are in the early stages of working to better understand this new variant, how it spreads and how it affects people who are infected with it,” External link

philly Friday, January 8, 2021 4:14:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “We know that it is impossible to eliminate the risk of disease transmission entirely in a school setting when community spread is present,” External link

philly Friday, January 8, 2021 4:14:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “This is not unexpected that we would see cases of the variant,” “I believe about 50 cases have been seen in the United States. We’re going to be watching that with, of course, the CDC very carefully” External link

wkbn Friday, January 8, 2021 1:35:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "Pennsylvania has been preparing for this variant by working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and has been sending 10-35 random samples biweekly to the CDC since November to study sequencing and detect any potential cases for this new COVID-19 variant," External link

readingeagle Thursday, January 7, 2021 8:04:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "There is still much to learn about this new variant, so we need to remain vigilant and continue to urge Pennsylvanians to stop the spread by washing their hands, practicing social distancing, avoiding gatherings, downloading COVID Alert PA and answering the call," External link

readingeagle Thursday, January 7, 2021 8:04:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “Pennsylvania has been preparing for this variant by working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and has been sending 10-35 random samples biweekly to the CDC since November to study sequencing and detect any potential cases for this new COVID-19 variant,” External link

readingeagle Thursday, January 7, 2021 6:57:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “Pennsylvania has been preparing for this variant by working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and has been sending 10-35 random samples biweekly to the CDC since November to study sequencing and detect any potential cases for this new COVID-19 variant,” External link

yourerie Thursday, January 7, 2021 6:08:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “We’ll be using local pharmacies much more in fact there’s a specific federal partnership with many pharmacies to use them as we roll out phase B and 1C and immunizing larger populations,” External link

wearecentralpa Tuesday, January 5, 2021 3:16:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “Will have an information system so that people can sign up and have an appointment to go to that vaccination clinic or maybe go to the local pharmacy or maybe their clinic or health care provider to have a specific time where they get the vaccine and then you have to wait at least 15 minutes after the vaccine to make sure there is no problem,” External link

wearecentralpa Tuesday, January 5, 2021 3:16:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “We’re going to be observing to see if we have unfortunately an increase due to the holidays or not and then as we see as our case counts particularly our hospitalizations are impacted and I’m sure that the department of health and the governor’s office will be discussing that,” External link

wearecentralpa Tuesday, January 5, 2021 3:16:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "We know it is hard to ask people to be patient as we take on this unprecedented task, but patience is just what we need," "As we continue through the vaccination process, it will still take months before enough is available to immunize the general public," External link

patch Monday, January 4, 2021 11:02:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “Effective Jan. 6, the order I signed today requires vaccine providers, such as hospitals, federally qualified health centers and pharmacies to designate at least 10 percent of their vaccine shipments for non-affiliated health care providers to ensure there is supply available,” “It also requires vaccine providers to set up a point of contact for these non-affiliated providers to register for vaccination appointments” External link

wkbn Thursday, December 31, 2020 2:50:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “Effective Jan. 6, the order I signed today requires vaccine providers, such as hospitals, federally qualified health centers and pharmacies to designate at least 10 percent of their vaccine shipments for non-affiliated health care providers to ensure there is supply available,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, December 30, 2020 10:03:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "It has been very clearly shown that restaurants serve as a significant source of spread," External link

patch Tuesday, December 29, 2020 8:58:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine says : “CVS and Walgreens, and Operation Warp Speed from the federal Government- they select the locations and they will deliver the vaccine and conduct the vaccination clinics,” External link

erietvnews Tuesday, December 29, 2020 12:03:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine says : “The federal government has required facilities to opt into the partnership, and we have worked to opt-in all eligible facilities,” External link

erietvnews Tuesday, December 29, 2020 12:03:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine explains : “47,775 doses of the Pfizer vaccine and 26,100 doses of the Moderna vaccine. The number of those doses is determined by Operation Warp Speed and the Federal Government,” External link

erietvnews Tuesday, December 29, 2020 12:03:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine added : "Mitigation right now is more important than ever," External link

patch Thursday, December 24, 2020 2:26:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "Since the first doses of the (Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19) vaccine have arrived in Pennsylvania a little more than a week ago, 41,444 health care workers have received their first doses," "Beginning next week, the federal partnership with CVS and Walgreens will start onsite COVID-19 vaccinations for residents and staff at skilled nursing facilities across the state," External link

readingeagle Wednesday, December 23, 2020 11:59:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "Every health care worker who wants to be vaccinated will be vaccinated whether or not they are affiliated with a hospital," "As hospitals are able to vaccinate their high risk workers, it is very important that they continue to vaccinate health care workers facing the same risks in their own workplace such as EMS providers, nonaffiliated physicians and their staff, and other stakeholders," External link

readingeagle Wednesday, December 23, 2020 11:59:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "EMS providers are called to care for people experiencing a health crisis or who are in immediate need of care," "While EMS workers do take steps to protect themselves including wearing personal protective equipment, they are walking into unknown situations and are really front line responders" External link

readingeagle Wednesday, December 23, 2020 11:59:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "Please remember as we start the vaccination process, it will be months before the vaccine manufacturers produce enough vaccine to immunize the general public," "Mitigation right now is more important than ever," External link

readingeagle Wednesday, December 23, 2020 11:59:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "We can't let up now. We need to continue all our efforts to stop the spread of Covid-19 in a very vulnerable time," External link

4-traders Wednesday, December 23, 2020 2:01:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said ( about The Wolf ) : “These first doses of vaccine are being given specifically to health care workers through hospitals,” “Hospitals are making arrangements to implement these vaccinations, not only to their own frontline staff but to other high-priority recipients. The number of people we can immunize truly depends on how quickly the manufacturers can make the vaccine” External link

yourerie Tuesday, December 22, 2020 7:35:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine explains : “We’re anticipating next week if the FDA and CDC approve the Moderna vaccine, we’ll also be getting shipments of the Moderna vaccine next week,” External link

erietvnews Tuesday, December 22, 2020 7:16:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine explains : “As we start to vaccinate healthcare workers, it will still however be months before manufacturers produce enough vaccine to immunize the general public,” “It could be months, it might be Spring into Summer before we have enough vaccine received from the pharmaceutical companies to immunize the general public,” External link

erietvnews Tuesday, December 22, 2020 7:16:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “We know that hospitalizations and deaths often lag after our case increases. Our hospitals are taxed and many locations have very few ICU beds available,” “We know COVID-19 does not discriminate and is affecting every county in the commonwealth” External link

wearecentralpa Tuesday, December 22, 2020 7:04:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "It will still be some months before manufacturers produce enough vaccine to immunize the general public," External link

readingeagle Tuesday, December 22, 2020 2:22:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “It very much depends upon the production and manufacturing capabilities of pharmaceutical companies and how many vaccinations we get,” External link

washingtonexaminer Friday, December 18, 2020 8:36:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "While we are at the start of this road out of the pandemic, our light at the end of the tunnel, the path is long and it will take time," "It is going to take time to make sure everyone who wants the vaccine can get it, including those in the priority category set forth by the CDC" External link

readingeagle Friday, December 18, 2020 2:49:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "That is double the peak that we saw in the spring," "We continue to hear of additional hospitals across the state that have few ICU beds left or in some cases no ICU beds left. Our hospitals and our health systems in Pennsylvania are significantly challenged due to COVID-19" External link

readingeagle Friday, December 18, 2020 2:49:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "While we are at the start of this road out of the pandemic, our light at the end of the tunnel, the path is long and it will take time," "It is going to take time to make sure everyone who wants the vaccine can get it, including those in the priority category set forth by the (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)" External link

readingeagle Friday, December 18, 2020 12:33:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "That is double the peak that we saw in the spring," "We continue to hear of additional hospitals across the state that have few ICU beds left or in some cases no ICU beds left. Our hospitals and our health systems in Pennsylvania are significantly challenged due to COVID-19" External link

readingeagle Friday, December 18, 2020 12:33:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine added : "It's dependent on how much is delivered, which is dependent is how much the companies can produce," External link

patch Thursday, December 17, 2020 10:39:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "As we start to vaccinate health care workers, it will still however be months before manufacturers produce enough vaccine to immunize the general public," "The general public is in Phase 3. It could be months. It might be spring into summer before we have enough vaccine received from the pharmaceutical companies to immunize the general public. So mitigation now is more important than ever, especially during these winter months" External link

readingeagle Tuesday, December 15, 2020 3:34:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "Today is a new chapter in this fight, and so in the meantime until we can get everyone vaccinated, we need people to stand united in Pennsylvania to stop the spread of this virus," External link

readingeagle Tuesday, December 15, 2020 3:34:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine noted : “Vaccine that arrives without the ancillary supplies required to administer it will delay the vaccination of key prioritized populations,” External link

WashingtonPost Saturday, December 12, 2020 3:01:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “The virus continues to strain our health care systems,” “And the dramatic rise in cases among all age groups, including among school-age children, is alarming” External link

thehill Friday, December 11, 2020 1:58:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "In recent mock shipments of vaccine to train and test the transportation/logistics planning that has been done by [Operation Warp Speed], there have been varying levels of success," External link

upi Thursday, December 10, 2020 10:15:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “It is impossible to do case investigations and contact tracing for that amount of people,” “We’re not able to get to much of the general population” External link

readingeagle Tuesday, December 8, 2020 4:53:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "If you have been identified as a close contact to someone diagnosed with COVID-19, are in quarantine and have no symptoms, you may get a test as soon as your fifth day of quarantine. If the results are negative you may end your quarantine after the seventh day of quarantine," "However, you will need to wait for a negative test result to stop quarantining. Providers should know that people seeking tests who are symptomatic should be placed above those seeking tests to shorten their quarantine" External link

patch Monday, December 7, 2020 10:20:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "We must stop the spread of this virus and quarantining once you have been exposed is essential," "The incubation period for COVID-19 remains at 14 days and it is still most protective to quarantine for the full two weeks. However, the CDC has affirmed that quarantine can end after 10 days if the person doesn't develop symptoms, or after seven days if the person tests negative and has no symptoms" External link

patch Monday, December 7, 2020 10:20:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “It is so important to remember that all of us have to be mindful, that we all have a role to play in what is happening in the hospitals right now,” “You might not need hospital care right now; you might not have a loved one in the hospital right now. But what is happening in our hospitals has a direct impact on you” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Monday, December 7, 2020 1:25:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “There has been some lack of clarity in terms of what states are going to get,” External link

WashingtonPost Sunday, December 6, 2020 2:23:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “This money certainly has been important in helping these companies build out their manufacturing capacity ahead of time. It’s just that it’s really hard to do so,” External link

WashingtonPost Sunday, December 6, 2020 2:23:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "I hear from physicians and from hospital leadership all the time about how strained the hospitals are," External link

arkansasonline Saturday, December 5, 2020 3:16:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “I hear from physicians and from hospital leadership all the time about how strained the hospitals are,” External link

egyptindependent Saturday, December 5, 2020 3:13:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “I hear from physicians and from hospital leadership all the time about how strained the hospitals are,” External link

messenger-inquirer Saturday, December 5, 2020 10:04:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “I hear from physicians and from hospital leadership all the time about how strained the hospitals are,” External link

wsvn Saturday, December 5, 2020 9:55:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “I see that as a significant concern that we need to work to avoid,” “I hear from physicians and from hospital leadership all the time about how strained the hospitals are” External link

financialexpress Saturday, December 5, 2020 8:58:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “I hear from physicians and from hospital leadership all the time about how strained the hospitals are,” External link

dhakatribune Saturday, December 5, 2020 8:46:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "I see that as a significant concern that we need to work to avoid," "I hear from physicians and from hospital leadership all the time about how strained the hospitals are" External link

newindianexpress Saturday, December 5, 2020 7:24:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “I see that as a significant concern that we need to work to avoid,” “I hear from physicians and from hospital leadership all the time about how strained the hospitals are” External link

fox35orlando Saturday, December 5, 2020 7:17:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "It is so important to remember that all of us have to be mindful, that we all have a role to play in what is happening in the hospitals right now," "You might not need hospital care right now; you might not have a loved one in the hospital right now. But what is happening in our hospitals has a direct impact on you" External link

cbs46 Saturday, December 5, 2020 5:26:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “I see that as a significant concern that we need to work to avoid,” “I hear from physicians and from hospital leadership all the time about how strained the hospitals are” External link

wacotrib Saturday, December 5, 2020 4:37:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “I see that as a significant concern that we need to work to avoid,” “I hear from physicians and from hospital leadership all the time about how strained the hospitals are” External link

bangordailynews Saturday, December 5, 2020 3:28:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "I hear from physicians and from hospital leadership all the time about how strained the hospitals are," External link

arkansasonline Saturday, December 5, 2020 1:34:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “I see that as a significant concern that we need to work to avoid,” “I hear from physicians and from hospital leadership all the time about how strained the hospitals are” External link

wcnc Saturday, December 5, 2020 1:33:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “I see that as a significant concern that we need to work to avoid,” “I hear from physicians and from hospital leadership all the time about how strained the hospitals are” External link

wsaw Saturday, December 5, 2020 12:54:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “I see that as a significant concern that we need to work to avoid,” “I hear from physicians and from hospital leadership all the time about how strained the hospitals are” External link

12news Saturday, December 5, 2020 12:53:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “I see that as a significant concern that we need to work to avoid,” “I hear from physicians and from hospital leadership all the time about how strained the hospitals are” External link

hjnews Saturday, December 5, 2020 12:39:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “I see that as a significant concern that we need to work to avoid,” “I hear from physicians and from hospital leadership all the time about how strained the hospitals are” External link

news4jax Saturday, December 5, 2020 12:32:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “I see that as a significant concern that we need to work to avoid,” “I hear from physicians and from hospital leadership all the time about how strained the hospitals are” External link

gazette Saturday, December 5, 2020 12:18:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “I see that as a significant concern that we need to work to avoid,” “I hear from physicians and from hospital leadership all the time about how strained the hospitals are” External link

orlandosentinel Friday, December 4, 2020 11:55:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “I see that as a significant concern that we need to work to avoid,” “I hear from physicians and from hospital leadership all the time about how strained the hospitals are” External link

beaumontenterprise Friday, December 4, 2020 11:49:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “I see that as a significant concern that we need to work to avoid,” “I hear from physicians and from hospital leadership all the time about how strained the hospitals are” External link

startribune Friday, December 4, 2020 11:49:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “I see that as a significant concern that we need to work to avoid,” “I hear from physicians and from hospital leadership all the time about how strained the hospitals are” External link

clickondetroit Friday, December 4, 2020 11:46:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “I see that as a significant concern that we need to work to avoid,” “I hear from physicians and from hospital leadership all the time about how strained the hospitals are” External link

seattlepi Friday, December 4, 2020 11:46:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “I see that as a significant concern that we need to work to avoid,” “I hear from physicians and from hospital leadership all the time about how strained the hospitals are” External link

independent-UK Friday, December 4, 2020 11:42:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “I see that as a significant concern that we need to work to avoid,” “I hear from physicians and from hospital leadership all the time about how strained the hospitals are” External link

680news Friday, December 4, 2020 11:41:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “I see that as a significant concern that we need to work to avoid,” “I hear from physicians and from hospital leadership all the time about how strained the hospitals are” External link

ABCnews Friday, December 4, 2020 11:39:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "It is so important to remember that all of us have to be mindful, that we all have a role to play in what is happening in the hospitals right now," "You might not need hospital care right now; you might not have a loved one in the hospital right now. But what is happening in our hospitals has a direct impact on you" External link

fox10tv Friday, December 4, 2020 7:34:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "It is so important to remember that all of us have to be mindful, that we all have a role to play in what is happening in the hospitals right now," External link

wyff4 Friday, December 4, 2020 4:45:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "It is so important to remember that all of us have to be mindful, that we all have a role to play in what is happening in the hospitals right now," External link

wxii12 Friday, December 4, 2020 4:29:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "It is so important to remember that all of us have to be mindful, that we all have a role to play in what is happening in the hospitals right now," External link

kcci Friday, December 4, 2020 4:07:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “We have no plans for further mitigation. We have instituted mitigation in the last two weeks. We’ll be observing the impact of that,” External link

wkbn Tuesday, December 1, 2020 2:25:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine says : “The trend in the 14-day moving average of the number of hospitalized patients per day has increased by more than 3,000 since the end of September,” External link

erietvnews Tuesday, December 1, 2020 12:57:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine explains : “In the last week, we have reported more than 500 new deaths across Pennsylvania from COVID-19,” External link

erietvnews Tuesday, December 1, 2020 12:57:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine says : “We’re very concerned about the hospital capacity which is why we’ve asked the hospitals to collaborate regionally in terms of their bed capacity, in terms of their ICU capacity,” “So we really want them to self-regulate their own hospitals and regionally in terms of these quote-unquote elective procedures so they have the staff and the beds available to take care of these patients,” External link

erietvnews Tuesday, December 1, 2020 12:57:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine says : “Very hopeful about the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines being approved, and then we will stand ready to distribute and administer those, but they’re going to come out slowly,” External link

erietvnews Tuesday, December 1, 2020 12:57:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "This number continues to decrease as we have more people who are testing positive for COVID-19," External link

readingeagle Tuesday, December 1, 2020 12:29:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "We have reached today, a concerning milestone in our battle against COVID-19," "We now have 4,405 people hospitalized due to COVID-19 as of 8 a.m. (Monday) morning. This has clearly surpassed our highest numbers in hospitalizations from the spring" External link

readingeagle Tuesday, December 1, 2020 12:29:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "Pennsylvanians need to answer the call so that we are united to stop the spread of this dangerous and contagious virus," "We need to answer the call and wear a mask. we need to answer the call to wash our hands and to social distance. We need to literally answer the call when a contact tracer reaches out to you. We need to download the COVID Alert PA app to add our phones to the fight against this virus" External link

readingeagle Tuesday, December 1, 2020 12:29:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "There are no plans to make it required for anyone, including school children," External link

patch Monday, November 30, 2020 11:19:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “very concerned about the hospital capacity,” External link

philly Monday, November 30, 2020 9:20:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “There is no doubt that this is an extremely contagious and dangerous virus,” External link

wkbn Wednesday, November 25, 2020 2:56:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “We have seatbelt laws, people keep using seatbelts because they want to protect themselves and their family from having serious accidents,” “Well, in the face of the global pandemic, that means wearing a mask, social distancing, avoiding these types of gatherings” External link

wkbn Wednesday, November 25, 2020 2:56:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “If people are drinking large amounts of alcohol, then they might not practice social distancing and mask wearing as much as they should, because they’re disinhibited in some way,” “So we want to preempt that from happening” External link

wkbn Wednesday, November 25, 2020 2:56:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “The governor and I and the administration certainly feel for those business owners,” “And that is why the governor has been calling upon the legislature to work with him to pass measures to support those businesses that are hurting. So in the new term, we call upon the legislature again to work with the governor to pass economic support for those small business owners. We also call upon the federal government and congress to pass the Cares Act too and the president to sign that because the country and Pennsylvania of course needs more economic support” External link

wkbn Wednesday, November 25, 2020 2:56:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "Transmission of Covid-19 is reaching new heights that we have not yet encountered," External link

cbs46 Tuesday, November 24, 2020 6:12:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "Transmission of Covid-19 is reaching new heights that we have not yet encountered," External link

fox10tv Tuesday, November 24, 2020 5:26:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "Transmission of Covid-19 is reaching new heights that we have not yet encountered," External link

wrcbtv Tuesday, November 24, 2020 3:33:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "As the secretary of health, I have issued a series of advisories and orders intended to help stop the spread during this critical time, to protect our hospitals, our health care workers and the lives of our fellow Pennsylvanians," External link

readingeagle Tuesday, November 24, 2020 12:31:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “As the Secretary of Health, I have issued a series of advisories and orders intended to help stop the spread during this critical time, to protect our hospitals, our health care workers and the lives of our fellow Pennsylvanians,” “Our collective responsibility continues to be to protect our communities, our health care workers and our most vulnerable Pennsylvanians from COVID-19. That has not changed” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, November 23, 2020 11:26:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "The department will determine which healthcare systems receive allocations based upon county case counts," "Then, the federal government will distribute the antibodies to the respective healthcare systems to further help communities struggling with the spread of COVID-19" External link

patch Sunday, November 22, 2020 1:19:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “We anticipate we’re going to be rolling this out through the winter and then into the spring and into the summer,” External link

thehill Friday, November 20, 2020 6:24:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “If we all do our part and we stand united, then we might not need any further mitigation measures taken,” “If people do not follow these measures and our numbers increase as they have been indicated by the [Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation] model, then I can’t predict a future and what may be necessary” External link

wkbn Friday, November 20, 2020 2:32:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “well into 2021, maybe to the end of 2021,” External link

foxnews Friday, November 20, 2020 1:04:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “We anticipate we’re going to be rolling this out through the winter and then into the spring and into the summer,” External link

foxnews Friday, November 20, 2020 1:04:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine explains : “We could have a vaccine within the next month. However, we do not know how quickly the vaccine supply will meet the demand,” External link

erietvnews Friday, November 20, 2020 2:30:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine says : “It’s important to remember that when the vaccines are available, there may be a limited supply, which means that not everyone will be able to get the vaccine right away,” External link

erietvnews Friday, November 20, 2020 2:30:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine says : “We’re going to be rolling this out through the Winter, then the Spring, and into the Summer. It could take a significant amount of time to immunize everyone in Pennsylvania. I anticipate that we’re going to be wearing masks in 2021, well into maybe until the end of 2021. We’re going to need to wash our hands we’re going to need to social distance,” External link

erietvnews Friday, November 20, 2020 2:30:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “We anticipate again that we’re gonna be rolling this out through the winter and then the spring and into the summer. It could take us a significant amount of time to immunize everyone in Pennsylvania. I anticipate that we’re gonna be wearing masks in 2021, well into maybe to the end of 2021,” External link

wkbn Friday, November 20, 2020 1:06:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “We anticipate that the Pfizer vaccine will come out sometime in December (if the federal process remains on track),” “We anticipate the Moderna vaccine perhaps in late December or early January” External link

readingeagle Friday, November 20, 2020 12:56:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "If the approval process remains on track, we could have a vaccine in the next month," External link

patch Thursday, November 19, 2020 11:24:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "We really want people to stay at home, to stay in their household, and not to travel," External link

CBSnews Thursday, November 19, 2020 8:00:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “With freedom comes responsibility … and we all have a responsibility to work toward the common good,” “And right now that means following the guidance to stop the spread of Covid-19 through out the state” External link

washingtonexaminer Thursday, November 19, 2020 12:00:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “COVID-19 is burning throughout our country … every single state in the country, from Maine to Hawaii, is being impacted,” External link

washingtonexaminer Thursday, November 19, 2020 12:00:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “It’s impossible for me to predict the future in terms of what exactly conditions might exist,” External link

washingtonexaminer Thursday, November 19, 2020 12:00:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine told ( about Pennsylvania Department ) : “We have no plans to be enforcing, checking for tests when people come off airplanes or when people drive into Pennsylvania,” External link

nypost Wednesday, November 18, 2020 9:17:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “We must remain united in stopping COVID-19,” “Wear a mask, wash your hands and download the COVID Alert PA app. If you test positive, please answer the call of the case reviewer and provide information that can help protect others. It’s the selfless, right thing to do” External link

nypost Wednesday, November 18, 2020 9:17:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “We have no plans at this time to be checking for tests as people come off airplanes or drive into Pennsylvania,” External link

theepochtimes Wednesday, November 18, 2020 5:10:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “In the end, people will have the consequences of their actions as well as their families and their communities, and if they do not wear masks, if they do not social distance, then those communities are going to see even more spread of COVID-19,” External link

theepochtimes Wednesday, November 18, 2020 5:10:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “What we ask everyone is to stand united to stop the spread in Pennsylvania,” External link

theepochtimes Wednesday, November 18, 2020 5:10:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said ( about Pennsylvania Department ) : "In Pennsylvania we continue to see the number of new COVID-19 numbers rising," "Our percent positivity rate, rising. Our hospitalizations, rising. As well as the number of Pennsylvanians critically ill due to COVID-19 in intensive care, rising" External link

readingeagle Wednesday, November 18, 2020 2:31:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "Wearing a mask is really one of the simplest steps we can all take to slow the spread of COVID-19," "Masks are a simple, yet effective way to limit your exposure to COVID-19 and limit possibly exposing someone else" External link

readingeagle Wednesday, November 18, 2020 2:31:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "This virus has certainly taught us that we are all interconnected, and it is our collective responsibility to protect our communities and our most vulnerable Pennsylvanians from COVID-19," "We must answer the call and collectively do our part" External link

readingeagle Wednesday, November 18, 2020 2:31:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “We won’t want people traveling. We want people to stay home. I understand that’s a tremendous sacrifice,” External link

wkbn Wednesday, November 18, 2020 1:28:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said ( about Pennsylvania Department ) : “If people don’t follow, then I can’t predict the future on what will be necessary. We ask everyone to stand united to stop the spread in Pennsylvania,” External link

wkbn Wednesday, November 18, 2020 1:28:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “I think these targeted measures are… depending on you,” “We all have a responsibility to work toward common good. It will come down to the actions of each and everyone of us” External link

wkbn Wednesday, November 18, 2020 1:28:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said ( about Pennsylvania Department ) : “It is not just in congregate care settings. We are seeing significant community spread. Now is the time that people need to come together and to wear a mask. It is a simple thing to do. We need people to wash their hands and to social distance,” “This is an urgent public health issue in Pennsylvania and throughout the state” External link

wkbn Monday, November 16, 2020 11:45:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “Our medical care is much, much better than it was in the spring,” “This again is the ‘novel’ coronavirus and it had only been in existence for several months when the spring surge hit” External link

philly Saturday, November 14, 2020 12:10:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine explains : “I can’t predict the future of what mitigation orders might be necessary at some future date. What we want to do is double down on the mitigation orders we do have in place to prevent the spread,” External link

erietvnews Friday, November 13, 2020 1:14:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine says : “We want to be very strategic in terms of what we do. We’ll be looking at that and at the right time if necessary, we will implement,” External link

erietvnews Friday, November 13, 2020 1:14:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine says : “We are better prepared than we were in the Spring in a number of different ways. First- our medical care is much, much better than it was in the Spring,” “We also have therapeutics now that we did not have before. We have Remdesivir. We have Dexamethasone, a steroid used to decrease inflammation. We have the new release of monoclonal antibodies and we are working to distribute those this week,” External link

erietvnews Friday, November 13, 2020 1:14:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine explains : “There is absolutely no evidence that the virus is less severe or virulent than it was before. There is no evidence of that. There is evidence, as I’ve been mentioning, that we have much better medical care,” External link

erietvnews Friday, November 13, 2020 1:14:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “I cannot stress enough how absolutely critical this information is and how important it is for people to answer the call, to participate fully in the case investigation and the contact tracing process,” External link

wkbn Tuesday, November 10, 2020 3:16:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "This is a sober outlook on our reality," "This is a call to action for everyone in Pennsylvania ... COVID-19 is right here, and we're at a critical point" External link

patch Tuesday, November 10, 2020 12:03:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "When people get the vaccine, they will still need to wear masks," "They're still going to need to wash their hands and use hand sanitizer. They still need to social distance and avoid large gatherings" External link

readingeagle Friday, November 6, 2020 7:00:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “It really is not going to change the policies and procedures that we have or really that they would have until we get enough of the people in the commonwealth vaccinated that there are significant decreases in the amount of community spread,” External link

wkbn Thursday, November 5, 2020 11:49:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "We are calling on Pennsylvanians do their part and answer the call — answer the call when a case investigator or contact tracer is calling you, answer the call to download the app, answer the call to do your part to mitigate the spread of COVID-19," External link

readingeagle Tuesday, November 3, 2020 10:20:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “The story that was on social media is completely false,” External link

citynews-ca Tuesday, November 3, 2020 8:53:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “The story that was on social media is completely false,” External link

whig Tuesday, November 3, 2020 7:07:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “The story that was on social media is completely false,” External link

680news Tuesday, November 3, 2020 6:37:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “The story that was on social media is completely false,” External link

wacotrib Tuesday, November 3, 2020 3:32:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “The story that was on social media is completely false,” External link

dailyjournal Tuesday, November 3, 2020 3:02:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “The story that was on social media is completely false,” External link

siouxcityjournal Tuesday, November 3, 2020 2:39:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "The story that was on social media is completely false," External link

startribune Tuesday, November 3, 2020 1:46:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “The story that was on social media is completely false,” External link

therepublic Tuesday, November 3, 2020 1:32:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “A case investigation is completely confidential. It is completely anonymous but you might save a life by being honest about who you were in contact with and the places that you had visited. Answer the call if a contact tracer reaches out to you,” External link

wkbn Tuesday, November 3, 2020 12:10:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “This is following the same pattern that they are seeing in the rest of the country. Virtually every state in the country is seeing significant increases in terms of the number of new cases of COVID-19 as well as positivity,” External link

wkbn Tuesday, November 3, 2020 12:10:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "We are asking people to stay within their households and to contact their friends and their families in a more virtual way," External link

erietvnews Friday, October 30, 2020 4:57:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “I cannot stress how critical this information is and how important it is for people to participate fully in the case investigation process and the contact tracing process,” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, October 27, 2020 12:48:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “Despite the reporting you’ve seen we can control COVID-19. We need to use all the public health strategies in our toolbox — starting with containment, and moving to targeted mitigation, and therapeutics and vaccines,” “We are committed to taking all steps to protect public health. What this pandemic has certainly shown is that we are all interconnected and need to work collectively and stand united” External link

readingeagle Tuesday, October 27, 2020 1:25:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “We’re in a much better place than we were in the spring,” External link

philly Thursday, October 22, 2020 11:01:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “relatively small gatherings of families and friends,” External link

voanews Wednesday, October 21, 2020 6:34:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine says : “I can’t stress enough how critical it is for them to give us that information and participate fully in the case investigation process,” External link

erietvnews Monday, October 19, 2020 11:47:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine says : “Each of us has a collective responsibility to protect our communities from COVID-19 and we must be united in this fight to stop the spread of this dangerous virus. We need to mask up, wash up, and maintain social distancing,” External link

erietvnews Monday, October 19, 2020 11:47:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “Each of us has a collective responsibility to protect our community against COVID-19. We need to wash up, mask up, and please download the COVID-19 app,” External link

readingeagle Monday, October 19, 2020 11:20:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said ( about Tom Wolf ) : “Our data, including case counts, hospitalizations and percent positivity reflect the fall resurgence occurring,” “The department and the Wolf Administration are working continuously to ensure we are prepared for this resurgence and to protect Pennsylvanians. We all must unite to protect ourselves and loved ones from COVID-19 by washing our hands, wearing a mask, social distancing, avoiding large gatherings and downloading the COVID Alert PA app” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, October 19, 2020 8:57:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "We believe that we are at the start of the fall resurgence," External link

patch Friday, October 16, 2020 6:11:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "It's hard to predict what future will bring," External link

patch Friday, October 16, 2020 6:11:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "We have no plans to have any further business restrictions or stay at home orders at this time," External link

patch Friday, October 16, 2020 6:11:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine says : “We have no plans to have any further business restrictions or stay-at-home orders at this time. It’s impossible for me to predict the future, but again we are in a much better place than we were in the spring,” External link

erietvnews Thursday, October 15, 2020 12:59:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “We have seen more than 1,000 cases a day for the past nine days, which shows that we are at the start of a fall resurgence of COVID-19,” “While we are working to expand testing, prepare for a vaccine and prevent outbreaks, Pennsylvanians have an important role to play. We must be united by wearing a mask, washing our hands, social distancing and avoiding large gatherings, downloading the COVID Alert PA mobile app and getting a flu vaccine” External link

wkbn Wednesday, October 14, 2020 10:20:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “With the increase in testing and cases, the department is continuing efforts to conduct case investigations and contact tracing,” “However, for these efforts to be successful, it is important for Pennsylvanians to participate in the process. If you are contacted by a case investigator or contact tracer, it is essential that you answer the phone and participate in the interview” External link

wkbn Wednesday, October 14, 2020 10:20:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "These testing sites will be open to anyone who feels they need a test," External link

readingeagle Tuesday, October 13, 2020 8:37:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “Since the beginning of September, we have seen an increase of 1,469 cases in Berks County, which gives us significant cause for concern,” “These testing sites will be open to anyone who feels they need a test. It is important that even people with no symptoms who test positive isolate and quarantine to stop the spread of COVID-19” External link

readingeagle Tuesday, October 13, 2020 1:33:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “Since the beginning of September, we have seen an increase of 1,469 cases in Berks County, which gives us significant cause for concern,” “These testing sites will be open to anyone who feels they need a test. It is important that even people with no symptoms who test positive isolate and quarantine to stop the spread of COVID-19” External link

readingeagle Monday, October 12, 2020 4:40:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “we can and will dial back these new limits” External link

washtimes Monday, October 12, 2020 4:26:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "These testing sites will be open to anyone who feels they need a test," External link

readingeagle Friday, October 9, 2020 11:25:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "These testing sites will be open to anyone who feels they need a test," External link

readingeagle Friday, October 9, 2020 7:12:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “We will closely monitor cases and outbreaks and if our case investigation and contact tracing efforts determine that events or gatherings are the source of an outbreak, we can and will dial back these new limits,” “Public health and safety are our first concern and will always remain as such” External link

wkbn Tuesday, October 6, 2020 9:58:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "If our case investigation and contact tracing efforts determine that events or gatherings are the source of an outbreak, we can and will dial back these new limits," "Public health and safety are our first concern and will always remain as such" External link

patch Tuesday, October 6, 2020 8:03:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “We will closely monitor cases and outbreaks and if our case investigation and contact tracing efforts determine that events or gatherings are the source of an outbreak, we can and will dial back these new limits,” “Public health and safety are our first concern and will always remain as such” External link

readingeagle Tuesday, October 6, 2020 7:33:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “We will closely monitor cases and outbreaks and if our case investigation and contact tracing efforts determine that events or gatherings are the source of an outbreak, we can and will dial back these new limits,” “Public health and safety are our first concern and will always remain as such” External link

wkbn Tuesday, October 6, 2020 7:06:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "The vaccine process is quick, easy and helps protect not only yourself, but anyone you may come into contact with this flu season," External link

readingeagle Tuesday, October 6, 2020 1:16:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “I was just continuing to offer instructions to the children. I had no idea I was frozen and suddenly we were then kicked out,” External link

wwlp Friday, October 2, 2020 5:45:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine says : “People who may be considered quote-unquote recovered in that they had the virus several weeks ago, but they are still dealing with these lingering effects on their body,” External link

erietvnews Wednesday, September 30, 2020 11:43:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine explains : “35%, or over one-third of individuals who had had the virus and participated in a telephone survey, have not returned to their usual state of health,” External link

erietvnews Wednesday, September 30, 2020 11:43:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine says : “This data in the report gives a glimpse into how significant the illness is for those who were younger and previously healthy,” External link

erietvnews Wednesday, September 30, 2020 11:43:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine explains : “Long-term impacts from COVID-19 are more likely to affect women than men. A study from France found an average age of COVID-19 long-haulers of 40 years of age, and many of those long-haulers are healthcare workers who maybe had a significant exposure to the virus,” External link

erietvnews Wednesday, September 30, 2020 11:43:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “We have a perspective from each state that is valuable and should be considered as decisions are made,” “We all need to work together” External link

al Monday, September 28, 2020 3:02:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “Wearing a mask, practicing social distancing, and following the requirements set forth in the orders for bars and restaurants, gatherings, and telework will help keep our case counts low,” External link

washingtonexaminer Wednesday, September 23, 2020 7:51:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “Even though we are making progress in battling sepsis, there is still a lot of work to be done,” “We are continuously working to find ways to increase awareness and treatment of this disease, which is why it is essential that all hospitals have evidence-based protocols in place. We are committed to protecting the health and well-being of all residents by continuing to create a greater public understanding about this disease, while encouraging individuals to advocate for and self-educate about key preventive strategies to combat sepsis” External link

wkbn Wednesday, September 23, 2020 7:38:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine added : “It’s not okay. There are consequences to people’s actions,” External link

theepochtimes Wednesday, September 23, 2020 1:27:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “We all play a part in stopping the spread of COVID-19, which is why I am encouraging every Pennsylvanian to add their phone to the fight and download COVID Alert PA today,” “By utilizing this technology, we can quickly notify more people who have been exposed to COVID-19. This innovative solution will enhance our COVID-19 response and give residents another tool to stay calm, stay alert and stay safe all in the palm of their hands” External link

wkbn Tuesday, September 22, 2020 11:29:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "In these unprecedented times, the federal government must uphold a key principle of medical practice to 'do no harm.' " External link

patch Tuesday, September 22, 2020 6:34:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “Since the beginning of September, we have seen an increase of 1,109 cases in Centre County and 173 cases in Columbia County, which gives us significant cause for concern,” External link

readingeagle Friday, September 18, 2020 9:06:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "These existing – and still valid – orders were put in place in the absence of any federal leadership at a time when life-saving decisions needed to be made," "Saving lives has been the cornerstone of all of our decisions, including the orders referenced in the case that have since expired" External link

npr Wednesday, September 16, 2020 3:12:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "We are all interconnected. We are all interdependent," External link

Koat Tuesday, September 15, 2020 7:23:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "We are all interconnected. We are all interdependent," External link

wlwt Tuesday, September 15, 2020 7:05:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "We are all interconnected. We are all interdependent," External link

wyff4 Tuesday, September 15, 2020 7:04:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "We are all interconnected. We are all interdependent," External link

kcci Tuesday, September 15, 2020 6:57:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "We are all interconnected. We are all interdependent," External link

wmur Tuesday, September 15, 2020 6:34:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “One of the biggest lessons that we have learned from this pandemic is that we are all interconnected and interdependent on each other really in every way,” External link

philly Tuesday, September 15, 2020 6:57:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “the governor strongly feels, and I strongly recommend, that we do not put people at risk [by] putting them together in congregate settings,” External link

philly Saturday, September 12, 2020 1:43:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine added : "What the pandemic has taught us is how interconnected we are," "It has been seen over and over that wearing a mask whether indoor or outdoor can limit the spread of COVID-19," External link

readingeagle Friday, September 11, 2020 9:20:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “That’s going to be a challenge, and what we’re concerned about is the sensitivity and the specificity of those tests, meaning the false negative rate and the false positive rate,” External link

philly Friday, September 11, 2020 1:16:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “Now we’re at the point where we feel that we can raise that occupancy limit but do it in a very safe way,” External link

philly Wednesday, September 9, 2020 12:48:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “I used that as another opportunity for advocacy within the medical center,” “The goal is to ultimately create an environment for differences, including diversity from a LBGTQ perspective” External link

nbcnews Wednesday, September 9, 2020 12:09:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “I have received numerous positive messages — both emails and cards that people have sent — both from the general public about my work to try to protect the public health in the face of COVID-19, but also from the LGBTQ population,” “I find that very gratifying. It’s just wonderful the positive responses that I have received” External link

nbcnews Wednesday, September 9, 2020 12:09:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “I try to the best of my ability to empower people to make the right choices. I talk about it endlessly for people to wear a mask when they're indoors or outdoors, to social distance, to wash their hands,” “It’s critical to give people hope. We will get through this. We will. It's going to take time” External link

nbcnews Wednesday, September 9, 2020 12:09:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “The safety and efficacy of vaccines is paramount to protecting the health of the American public and to building confidence in our state and territorial immunization programs,” External link

thehill Monday, September 7, 2020 10:07:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “State health officials strongly encourage the FDA to complete phase 3 trials or some other very rigorous evaluation prior to approving a vaccine,” External link

sentinelsource Saturday, September 5, 2020 2:00:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “We were involved in none of that,” “It’s still not even clear exactly when they’re coming and how many we’re going to get” External link

sentinelsource Saturday, September 5, 2020 2:00:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "It's easiest to do and least expensive," External link

readingeagle Thursday, September 3, 2020 11:41:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “It’s asymptomatic staff that bring it into the facility, through no fault of their own,” External link

wkbn Wednesday, September 2, 2020 4:27:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "This partnership will help ensure Pennsylvanians, no matter where they live or what language they speak, will have access to COVID-19 testing," "It also furthers the Wolf administration's commitment to creating pathways to health equity for anyone living in the commonwealth" External link

erietvnews Thursday, August 27, 2020 6:52:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine says : “Access to testing and education is essential to stopping the spread of COVID-19, especially in underserved communities. CATE can help us do that,” External link

erietvnews Thursday, August 27, 2020 6:52:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine explains : “As I have said before with this novel Coronavirus COVID-19, no one is immune. Bringing testing to communities that otherwise would not receive it is a way that we continue the fight against this dangerous virus,” External link

erietvnews Thursday, August 27, 2020 6:52:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "We know that across the country minority and underserved communities have been hit the hardest by COVID-19 because of problems that existed long before the pandemic came to our shores," External link

readingeagle Wednesday, August 26, 2020 1:15:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "With this novel coronavirus COVID-19, no one is immune," "Bringing testing to communities that otherwise would not receive it is a way that we continue the fight against this dangerous virus" External link

readingeagle Wednesday, August 26, 2020 1:15:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "Getting a test is a very important way to stop the spread of this virus," "You are also stopping the spread when you wear a mask. You are stopping the spread when you avoid large public gatherings. You are stopping the spread when you use sanitizer and wash your hands frequently" External link

readingeagle Wednesday, August 26, 2020 1:15:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "We’ll see if that is available by the end of this year," External link

usaToday Tuesday, August 25, 2020 1:22:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “It’s better to be in school,” External link

philly Thursday, August 20, 2020 3:27:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “The superintendents and the school boards are free to make their own decisions, but they specifically asked for this guidance and we provided,” “These are recommendations, these are not mandates. There is local control” External link

philly Thursday, August 20, 2020 3:27:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "When that's available, and it's available in bulk, that would be a game-changer," External link

readingeagle Thursday, August 20, 2020 2:12:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “We’ve had enough questions that we wanted to clarify that we mean that when the young people are wearing masks, that they are wearing masks. That [when] they’re in their classroom, even though they’re 6 feet apart, they should be wearing their masks,” “We wanted to make sure that our advice was crystal clear, so we put out the guidance” External link

theepochtimes Wednesday, August 19, 2020 11:49:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "The best time to get the flu vaccine is any time," External link

medicalxpress Wednesday, August 19, 2020 10:26:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine conceded : "It's going to be a challenge," External link

medicalxpress Wednesday, August 19, 2020 10:26:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "You can't just say that someone has influenza-like symptoms," External link

medicalxpress Wednesday, August 19, 2020 10:26:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "We have had questions about it and we've had enough questions that we wanted to clarify," External link

erietvnews Wednesday, August 19, 2020 2:00:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said ( about The Wolf ) : "The recommendation from the Governor and myself is that all school sports be postponed until January 1, and that would include school sports but also recreational and club sports," "So I think the Governor has been very clear about this recommendation, and we have been consistent in terms of how we're describing it and that continues to be our recommendation" External link

erietvnews Wednesday, August 19, 2020 2:00:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine explains : “The app will be able to use exposure notification technology developed by Apple and Google to use Bluetooth to measure time and distance, such as any time someone is in close proximity to another person. Close proximity is defined as being within six feet for 15 minutes or more,” External link

erietvnews Wednesday, August 19, 2020 2:00:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine says : “It does not really track your travels but instead uses the same technology that our phones use to communicate with one another,” “It’s not going to store their specific location, I know that people are concerned about that, that the Government is somehow tracking their location. It does not do that,” External link

erietvnews Wednesday, August 19, 2020 2:00:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine says : “The more people who have the app the more effective it will be in terms of this notification process. So we really call upon everybody to stop the spread, as I’ve been saying, by downloading the app when it is available in September,” External link

erietvnews Wednesday, August 19, 2020 2:00:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “We have had questions about it and we’ve had enough questions that we wanted to clarify,” External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, August 19, 2020 6:17:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "The more people who have the app, the more effective it will be," External link

readingeagle Tuesday, August 18, 2020 9:14:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "They have expanded their capacity but it's not infinite," External link

readingeagle Tuesday, August 18, 2020 9:14:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "We are in competition for results with the rest of the country," External link

readingeagle Tuesday, August 18, 2020 9:14:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "The more people who have the app, the more effective it will be," "The app will let you know if you've come in contact with someone who later tested positive" External link

readingeagle Tuesday, August 18, 2020 8:18:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "They have expanded their capacity but it's not infinite," External link

readingeagle Tuesday, August 18, 2020 8:18:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "We are in competition for results with the rest of the country," External link

readingeagle Tuesday, August 18, 2020 8:18:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “Because things have gotten so political and partisan, state health officials have become controversial,” External link

thehill Monday, August 17, 2020 10:12:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “The best time to get the flu vaccine is any time,” External link

philly Monday, August 17, 2020 4:40:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : ”What we’re concerned about is the sensitivity and the specificity of those tests, meaning the false negative rate and the false positive rate,” External link

philly Monday, August 17, 2020 3:47:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "Contact tracing is vital in the state’s efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19 and we want Pennsylvanians to be confident that if they receive a call from a contact-tracer that the call is legitimate," External link

readingeagle Wednesday, August 12, 2020 11:47:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "That's going to be a challenge, and what we're concerned about is the sensitivity and the specificity of those tests, meaning the false negative rate and the false positive rate," External link

medicalxpress Wednesday, August 12, 2020 8:34:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine says : “We are now testing approximately 4% of the population each month. But we need to more, and OraSure’s innovation will help us with the resources to do just that,” External link

erietvnews Tuesday, August 11, 2020 11:16:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “Our children are watching — they are watching what we do and they are watching how we act,” “And to all LGBTQ young people: It is OK to be you, and it is OK to stand up for your rights and your freedoms” External link

nbcnews Tuesday, August 11, 2020 10:34:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “The mitigation efforts in place now are essential as the new school year approaches and we work to ensure our children can get back to learning,” External link

readingeagle Tuesday, August 11, 2020 10:03:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “The mitigation efforts in place now are essential as the new school year approaches and we work to ensure our children can get back to learning,” External link

readingeagle Tuesday, August 11, 2020 8:30:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "There are sometimes no good choices," "We have to choose the least-bad choice" External link

readingeagle Monday, August 10, 2020 10:00:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “That’s going to be a challenge, and what we’re concerned about is the sensitivity and the specificity of those tests, meaning the false negative rate and the false positive rate,” External link

philly Saturday, August 8, 2020 1:07:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “We are working on compliance and on enforcement, but in the end it is up to a sense of personal responsibility for themselves, but also for their families and their communities,” External link

thehill Thursday, August 6, 2020 1:42:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “Wearing a mask is so important to protecting each other. I implore all Pennsylvanians to do right thing,” “When you wear a mask you are not only telling that person you pass on the street that you care about their safety, you are telling police and other first responders that you care about their safety, too” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, August 3, 2020 10:03:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "Across Pennsylvania, we have dedicated public health professionals who truly are the backbone of contact tracing, and this expansion of the contact tracing team will only support, strengthen and expand their efforts," External link

readingeagle Friday, July 31, 2020 10:22:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine says : “We look at the number of new cases in a county or an area, we look at the cases per capita, that’s the incidence rate. We look at percent positivity,” External link

erietvnews Friday, July 31, 2020 2:32:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine says : “My concern with having one specific data point is that it doesn’t take into consideration different things that might be involved in a county,” “I’m not going to have a number that if the percent positivity is greater than that there’s no school and if it’s less than that then there is school,” External link

erietvnews Friday, July 31, 2020 2:32:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine explains : “We do deep dives into these counties and look and see is this a specific outbreak. Maybe on a farm, maybe in a prison, maybe in a nursing home. Is that going to influence the kids,” External link

erietvnews Friday, July 31, 2020 2:32:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “We’re going to be looking at all of those different pieces of data, not only in terms of return to school, but also in terms of sports,” “All of that is being considered. We want to make sure that we have the best data before those decisions are made” External link

readingeagle Thursday, July 30, 2020 3:29:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “While these individuals may think they are only expressing their displeasure with me, they are in fact hurting the thousands of LGBTQ Pennsylvanians who suffer directly from these current demonstrations of harassment,” External link

nbcnews Wednesday, July 29, 2020 10:06:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “But an apology is the beginning, not the end, of a conversation,” “I call on you and all Pennsylvanians to work toward a spirit of not just tolerance but a spirit of acceptance and welcoming towards LGBTQ individuals” External link

nbcnews Wednesday, July 29, 2020 10:06:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “Our children are watching — they are watching what we do and they are watching how we act,” “And to all LGBTQ young people: It is OK to be you, and it is OK to stand up for your rights and your freedoms” External link

nbcnews Wednesday, July 29, 2020 10:06:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "Your actions perpetuate the spirit of intolerance and discrimination against LGBTQ individuals, and specifically transgender individuals," External link

CBSnews Wednesday, July 29, 2020 3:29:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "To perpetuators and the perpetrators of these actions, if your apologies are sincere, then I accept them. But an apology is the beginning, not the end, of the conversation," External link

CBSnews Wednesday, July 29, 2020 3:29:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "As for me, I have no room in my heart for hatred, and frankly I do not have time for intolerance," External link

CBSnews Wednesday, July 29, 2020 3:29:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “We have not made progress unless we have all made progress. It is in this space that these acts of intolerance live,” External link

wkbn Wednesday, July 29, 2020 2:24:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine told : “I want to emphasize that, while these individuals may think that they are only expressing their displeasure with me, they are in fact hurting thousands of LGBTQ Pennsylvanians who suffered directly from these current demonstrations of harassment,” External link

WashingtonPost Wednesday, July 29, 2020 12:32:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "Your actions perpetuate the spirit of intolerance and discrimination against LGBTQ individuals, and specifically transgender individuals," External link

erietvnews Wednesday, July 29, 2020 1:52:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "To perpetuators and the perpetrators of these actions, if your apologies are sincere, then I accept them. But an apology is the beginning, not the end, of the conversation," External link

erietvnews Wednesday, July 29, 2020 1:52:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "As for me, I have no room in my heart for hatred, and frankly I do not have time for intolerance," External link

erietvnews Wednesday, July 29, 2020 1:52:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "When an individual tests positive for COVID-19, the result is reported to the Department of Health and our case investigation begins," "We work to begin the investigation within 24 hours of receiving the reported positive case" External link

patch Friday, July 24, 2020 10:28:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “To add travelers to this region for any reason, including for professional sports events, risks residents, visitors and members of both teams,” External link

nytimes Friday, July 24, 2020 10:19:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “It’s critical to drive down the case counts now in terms of the rise of new cases in order to prepare for schools to reopen,” External link

news-yahoo Friday, July 24, 2020 8:06:00 AM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "The choices we make today will impact the spread of the virus and the impact on the opening of schools in six or seven weeks," External link

readingeagle Thursday, July 23, 2020 10:57:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "We will continue to shift resources to meet the needs of our residents," "The increases are trending to younger populations, particularly in bars, restaurant and nightclubs" External link

readingeagle Thursday, July 23, 2020 10:57:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "We are going to stay positive and optimistic that there will be in-person school when school opens in August and we'll be working towards that," External link

patch Thursday, July 23, 2020 10:02:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "That's why the mitigation efforts we have talked about are so important. It's critical to drive down the case counts now, in terms of the rise of new cases, in order to prepare for schools to reopen. If we don't do that now, that would put that in jeopardy," External link

patch Thursday, July 23, 2020 10:02:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "It's critical to drive down the case counts now in terms of the rise of new cases in order to prepare for schools to reopen," External link

erietvnews Thursday, July 23, 2020 9:19:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "The choices we make today will impact the spread of the virus and the impact on the opening of schools in six or seven weeks," External link

readingeagle Thursday, July 23, 2020 8:43:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "We will continue to shift resources to meet the needs of our residents," "The increases are trending to younger populations, particularly in bars, restaurant and nightclubs" External link

readingeagle Thursday, July 23, 2020 8:43:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "To add travelers to this region for any reason, including for professional sports events, risks residents, visitors and members of both teams," External link

buffalonews Wednesday, July 22, 2020 11:16:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "Across Pennsylvania, we have dedicated public health professionals who truly are the backbone of contact tracing, working alongside our regional partnerships, staff and volunteers," External link

readingeagle Wednesday, July 22, 2020 9:11:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “My only reaction is that I’m going to stay, no matter what happens, laser focused, on protecting the health of the people of Pennsylvania,” “Our vision of the Pennsylvania Department of Health is a healthy Pennsylvania for all. And I’m going to do absolutely everything I can to achieve that, whether people agree with me or if they don’t agree with me. Their health is still important to me” External link

wwlp Wednesday, July 22, 2020 2:55:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “At the start of the pandemic, we saw a higher number of cases in people ages 19-49, before it spread to those over age 65,” External link

readingeagle Tuesday, July 14, 2020 8:31:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : “Our experience from the beginning of the pandemic shows that first cases rose in younger people, some of whom became very sick, required hospitalization and went on to recover,” “Then COVID-19 spread quickly throughout the community, impacting congregate settings like nursing homes where most of our serious illnesses and deaths have occurred” External link

readingeagle Tuesday, July 14, 2020 8:31:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine said : "Clearly we are seeing cases across the United States skyrocket," External link

patch Tuesday, July 14, 2020 4:48:00 PM EAT

Rachel Lavine told ( about The Wolf ) : "The hospital systems in Pennsylvania are not challenged," External link

erietvnews Tuesday, July 14, 2020 12:51:00 AM EAT



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