16 Oct

Wolf Administration Provides Guidance to Commonwealth Employees on Travel and Large Gatherings

first_imgFor up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Pennsylvania, visit the PA Department of Health’s dedicated coronavirus webpage that is updated daily. Wolf Administration Provides Guidance to Commonwealth Employees on Travel and Large Gatherings SHARE Email Facebook Twitter March 11, 2020 Memo,  Press Release,  Public Health In consultation with the Department of Health, Governor Tom Wolf today provided direction on travel and large gatherings for commonwealth agencies and employees under the governor’s jurisdiction in response to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Pennsylvania.“We are taking this action in the best interest of all commonwealth employees as we continue to respond swiftly and appropriately to the outbreak of COVID-19,” said Gov. Wolf. “Many state employees are working on the front lines with federal and local partners to coordinate efforts. I thank you for your commitment.”The new directives for commonwealth employees take effect immediately and are consistent with the governor’s emergency disaster declaration and based on the Pennsylvania Department of Health and CDC’s recommendations.Travel:No international travel for official commonwealth business.No out-of-state travel for official commonwealth business unless determined to be mission critical by agency heads.Large meetings, conferences, trainings, and community events:Postpone hosting or participating in large meetings, conferences, trainings, or community events unless approved by the Governor’s Office.If a large gathering must be held in person, approval by the Governor’s Office is required.Consider virtual large gatherings as an alternative.The governor also provided employee guidance for those missing work due to COVID-19.Temporary/Emergency Telework:Employees who are in COVID-19 quarantine, but otherwise healthy and able to work, may be authorized for telework by their supervisors in cooperation with human resources.Remote work arrangements under this policy are temporary and specific to COVID-19 self-quarantine.Expansion of Leave and Paid Status for Impacted Employees:If a quarantined employee is unable to telework, the employee can seek approval to stay home from work with no loss in pay for up to 10 workdays (during the 14-day quarantine period).This release from work with pay would be a very rare outcome, and we will explore all options short of this step so we can provide vital services to the commonwealth citizens.The commonwealth will continue to evaluate the need to modify policies as the situation continues to develop. In the interim, all existing policies are currently in force.Governor Tom Wolf signed an emergency disaster declaration on March 6 that directs all commonwealth departments and agencies to use all available resources and personnel as is deemed necessary to respond to the emergency situation.About COVID-19Symptoms of COVID-19 can include fever, cough and shortness of breath. The symptoms may appear in as few as two days or as long as 14 days after exposure. Reported illnesses have ranged from people with little to no symptoms to people being severely ill and dying. Individuals most at risk for severe symptoms include elderly and those with pre-existing conditions.Pennsylvanians are reminded to:Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.Cover any coughs or sneezes with your elbow, not your hands.Clean surfaces frequently, such as countertops, light switches, cell phones and other frequently touched areas.Contain if you are sick, you should stay home until you are feeling better.last_img read more

17 Sep

Boys golf Lakers build four-match win streak

first_imgThat win Aug. 26 over Skaneateles began a hot stretch for the Cazenovia boys golf team, which carried that momentum over to the first week of school.Making it two wins in a row Aug. 30 at Beaver Meadows, where the Lakers rolled to a 230-326 decision over the Phoenix Firebirds as Alex Moesch once again led the way, shooting a nine-hole total of 41.Will Fitzgerald, recording a 44, was next on the Cazenovia slate, with Jack Byrnes adding a 47. Cody Dickinson and Ben Orbach each shot 49 and Chris Kelly finished with a 57. After some rough opening matches, the Chittenango boys golf team broke through with its first match victory of 2019 on Aug. 29, when it went to Beaver Meadows and defeated Phoenix 265-311.Tyrus Kelley’s 42 for nine holes was two shots better than the Firebirds’ Dom Neiss. And the supporting cast helped as Seth Boutler had a 53, just ahead of Brendan Fraser (54) and Tanner Smith (55), with Maddox Garvey adding a 61.A day later, the Bears lost to Mexico 215-254. Playing at Emerald Crest, Kelly managed a 44, while Fraser improved to a 48, but no other Chittenango golfer broke 50.Chittenango’s September slate commenced last Tuesday with a 220-251 defeat to Westhill. At Camillus Hills, Kelly had a 44, with Smith getting a 50 ahead of  Fraser (51), Smith and Boutler (53 each). Anthony Maglisco (40) and Aidan Ryan (41) led Westhill.In a Thursday rematch with Phoenix at Rogues Roost, Chittenango won again, 239-282, over the Firebirds, Kelly’s 38 boosted by a 41 from Evan Smith. Fraser and Tanner Smith each shot 48 as Boulter posted a 51 and Garvey shot 56.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Tags: CazenoviaChittenangoGolfcenter_img Back in action last Wednesday afternoon, Cazenovia went to Orchard Valley and pulled away to beat LaFayette 218-260. Moesch, with a 40, led a more consistent effort, Fitzgerald earning a 44 as Dickinson and Orbach again tied, this time with 45, with Byrnes shooting 49.The win streak continued Friday at Cazenovia Country Club, with the host Lakers pulling away from Tully 217-257 as it produced five of the best six individual totals.Moesch again had individual honors with a 40, beating out Fitzgerald, who had a 42. Dickinson’s 44 tied the Black Knights’ Ryan Shute for third place, and Byrnes chimed in with a 45 as Orbach added a 46.last_img read more

16 Sep

Tipp minor manager says they’re ready for Galway

first_imgTipperary minor hurling boss Liam Cahill is pledging that his team will be ‘as right as can be’ for Sunday’s All-Ireland semi-final.Like their senior counterparts, the Premier’s underage side are facing Galway at Croke Park.The counties’ last met in the 2015 All-Ireland final, which the Tribesmen won. Cahill says the players will be ready for battle against the Connacht outfit in a few days’ time.Throw in is at 1.30 and Tipp FM’s full live coverage is in association with Jamie Lawlor crash repairs, Ard Gaoithe business park, Clonmel.last_img read more