The CVS pharmacy at 2501 Warren Road, White Township, is on a list of CVS outlets now offering drive-up testing for the COVID-19 coronavirus.
According to the CVS website, limited appointments are available to patients who qualify. Patients must be legal residents of Pennsylvania and must be 18 or older.
CVS said patients being tested are required to stay in their vehicles and surfaces are sanitized after each visit.
More information is available at www.cvs.com or by calling the store at (724) 349-5620.
The United Way of Indiana County, in partnership with the Indiana Area School District, will be hosting a “Summer Catch-Up Camp” from June 15 to July 24.
The camp will provide additional instruction and support for students in kindergarten through third grade to compensate for the time lost during the school shutdown, designed to help put them back on a path to success.
Teachers will provide consistent, fun and engaging activities aimed at improving the specific needs of each student. The design will include a live daily virtual connection between the instructor and the student through Google Suite for Education, and materials to assist parents and students with the reinforcement activities to work through if they choose. This brief (approximately one to two hours) time spent daily, working with teachers on critical developmental skills will provide significant growth toward the grade-level standards, and will ensure a strong foundation of skills on which the student can build as they learn and grow.
“The United Way has been engaging in discussions to shift funding to address key focus areas based on needs in the community,” Jane Lockard-Clawson, executive director of the United Way, said in a news release. “We have chosen childhood success and are beginning to lay the foundation for school readiness and early grade proficiency which in turn is predictive of achieving graduation and preparation for financial stability.”
“We are excited by this opportunity the United Way has provided. We are really concerned about the impact this shutdown will have on the development of our children, and this is a giant step toward ensuring their academic foundation is solid and that they are ready for the challenges coming their way,” Robert Heinrich, director of education at Indiana Area School District, said in the release.
For more information, visit www.iasd.cc.
UP IN THE AIR
Plans for this year’s Indiana County Fair remain unsettled. In a Facebook post Friday, fair organizers said that even if the annual weeklong fair is held, it may be different than what guests are used to, with CDC guidelines in place. Dozens of people have weighed in on the post, the majority in support of holding the event. The fair is always held the week before Labor Day. This year, that would be Aug. 30 through Sept. 5.