HARRISBURG, Pa (WBNG) — The Pennsylvania Department of Health discussed the work of the Regional Response Health Collaborative (RRHC) to strengthen the support for long-term care facilities Monday. DOH Secretary Doctor Rachel Levine says the RRHC staff has helped with the state’s efforts to stop the spread of the virus in the more vulnerable populations. Funding for the RRHC is expected to end Dec.1. The Department of Health is hoping the efforts made so far from the program will convince the state to continue funding. The RRHC was created over the summer to provide assistance to long term care facilities. It provides operational, educational and clinical support to long term care facilities, including on site COVID-19 testing. The RRHC is deployed in six regions across the state to help yield any possible outbreaks at long term care facilities. “The RRHC provide a local point of response that has helped with everything with ensuring staff are using PPE correctly, to providing staffing itself and decompressing a facility if necessary,” Levine said.
Boynton Beach Police Chief Michael Gregory says a police officer-involved in a deadly shooting is credited with preventing a catastrophe in Palm Beach County.The unidentified officer shot and killed a man outside a Publix on North Congress Ave just minutes after the man allegedly robbed a Dollar Tree at gunpoint. Chief Gregory is thankful his officers responded swiftly and dropped the shooter before he could enter another store.https://www.850wftl.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/to-stop-that-threat.mp3Gregory says the man was reaching for his gun and appeared to be about to enter the store when he ignored orders to drop the weapon. We are so thankful our brothers and sisters with the Boynton Beach Police Department @BBPD and the innocent civilians in the area are okay!! The armed suspect is now deceased. pic.twitter.com/8stYviSa2W— Team South Florida (@TmSouthFlorida) July 29, 2019
It’s AshGold versus Berekum Chelsea at the Golden City Park on Friday.In short, for the Miners, the league title in sight.Since week one, Bashir Hayford’s side have displayed free flowing attacking football, commitment and – crucially, a desire bent on winning this year’s league. The setting to bring this triumph closer could not have been at any better place than Berekum.But make no mistake, they face a formidable side who are unbeaten in their 13 home games this season. The Berekum side have enjoyed a fairytale season and no one will bet against them adding another to the script before the season ends.Chelsea began the season in financial crisis and had their points ducked. Essentially, their points haul at a point was negative.After a series of appeals, they reclaimed their points, and then went on an incredible run in the second round which saw them breaking their 30 match winless streak away from home. Then they topped it off with being two points behind AshGold, an advantage they lost only in the last fortnight.Can they add a victory over the Obuasi side to further open the title race?This game has all the makings for an interesting game on Saturday with both teams fighting hard to achieve individual goals. A win for the Miners will put pressure on Aduana in their game against Heart of Lions while Chelsea will go in search of extending their unbeaten home record which dates back to December 30, 2012.The Blues have had the better of the two sides’ meetings: winning four of their previous 11 meetings with the Miners winning only three. The corresponding fixture ended 1-0 in favor of Bashir Hayford’s men who will take a win of any kind tomorrow.“We make sure we will go to Berekum Chelsea and pick the points so our last matches will be a formality so that we go and collect our cup and bring it to Obuasi,” Hayford said.His words depict confidence but he will have to devise means of stopping the deadly strike force of Stephen Baffour and Kofi Owusu who have combined to score 26 of Chelsea’s 37 goals.If fans are assured of anything on Friday, it should be goals. Both teams are leading the scoring chart with a combined total of 68 goals between them. – Follow Kweku on Twitter: @nana_odum. Get more updates on Facebook/Twitter with the #JoySports hashtag
Submitted by Thurston County Emergency ManagementAs more rain fell in Thurston County Tuesday, more roads were added to a growing list of closures for water over the roadways. A mudslide on Prather Road SW has also lead to road closures.New closures on Wednesday, Feb. 19:Tilley Road S at the “S curves” south of Wright Road SEPrather Road SW between Lundeen Road SW and Michigan Hill Road SW due to a mudslide at Grunenfelder Road SWContinued closures from Tuesday, Feb. 18:Independence Road SW between Marble Street SW and Michigan Hill Road SWMoon Road SW at 188th Avenue SWGravel portion of Anderson Road SW north of State Route 12 “More rain is forecasted for the area off and on through Friday, and more road flooding is a possibility, so drivers should avoid all flooded roads, even if they don’t see any road closed signs,” says Thurston County Emergency Manager Kathy Estes.Reminding motorists that drowning is the number one cause of flood deaths, Estes lists the following driver safety rules:• Don’t drive on flooded roads. As little as 18 inches of water can float a small car.• Don’t drive around road barriers. The road or bridge may be washed out.• If your vehicle stalls in high water, abandon it immediately and climb to higher ground.• Don’t walk through flowing water. Six inches of moving water can knock you off your feet.• Tell a friend or relative when you leave home and where you’re going.Flood Preparedness Tips and Resources:Sign up for Thurston County Emergency Management’s Telephone Alert System for river flooding. You can also follow Thurston County Emergency Management on Facebook and Twitter.o Telephone Alert System sign-up: www.co.thurston.wa.us/em/flood/teleAlert.htmo TCEM on Facebook: ThurstonEMo TCEM on Twitter: @ThurstonEMDownload a copy of the Fall 2013 Thurston County Flood Bulletin that includes kit checklists, evacuation tips, contact numbers for government agencies and utilities, and more at http://www.co.thurston.wa.us/em/docs/FloodBulletin2013.pdf. Facebook29Tweet0Pin0 Get flood information and links, including river gage graphs and sandbagging information, on the Thurston County Emergency Management Flood Information & Assistance webpage at http://www.co.thurston.wa.us/em/Flood/FloodInfo.htm.