Aug. 19, 2020

HARRISBURG – In an effort to better protect the health and safety of Pennsylvania’s children and educators during the current COVID-19 crisis, Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) today requested a more detailed reporting of cases involving young people from the Pennsylvania Department of Health.

“As educators and daycare operators begin to try to function again, there is data missing from the conversation that would be extremely helpful to our decision makers and policy makers,” Toohil said. “I believe that the release of more specific data with regard to children contracting and transmitting COVID-19 is paramount to our efforts to protect them.”

Specifically, Toohil asked the department to make certain information available to the public, including the number of children who have tested positive for COVID-19 by county and are hospitalized; the number of children who have died from the virus; along with other related data.

Toohil made her formal request in a letter sent to Gov. Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine.

EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: Toohil’s letter is attached.

Representative Tarah Toohil
116th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Contact: Rep. Toohil’s Office
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