Sep. 03, 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, for a second time, requested a more detailed reporting of cases involving young people from the Pennsylvania Department of Health. There has been no response to her initial letter, which was sent on Aug. 19.

“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 intend to continue pressing the administration for more specific information with regard to children contracting and transmitting COVID-19.”

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.

Representative Tarah Toohil
116th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Contact: Rep. Toohil’s Office
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