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Penn Highlands nixes fireworks watching

HUNTINGDON — Penn Highlands Huntingdon will not allow access to the hospital’s property for viewing of the July 5 community fireworks display this year.

Officials at the health care facility said the decision was made in accordance with recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the state Department of Health, and to keep patients and staff safe.

“We know this has been popular for many years, and we’ve enjoyed offering this to our community,” said Marlene Pierce, director of quality improvement at Penn Highlands Huntingdon. “Unfortunately, given this year’s COVID-19 pandemic, as our operations team talked through this, it was clear that we needed to institute a change. Our most important responsibility is to keep things safe for our patients and staff.” Patients and any designated support people will be able to access the hospital.

For information, visit www.phhealthcare.org/safecare or www.phhealthcare.org/huntingdon.

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