Noteworthy: Saturday, November 17, 2012
Tuesday is Act 80 day
COAL TOWNSHIP - Tuesday is an Act 80 early dismissal day for Shamokin Area students.
Elementary school students will be dismissed at 12:45 p.m. and middle/high school students will be dismissed at 12:18 p.m. K-4 p.m. students will have classes.
Shamokin Area schools will be closed for Thanksgiving from Wednesday through Monday, Nov. 26, and will reopen Tuesday, Nov. 27.
Children restricted from visiting hospital during flu season
DANVILLE - Children under the age of 5 are restricted from visiting children's and women's inpatient units at Geisinger Medical Center because of the seasonal increase in pediatric Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) cases.
According to Dr. Michael Ryan, a pediatrician and chairman of Geisinger's Janet Weis Children's Hospital, young patients have vulnerable immune systems and may not be able to fight off this potentially dangerous virus. In the United States, RSV infections generally occur from November to April.