More than 1,200 people received COVID-19 tests during the clinic held at the Warren State Hospital Dec. 10 – 14, according to Youngsville Borough Council Member Todd Lake.
Lake made the announcement during Monday’s Youngsville Borough Council Zoom meeting.
And those tested should see their results soon.
“People are going to be getting their results starting shortly,” Lake said. “It was done through the state through a private company, the State Hospital just gave them the space. When the public vaccines become available, they will be at the exact same place. Norristown State Hospital is receiving their first shipment on Thursday. So it’s coming.”
That was one of just several items discussed during Monday’s meeting, which also included:
2021 BUDGET OFFICIALLY PASSED
The 2021 budget for the borough, which was already agreed upon, was officially accepted as presented.
“We have worked really hard on our budget and, thankfully, it was relatively easy,” said Borough Manager Lisa Hagberg.
Added Councilman Richard Brewster: “I’d like to compliment all the department heads for their tremendous input. Kudos to all.”
LIGHT UP YOUNGSVILLE A HUGE SUCCESS
The borough held it’s Old Fashioned Christmas on Dec. 5, in which residents were asked to decorate their houses as part of a drive-thru celebration.
“Light up Youngsville was really awesome,” Hagberg said. “We got a lot of positive feedback. Judy Kuzminski was Chairman of that group. There was a core group that helped her and they did just a fantastic job.”
Added Mayor Scott Nelson: “Through all the bad that 2020 has brought, the creativity that has come out of it has been absolutely awesome.”
FEEDING THE ROUSE
The borough wants to give back to the front line healthcare workers that have worked so hard during the pandemic, and they have found a way to do so.
“We usually spend around $500 for Christmas Walk and this year we spent $150, so we have a little bit of extra money to bless some of these agencies,” Hagberg said. “It’s not an easy thing what they’re doing right now, putting in a lot of extra hours. So with that extra money we can do a lunch for them.”
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