SHARE Email Facebook Twitter 50,000 Pennsylvanians Download COVID Alert PA App in first 24 Hours, Governor Urges Everyone to Make Your Phone Part of the Fight September 23, 2020 Innovation, Press Release, Public Health Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine announced the availability of the COVID Alert PA app that can notify users if they may have been exposed to COVID-19 without revealing their identity or location. Since the announcement, 50,000 Pennsylvanians have downloaded the app, and the governor is encouraging more to follow suit.“I encourage all Pennsylvanians to download the app on a personal mobile device to help in the fight against COVID-19,” Gov. Wolf said. “The more people who download the app, the more effective it will be in helping to stop the spread of COVID. Please download it today and make your phone part of the fight.”COVID Alert PA is a free, voluntary mobile app developed by the Pennsylvania Department of Health in partnership with NearForm, UPenn and MIT Lincoln Laboratory using the Apple and Google Exposure Notification System. The app’s features include an interactive COVID-19 symptom checker, opt-in for alerts for potential exposures to the virus, updates on the latest public health data about COVID-19 in PA and advice for what to do if you have a potential exposure to COVID-19.The app can be found in the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store by searching for “covid alert pa.”The app is designed with privacy at the forefront. The app does not use GPS, location services, or any movement or geographical information. It will never collect, transmit or store personal information. In other words, it is completely anonymous.Here’s how COVID Alert PA works:The app uses anonymous Bluetooth low energy proximity technology to know when your phone is within 6 feet of another phone with the app for 15 minutes or more.When an app user confirms a positive COVID-19 test result in the app, it will check to see if it matches any of the anonymous Bluetooth close contact interactions your phone has had over the last 14 days.If there is a match, COVID Alert PA may send an alert after taking into account the date, duration of exposure and the Bluetooth signal strength (which is used to estimate how close your phone was to the phone of the person having a positive test result).“Our success in overcoming the virus depends on all of us and our collective behaviors, including wearing a mask, social distancing, proper hygiene and staying home if you feel sick,” Dr. Levine said. “The COVID Alert PA app is an additional powerful tool that can be used on a voluntary basis to help keep yourself and those you care about safe.”Find more information on the COVID Alert Pennsylvania app here.
Mrs. Thelma Sue (Roark) Osborn, age 67, of Vevay, Indiana, entered this life on April 10, 1953 at their home in Letcher County, Kentucky. She was one of 17 children born to the late Lue and Arnie (Caudill) Roark. She was raised in Vevay, Indiana where she attended the Switzerland County High School. Thelma was united in marriage on September 13, 1970 in Sunman, Indiana to Baxter Osborn, Sr. and from this union they were blessed with three sons, Baxter, Jr., Neal and Steven. Thelma and Baxter shared nearly 50 years of marriage together until her death. Thelma was employed for the US Shoe Factory in Vevay, Osgood and Madison, Indiana, retiring after 27 years of service. She was a member of the Little Memory Old Regular Baptist Church in Sunman, Indiana. Thelma was a kind and loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister. She treasured her boys and grandbabies and embraced every moment with them. Thelma was a dedicated mother and grandmother first and foremost. She especially loved her role as Mamaw. Thelma enjoyed feeding the birds and squirrels outside her window, playing cards and sewing. She also enjoyed going to bingo and, as it seemed, she was the only one walking away a winner! Thelma also loved girl’s night with her sisters where they would play cards, reminisce and enjoyed one another’s cooking. Thelma leaves an emptiness in our hearts that will never be filled. Thelma passed away at 11:47 a.m., Tuesday, June 23, 2020, at the University of Cincinnati Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio.Thelma will be lovingly remembered by her husband, Baxter Osborn, Sr. of Vevay, IN; her sons, Neal Osborn and his wife, Lisa of Vevay, IN and Steven Osborn and his wife, Brittany of Vevay, IN; her grandchildren, Jessica Shackleford and her husband, Steven, Ashley Marcum and her husband, John, Brooklyn Osborn, Rivers Osborn and David Carter; her great-grandchildren, Abby Shackleford and Brayden and Kylie Marcum; her brothers, Harley Roark and his wife, Mildred of Holton, IN, James Roark and his wife, Dana of Holton, IN, John Roark and his wife, Linda of Madison, IN, Joe Roark and his wife, Debbie of Osgood, IN and Mark Roark and his wife, Teresa of Linefork, KY; her sisters, Bonnie Kieffer and her husband, Bo of Osgood, IN, Bonita Halcomb of Linefork, KY, Tina Wingate and her husband, Jim of Canaan, IN and Martha Hammons of Canaan, IN and her numerous nieces and nephews.She was preceded in death by her parents, Lue Roark, died November 14, 1978 and Arnie (Caudill) Roark, died May 26, 1959; her step-mother, Minnie Roark, died February 4, 1983; her son, Baxter Osborn, Jr., died January 1, 1972; her brother, Charles A. Roark, died January 4, 1938 and her sisters, Dana F. Craig, died September 12, 1998, Ola Vae Simon, died August 18, 2005, Anna Mae Ahuas, died July 5, 2010, Eula Sizemore, died January 17, 2018, Lola Woods, died April 2, 2018 and Georgia Ann Sparks, died March 30, 2019.Friends may call 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Saturday, June 27, 2020, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana 47043.Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, June 27, 2020, at 1:00 p.m., by Pastor Clay Wilson and Pastor Jimmy Bailey, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana 47043.Interment will follow in the Little Memory Church Cemetery, 5709 East County Road 1150 North, Sunman, Indiana 47041.Memorial contributions may be made to the Mrs. Thelma Sue (Roark) Osborn Memorial Fund c/o Baxter Osborn, Sr. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at www.haskellandmorrison.com
The seven-race flat card gets underway at 4.35.There’s also a meeting in Bellewstown, which starts at 4.15.