The Advocacy Committee of In This Together Cambria will provide timely Calls to Action with scripts and directives in response to needs/challenges as they arise. You can find information on upcoming advocacy events on this page, in our updates, and on our Facebook page.

We connect local leaders, medical workers, infectious disease specialists, and community members in a variety of ways in order to create a dialogue around mitigation efforts, vaccinations, and the short- and long-term social and economic impacts of the pandemic.

In partnership with WJAC-TV, The Tribune Democrat and In This Together Cambria, Dr. Jill Henning, an infectious disease scientist from the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, is leading a community-wide educational effort around COVID-19 and the vaccine. A series of videos about COVID-19 and the vaccines as well as other important public health information is available on our Educational Materials page, along with video recordings of our COVID Questions forums.


COVID Questions: Vaccine Update to be held on Thurs., Sept. 16

In This Together Cambria is hosting another virtual COVID Questions forum featuring Dr. Jill Henning and Dr. Matthew Tracey of the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, sharing the latest updates on vaccine boosters, the latest COVID-19 surge, the variants Delta and Mu, cases in children, and masking in schools. Participants will also have the opportunity…

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“We Are All In This Together” to be screened July 10 at Community Arts Center of Cambria County

See the complete film “We Are All In This Together” in person, and enjoy a discussion with the production team at 8:30 pm on Sat., July 10. The showing will be hosted on the Community Arts Center’s outdoor Amphitheatre, at 1217 Menoher Boulevard, in the Westmont section of Johnstown. (In the case of inclement weather,…

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Vax Facts for Parents and Guardians to be presented by the PA Commission for Women on May 13, 12:00 pm

In This Together Cambria is delighted to help spread the word about this upcoming event! The Pennsylvania Commission for Women invites you to a panel discussion on the COVID-19 vaccines and children, moderated by First Lady Frances Wolf and Acting Physician General Dr. Denise Johnson. COVID-19 vaccines are new, and it’s normal to have questions…

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Final episode of “We Are All In This Together” to premiere on May 13

Join us for “A New Hope,” the fourth and final episode of the new series We Are All In This Together: Pandemic-Johnstown, 1918 on Thursday, May 13 at 7 pm! Kathleen (O’Creidy) Wissenschaft led a typical family in Johnstown’s Cambria City in 1918-1919, negotiating lockdowns, school and church closings, quarantines, social distancing, mask initiatives, vaccination…

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Episode 2 of We Are All In This Together: Pandemic-Johnstown, 1918 to premiere on Thurs., Apr. 29 at 7:00 pm

Join us for episode 2 of the new series We Are All In This Together: Pandemic-Johnstown, 1918 on Thursday, April 29 at 7 pm! Kathleen (O’Creidy) Wissenschaft led a typical family in Johnstown’s Cambria City in 1918-1919, negotiating lockdowns, school and church closings, quarantines, social distancing, mask initiatives, vaccination attempts, and Red Cross volunteer efforts.…

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COVID Questions: Higher Education forum set for April 27

Higher education has been hard-hit by the coronavirus pandemic. Students vacated their dorms, classes moved online, and eventually hybrid forms of online and in-person learning returned. Students and their families felt the financial pinch, one of several issues contributing to a significant drop in enrollment — all in an era of declining public funding for…

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“We Are All In This Together: Johnstown 1918” to premiere April 22

Paul Douglas Newman used real events and real people to construct a narrative about one family in Cambria City through the perspective of a single woman for this original film, “We Are All In This Together.” His character, Kathleen (O’Creidy) Wissenschaft, led a typical family in Johnstown’s Cambria City, negotiating lockdowns, school and church closings,…

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“We Are All In This Together: The Pandemics of 1918-1919 and 2020-2021” to be presented on Apr. 20 in advance of film premiere

In 1918, a virus killed more U.S. soldiers than German weapons, and more Americans in a year than the entire Civil War. A full one percent of Johnstowners perished in five months. In December 2020, Cambria became the county with the highest concentration of coronavirus cases nationwide, and the pandemic has claimed 562,000 American victims…

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COVID Questions: Vaccine Update set for April 13 at 7:00 pm

It’s time for another COVID Questions: Vaccine Update. Topics will include the latest about COVID vaccine rollout in Pennsylvania, common myths and misconceptions about the vaccines, differences between the available vaccines, and more. We’ll also take questions from the audience on Facebook and over Zoom.Chip Minemyer, editor of The Tribune-Democrat, will moderate the virtual town…

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COVID Questions: Economic Impact to be presented on Mar. 23

COVID-19 has taken a heavy toll on the nation’s economy. In This Together Cambria, The Tribune-Democrat, and University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown are presenting another free forum, COVID Questions: Economic Impact, to take a closer look at the challenges various sectors in the local economy have faced since the pandemic hit a year ago –…

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Photo and story submissions sought for One Year Later: Celebrating Our Resilience

On March 23, 2020, the first coronavirus case in Cambria County was confirmed. To mark this milestone, In This Together Cambria is asking the public to submit photos and memories of how COVID impacted their lives for a special virtual event to be presented on March 30. “We’ve lost so many people – but we…

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COVID Questions: Local Leaders with Sen. Bob Casey set for Mar. 9 at 7 pm

In This Together Cambria, The Tribune-Democrat, and University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown are presenting another free forum, COVID Questions: Local Leaders, featuring leaders on the federal, state, county, and city level discussing the COVID crisis. They are: Sen. Bob CaseyState Rep. Jim RigbyArt Martynuska, Deputy Director of the Department of Emergency Services, Cambria CountyPamela Tokar-Ickes,…

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COVID Questions: Specialists Forum on Tuesday, March 2 at 7 pm

COVID’s effects on the body can vary considerably from individual to individual. For some people, the virus is a relatively mild respiratory infection causing symptoms similar to the flu — for others, it’s a much more serious, sometimes even fatal disease. Some survivors, sometimes called “long-haulers,” contend with long-term effects of the disease. In this COVID Questions forum, we’ll talk with medical specialists about how COVID affects the different systems of the body, what is currently understood about long-term effects of the disease, how doctors treat these long-term effects, and what areas still need more research.

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COVID Questions: Helping Kids and Families Cope on February 16 at 7 pm

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound effect on children and teens, disrupting almost every facet of their lives. In our upcoming forum, “COVID Questions: Helping Kids and Families Cope,” experts will discuss how kids and their families can better cope with pandemic-related issues such as remote schooling, quarantines, and isolation, along with external events…

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COVID Questions Schedule

In This Together Cambria, in partnership with The Tribune-Democrat and the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, is proud to announce our upcoming COVID Questions Series topic schedule through early April. The following forums will occur bi-weekly on Tuesdays at 7 pm on Zoom and streaming live on In This Together Cambria’s Facebook page. Chip Minemyer,…

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Lights of Remembrance: A Memorial for Cambria County COVID Victims on January 19 from 5:30-8:30 pm

In This Together Cambria, 1889 Jefferson Center for Population Health, and The Tribune-Democrat are partnering to present Lights of Remembrance: A Memorial for Cambria County COVID Victims from 5:30-8:30 on January 19. The memorial, which will be presented at the riverwall beneath the Iron Street side of the Stone Bridge, will consist of one candle…

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POSTPONED: COVID Questions rescheduled to January 12 at 7 pm

**Due to the ongoing situation at the Capitol, we’ve decided to postpone our COVID Questions event until Tuesday, January 12 at 7 pm. ** Pitt-Johnstown, the Tribune-Democrat, and In This Together Cambria are partnering to hold the second in the virtual series “COVID Questions” on the theme of vaccinations. The virtual town hall will be…

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COVID Questions: Vaccines on January 6 at 7 pm

Pitt-Johnstown, the Tribune-Democrat, and In This Together Cambria are partnering to hold the second in the virtual series “COVID Questions” on the theme of vaccinations. The virtual town hall will be held January 6, 2021 at 7:00 pm. Participants can take part through Zoom at https://pitt.zoom.us/j/96997632528, and the presentation will be livestreamed over In This…

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