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Food Truck

A Note From Daylin

Healthcare professionals, police, fire and other first responders, and employees of the township's Public Works Department are invited to drop by the Lankenau Medical Center in Wynnewood today to grab a free meal or snack. Aardvark Mobile Tours will have two of their food trucks setup on site and outside pick-up will be available from 11am-3pm. They'll be serving hot dogs, chips, various desserts, soda and water.

I'd like to give a huge thank you to all the sponsors and organizers who have made this possible. Aardvark came to our office with this generous and thoughtful idea to give back to those healthcare workers and emergency personnel on the front lines and I wanted to do anything I could to help organize. Since then, Dietz & Watson, Herr's Snacks, Bimbo Bakeries USA and Ardmore Toyota have generously offered all food, supplies and use of equipment free of charge. It’s been inspiring to work with so many local companies and small businesses eager to step up and give back to those working so hard to keep us safe.

Pennsylvania’s statewide stay-at-home order has been extended until Friday, May 8. Individuals are permitted to leave their residences for tasks essential to maintaining health and safety. Stay-at-home guidance is available as a PDF here.

The Administration has also recommended that Pennsylvanians continue to wear masks when leaving the house for life-sustaining reasons. At this time, law enforcement’s priority is on ensuring that residents are aware of the order and informing the public of social distancing practices rather than enforcement.

Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Pennsylvania's application for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) is now available. PUA provides payment to workers not traditionally eligible for unemployment benefits (workers with limited work history, independent contractors, gig workers, self-employed and others) who are unable to work as a direct result of the coronavirus public health emergency.

https://pua.benefits.uc.pa.gov

Every Pennsylvanian has a role in stopping the spread of COVID-19, or the coronavirus. What we all do the next few weeks will be crucial. It’s more important now than ever that everyone continue adhering to Pennsylvania’s stay-at-home guidelines and practice safe social distancing.

We understand that many of these steps have been difficult and are inconvenient to us and others, but we simply must continue to do all we can to flatten the curve. By taking these difficult but manageable steps now, we can hopefully avoid the worst outcome later.

My senate office remains closed but we are still available to help in any way we can.
Always feel free to contact me at senatorleach@pasenate.com or 610.768.4200 with questions and/or concerns.

Stay safe!

Daylin

Facebook LIVE | TODAY at 1 PM

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Join me today on my Facebook page for a live Q&A town hall at 1PM. I’ll be providing an update on the coronavirus and will make myself available for any questions you might have. Our live feed will appear directly to my Facebook page. To ask a question, email us ahead of time at senatorleach@pasenate.com or comment on the page as the discussion ensues. I’ll try to get through as many questions as I can get to.  

Daylin’s Telephone Town Hall | Coronavirus Update

Join me at 5:55pm on Thursday, May 7 for a live Telephone Town Hall. I’ll be providing an update on the coronavirus, mitigating responses the state and our community are taking, and will make myself available for any questions you might have. You can register by clicking this link.

The Latest News

Gov. Wolf Unveils 3-Phase Plan to Slowly Reopen Pa. Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
NBC Philadelphia
Wolf announced three stages to the reopening that are subject to change depending on the number of cases in the state.

Health Dept. tracking coronavirus cases at long-term care facilities in Chester, Delaware counties
Daily Times
The Chester County Health Department is now tracking coronavirus cases at licensed long-term care facilities and personal care homes in Chester and Delaware counties through a new web portal. The new data can be accessed on Chester County’s COVID-19 web page, chesco.org/coronavirus.

Haverford stays ahead of coronavirus with temperature checks
Daily Times
Add a temperature check to the start of the day. That is what employees at Haverford Township are doing to stay ahead of the coronavirus. Each morning, as employees from the sanitation and public works departments arrive, they take a quick drive through the township garage where officials ask about their health, then take a temperature scan.
 
Radnor reopens parks, restrooms, playground equipment remains closed
Main Line Media News
Radnor Township officials announced Tuesday morning all its parks have opened as of April 21 at 8 a.m. The opening includes the popular Radnor Trail and the skate park near the township administration building.

Wolf Administration Announces Business Loan Deferrals
The Times Herald
Today, DCED Secretary Davin announced that the PA Industrial Development Authority (PIDA), PA Minority Business Development Authority (PMBDA), and Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) are deferring loans and that the maturity dates and amortization schedules are extended by three months.

Meet 20 frontline workers essential to SEPTA service in Philly
Billy Penn
From technicians to conductors to dispatchers, these folks are key to public transit.

Norristown Area School District Receives Education Equity Grant

I’m very proud to announce that the Norristown Area School District is receiving a Community Education Equity Grant for the 2019-20 academic year in the amount of $291,000.

These CEEG grants are designed to help provide access and inclusion for all learners by bridging the gap for students who are currently limited in their ability to participate in continuity of education. These grants may be used to purchase computer equipment, such as laptops, tablets, and internet hot spots, or used towards providing instructional materials, such as paper lessons and coursework.

For additional guidance and more info on resources available for schools, you can visit the COVID-19 page on the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s website.

DCED Business Loan Deferrals

DCED yesterday announced that the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA), Pennsylvania Minority Business Development Authority (PMBDA), and Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) are deferring loans.  Further, the maturity dates and amortization schedules of all applicable loans are extended by three additional calendar months.

PIDA borrowers with payments due in April, May, and June of 2020 are deferred. All other terms and conditions of all applicable loans remain unchanged.

PMBDA borrowers with payments due in April, May, and June of 2020, including principal, interest, and any associated feeds are deferred. Accrual of interest that would be included with deferred payments is suspended. All other terms and conditions of all applicable loans remain unchanged.

CFA borrowers except for PENNWORKS loans, with payments due in April, May, and June of 2020, including principal, interest, and any associated fees are deferred. Accrual of interest that would be included with deferred payments is suspended. All other terms of all applicable loans remain unchanged.

Businesses seeking further guidance and clarification from DCED can contact its customer service resource account at ra-dcedcs@pa.gov.

Online Vehicle Sales, Online Notarization, and Construction To Resume

Online Car SalesGovernor Wolf recently signed SB 841 to allow auto dealerships to conduct limited car sales and leasing operations online.  The legislation also allows Pennsylvania notaries to perform remote online notarizations. In-person car sales are still prohibited.

Additionally, beginning Friday, May 8, statewide construction may resume for public and private residential and non-residential projects. Contractors will be required to follow the Pennsylvania Department of Health’s guidance on social distancing and safe workplace practices. For more information, please see the Governor’s press release.

COVID-19 Updates and Resources

Offices of State Senator Daylin Leach

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  DISTRICT OFFICE
601 S. Henderson Road, Suite 208
King of Prussia, PA 19406
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Harrisburg, PA 17120-3017
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