A Note From Daylin
Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine yesterday announced that all 67 Pennsylvania counties will be under stay-at-home orders effective as of Wednesday, April 1, at 8pm.
We’ve now seen this virus impact all 50 states in the United States. As of this email, we’ve been notified of 7,016 positive cases of 2019 Novel Coronavirus in Pennsylvania. We anticipate that there will continue to be more Pennsylvanians with COVID-19 in the coming weeks.
As new details come in, my office and I will do our best to communicate as much information as possible. I hope you’ll join me for a Facebook Live Town Hall at 1:00 pm, today! At the time of the event, the live video will stream directly to my Facebook page. I'll be providing an update on the coronavirus and mitigating responses the state and our community are taking to combat it.
Please consider reviewing the rest of this email for prevention tips and more information on this ongoing situation. You can always feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 610.768.4200 with questions and/or concerns. Stay safe!
The Latest News
Entire State Of PA Now Under Stay At Home Order
After piecemeal attempts at instituting a stay-at-home order to quell the spread of coronavirus, Gov. Wolf expanded it statewide Wednesday.
Extension of filing deadline applies to trusts/estates, partnerships, and S corporations
The Department of Revenue announced it is extending the due date for corporations with tax returns due in May to August 14, 2020.
Social Security recipients who don’t usually file tax returns will automatically get $1,200 payments, Treasury says in reversal
The Washington Post
Most high school seniors and college students still won’t get any money at all.
Montgomery County officials push for extension of municipal property tax deadlines
The Times Herald
Montgomery County officials say their recommendation that municipalities extend deadlines for property tax payments during the COVID-19 pandemic is gaining support by “many” local governments.
Updated map with the latest Delco coronavirus cases
The Chester County Health Department took over COVID-19 services for Delaware County Saturday, it released the gender, ages, municipalities and information about exposure and updates the information daily.
10 Places Giving Healthcare Workers Free Food And Drinks Amid The COVID-19 Outbreak
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues around the world, healthcare workers are on the front line tirelessly treating those who are ill. To show their appreciation, many restaurants, fast-food chains, and other companies have started offering free food and drinks to first responders and hospital staff.
Costco puts new restrictions in place for schoppers to encourage social distancing
It's the company’s latest effort to keep shoppers safe amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
A million N95 masks are coming from China -- on board the New England Patriots' plane
At 3:38 a.m. Wednesday morning, the New England Patriots’ team plane departed from an unusual locale: Shenzhen, China. On board the Boeing 767, in the cargo hold that used to be home to Tom Brady's duffel bags, were 1.2 million N95 masks bound for the U.S.
What if the Coronavirus is the Ultimate Pause & Reset Button?
There is no sugar-coating the fact that these are scary times but amidst the fear and uncertainty, I feel like I am waking up, like the world may be waking up with a fresh pair of eyes.
Leach Urges Additional Action to Protect Prisons & Jails from Coronavirus
Earlier this week I sent an open letter to Governor Wolf urging him to take additional action to protect prisons and jails from coronavirus. Pennsylvania has been proactive in ordering schools and businesses closed and urging citizens to practice social distancing while avoiding others. This is because we recognize how serious this pandemic is and the likely consequences of inaction. That same attitude must govern how we deal with our prisons and jails. Other states are already taking the sort of aggressive action we need to institute immediately. This is necessary in order to prevent many needless deaths among prisoners, corrections officers and members of the public at large.
Supporting Local Restaurants and Their Employees
As a country and as a community, we are facing a public health crisis and have recently taken many unprecedented steps that are difficult and inconvenient. It’s important that we take these difficult yet manageable steps now so that we can flatten the curve and hopefully avoid the worst outcome later. In the meantime, while it’s important that we all stay home and socially distance ourselves, it’s also important to remember the ways we can still help each other out. Small businesses, restaurants and all of their employees have been significantly impacted by the change in our way of living. So many of these businesses that we’ve relied on for years could now use our immediate support. Please consider reviewing this section to find out which restaurants are open for takeout and delivery in our area, and what sort of gift card options are available.
Delaware County Guide to Local Carry-out Establishments
Discover Haverford Township – Safeguarding our Businesses During the Coronavirus Crisis
King of Prussia District – Pick-Up Your Favorite Eats
Main Line Restaurant Reviews Facebook Group – Carryout and delivery options in the 610
Wayne Business Association – Support Wayne Businesses
Please visit my Coronavirus Resource Guide for more local and up-to-date information!
Covaid is a web-based mutual aid platform where members of a community can post offers to help others impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic with tasks like grocery delivery, medication pickup, etc. People from these affected groups can then request help, after which contact info is shared between both parties. Just visit https://www.covaid.co/ and type in your zip code to see volunteers available in your area.
If you’re looking for other ways to help, check out the 15 Ways You Can Help Page prepared by my office.
LearnEverywhere Facebook Group
This is an online community for educators, families, and students to come together and share ideas, discover engaging projects, and find encouragement to #LearnEverywhere.
You can help to grow this community by taking three easy steps:
- Join the LearnEverywhere Facebook Group
- Share an idea or link to online learning material or experiences.
- Invite other educators, parents, and friends who can contribute to and benefit from its community.
No one person can solve the challenges we face. But together, we can find ways for kids to #LearnEverywhere!
COVID-19 Updates and Resources