A Note From Daylin
Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine recently announced that all 67 Pennsylvania counties will be under stay-at-home orders effective as of Wednesday, April 1, at 8pm.
What we all do the next two weeks will be crucial. It’s more important now than ever that everyone continue adhering to the 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.
Even though our office is closed we are still available to help in any way we can. You can still call us, and your call will be re-routed to me or my staff. Always feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 610.768.4200 with questions and/or concerns. Stay safe!
Coronavirus Resource Guide
We are continuing to update the Coronavirus Resource Guide on our website. There you can find helpful information for employees, resources for small businesses, updates on mitigation efforts, program updates on PA’s medical marijuana program, food access info, online educational resources and FAQs. We also have links to certain DOH resources available and we were able to incorporate a self-help portal that constituents can use to find relevant state forms and applications. We hope you’ll check it out!
The Latest News
PA Residents Should Wear Masks: Gov. Wolf
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf on Friday called on all residents to wear a mask if they must leave their home.
Coronavirus: Pittsburgh Scientists Detail Potential Vaccine
UPMC and University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine scientists on Thursday provided details on a potential coronavirus vaccine.
PA Launches Coronavirus Counseling Helpline
A new helpline has been launched to counsel Pennsylvanians struggling with anxiety and other challenging emotions due to the coronavirus emergency.
What small business owners need to get money from SBA’s coronavirus Paycheck Protection Program
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Business owners are dazed and confused by the Small Business Administration’s lending programs. So let’s break down how to apply for one key offering: the Paycheck Protection Program.
Radnor Shifting Trash, Recycling Pickups For Good Friday
With the Good Friday holiday being next week, Radnor Township is shifting its trash and recycling collection schedule to accommodate the holiday.
Aldi's Big Decision During the Pandemic Has Everyone Talking
Working at Aldi when there's not a pandemic going on in the world can be exhausting. Factor in the increased crowds that could be bringing with them COVID-19, and it can be downright dangerous for workers. The grocery chain has really stepped up in a big way, though, and announced through their website that its employees will now be getting higher temporary pay.
Can't find Lysol spray? Try one of these CDC-approved disinfectants instead
Can't find Lysol spray? Like Clorox, bleach, and even rubbing alcohol, disinfectant sprays have become hard to find (we should know, we've been trackingwhere to buy Lysol spray here). However, yesterday the CDC released a list of CDC-approved disinfectants that are known to kill coronavirus.
Medical protective gear drop-off location now on the Cynwyd Trail
Main Line Times
With medical protective gear running low, a drop-off location has been established at the trailhead of a local rail trail. Members of the Friends of the Cynwyd Heritage Trail have placed a drop-off container for items needed for area hospitals. The bin is located at the trailhead near the Cynwyd station, 1 East Montgomery Ave. in Bala Cynwyd.
Inside NPD: Leading through a pandemic
The Times Herald
Leading through a crisis is challenging. But that is what is required of us now. The facts that we have to wrestle with are sobering. But the only way out is through— so let’s briefly look at what we know. In terms of the numbers, one week ago, Montgomery County Department of Health reported 371 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19. As of yesterday, that figure has nearly doubled.
Pennsylvania issues safety guidelines for essential businesses
A safety order that provides life-sustaining businesses with direction on how to properly clean and maintain buildings to help prevent the spread of covid-19 was issued Sunday by state Secretary of Health Rachel Levine.
A month of coronavirus in Pa.: From 1 case to 11,500. How long until it peaks?
Here’s a timeline of the major developments over the last month.
Coronavirus unemployment guide: What to do if you get laid off or furloughed
The Washington Post
Here’s everything you need to know if you’ve lost your job or been furloughed because of the spread of covid-19.
Human Trials Begin On Coronavirus Vaccine Made In Montgomery Co.
A Montgomery County-based biopharmaceutical company has begun human trials on a coronavirus vaccine.
Chesco Begins Coronavirus Antibody Testing For Essential Workers
The tests determine individuals who have developed antibodies to coronavirus, and thus possibly have additional protection against it.
How Will We Know When It’s Time to Reopen the Nation?
The New York Times
Experts offer four benchmarks that can serve as a guide for cities and states, eliminating some of the guesswork.
Delaware County Press Conference TODAY
Delaware County will hold a press conference via zoom which will be live streamed on the County’s website and on Council’s Facebook page on Tuesday, April 7 at 3:30pm.
It will be streamed on the website.
And on Council’s Facebook page.
MONTCOSTRONG Small Business Grant Program
Administered in partnership with the Redevelopment Authority of Montgomery County with the Montgomery County Commerce Department, eligible applicants may apply for up to $25,000 and grant proceeds may be used for the following costs:
- Rent/Mortgage Payments due from March 23, 2020 through July 31, 2020.
- Payroll expenses from March 23, 2020 through July 31, 2020 – no more than 15% of eligible payroll costs can be used to pay any owner with more than 5% of the applicant entity.
- Utility costs due from March 23, 2020 through July 31, 2020. Utilities must be directly tied to the business operations and/or physical location.
- Debt service payments such as credit cards and loans in the businesses name (no more than $5,000 of total allowable costs) from March 23, 2020 through July 31, 2020.
Learn More and Apply
COVID-19 Updates and Resources
- The deadline for filing your 2019 Federal and State Income Taxes has been extended to July 15, 2020.
- The deadline for filing your Property Tax/Rent Rebate has been extended to December 31, 2020.
- Pennsylvania’s Real ID has been extended until October 2021.
- Pennsylvania’s primary election date has been moved to June 2, 2020.