A Note From Daylin
We received very exciting news this morning -
The Pandemic Unemployment Assistance system went live TODAY and those eligible can now file PUA weekly certifications. More info on this process included below.
Governor Wolf recently lifted restrictions on businesses related to certain outdoor activities such as golf courses, marinas, guided fishing trips, and privately-owned campgrounds. These businesses are still required to follow updated life-sustaining business guidance.
Pennsylvanians are encouraged to enjoy permitted outdoor recreational activities within their community and should avoid crowding popular destinations and to continue practicing safe social distancing.
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.
My senate office remains closed, but we are still available to help in any way we can. Always feel free to contact me at email@example.com or 610.768.4200 with questions and/or concerns.
Daylin’s Telephone Town Hall | Coronavirus Update
Join me at 5:55 pm TODAY 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. If you haven’t registered, you can still call-in. The call-in number is 877-229-8493, PIN is 118635 (followed by #).
The Latest News
White House May Close Its Coronavirus Task Force This Month
Although the coronavirus pandemic is far from over, the White House plans to wind down the task force that is guiding the federal government’s response and hand off responsibility to individual agencies, a move aimed at distancing President Donald Trump from potentially unpopular public health decisions as he shifts his focus to the economy and his reelection.
Supreme Court Declines to Lift Pennsylvania’s Stay-At-Home Order
The Supreme Court on Wednesday declined to lift an executive order from Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf that mandated the closure of all businesses in the state deemed nonessential as part of efforts to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
Gov. Wolf Outlines Plans to Create Commonwealth Civilian Coronavirus Corps to Support Fall COVID-19 Recovery Efforts
Office of Governor Tom Wolf
As Pennsylvania plans to safely reopen the economy and recover from COVID-19, Governor Tom Wolf announced the creation of the Commonwealth Civilian Coronavirus Corps, a public service initiative that will support efforts this fall to increase testing and contact tracing and provide critical new job opportunities in the public health sector.
Montgomery County Official: 'Clearly, This Will Not Be A Normal Election'
The Times Herald
Montgomery County officials will reduce the number of polling places by about 60 percent for the June 2 primary election under a proposed plan drafted in response to the COVID-19 outbreak that continues to grip the region.
Delaware County court closures extended to June 1
Delaware County Common Pleas Court President Judge Kevin F. Kelly issued an order Monday extending closures of all magisterial district courts in the county until June 1. The order also directs all criminal preliminary arraignments to be held via video conferencing only, and prohibits prisoners and arrestees from being allowed in any magisterial district court facility.
Norristown council offers lifeline for small businesses struggling amid pandemic
Members of the Norristown Municipal Council authorized $300,000 needed for small businesses amid the COVID-19 pandemic during a virtual meeting Tuesday evening. Jayne Musonye, Norristown’s director of planning and municipal development called on the borough’s elected leaders to expedite the previously approved community development block grant funds allocated to assist small businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Rite Aid to begin offering coronavirus tests for adults without symptoms
Adults without the telltale signs of the coronavirus will be able to test for it anyway, beginning on Monday, Rite Aid has announced.
A Main Line nature preserve is thriving amid coronavirus. Could it be a model for others to open?
In a densely developed and growing township that hosts one of the nation’s largest malls, the coronavirus crisis hit an obscure nature preserve in ways its keepers never could have anticipated.
National Nurses Week 2020: Chains offering deals for health care workers
The annual celebration runs from May 6 to May 12, the American Nurses Association reports, and brands are sharing the love by offering free or discounted sweets and treats for these everyday heroes.
Local Business Guide: What's Open And Closed In Radnor
In an effort to help local residents navigate what is open and closed in town during the coronavirus crisis, here is a simple small business guide.
Nearly Half of Men Say They Do Most of the Home Schooling. 3 Percent of Women Agree.
New York Times
A survey suggests that pandemic-era domestic work isn’t being divided more equitably than before the lockdown.
File Your PUA Weekly Certification NOW!
The Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) system went live this morning at 6:00 a.m.
You may now go to the website and file for your PUA weekly certifications. Payments, including the $600 federal money, should be received next week. It will be retroactive to the time that you became unemployed.
To do this, please go to this homepage for the PUA filing, found here. You will need to click the “File your PUA Weekly Certification” button on the top right hand side. Once you click on that, it asks you to sign in using your Username and Password. This would have been the username and password that you would have used for the original filing.
Reminder: You DO NOT need to have a pin number – this is completely different than the regular UC. Rather, you will need your Username and Password to securely get into the system.
MontCo Strong Small Business Grant Re-Opened
Yesterday, the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners announced that it is making available $5,000,000 in economic development funds to provide grants to eligible small businesses for Round 2 of the MontcoStrong Small Business Grant Program. Round 2 grant awards will once again be administered by the Redevelopment Authority of Montgomery County in partnership with the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners and the Montgomery County Commerce Department. Eligible applicants for Round 2 may apply for a grant to cover the following costs:
- Accounts payable, including utilities, vendors, suppliers, and working capital expenses, between May 1, 2020 through September 30, 2020.
- Rent/mortgage payments between May 1, 2020 through September 30, 2020.
- Debt service payments on loans and credit cards (may not exceed more than 25% of total grant award) between May 1, 2020 through September 30, 2020.
Click here to learn more and apply!
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