United Way of Pennsylvania and PA 211 has launched an informational campaign by text to keep Pennsylvanians connected to verified sources of information on Coronavirus and resources to help households struggling with a loss of income.
DOYLESTOWN >> COVID-19 cases have increased to 144 in Bucks County, including 16 new cases reported Friday morning.
DOYLESTOWN >> The pace of new confirmed COVID-19 cases lessened slightly in Bucks County on March 26, as 18 positive test results pushed the county’s total to 128.
HARRISBURG >> The Department of Homeland Security has postponed the enforcement date for REAL ID from October 1, 2020, to October 1, 2021, in response to COVID-19 and the national emergency declaration.
DOYLESTOWN >> People from a variety of disciplines and backgrounds around the world have been coming together to work to slow the spread of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus. Scientists have been a key part of the fight against this pandemic.
HARRISBURG >> The Pennsylvania Department of Health confirmed as of 12 a.m. on March 26 that there are 560 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 1,687 in 48 counties.
HARRISBURG >> The Pennsylvania Senate has passed four bills aimed at helping Pennsylvanians during the COVID-19 pandemic crisis. The bills were passed during the first ever “virtual Session,” during which about 30 Senators, including Senator Williams, used Zoom video conferencing to pa…
HARRISBURG >> A measure introduced by Senator Elder Vogel (R-47) that creates a special panel to review and update Pennsylvania’s election standards now also sets a new Primary Election date as the Commonwealth addresses the COVID-19 pandemic.
DOYLESTOWN >> Bucks County added more than 20 new COVID-19 cases to its rolls for the second straight day, but few of those cases have resulted so far in serious symptoms, officials reported.
FAIRLESS HILLS >> Bucks County COVID-19 Recovery Fund, established in mid-March by United Way of Bucks County with support from Penn Community Bank, is announcing its first community grants.
As a service to the community, the Bucks County Business Association is offering two needed services for all individuals and businesses in Bucks County and the surrounding area: Delivery Service and a Grocery Shopping Service.
KEASBEY, NJ >> Wakefern Food Corp. has announced two programs for its cooperative members’ retail store associates that provide a temporary wage premium and enhanced sick and leave benefits. The program would impact tens of thousands of dedicated associates working across ShopRite, The…
HARRISBURG >> Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine on March 23 issued “Stay at Home” orders to Allegheny, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Monroe, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties, as the state seeks relief to save lives and stop the spread of COVID-19.
HARRISBURG >> The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) announced today that all schools in the commonwealth will remain closed through at least April 6 as a result of the COVID-19 response efforts. The closure order could be extended beyond April 6 if necessary to save lives and …
PHILADELPHIA >> Domino’s franchise-owned locations are looking to hire about 700 new team members across more than 142 stores throughout the Philadelphia area. The positions include delivery drivers, customer service representatives, assistant managers and managers.
BUCKS COUNTY >> Businesses have been forced to close or curtail operations as a result of the coronavirus. Small businesses in every industry are grappling with the financial impacts of this pandemic.
DOYLESTOWN (March 22, 2020) >> As Montgomery County officials announced that county’s first COVID-19 related death, Bucks County’s number of coronavirus cases continued to climb with seven new cases for a total of 41 by day’s end.
DOYLESTOWN >> Ten more Bucks County residents tested positive for COVID-19 today, bringing the county’s total number of cases to 34.
MIDDLETOWN TOWNSHIP >> A Middletown Township Police officer who tested positive this week for COVID-19 has experienced moderate symptoms and hopes to return to work when cleared.
BUCKS COUNTY >> Ten people in Bucks County tested positive on Friday, March 20 for COVID-19, bringing the county’s total to 24 cases distributed among 12 municipalities.
DOYLESTOWN >> While much remains unclear about the practical enforcement of Gov. Wolf’s order to close all “non-life-sustaining” businesses in the Commonwealth, the Bucks County Department of Consumer Protection is asking callers with related concerns to call the department’s hotline a…
DOYLESTOWN >> In response to the nationwide quarantine and school closings due to COVID-19, one of the nation’s leading veteran nonprofit organizations, Travis Manion Foundation (TMF), has decided to adapt their Character Does Matter Program to now be available online for students thro…
There’s been a run on hand sanitizer — stores can’t keep it on the shelves amid rising coronavirus fears. But if you can’t find it, you can easily make your own.
HARRISBURG >> House Republican Leadership issued the following statement in response to Gov. Tom Wolf’s order to shut down all non-life-sustaining business in Pennsylvania:
HARRISBURG >> Governor Tom Wolf on March 19 ordered all non-life-sustaining businesses in Pennsylvania to close their physical locations as of 8 p.m. today, March 19, to slow the spread of COVID-19. Enforcement actions against businesses that do not close physical locations will begin …
HARRISBURG >> The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported that as of 12 a.m. on March 19, there are 52 additional positive cases of COVID-19 reported, bringing the statewide total to 185.
HARRISBURG >> The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) announced today the cancellation of all PSSA testing and Keystone exams for the 2019-20 school year as a result of COVID-19. This includes the Pennsylvania Alternate System of Assessment (PASA).
HARRISBURG >> Governor Tom Wolf on March 19 announced the availability of low-interest loans for small businesses and eligible non-profits in all 67 counties in Pennsylvania through the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).
UNIVERSITY PARK >> Maintaining a stable food supply in the United States is critical in the battle against the novel coronavirus. And that means each sector of the food supply chain - farms, packing houses, food processors and manufacturers, distributors, and retailers - must take meas…
HARRISBURG >> Auditor General Eugene DePasquale on March 19 urged Pennsylvania’s 14 state-owned universities, shuttered due to COVID-19, to start creating a process for refunding students for room and board services they did not receive.
BUCKS COUNTY >> Bucks County’s coronavirus cases reached double digits on Wednesday, March 18 with the announcement of three new positive cases.
HARRISBURG >> The Wolf Administration today (March 18) confirmed the state’s first COVID-19-related death, an adult from Northampton County. This individual was being treated at a hospital.
CARLISLE >> The GIANT Company has announced several updates as part of its efforts to continue meeting the needs of its customers and communities during the COVID-19 pandemic, including modified hours that help care for older members of the community.
BUCKS COUNTY (March 17) >> Two new coronavirus cases were announced on March 17 in Bucks County, both of them easily traced to the source of infection.
BUCKS COUNTY >> Penn Community Bank, the largest mutual bank headquartered in Southeastern Pennsylvania, is partnering with the United Way of Bucks County to create the Bucks County COVID-19 Recovery Fund aimed at helping those who may experience a financial crisis as the result of the…
UPDATE: At 8:45 this evening, after taking testimony, hearing argument and reviewing case law and exhibits submitted to him, Bucks County Common Pleas Court Judge Jeffrey G. Trauger denied the petition of the county Board of Elections, and the intervening petition of Bensalem resident Elly M…
HARRISBURG >> Governor Tom Wolf on Monday, March 16 announced that mitigation efforts put into effect over the past few days in Montgomery, Delaware, Bucks, Chester and Allegheny counties will now be in effect statewide, beginning at 12:01 a.m., Tuesday, March 17.
HARRISBURG >> The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) is alerting motorists that cash will not be accepted at any interchange statewide beginning tonight at 8 p.m. This is a temporary safety measure to keep travelers moving with no need to stop at tollbooths or interact with tolling…
HARRISBURG >> Workers in Pennsylvania who are impacted by COVID-19 may be eligible for Unemployment and Workers’ Compensation benefits, Secretary of Labor & Industry (L&I) Jerry Oleksiak announced on March 16.
HARRISBURG >> Under the guidance of the Department of Health (DOH), using his authority under the state’s COVID-19 disaster declaration order, Governor Tom Wolf on March 15 ordered all restaurants and bars to close their dine-in facilities at 12:01 a.m. on Monday, March 16 in Allegheny…
BUCKS COUNTY >> The following is a list of event cancellations and building closures in Bucks County due to the Covid-19 virus:
HARRISBURG >> The Pennsylvania Department of Health on March 15 confirmed 16 additional positive cases of COVID-19 — one in Allegheny County; one in Bucks County; two in Cumberland County; one in Delaware County; one in Lehigh County; one in Luzerne County; three in Monroe County; four…
HARRISBURG >> The coronavirus outbreak is about to cut off sales of wine and alcohol at state stores in several counties - including Bucks County.
IVYLAND >> The Bucks County Commissioners are urging residents to stay calm and use common sense after Gov. Wolf ordered enhanced restrictions for Bucks and Chester counties in response to the coronavirus outbreak.
HARRISBURG >> Governor Tom Wolf on Saturday announced that mitigation efforts underway in Montgomery and Delaware counties will be expanded to include Bucks and Chester counties beginning on Sunday, March 15.
HARRISBURG >> State representatives from Bucks County have come together to release the following joint statement regarding the coronavirus:
With the number of COVID-19 cases growing in Pennsylvania, Gov. Tom Wolf shut down all K-12 schools in Pennsylvania and state-licensed day care and adult day care centers, including those in Delaware County, for two weeks, effective Monday, March 16.
HARRISBURG >> The Pennsylvania Department of Health on March 13 confirmed six additional presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 — four residents from Montgomery County and two residents from Delaware County. All are adults and are either in isolation at home or being treated at the hospital.
WARRINGTON >> The Bucks County DUI Task Force will conduct its annual St. Patrick’s Day DUI checkpoint on Saturday, March 14 in Warrington Township.