LVHN seeks community’s help to sew face masks, donate materials
During the coronavirus (COVID-19) health emergency, personal protective equipment (PPE) is in critical supply. Face masks, a needed type of PPE, help protect our health care providers and other non-clinical health care workers from droplets that may be expelled by a cough or sneeze as they interact with people seeking care.
Lehigh Valley Health Network is seeking the community’s help to sew face masks for LVHN.
cLocal cable providers RCN and Service Electric are offering free cable modems and Internet access to qualifying families in their service areas, and BASD had already distributed Kajeet Internet hotspot access points to families that requested them at the beginning of the school year.
Up until the current COVID-19 pandemic, the two most momentous events in my lifetime were the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.
A third life-impacting event, the current public health crisis, has introduced an invisible enemy that has manifested itself very quickly and has taken many lives around the world while infecting untold others.
It has required adaptation by each of us and caused changes in our daily routines.
The deadline to file Pennsylvania personal income tax returns with the Department of Revenue for 2019 has been extended by 90 days to July 15, according to Senate Appropriations Chairman Pat Browne.
The new deadline mirrors the decision made by the Internal Revenue Service, which extended the federal tax-filing deadline by 90 days earlier this week.
Lehigh Valley Health Network is temporarily closing some operating rooms, postponing tests and surgeries and consolidating ExpressCARE locations.
Critical procedures will be relocated to other locations within the health network.
LVHN is also postponing some previously scheduled tests and procedures.
LVHN is temporarily suspending services at three LVHN ExpressCARE locations: Bangor, Bethlehem Township and Blakeslee.
The LVHN ExpressCARE–Palmerton is now open for COVID-19 testing only. Patients are being asked to go to LVHN ExpressCARE–West End.
Until further notice, we will no longer accept walk-in customers at our offices. We have taken this step in order to protect our employees and the general public from the possibility of exposing anyone to the COVID-19 virus.
We will be happy to accept phone calls, and you can make payments through the mail or through the mail slot in our door or electronically on our website at www.tnonline.com.
Our offices will be staffed and in operation conducting business over the phone and through email during this crisis.
After continued consultation with health caree professionals, and taking into account the restrictions put in place by civil authorities, Diocese of Allentown Bishop Alfred Schlert has announced that the suspension of public Masses in the Diocese will remain in place for the entirety of the upcoming Holy Week, April 5-12.
As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, a growing number of families and seniors are facing food shortages or worries of food shortage. To help address this urgent problem in the communities it serves, Giant Food Stories LLC, announced today it is donating a total of $250,000 to four local hunger relief organizations including the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, Philabundance, Maryland Food Bank, and Meals on Wheels Pennsylvania.
PUC Provides Tips on Telemarketing Sales; Urges Heightened Vigilance for Potential Scams During COVID-19 Pandemic
March 25, 2020
HARRISBURG – In this time of heightened stress, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) reminds consumers to remain vigilant when discussing energy supply service with telemarketers, particularly if the contact was unsolicited. Additionally, consumers are encouraged to be on the lookout for unscrupulous activity and potential scam artists who may pose as utility representatives.
“Rules of the Road” for Energy Sales