Bethlehem Press

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

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Monday, March 30, 2020 by The Press in Local News

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.

Vital viral lessons

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 by DANA GRUBB in Local News

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.

LVHN postpones some surgeries

Monday, March 30, 2020 by The Press in Local News

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.

A message to our loyal customers

Monday, March 30, 2020 by The Press in Local News

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

Our offices will be staffed and in operation conducting business over the phone and through email during this crisis.

Allentown Diocese suspends public Masses for Holy Week

Monday, March 30, 2020 by The Press in Local News

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.

Giant donates $250K to hunger relief

Monday, March 30, 2020 by The Press in Local News

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.

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Thursday, April 2, 2020 by The Press in Local News

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