UPDATED DAILY: Community Information pertaining to COVID-19. Keep smiling everyone.

This page contains all up-to-date information pertaining to local community resources, links, non-profit operations, business hours, calendar and announcements for Tamaqua and surrounding communities. This story is updated daily.
Last updated: Tuesday, March 31, 2020.


🙂  Practice social distancing and help flatten the curve.  Keep smiling everyone.  🙂
PA Governor Tom Wolf has issued stay-at-home orders to Schuylkill County starting Monday, March 30, 2020. (link).


Click links below or page down to view all information:

TOTAL COVID-19 CASES  /  TAMAQUA SALVATION ARMY  /  TAMAQUA BOROUGH  /  GOVERNMENT SERVICES  /  TAMAQUA SCHOOLS / PANTHER VALLEY SCHOOLS  /  IF YOU FEEL SICK  /  LOCAL CALENDAR OF EVENTS  /  TAMAQUA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE  /  BUSINESS & ORGANIZATION HOURS  /  IDEAS FOR BORED PEOPLE  /  LOCAL GOOD NEWS / COUNTY & STATE ANNOUNCEMENTS  /  PA DEPT. OF HEALTH  /  COMMONWEALTH OF PA  /  FUNNY STUFF  /  NATIONAL GOOD NEWS  /  TAMAQUAAREA.COM PUBLIC FORUM


TOTAL COVID-19 CASES:

3/31:  (4,843 cases in PA;  63 deaths) & (38 cases in Schuylkill, 17 cases in Carbon, 1 death in Carbon).
3/30:  (4,087 cases in PA;  48 deaths) & (30 cases in Schuylkill, 13 cases in Carbon).
3/29:  (3,394 cases in PA; 38 deaths) & (21 cases in Schuylkill, 9 cases in Carbon).
3/28:  (2,751 cases in PA; 34 deaths) & (16 cases in Schuylkill, 3 cases in Carbon).
3/27:  (2,218 cases in PA; 22 deaths) & (13 cases in Schuylkill, 2 cases in Carbon).
3/26:  (1,687 cases in PA; 16 deaths) & (9 cases in Schuylkill, 2 cases in Carbon).
3/25:  (1,127 cases in PA; 7 deaths) & (6 cases in Schuylkill, 1 case in Carbon).
3/24:  (851 cases in PA; 5 deaths) & (5 cases in Schuylkill, 1 case in Carbon).
3/23:  (644 cases in PA; 3 deaths) & (4 cases in Schuylkill, 0 cases in Carbon).
3/22:  (479 cases in PA; 2 deaths) & (2 cases in Schuylkill, 0 cases in Carbon) .
PA Dept of Health COVID-19 siteCounty map.   View cases listed by county.   Press Releases.
3/30:  163,539 cases in United States; 2,860 deaths.
3/29:  140,904 cases in United States.
3/28:  122,653 cases in United States.
3/27:  103,321 cases in United States.
3/26:  85,356 cases in United States.
3/25:  68,440 cases in United States.
3/24:  54,453 cases in United States.
3/23:  44,183 cases in United States.
3/22:  33,404 cases in United States.
3/10:  937 cases in United States.
2/22: 15 cases in United States.
1/22:  First case in United States.
Click HERE for U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention update page.
View National Map.   View Global Map.

In COVID-19, ‘CO’ stands for ‘corona,’ ‘VI’ for ‘virus,’ and ‘D’ for disease. Formerly, this disease was referred to as “2019 novel coronavirus” or “2019-nCoV”. There are many types of human coronaviruses including some that commonly cause mild upper-respiratory tract illnesses.


TAMAQUA SALVATION ARMY:

Click HERE to view latest message.
Telephone interviews for Food: Tue. & Thu. from 9 AM to 4 PM
Telephone interviews for Emergency Rent, Oil, etc: Mon. & Wed. from 9 AM to 4 PM.
Appointments via phone only. Walk-ins won’t be accepted.
570-668-0410 ext 201. (flyer) (link) (Facebook page).
Managing axienty in the face of COVID-19. (Times News).
View meal pickup schedule for Tamaqua students.

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TAMAQUA BOROUGH ANNOUNCEMENTS:

– March 29, 2020:  Postponements and cancellations list as of March 29th. (List courtesy Ann Marie Calabrese) (PDF).
– March 25, 2020:  Postponements and cancellations list as of March 25th. (List courtesy Ann Marie Calabrese) (PDF).
– March 24, 2020:  Message to not flush wipes down toilet. (Facebook link).
– March 23, 2020:  All Tamaqua meetings postponed. (Facebook link).
– March 23, 2020:  All parks and playgrounds closed. (Facebook link).
– March 23, 2020:  Garbage and recycling schedules have not changed. (Facebook link).
– March 23, 2020:  While home, please complete your U.S. Census form. (Facebook link).
– March 20, 2020:  List of open and closed locations. And operations as of March 20, 2020. (List courtesy Ann Marie Calabrese) (PDF).
– March 19, 2020:  Shared story regarding PLCB warning licensees to follow its coronavirus guidelines or risk license suspension, closure. (link).
– March 19, 2020:  Borough office closed to public. 570-668-3444, info@tamaquaborough.com. (link).
– March 18, 2020:  Street cleaning will continue Monday, April 6, 2020. (link).
– And so on. Click HERE to view all Tamaqua Borough Facebook posts.

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PA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH COVID-19 GUIDANCE LINKS:

Businesses
Children
–  Community & Faith Organizations
– Educators
Health Care Professionals
– Older Adults
– Pregnant or Nursing
– Travelers  (currently Global Level 4 Health Advisory – Do Not Travel)
Press Releases.
– PA Governor Tom Wolf issued stay-at-home orders to Schuylkill County starting Monday, March 30, 2020. (link).

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PA GOVERNMENT SERVICES:

– 🧑‍💻 File for unemployment compensation: link / more info
– 👤 Talk mental health: Text PA to 741-741
– 👨‍⚕️ Apply for Medicaid: on.pa.gov/compass
– 🍎 Apply for SNAP: on.pa.gov/compass
– 👶 Apply for WIC: Call 1-800-942-9467
– 🏡 Get help with home heating: on.pa.gov/LIHEAP
📬 Sign up to vote by mail ballot: VotesPA.com/ApplyMailBallot
-💲 Report price gouging: Email pricegouging@attorneygeneral.gov
– 📑 Get answers to tax questions: revenue-pa.custhelp.com
💳 Credit/mortgage/rent advice: on.pa.gov/2Jb8UYp
🏫 Learn about school closures: education.pa.gov/COVID19
– 🚙 Access driver services: dmv.pa.gov/online-services
🧑‍💼 Connect with professional license services: www.pals.pa.gov
– ⚠️ Receive health/safety text alerts: on.pa.gov/AlertPA

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TAMAQUA AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT:

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PANTHER VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT:

– March 26, 2020:  Letter to Panther Valley Families from Superintendent Dennis Kergick. (link).
Schools closed at least through April 6. – Times News story dated March 23, 2020.
Letter to parents dated March 11, 2020.
8-page Resources for Learning letter from Panther Valley School District.
– Beginning Tuesday, March 17, 2020, free breakfast & lunch will be available to Panther Valley school district students at 4 locations between 11 AM and 1 PM.  1. At PV Elementary in Nesquehoning. 2. At Panther Valley Stadium in Lansford. 3. At Coaldale Borough Hall in Coaldale. 4. At the Batter’s Box Restaurant in Summit Hill.

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IF YOU FEEL SICK:

If you feel sick…  Please contact your health provider so they can inform you of next steps. Some of which, encourage you to do this via their app or outdoor testing sites.
Lehigh Valley Health Network options:
1. Hotline: 888-402-5846.  2. Free COVID-19 video pre-test screenings via their app.  3. Info link.
St. Luke’s Health Network options:
1. Hotline: 866-785-8537.  2. E-visit/video visit via their app.  3. Info link.
– Pennsylvania Department of Health phone number: 877-724-3258 (877-PA-HEALTH).
– United States Center for Disease Control and Prevention (link) (If you are sick) (Prevention)

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TAMAQUAAREA.COM CALENDAR OF EVENTS:

All local Lenten fundraising events run every Friday in Lent up to April 10th. They are all take-out and delivery only. Call to confirm.
– Tamaqua Elks Lodge’s Fish Dinner: 4-7 PM, 570-668-0701. (link)  (CANCELED)
– Tamaqua Trinity UCC Fish Fry: 4-6:30 PM, 570-668-4630. (link)
– Lansford Fire Company Food Sale: 3-6:30 PM, 570-645-7171. (link)

– TASD offering free grab-n-go meals to district students Mondays and Thursdays. (link).
– Opioid Town Hall meeting is canceled.
– SJRS High Stakes Bingo in Tamaqua has been canceled.
– Tamaqua Rotary Breakfast/Informational seminar is canceled.
– C.A.R.E.S. Spring Fling Dance and Bingo Night is canceled.
– Tamaqua Community Garden Spring Clean Up is canceled.
– Cramers Brothers Band at Walker Township Fire Company is canceled.
– All You Can Eat Breakfast fundraiser at Nesquehoning Fire Company is canceled.
– Indoor .22 Block Shoot at Ryan Township Fire Company is canceled.
– Indoor .22 Block Shoot at American Hose Company in Tamaqua is canceled.
– Strengthen Family Programs at Tamaqua Area Middle School are canceled.
– Summit Hill’s Easter on the Hill at Ludlow Park is canceled.
– Rush Township Easter Egg Hunt is canceled.
– Tamaqua Chamber “Improve Your Vision” event is postponed (TBA).
– Tamaqua YMCA Daddy/Daughter Dance is postponed (TBA).
– All borough council and committee meetings are postponed (TBA).
– Two area drama club performances have been canceled awaiting future dates. They include The Addams Family at Marian Catholic High School (TBA) and Newsies at Tamaqua Area High School (TBA).
– “Our Last Ride with Terry Zehner” starting at West Penn Rod & Gun Club is postponed (TBA).
– 6th Annual Mason Jar and Music Festival in Summit Hill has been postponed (TBA).
– CASH Bingo to benfit A.C.S. at Nesquehoning Recreation Center is postponed (TBA).
– Spring Vendor at Coaldale Fire Company is postponed (TBA).
– Two-Day Fishing Derby at Kellner’s Dam in Tamaqua is postponed (TBA).
– Tamaqua St. Patrick’s Bar Crawl has been postponed to May 2, 2020. (flyer) (link).
– The CancerTelethon.org Annual Chinese Auction was postponed to Sunday, May 17, 2020. (link) (flyer).
– The Sportsman’s Bingo at West End Fire & Rescue in Mahanoy City was postponed to June 7, 2020. (link).
– American Hose Fire Company Vendor/Craft Show and Basket Raffle in Tamaqua has been postponed to June 13, 2020.
– The Cancer Telethon (CancerTelethon.org) at Penn’s Peak has been postponed to August 1 and 2, 2020. (link).
– The Tamaqua Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner at Mountain Valley Golf Course has been postponed to September 24, 2020. (flyer).
– Virtual Open Mic Night at Hope & Coffee is scheduled for April 3, 2020. Signups on April 1. (link) (link 2) (story).
– Coaldale Borough Spring Cleanup pickup is April 4, 2020. (flyer) (link).
– New Ringgold Fire Company Food Sale (pickup only) is set for April 4, 2020. (link).
– Men of Marian Basket Auction at Marian High School is set for April 5, 2020. (link).
– Emergency Blood Drive at Lehighton Ambulance is being held April 8, 2020. No walk-ins. (flyer). (link).
– Summit Hill Borough spring cleanup pickup is April 18 for East Side and April 25 for West Side. (flyer) (link).

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TAMAQUA AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE:

Facebook link.
– March 29, 2020:  Postponements and cancellations list as of March 29th. (List courtesy Ann Marie Calabrese) (PDF).
March 27, 2020:  Shared Bureau of Workers’ Compensation announcement about their Pandemic Preparedness and Infections Diseases webinars. (link).
– March 27, 2020:  Chamber Chatters.
– March 26, 2020:  Local COVID-19 Updates and Resource list. (link).
– March 25, 2020: Our Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner at Mountain Valley Golf Course has been postponed to September 24, 2020. (flyer).
– March 20, 2020:  Chamber Chatters.
– Shared info regarding Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) approval of new guidelines for the emergency response funding made available to the Small Business First Program. (link) (story) (resources).

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LOCAL BUSINESSES AND/OR NON-PROFIT HOURS & OPERATIONS:

– March 29, 2020:  Postponements and cancellations list as of March 29th. (List courtesy Ann Marie Calabrese) (PDF).
– March 25, 2020: Postponements and cancellations list as of March 25, 2020. (List courtesy Ann Marie Calabrese) (PDF).
Hometown Wal-Mart: Is on limited hours. Store hours are from 7 AM to 8:30 PM. (link 1, link 2). Temporary pharmacy hours are Mon-Fri from 9 AM-8:30 PM. Saturday from 9 AM to 7 PM (closed 1:30 PM to 2 PM). Sunday from 10 AM to 6 PM (closed 1:30 PM to 2 PM). Special shopping hours will only be open to seniors aged 60 and up 6 AM to 7 AM every Tuesday from March 24 to April 28, 2020.
Many locations are operating via appointment, delivery or phone only. Due to the growing situation, most change operations on a day-to-day basis. So call or go to their online sites to confirm their operations and hours.
BUSINESSES / ORGANIZATIONS: (Call or go to their online sites to confirm their limited operations and hours) (AS OF MARCH 27, 2020)
– Many local banks are open via drive-thru only.
– All Tamaqua parks are closed. (link).
– All state parks and events are closed until April 30. (link).
– All Tamaqua church services are postponed or being held online. (link).
– Hope and Coffee: 570-225-7600, closed. (link).
– Tamaqua Community Art Center: 570-668-1192, closed. (link).
– Tamaqua Salvation Army: 570-668-0410, phone appts. (link).
– Tamaqua Station Restaurant: 570-668-3800, closed. (link).
– Tamaqua Borough office: 570-668-3444, closed to public. (link).
– Explore Schuylkill (formerly Schuylkill Visitor’s Bureau): 570-622-7700, closed to public. (link).
– Hometown Farmers Market: 570-668-2630, closed, except produce. (link).
– USA Martial Arts: 570-778-6970, closed. (link).
– Schuylkill County Historical Society: 570-622-7540, closed to public. (link).
– Tamaqua Chamber of Commerce: 570-668-1880, closed to public. (link).
– Beacon Diner: 570-668-1340, closed. (link).
– Shafer’s Pharmacy: 570-668-0290, pickup/delivery. (link).
– Heisler’s Dairy Bar: 570-668-3399, opening postponed. (link).
– Sister’s Cantina: 570-668-7837, pickup/delivery. (link).
– Charles X. Block: 570-668-668-1112, virtual appts. (link).
– Stoker’s Brewing Company: Takeout. (link).
– La Dolce Casa: Takeout/delivery. (link).
– Hawk Mountain: Closed. (link).
– Petal Pusher’s Floral Shop: 570-668-1500, phone only. (link).

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IDEAS TO DO AT HOME FOR KIDS AND ADULTS:

  1.  HappyHuman.com – 41 Things to Do at Home with Friends, Family or Alone
    2.  FamilyEGuide.com – 110 Fun At-Home Activities for Families & Kids
    3.  FunCheapOrFree.com – Fun Things to Do at Home as a Family
    4.  AllProDad.com – 101 Weekend Family Activity Ideas
    5.  IMom.com – 20 Ideas for a Family Fun Night
    6.  EngagedMarriage.com – 37 Family Things to Do at Home on a Rainy Sunday
    7.  GoodHouseKeeping.com – 55+ Creative Things to Do When You’re Bored to Pass the Time
    8.  Care.com – 30 Things to Do When Kids Say “I’m Bored’
    9.  TravelAndLeisure.com – Stuck at Home?  12 Famous Museums Offer Virtual Tours

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LOCAL GOOD NEWS STUFF:

– March 31, 2020:  Hope & Coffee to host virtual open mic night on April 3 (Times News)
– March 30, 2020:  Tamaqua restaurant gives out unbaked pizzas (Republican Herald)
– March 27, 2020:  Social distancing offers time for oil painting for Hometown veteran (Times News)
– March 26, 2020:  Police chief seeks solidarity against coronavirus (Standard Speaker)
– March 26, 2020: Kindness across the Valley. The Wabash in Tamaqua helps community. (WLVT.org)
– March 26, 2020:  ‘Rush Township Police Department’s good deeds are apart of the video.‘ World News story.
– March 26, 2020:  Tamaqua Salvation Army volunteers distribute food (Times News)
– March 24, 2020:  Local good news comments (TamaquaArea.com Public Forum)
– March 24, 2020:  LVHN seek’s community’s help to sew face masks, donate materials (Times News)
– March 24, 2020:  (Rush Township) police department offering home deliveries of food, medicine to elderly (WNEP TV)
– March 23, 2020:  Local resident, one of many, making face masks (TamaquaArea.com Public Forum)
– March 23, 2020:  Area churches gather in creative ways (Times News)
– March 20, 2020:  Company based in Nesquehoning donates medical supplies (Times News)
– March 19, 2020:  Bells to Chime Every Friday in Tamaqua (Times News)
– March 19, 2020: Local (Rush Township) police department stepping up to help those most vulnerable… (WFMZ TV)
– March 18, 2020:  Coronavirus Kindness: Crisis inspires good deeds in Lehigh Valley (Morning Call)

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FYI or STATE ANNOUNCEMENTS/LINKS:

– March 31, 2020:  PA Department of Health provides update on COVID-19.  756 new positives bring statewide total to 4,843. (press release) (statewide map) (PA Dept. of Health).
– March 30, 2020:  PA Governor Tom Wolf issued Stay-At-Home orders to Schuylkill County starting Monday, March 30, 2020. (press release).
– March 30, 2020:  PA Department of Health provides update on COVID-19.  693 new positives bring statewide total to 4,087. (press release).
– March 29, 2020:  PA Department of Health provides update on COVID-19.  643 new positives bring statewide total to 3,394. (press release).
– March 28, 2020:  PA Department of Health provides update on COVID-19.  533 new positives bring statewide total to 2,751. (press release).
– March 27, 2020:  PA Department of Health provides update on COVID-19.  531 new positives bring statewide total to 2,218. (press release).
– March 27, 2020:  Update on Status of Claims processing. (Facebook link) (PA Dept. of Labor & Industry link).
– March 26, 2020: News article via WNEP TV: Will you get a stimulus check if you receive Social Security or disability, or didn’t file a tax return? (link).
– March 26, 2020:  Wolf administration launches Critical Medical Supplies Procurement Portal. (press release).
– March 26, 2020:  PA Department of Health provides update on COVID-19.  560 new positives bring statewide total to 1,687. (press release).
– March 26, 2020:  Information for Pennsylvania employees impacted by COVID-19. (flyer) (link, 2).
– March 26, 2020:  Governor Wolf announced $50 million to fight COVID-19. (press release).
– March 25, 2020:  PA Department of Health provides update on COVID-19.  276 new positives bring statewide total to 1,127. (press release).
– March 25, 2020:  PennDOT reopening 23 select rest areas across Pennsylvania to all motorists. (press release) (list).
– March 25, 2020:  PA Governor Tom Wolf announces financial assistance available to small businesses. (press release).
– March 25, 2020:  PA Governor Tom Wolf & PA Health Secretary Rachel Levine expand ‘Stay at Home’ order to Lehigh and Northhampton counties. (press release).
– March 24, 2020:  PA Department of Health provides update on COVID-19.  207 new positives bring statewide total to 851. (press release).
– March 23, 2020:  PA Governor and Health Secretary issue ‘Stay at Home’ orders to 7 counties. Allegheny, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Monroe, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties. (link) (Stay at Home Guidance). (Wolf’s Order). (Secretary of Health’s Order).
– March 23, 2020:  PA Department of Education extends school closures through at least April 6. (link) (more info).
– March 23, 2020:  Corrections Department to use SCI Retreat as new commitment, parole violator reception facility beginning March 28. (link).
– March 23, 2020:  PA Department of Health provides update on COVID-19.  165 new positives bring statewide total to 644. (link) (press release).
– March 23, 2020:  DCNR extending closure of state park and forest facilities statewide, open spaces will remain accessible as part of COVID-19 mitigation efforts. Pennsylvania has 121 state parks, and 20 forest districts. (link).
– March 23, 2020:  PA Exec. Dir. releases Op Ed: “There is another viral pandemic spreading across America. It’s called hatred.” (link).
– March 22, 2020:  Department of Aging releases COVID-19 guidance on protective services for older Adults. (link) (Dept. of Aging link).
– March 22, 2020:  Pennsylvania expands access to pharmacy services. (link).
– March 22, 2020:  PA State Police to assist in enforcement of closure of non-life-sustaining businesses; Encourages compliance. (link) (guidance).
– March 22, 2020: “Wolf: PA food supply is reliable, accessible and life-sustaining.” Shares guidance. (link).
– – March 22, 2020:  PA Department of Health provides update on COVID-19.  108 new positives bring statewide total to 479. (press release).
– March 21, 2020:  PA state extends personal income tax return filing deadline to July 15, 2020. IRS did same. (link). (IRS link).
– March 21, 2020:  PA Department of Health provides update on COVID-19.  103 new positives bring statewide total to 371. (link) (press release).
March 21, 2020:  PA suspends some nurse licensing requirements to aid coronavirus response. (link). (suspended licensing regulations/waivers).
– March 20, 2020:  Waiver extension; Revised timing of enforcement is March 23 at 8 AM. (link). (updated business guidance). (business waiver application form). (FAQs). (Governor Wolf’s order). (Secretary of Health’s order).
– March 20, 2020:  PA Department of Human Services provides guidance to related employment and training programs and work requirements in light of COVID-19. (link). (guidance).
– March 20, 2020:  Gov. Wolf, Sec. Levine provide updated guidance, stress need for compliance as cases rise. (link).
– March 20, 2020:  PA Game Commission shooting ranges closed. (link).
– March 20, 2020:  Recommendations for Pennsylvanians financially impacted by the Coronaviris; Useful resources/links. (link). (emergency order for utility companies)
– March 20, 2020:  PA Department of Health provides update on COVID-19.  83 new positives bring statewide total to 268. (link) (press release).
– March 19, 2020:  PA Governor Tom Wolf’s announcement: “All non-life sustaining businesses ordered to close to stop the spread of COVID-19.” (link, 2) (Order).
– March 19, 2020:  PACE Pharmacy Program offers prescription extensions. (link) (PACE link).
– March 19, 2020:  Department of Aging releases COVID-19 guidance for adult day care centers and aging services programs. (link). (Dept. of Aging link).
– March 19, 2020:  PA Department of Education cancels statewide assessments. (link) (Dept. of Education link).
– March, 19, 2020:  Economic injury disaster loans available to small businesses and non-profits facing losses related to COVID-19. (link). (loan application info). (Facebook).
– March 19, 2020:  PA Property tax/rent rebate program application deadline extended to end of year. (link) (PA Dept. of Revenue link).
– March 19, 2020:  PA Department of Health provides update on COVID-19.  52 new positives bring statewide total to 185. (press release).
– March 19, 2020:  PA Governor Wolf announces first death related to COVID-19. (link).
– March 18, 2020:  PennDOT reopens select rest areas for truck parking. (link).
– March 17, 2020:  PA Governor Wolf’s administration directs families to emergency food assiantance during COVID-19 mitigation; Provides useful links). (link) (self-declaration of need form).
– PA Department of Health provides updates on COVID-19: March 18, 2020. March 16, 2020. March 15, 2020. March 14, 2020. March 13, 2020. March 12, 2020. March 11, 2020 (2).
– March 10, 2020:  PA Department of Health outlines differences between quarantine and isolation regarding COVID-19; Announces one new presumptive positive case in Philadelphia. (press release).
– PA Department of Health provides updates on COVID-19: March 9, 2020 (2). March 8, 2020 (2). March 7, 2020 (2). March 6, 2020. March 5, 2020. March 4, 2020. Feb. 27, 2020.
– February 26, 2020:  PA Governor Tom Wolf administration prepare for spread of Coronaaavirus, or COVID-19. (press release).
****************Not all stories/press releases are listed above.****************
Please click HERE to view ALL state stories/press releases related to COVID-19.

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PENNSYLVANIA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH:

You don’t make the timeline, the virus makes the timeline.
PA Department of Health Coronovirus (COVID-19) page with cases map.
Symptoms and Testing.
Stop the Spread.
Fact Sheets & Resources.
Global Map.
Press Releases.
Social Media Resources.
FAQs.
– Pennsylvania Department of Health phone number:  877-724-3258 (877-PA-HEALTH).

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COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA INFORMATION:

Pennsylvania Statewide Mitigation
for Individuals
for Families
– for Businesses.
for Schools.

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FUNNY ENTERTAINING YOUTUBE CHANNELS:

Just For Laughs
Just Kidding Pranks
Carbonaro Effect
America’s Funniest Home Videos
“Laughter cures the mind.” 

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REGIONAL/STATE/NATIONAL GOOD NEWS STORIES:

March 19, 2020: “Stay positive: Here are 23 pieces of good news regarding coronavirus
1. Of about 80,000 people sick from COVID-19 in China, more than 70% have recovered and been discharged from hospitals.
2.  Scientists have figured out how the novel coronavirus breaks into human cells, which will help significantly in developing treatments.
3. Due to high levels of self-quarantine, Codogno, one of the two coronavirus clusters in Italy, has reported significantly fewer infections per day.
4. Scientists in Canada have made massive breakthroughs in an effort to develop a vaccine.
5. China is testing 5 different vaccine options, claiming it could have a vaccine ready by next month.
6. Vaccination trials in the U.S. are already underway.
7. A team of infectious disease experts calculated the fatality rate of Wuhan’s coronavirus outbreak is about 1.4%, drastically lower than early estimated.
8. Distilleries across the U.S. are making their own hand sanitizer and giving it away for free.
9. Air pollution has plummeted in cities with high numbers of quarantined individuals. Plus, Venice’s waters are running clear.
10. A John Hopkins researcher has claimed antibodies from recovered coronavirus patients could help protect people at risk.
11. South Korea recoveries are starting to outnumber new infections.
12. China is getting its feet back on the ground, opening parks and athletics, loosening travel restrictions.
13.  China has also closed its last coronavirus hospital, not enough new cases to support them.
14. Australian researchers are in the midst of testing two drugs as cures to the virus.
15. Numerous businesses have stepped up to solve the crisis.
16. Apple, Starbucks reopen all stores in China.
17. MetroHealthMedical Center has developed a coronavirus test that gives results in hours, not days.
18. Scientists in Israel have also noted the potential to announce development of a coronavirus vaccine within weeks.
19. A San Diego biotech company is developing a coronavirus in collaboration with Duke University and National University of Singapore.
20. A Japanese flu drug has proven effective in treating the novel coronavirus.
21. China has reported just one new domestic coronavirus infection for a second day in a row.
22. Communities are coming together to help neighbors.
23. A 103-year-old Chinese grandmother has made a full recovery from COVID-19.

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Please send updates and such to me via Facebook, the TamaquaArea.com Public Forum or by calling 570-668-1234.


🙂  Keep smiling everyone.   🙂


#FlattenTheCurve  #StayCalm  #LifeGoesOn  #KeepSmiling

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