Mar 19, 2020

Phone, broadband providers pledge to keep customers connected

For the next 60 days, Service Electric of Allentown will open Wi-Fi hotspots to all who need them, and will not terminate services to residential or small business customers who can't pay their bills due to complications from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mar 18, 2020

COVID-19 related death reported at Northampton County hospital

Pennsylvania has had its first COVID-19 related death and it was in Northampton County. The individual was being treated in a hospital. No further details were given in a release from the Pennsylvania Department of Health.

Mar 18, 2020

U.S. Senator Bob Casey supports sending checks to taxpayers amid COVID-19 surge

As the economic fallout from the coronavirus escalates with statewide closures of non-essential businesses, federal lawmakers are considering sending thousands of dollars in direct cash payments to American households.

Mar 18, 2020

Penn Community Bank, Bucks United Way, establish COVID-19 fund

Penn Community Bank in Perkasie said it is working with United Way of Bucks County to create a Bucks County COVID-19 Recovery Fund to help those who experience a financial crisis from the pandemic.

Mar 18, 2020

DLP Real Estate conducts blood drive amid COVID-19 pandemic

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread, blood donor organizations are facing major blood shortages, but one local firm hosted its first company-wide blood drive shortly before Gov. Tom Wolf urged all non-essential businesses in the state to close. DLP Real Estate Capital of Hanover Township, Northampton County, hosted a drive on that day at its Lehigh Valley headquarters and two other sites[...]

Mar 18, 2020

Pennsylvania’s COVID-19 cases rises to 133

The Pennsylvania Department of Health has confirmed 133 cases of COVID-19 in the state, up from 96 yesterday.

Mar 18, 2020

Customers Bank limits access at branches in Berks, Bucks and Chester counties

Customers Bank of Wyomissing said it is limiting access at a number of its branches in response to the coronavirus.

Mar 18, 2020

Members 1st limiting branch access because of coronavirus

It is requesting that credit union members use drive-thru services or online resources for the majority of their banking needs to help with social distancing.

Mar 18, 2020

Sorry folks, no free Rita’s for first day of spring

Rita’s Italian Ice said it plans to postpone its annual First Day of Spring Giveaway.

Mar 18, 2020

LVHN-ExpressCare-Lehighton to temporarily close

Starting today, Lehigh Valley Health Network is temporarily closing its LVHN ExpressCARE–Lehighton at 363 N. 1st Street, Lehighton, so its staff can support LVHN COVID-19 Assess and Test locations.

Mar 18, 2020

“We do what we have to do.” – Health care workers accept coronavirus risks

For most health care workers, a certain amount of risk, including from the coronavirus, is considered part of the job.

Mar 17, 2020

$19 for a bottle of hand sanitizer? Pa. Attorney General going after price gougers

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro said today that his office has now received more than 1,000 tips reporting price gouging.