Notifications Concerning COVID-19 Pandemic

COVID-19

PA Stay-at-Home Order Goes Statewide

Governor Tom Wolf extended his stay-at-home order to the entire state of Pennsylvania on Wednesday 4/1. The order will last at least through April 30.

PA Moves Primary Election

The 2020 Pennsylvania primary election has been moved from April 28 to June 2. The voter registration and mail ballot deadlines are extended into May.

Franklin County Added To Stay At Home Order

Governor Wolf’s new order now includes these 33 counties: Allegheny, Beaver, Berks, Bucks, Butler, Cameron, Carbon, Centre, Chester, Crawford, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Erie, Forest, Franklin, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lawrence, Lebanon,

PA Governor Wolf Extends Stay At Home Order

Governor Wolf has extended the Stay At Home Order to include Carbon, Cumberland, Dauphin and Schuylkill counties. The order will take effect Monday 3/30 at 8pm and continue through

Franklin County Adds 6 COVID-19 Cases

Over the weekend, 6 more cases of COVID-19 were reported in Franklin County, PA. Franklin County’s cases count totals 11. Pennsylvania has over 3,394 positive cases.

WellSpan Confirms First COVID-19 Patient Death

Statement from Roxanna Gapstur, Ph.D., R.N., president and CEO of WellSpan Health: “A WellSpan Health patient, who had tested positive for COVID-19 and was being treated for the disease,

Trump Extends Social Distancing Guidelines

The US will extend its set of social distancing guidelines until April 30. “We will be extending our guidelines to April 30 to slow the spread,” the President said.

PA: Gov. Wolf Adds 9 Counties to Stay At Home Order

The stay-at-home order now includes 19 counties: Allegheny, Berks, Butler, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Erie, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lehigh, Luzerne, Monroe, Montgomery, Pike, Northampton, Philadelphia, Wayne, Westmoreland, and York.

Apple Releases COVID-19 Screening Tool

The website and app were developed based on the latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This tool can help you understand what to do next

Maryland: VA Closes Outpatient Clinics

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announced The Maryland VA is temporarily closing all its community-based outpatient clinics effective Monday 3/30. This includes the Baltimore VA Medical Center clinic

Respiratory Clinics Open In Panhandle

Due to the new coronavirus outbreak, two respiratory clinics have been opened in Martinsburg and Ranson, WV. Clinic details: Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Berkeley

WV Confirms First COVID-19 Death

West Virginia DHHR confirmed  the first West Virginian has died as a result of COVID-19. According to a news release from the DHHR, the individual is associated with the

WV: Berkeley County’s First COVID-19 Cases

Medical officials confirmed two people tested positive for COVID-19 in Berkeley County, WV. Berkeley Medical Center in Martinsburg confirmed the two cases, but couldn’t provide details on the patients.

COVID-19 Care Line

If you have COVID-19 specific questions regarding travel, symptoms or testing criteria, please call 301-790-9170. All other health care related questions should be directed to your primary care provider

Meritus Health to Build New Unit

Meritus Health just received approval to increase capacity at Meritus Medical Center through both renovation to existing office space and construction of a new regional infectious containment unit in

Meritus: Hand Sewn Face Mask Donations

Yes! We will take the fabric face masks you have sewn! Thank you to everyone who has contacted Meritus Health about making and donating face masks during this public

Free Webinar Offered for SBA Disaster Loans

The new loan program created by CFA and PIDA to support small businesses is not the only financial resource for businesses affected by the COVID-19 public health emergency. The

Links for MD Business In Distress Due to COVID-19

The Governor, alongside of the Maryland Department of Commerce and Maryland Department of Labor, also announced aggressive support for Maryland businesses and workers by launching a $175 million comprehensive

Fort Detrick Temporarily Closing Gates

Fort Detrick, Md. – In response to operational changes due to COVID19, beginning March 23, 2020 at 9 p.m., Veterans Gate Fort Detrick will close until further notice.  Nallin

West Virginia Stay At Home Order Issued

West Virginia Governor Jim Justice has issued a stay-at-home order. This will temporarily shut down all non-essential businesses. It will become effective 8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 24, 2020.

Third COVID-19 Case In Jefferson County WV

On Sunday, West Virginia confirmed four new cases of COVID-19 in the state – raising the confirmed case count to 16. New cases were identified in Jefferson, Kanawha and

City of Hagerstown Parking

The City of Hagerstown is now offering free parking in downtown. This includes all metered parking on-street and in the parking lots as well as the parking decks. Please

Meritus Health Telehealth

MERITUS HEALTH Meritus Health will now be offering electronic visits. These visits will allow citizens to speak directly with a primary care provider to discuss your health concerns. Telehealth

Third COVID-19 Patient in Maryland Dies

It was announced that a COVID-19 patient in Washington County has passed away. The patient was from Montgomery County, Maryland, but was visiting the Washington County area at the

Washington County Has First COVID-19 Case

Health officials announced the first diagnosed case of the new coronavirus in Washington County on Saturday, March 23. It’s a woman in her 50s that is exhibiting mild symptoms.

Franklin County Confirms First COVID-19 Case

Franklin County has its first confirmed case of the Coronavirus. The state Department of Health announced the positive test of a Franklin County resident on Friday. This brings the

IRS Extends Tax Filing Deadlines

The IRS moved the national income tax filing day ahead to July 15. President Donald Trump ordered the extension will give “all taxpayers and businesses” more time to file

Links for PA Business In Distress Due to COVID-19

Disaster Loan Assistance  Business planning resources and contingency planning  Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) PA Department of Health “COVID-19  Information for Businesses” PA Department of Labor and Industry Shared Work