COVID-19 Confirmed Cases in Pennsylvania
Experts have been working hard to understand the novel coronavirus. Because new information is coming out every day, please visit the sites below to stay up to date.
- The Centers for Disease Control provides updates on the virus and safety information for the public and healthcare professionals.
- The Pennsylvania Department of Health?provides information on the virus and safety precautions.
- The State Department provides a list of travel advisories for those who are planning to fly outside of the United States.
The safety of you and your loved ones is of the utmost importance. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call our district offices at (215) 579-8102.
*Vaccine Clinics have been opened at all three Bucks County Community College Campuses. Clinics are availble to all those who have pre-registered and fall into the Phasa1A category. For more information, click here.*
Due to guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the federal government, the responsibility of the COVID-19 vaccine distribution has been placed on the states to manage.
- Pennsylvania has started to vaccinate against COVID and is working to expand eligibility to more groups of people.
- Supplies are extremely limited, so the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) is prioritizing who is most at risk of catching the virus.
- As of January 25th, Pennsylvania is in Phase 1A regarding the vaccine. Visit www.health.pa.gov to learn more about each phase.
- Click here to see all PA Vaccine Providers.
Both Bucks and Montgomery Counties have assembled COVID-19 Vaccination Pre-Registration, where residents can register to receive the vaccination. Once you have completed the correct survey, either the Bucks County or Montgomery County Health Departments will notify you of any eligibility.
To register for Bucks County, click here.
To register for Montgomery County, click here.
Phase 1A | Health Care Workers, 65+, Qualifying Medical Conditions
- Long term care facilities
- Emergency medical service personnel
- Nurses & Nursing assistants
- Dentists & Dental hygienists
- Pharmacy Technicians
- Health professions students and trainees
- Direct support professionals
- Clinical personnel in school settings or correctional facilities
- Contractual HCP not directly employed by the health care facility
- Persons 65 and older
- Persons 16-64 with high-risk conditions
- Law enforcement
- Fire/rescue personnel
- Emergency services personnel
- Public transit staff
- Grocery store staff
- Educators/Education staff
- Manufacturing staff
- U.S. Postal Service staff
- Clergy and other essential support for houses of worship
- Corrections staff and other staff of non-1A congregate care settings
- Individuals caring for children or adults in early childhood and adult day programs
- Finance staff, including bank tellers
- Information technology
- Food services
- Housing construction
- Legal services
- Public health workers
- Public safety
- Water and wastewater staff
- Federal/state/county/local government
Some eligibility criteria for Unemployment Compensation have changed due to COVID-19.
- The Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry has put up a Frequently Asked Question Page, which you can access by clicking here.
The Pandemic Unemployment Assistance or PUA program provides up to 39 weeks of unemployment benefits to individuals not eligible for regular unemployment compensation or extended benefits, including those who have exhausted all rights to such benefits.
You should file for PUA if you are ineligible for regular UC because you have lost income due to COVID-19 and:
- are self-employed, or
- are seeking part-time work, or
- lack sufficient work history, or
- have exhausted all rights to regular UC or extended benefits.
PUA benefits are only for individuals who are unemployed and otherwise would be working but are unable to due to COVID-19 pandemic reasons. PUA does not cover Individuals without an attachment to the labor market, or Individuals who are unemployed for non-COVID-19 reasons.
- The Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation or PEUC program is available for individuals whose regular unemployment benefits have expired or will expire soon.
- PEUC is a temporary federal program that provides 13 weeks of additional unemployment benefits to qualified individuals whose regular unemployment benefits were exhausted on or after July 6, 2019.
- You must wait for your regular unemployment benefits to expire before applying for PEUC.
- Individuals who are currently receiving regular unemployment benefits do NOT need to apply.
- Once the balance of your regular UC benefits is received, you will automatically be enrolled in the PEUC program for the additional 13 weeks of benefits.
- After filing for PEUC, you'll use the same biweekly filing process that you used for regular UC.
- Currently, VA is offering COVID-19 vaccine to veterans already receiving care from the VA, based on CDC and VA risk criteria. If you're eligible to get a vaccine, your VA health care team will contact you.
- Veterans who are not enrolled or do not currently receive care at VA can visit VA's Eligibility web page to learn more: Eligibility For VA Health Care | Veterans Affairs.
- Military & Veterans Guidance
Assistance For Small Businesses
UPDATE: Paycheck Protection Program resumed January 11, 2021
- SBA, in consultation with the U.S. Treasury Department, reopened the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) for First Draw PPP Loans the week of January 11, 2021. SBA began accepting applications for Second Draw PPP Loans on January 13, 2021.
- SBA is currently accepting Second Draw PPP loan applications from participating lenders. Lender Match can help connect you with a lender. You can also view all lenders near you on a map.
- At least $25 billion is being set aside for Second Draw PPP Loans to eligible borrowers with a maximum of 10 employees or for loans of $250,000 or less to eligible borrowers in low or moderate income neighborhoods.
- You can apply for a Second Draw PPP Loan from January 13, 2021, until March 31, 2021. SBA is currently accepting Second Draw PPP loan applications from participating lenders. Lender Match can help connect you with a lender. You can also view all lenders near you on a map. All Second Draw PPP Loans will have the same terms regardless of lender or borrower
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