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Monday, July 6, 2020

Boscola asks Wolf to move Lehigh, Northampton to yellow

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

State Sen. Lisa Boscola, D-18th, sent a letter to Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf May 8 requesting Northampton and Lehigh counties be moved to the yellow phase of reopening.

“This request comes on the heels of two separate conversations I had with the infectious disease doctors at both St. Luke’s University Health Network and Lehigh Valley Health Network,” Boscola said in the letter.

Drug, alcohol services adjusted during health crisis

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, drug and alcohol services have shifted to best assist Lehigh County residents while maintaining safety during the health crisis. There are resources and more information available on the Lehigh County website under the human services heading.

Lehigh Valley Drug and Alcohol Intake Unit will continue to meet the needs of the clients in need of drug and alcohol assessments and provide recovery support services using telehealth services.

Walk-in evaluations may be scheduled by calling 610-923-0394 and are being conducted via telehealth.

Wolf targeting May 8 for start of Pa. reopening

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Phased approach focuses on citizens’ safety, scientific data

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf presented a detailed plan April 22 for reopening the commonwealth — with a targeted May 8 start.

The administration will categorize reopening into three phases: red, yellow and green. Phases will be assigned based on conditions in a county, counties or region.

Chamber plans Gift Card Grab

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

May 3-9 event is Restaurant Week alternative

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Affiliated Chambers of Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce is unable to host Restaurant Weeks around the area.

In an effort to support the small businesses and restaurants in the area, the GLVCC is implementing a Gift Card Grab Week May 3-9.

The Chamber is asking businesses to come up with a gift card deal to offer consumers. For example, pay $25, get a $30 gift card or pay $50 and get a $60 gift card. Once their offer is identified, each business will share how the deal can be purchased (online or call in).

CASD students begin online instruction

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 by The Press in Local News

Governor announces Pa. schools closed through end of academic year

Continuing his efforts to protect the health and safety of students and communities during the COVID-19 pandemic, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf announced April 9 all schools will remain closed for the remainder of the 2019-20 academic year.

Wolf made the decision in consultation with Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine and Secretary of Education Pedro A. Rivera.

Teachers and administration in the Catasauqua Area School District have been working to prepare for long-term virtual learning.

Full-time online instruction began April 14.

CASD students begin online instruction

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Governor announces Pa. schools closed through end of academic year

Continuing his efforts to protect the health and safety of students and communities during the COVID-19 pandemic, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf announced April 9 all schools will remain closed for the remainder of the 2019-20 academic year.

Wolf made the decision in consultation with Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine and Secretary of Education Pedro A. Rivera.

Teachers and administration in the Catasauqua Area School District have been working to prepare for long-term virtual learning.

Full-time online instruction began April 14.

Chamber launches campaign to support local businesses

Wednesday, April 8, 2020 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Program aimed at helping during pandemic

Businesses throughout the Greater Lehigh Valley have begun to offer creative ways to get their products and services to customers. Inspired by the #OpenWeStand movement, the Chamber has introduced a new campaign to encourage Greater Lehigh Valley residents to support local businesses by taking advantage of these solutions.

On social media, users are asked to use the hashtag OpenWeStandLV to spread the word and encourage their friends, families and followers to get involved. Instagram posts with this hashtag are also posted on the Chamber’s website.

PBS39 launches Lehigh Valley Learns program for grades K-5

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in School

It has become apparent distance learning is absolutely vital as children may not get back into a classroom for weeks or months. Therefore, PBS39 has worked with educators locally and nationally to create Lehigh Valley Learns, an over-the-air educational offering that launched March 30.

Lehigh Valley Learns is broadcasting over PBS39’s channels in the mornings, with grade-specific programming at the same time each weekday.

School closure is extended

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Students will stay home until at least April 6

The Pennsylvania Department of Education announced March 23 all schools in the commonwealth will remain closed through at least April 6 as a result of the COVID-19 response efforts. The closure order could be extended beyond April 6 if necessary to save lives and stop the spread of COVID-19.

When it is determined students can return to school, administrators, teachers and other staff will be given two days to prepare classrooms, set up cafeterias, schedule transportation and arrange other business operations. Students would return on the third day.