Help protect public health, vote by mail in the June 2 primary
Senator Hughes is encouraging everyone to vote by mail in the June 2 primary to help protect public health during the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, which is why he sending another reminder to make sure you are registered to vote and apply for a mail-in ballot before upcoming deadlines.
There are two weeks left to register to vote and you can register online at votespa.com.
All registered voters can request a mail-in ballot, for any reason, before May 26, 2020. You can contact officials by phone or by mail if you have questions about registration or mail-in ballots, but using the online portal at votespa.com remains the fastest way to complete the process.
A reminder of the realities of the pandemic: The curve has been flattened in Pennsylvania; however more than 50,000 coronavirus cases have been reported in Pennsylvania with at least 2,500 deaths attributed to the virus. The World Health Organization is recommending gradual rollbacks of restrictions to help suppress the spread of the virus.
Stay up to date with the latest information on the pandemic at senatorhughes.com/coronavirus. Please do your part to help stop the spread of the virus. Stay safe, stay at home, and don’t forget to wash your hands!
Here is guide issued by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, helping provide clear guidance and direction in response to coronavirus COVID-19. The residents of Philadelphia and its suburbs have been ordered to remain at home as to help prevent spread of coronavirus, find out what that means for you.
Keep in mind, Philadelphia is regularly updating its website to provide more information and resources on coronavirus COVID-19.
Montgomery County is doing the same.
Here are some reminders about preventing spread of the disease:
Best practices to plan, prepare for and respond to the coronavirus COVID-19, according to the Centers for Disease Control.
What are the symptoms of coronavirus?
Symptoms of the COVID-19 can include:
- Shortness of breath
The symptoms may appear in as few as two days or as long as 14 days after exposure. Reported illnesses have ranged from people with little to no symptoms to people being severely ill and dying.
What to do if you think you have coronavirus COVID-19, according to the CDC:
- Stay home except to get medical care
- Separate yourself from other people and animals in your home
- Call ahead before visiting your doctor
- Wear a facemask if you are sick
- Cover your coughs and sneezes
- Clean your hands often
- Avoid sharing personal household items
- Clean all “high-touch” surfaces everyday
For more details on what to do prevent coronavirus COVID-19 spread, visit the CDCs full list of recommendations.
Read more: CDC recommendations on getting tested for coronavirus