Senator Hughes is set to return for his latest telephone town hall on the coronavirus and Pennsylvania’s primary election. He’s received a lot of questions about the new vote by mail provisions and is eager to get information to voters ahead of the primary.
Join us at 7:20 p.m., Wednesday, May 20
The senator and a number of public officials, including Philadelphia City Commissioner Omar Sabir, are pushing to get people to vote by mail to help protect our public health. Fewer people physically going to the polls means fewer opportunities to spread the virus. Watch the video below to see what Commissioner Sabir and his colleagues in the Philadelphia City Commissioners’ Office are doing to help make sure Philadelphia voters get vote by mail applications.
For those who live in Montgomery County or in other districts, visit votespa.com to sign up for a mail in ballot. The deadline is May 26, so you need to act quickly! If you are in Montgomery County and have questions regarding absentee voting, please contact Sarah Piening at the Election Board office at 610-278-3275.
It is important we don’t let democracy die during this pandemic. Stay up to date with the latest news from Senator Hughes and the trusted messages from trusted messengers 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