The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) recently announced an Emergency Assistance Program (EAP) for qualifying families who are experiencing financial challenges because of the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.
Residents can get more information about DHS assistance programs online. Applications for the one-time EAP cash grants will be accepted through June 12 or when the program’s funds are exhausted. Residents can apply for the emergency cash assistance here.
Families whose income is below 150 percent of the federal poverty level are eligible. Those families that qualify will be able to get a one-time grant of approximately $400-$1,200, based on their family size. Income and family size guidelines are below.
|Household Size||Monthly Income Limit||Annual Income Limit|
|Each Additional Person||$560||$6,720|
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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