Join Senator Hughes for his latest telephone town hall on the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic and how residents can stay safe by voting at home during the June 2 primary. Senator Hughes’ special guests for this telephone town hall are U.S. Senator Bob Casey, Dr. Eugenia South of the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine, and Philadelphia City Commissioner Omar Sabir. RSVP for the telephone town hall at 7:20 p.m., Wednesday, May 13 here.
To date 1.25 million Pennsylvanians have signed up to vote by mail, which is about an eighth of the registered voters in Pennsylvania. Voting by mail is a safe, secure way to make sure your voice is heard in the June 2 primary, while also protecting public health. You can sign up to vote by mail at votespa.com.
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