TTH - April 16, 2020

Join Senator Hughes at 8:20 p.m., Thursday, April 16 for a telephone town hall on financial resources during the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.

You can RSVP for the conversation here.

The senator will be joined by Department of Labor and Industry Secretary Jerry Oleksiak,
Dr. Priscilla Mpasi of Penn Medicine, Deputy Secretary of Commerce for the City of Philadelphia Karen Lockhart Fegley and Rob Goza, Lead Economic Development Specialist with the U.S. Small Business Administration, Eastern Pennsylvania District Office. The goal of the conversation is to address individual concerns as well as questions from small business owners. 

Tune in for answers to critical questions!

Remember, you can do your part to stop the spread of the virus by staying home!

Keeping your distance can break the chain of COVID-19 infection.

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: 

  • Fever 
  • Cough 
  • 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 

Coronavirus Information Sheet - click to download.

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