There have been 96 confirmed cases of coronavirus COVID-19 in Pennsylvania. Montgomery County has reported 32 cases and Philadelphia has reported 10 cases. State health officials will release the official count once a day going forward as testing increases.
Students in the School District of Philadelphia will remain out of their classrooms until at least March 27. District and city officials have announced plans to provide two ready-to-eat meals and learning guides during the week at 30 schools from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. You can view the full list of schools here.
Meals and learning guides will also be available at 50 recreation centers from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. during weekdays. You can view the full list of recreation centers here.
Officials are continuing to work with nonprofit organizations and food banks for solutions to weekend needs.
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.
Senator Hughes and his colleagues in the Pennsylvania Senate Democratic Caucus are working to ensure state-level resources get to our people, especially the most vulnerable. We will provide more information as it becomes available. Visit senatorhughes.com/coronavirus for the latest updates.
In the meantime, 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.