I am writing with an update on issues relating to the pandemic.
To help mitigate the spread of COVID-19, Governor Tom Wolf has ordered all residents of Pennsylvania to stay at home except for those who work in life-sustaining businesses or to go to the grocery store or pharmacy or other essential needs. As a reminder, when going out, it’s important to practice social distancing and frequently wash hands and thoroughly clean all surfaces to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
I also want to extend a heartfelt thank you to all of the healthcare professionals, first responders, grocery store workers, and everyone else who is working everyday to ensure our safety.
Join Our Facebook Live Town Hall on 4/3
I’ll be answering your questions tomorrow, Friday, April 3rd, during a live Facebook Town Hall. To join the conversation, visit my Facebook page at 4:30 pm tomorrow! To receive a notification of when the event starts, and any other time I go live, you can “like” my Facebook page.
Due to our telephone town hall on Tuesday, April 7th and the observance of religious holidays on Friday, April 10th, our next Facebook Live Town Hall will be on Tuesday, April 14th.
Live Telephone Town Hall on 4/7
Business Resources and Loans
Small businesses are among the most affected by the closure of non-essential businesses, and in the financial recovery to come, they will need as much support as the state and federal government is able to provide. The Federal Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) are working to provide Disaster Assistance Loans for Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19.
For a list of current business resources and loan opportunities, including details for eligibility and loan amounts, visit my website.
Unemployment Compensation Update
Unemployment compensation has been expanded in Pennsylvania to help those impacted by COVID-19. While the unemployment compensation site was briefly down earlier in the week, the site has been restored and all eligible claimants can file a new claim or submit a bi-weekly claim. For more information or to file a claim, visit UC.PA.GOV.
If you have lost your employment-based health insurance as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, you do not need to wait for an open enrollment period to sign up for insurance through the ACA. Visit www.Insurance.PA.gov for more information.
Online Alcohol Sales
Pennsylvania Fine Wine & Good Spirits is now open for a limited number of online orders each day.
Due to high demand, new orders will be accepted in the morning until capacity is reached. For more information, visit https://www.finewineandgoodspirits.com.
Please visit the district newsroom to view additional stories, videos, and photos from across the district and the commonwealth.
You can also follow me on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for more regular updates.
My Office is Here to Serve You. How Can We Help?
Legislation: If you are interested in the status of a certain piece of legislation or obtaining copies of bills, my office will be able to provide that information to you.
Forms and Applications: You can reach out to my office for assistance with any number of forms, including birth and death certificates, grant applications, consumer complaint forms, hunting or fishing licenses, notary public applications, and voter registration.
Notary: A certified notary is available in both my Newtown and Doylestown office. Staffers can provide this service at no charge for most official documents and state forms. Please call ahead to make sure our notary is in the office and can accommodate the work you are requesting.
State Agencies: My office can assist in any dealings with state agencies, including the Department of Corrections, Military and Veterans Affairs, PennDOT, Department of Human Services, and State Police.
Licenses and Motor Vehicles: Help is available through my office or the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Driver and Vehicle Services website if you need assistance processing motor vehicle registrations, driver’s licenses, learner’s permits, or other Department of Transportation forms.
Visiting the Capitol: You can visit the Pennsylvania Capitol website or contact my office about setting up school or other group trips to the Capitol.
Offices of State Senator Steve Santarsiero
2003 Lower State Road
Building 100, Suite 121
Doylestown, PA 18901
3 Terry Drive
Newtown, PA 18940
184 Main Capitol Building
Senate Box 203010
Harrisburg, PA 17120-3010
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500 Main Street
Tullytown, PA 19007
Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM