I am writing with my weekly District Update.
The Pandemic Response
On Wednesday, July 15th, Governor Wolf announced additional targeted mitigation efforts to help stop the spread of COVID-19 here in Pennsylvania. Among other things, the new order requires restaurants and bars to limit their indoor dining to 25% of capacity, the closure of dance clubs, and bars that do not sell food, and mandates telework wherever possible. This does not impact outdoor dining, take-out food, or alcohol. Additionally, gyms, hair salons, dentists, and casinos are not included in the order.
The Pennsylvania Department of Health is also currently recommending if you travel to the following states, you quarantine for 14 days upon your return home: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, North Carolina, South Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, and Utah.
As we continue to see businesses, restaurants, and activities starting up again, it’s important that we wear a mask and practice social distancing when going out. We also should continue to wash our hands often and thoroughly and regularly clean surfaces to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Drop-Off Food and Supplies Drive in New Britain on July 18th
The Soroptimist International of Doylestown Area is partnering with Between Friends Outreach to host a community drive for non-perishable food items, hyenine and cleaning products, and gift cards. You can stop by the New Britain Township Building tomorrow morning to give what you can and provide a helping hand to our neighbors in need.
Morrisville Borough Receives $227,805 for Pedestrian Safety Improvements
This week, I was pleased to announce that Morrisville Borough will receive $227,805 from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s (PennDOT) Multimodal Transportation Fund, which will go toward improving the pedestrian and traffic signals at the intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue and Trenton Avenue. This funding for Morrisville Borough will help make much-needed safety improvements at this busy intersection. For more information, please visit my website.
BCCC Industrial Maintenance Pre-Apprenticeship Training Program
There’s still time to sign up for Bucks County Community College's Industrial Maintenance Pre-Apprenticeship Training Program, starting July 27th. Free instruction is available to Bucks County residents affected by COVID-19. Interested applicants should visit https://www.bucks.edu/wfd or call 267-685-4884.
Hazard Pay Grant Program for Frontline Workers
Yesterday, Governor Wolf announced a $50 million grant program to provide hazard pay for frontline workers. Eligible employers can apply for the grant, which would be used to provide hazard pay to full-time and part-time employees making less than $20/hour. To learn more and apply, visit www.dced.pa.gov.
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Offices of State Senator Steve Santarsiero
All offices are temporarily closed to visitors due to COVID-19.
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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