Wednesday’s high, 50; Overnight low, 24
SUNNY TODAY HIGH 46.
CLOUDY TONIGHT A LOW OF 34.
PARTLY CLOUDY TOMORROW HIGH 46.
CLOUDY TOMORROW NIGHT LOW 36.
SATURDAY, A SLIGHT CHANCE OF MORNING SHOWERS DAYTIME HIGH OF 55.
CLOUDY SATURDAY NIGHT LOW 43
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All of PA under “stay-at-home orders….Almost 1000 cases in 60 of 67 counties…Clarion and PSU SBA centers holding webinar Friday for affected businesses….PA Route 6 postpones events…..NY state woman nabbed in Tioga County after high speed chase….
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Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine today announced all 67 Pennsylvania counties will be under stay-at-home orders Wednesday, April 1, at 8 p.m .Previously, there were 33 counties on statewide stay-at-home orders. The first orders were issued on March 23 for seven counties. The statewide stay-at-home order will continue until April 30. All Pennsylvania schools will remain closed until further notice and non-life-sustaining business closures remain in effect. All essential state services will continue.
Individuals may leave their residence only to perform any of the following allowable individual activities and allowable essential travel:
Tasks essential to maintain health and safety, or the health and safety of their family or household members (including pets), such as obtaining medicine or medical supplies, visiting a health care professional, or obtaining supplies they need to work from home
Getting necessary services or supplies for themselves, for their family or household members, or as part of volunteer efforts, or to deliver those services or supplies to others to maintain the safety, sanitation, and essential operation of residences
Engaging in outdoor activity, such as walking, hiking or running if they maintain social distancing
To perform work providing essential products and services at a life-sustaining business
To care for a family member or pet in another household
Any travel related to the provision of or access to the above-mentioned individual activities or life-sustaining business activities
Travel to care for elderly, minors, dependents, persons with disabilities, or other vulnerable persons
Travel to or from educational institutions for purposes of receiving materials for distance learning, for receiving meals, and any other related services
Travel to return to a place of residence from an outside jurisdiction
Travel required by law enforcement or court order
Travel required for non-residents to return to their place of residence outside the commonwealth
Anyone performing life-sustaining travel does not need paperwork to prove the reason for travel.
The following operations are exempt:
Life-sustaining business activities
Health care or medical services providers
Access to life-sustaining services for low-income residents, including food banks
Access to child care services for employees of life-sustaining businesses that remain open as follows: child care facilities operating under the Department of Human Services, Office of Child Development and Early Learning waiver process; group and family child care operating in a residence; and part-day school age programs operating under an exemption from the March 19, 2020 business closure Orders
Law enforcement, emergency medical services personnel, firefighters
The federal government
Individuals experiencing homelessness are not subject to this order but are strongly urged to find shelter and government agencies are urged to take steps needed to provide shelter for those individuals.
International students, foster youth, and any other students who would otherwise experience displacement or homelessness as a result of campus closures are exempt and may remain in campus housing.
The Department of Education will be providing updated guidance and resources on the continuity of education for students to schools in the coming days.
At this time, law enforcement will be focused on ensuring that residents are aware of the order and informing the public of social distancing practices rather than enforcement. To report a noncompliant business, contact your local law enforcement agency’s non-emergency number or the nearest Pennsylvania State Police station. Do not call 911 or the Department of Community and Economic Development to file reports. Law enforcement officers should refer to Business Closure Order Enforcement Guidance available online.
For the most up-to-date information on COVID-19, Pennsylvanians should visit: https://www.pa.gov/guides/responding-to-covid-19/.
The Pennsylvania Department of Health Wednesday confirmed as of 12:00 a.m., April 1, that there are 962 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 5,805 in 60 counties. The department also reported 11 new deaths among positive cases, bringing the statewide total to 74. All people are either in isolation at home or being treated at the hospital. County-specific information and a statewide map are available on the department’s website.
There are 42,427 patients who have tested negative to date. Of the patients who have tested positive to date the age breakdown is as follows:
Nearly 1% are aged 0-4;
Nearly 1% are aged 5-12;
1% are aged 13-18;
Nearly 9% are aged 19-24;
40% are aged 25-49;
Nearly 29% are aged 50-64; and
19% are aged 65 or older.
Most of the patients hospitalized are aged 65 or older, and most of the deaths have occurred in patients 65 or older. There have been no pediatric deaths to date. All non-life-sustaining businesses are ordered to be closed and schools are closed statewide indefinitely.
For the latest information for individuals, families, businesses and schools, visit “Responding to COVID-19” on pa.gov.
The Clarion University SBDC, Penn State SBDC and the North Central Launchbox have joined together to host a webinar Friday April 3, 2020 from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm to provide answers to pressing questions; followed by a Q & A session.
Topics to be covered are:
SBA Paycheck Protection Program
SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans
Tax implications resulting from business impact
Information on bank financing and assistance
SBDC consulting services and resources
Angel Marschik, Supervisory Lender Relations Specialist , US SBA, Pittsburgh District Office
Heather Pleskonko, CPA, Senior Manager, Baker Tilly
Norm Strotman, Senior Vice President, Market Executive, Northwest Bank
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Colonel Robert Evanchick, commissioner of the Pennsylvania State Police, has announced a temporary change to the way troopers respond to select non-emergency incidents. With the goal of limiting in-person contact and mitigating the spread of COVID-19, the department has identified certain types of calls that may be resolved with limited or no on-scene response. The change went into effect April 1, 2020 and will remain until further notice.
Call types eligible for a modified response include lost and found items, littering, identity theft, and general requests to speak to a trooper. While limiting in-person contact and collecting as much information via telephone is the goal, the actual response will be based on the totality of the circumstances of each unique situation in consultation with a supervisor on duty. State police response protocol to emergencies and crimes in progress remains unchanged.
The department asks the public to be mindful of social distancing if they need to visit their local PSP station. Signs have been posted at each entrance instructing visitors not to enter the facility if they are experiencing symptoms or have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. Instead, they are instructed to contact the station by phone to speak to a trooper who may come outside to resolve the situation one-on-one if needed.
For a list of PSP stations, visit psp.pa.gov.
Due to uncertainty related to the coronavirus situation, the PA Route 6 Educational Summit and Annual Meeting, originally scheduled for May 13 and 14, has been rescheduled to August 5 & 6. The events will occur at the same time and same location. In relation to this, the nomination deadline for the Annual While the PA Route 6 Alliance office is currently closed, staff is still available to assist! Email email@example.com for general information and questions, or reach out to staff for program-specific questions:
Candace Hillyard, Acting Executive Director
Krissy Bonning-Gould, PA Route 6 Artisan Trail Coordinator
Vanessa Billings Seiler, Facade Program Coordinator”Do 6″ Awards has been extended until Thursday, April 30.
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s website. There are 42,427 patients who have tested negative today.
A Horseheads New York woman was taken into custody by Mansfield based police following a high chase occurring Monday afternoon on Route 15. in Lawrenceville. Mansfield state police were notified by Steuben County New York 911 that New York State Police were in pursuit of a vehicle stolen in Chemung County which was southbound on I -99. The vehicle continued into Pennsylvania via US 15 where state police units took over. The 2011 Chevrolet Silverado traveled in excess of 100 miles per hour and traveled recklessly. The truck was brought to a stop after a successful spike strip deployment by Old Lycoming Township police department. Sarah Gulbreth, 33, was taken into custody without incident in Lycoming County and was transported to UPMC Wells bro for a blood draw. She was arraigned before District Judge Repard, who denied bail. Culbreth was taken to the Tioga County Prison after being charged with receiving stolen property, driving under the influence of drugs, reckless endangerment, fleeing or attempting to elude officers and numerous traffic offenses.
A Wellsboro driver and his passenger suffered minor injuries in a one vehicle accident occurring Saturday morning on Route 287 in Delmar Township Tioga County. According to Mansfield based state police Trenten Johnston was going south making a right hand turn off of Marsh Creek Road onto Route 287, when his Jeep Grand Cherokee went off the road, traveled down a small embankment and rolled over onto its roof before coming to rest. Johnson and his passenger Brianna Ryan also of Wellsboro were taken by ambulance to Soldiers and Sailors Hospital.
Troopers at Lewis Run are investigating the theft of a dirt bike last Thursday on the Two Mile Road in Annin Township. The 2017 red Apollo Sporting Products is owned by an 18 year old Port Allegany resident and was taken from the front porch of his residence. The bike is described as having a red frame and seat, see and black plastics.Anyone with information is asked to contact state police at Lewis 1-814-368-9230.
A 55 year old Dubois man is being charged with harassment by communication after he allegedly contacted a 30 year old Eldred woman by phone and text messages making harassing comments. On March 10, the investigation continues.