Governor Wolf has closed all PA schools for the remainder of the school year….All 67 counties have Covid-19 infections…..More than 82,000 people here have tested negative….PA House has approved legislation to speed economic recovery….NY State truck driver unhurt when rig collides with an Elk in Elk County…..Criminal trespass investigated in Tioga County….. Continuing his efforts to protect the health and safety of students and communities during the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Tom Wolf announced today that all schools will remain closed for the remainder of the 2019-20 academic year. The governor made the decision in consultation with Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine and Secretary of Education Pedro A. Rivera. Students and families can continue to pick up meals at designated sites. Although schools are closed, teaching and learning may continue: schools are strongly encouraged to provide continuity of education for all students in the most appropriate and accessible ways possible. PDE has secured resources intended to help all schools that want to use them – including those not currently offering online platforms, those requiring additional technology support, and those that may rely on traditional methods, such as paper lessons, to continue educating students. There is no cost to schools or students for these resources. collier etrangleur youtube collierpascher13652 Today’s decision applies to all public K-12 schools, brick and mortar and cyber charter schools, private and parochial schools, career and technical centers and intermediate units. All Department of Education early learning program classrooms, including those for Pre-K Counts, Head Start Supplemental Assistance Program (HSSAP) and Preschool Early Intervention, will also remain closed. Colleges and universities may not resume in-person instruction or reopen their physical locations until the governor permits them to open or lifts the closure of non-life-sustaining businesses. Schools will remain closed though the end of the 2019-2020 academic year as it is defined by the local school calendar. Under the state’s directive, schools could begin summer programming on the day after their academic year ends. all re-openings will be contingent on public health guidance provided by the Secretary of Health and stay-at-home orders issued by the governor. bracelet argent maille boule 718braceletpascher283 In addition to the school closure announcement, through his order Secretary Rivera also took action that will ensure crucial stability of education programs. bracelet argent femme graine de cafe braceletpascher28 Under Act 13 of 2020, the secretary has exercised his executive authority to adjust requirements for the evaluation of professional employees and waive student teaching requirements that may not be possible in the context of school closures. The department has been providing ongoing guidance to school communities in the form of FAQs. azora couleur or stellux cristal autrichien peinture a lhuile motif pave poignet bracelet tb0021 The guidance information is available at For more information about Pennsylvania’s education policies and programs please visit the Department of Education’s website or follow PDE on Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest. The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed as of 12:00 a.m., April 8, that there are 1,680 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 16,239. bracelet cuir 26 mm 718braceletpascher1431 All 67 counties in Pennsylvania now have cases of COVID-19. The department also reported 70 new deaths among positive cases, bringing the statewide total to 309. County-specific information and a statewide map are available on the department’s website. All people are either in isolation at home or being treated at the hospital. There are 82,299 patients who have tested negative to date. Of the patients who have tested positive to date the age breakdown is as follows: The Pennsylvania House has passed Senate Bill 327 with language that will establish the COVID-19 Cost and Recovery Task Force. The interbranch bipartisan group will be assigned to track and manage the crisis while also developing long-term recovery plans for the Commonwealth. The bill also would establish the COVID-19 debt cost reduction review, which would direct all state agencies responsible for any level of borrowing to examine existing debts and determine if refinancing with current interest rates would be in the best interest of taxpayers. The final piece of the bill establishes the COVID-19 emergency regulation suspension and waiver reporting requirement, which requires the governor to provide the General Assembly with written and official notice any time his administration changes, suspends or waives existing state law in response to the pandemic. A bill providing a path for businesses that follow federal safety recommendations to return to work was amended in the House Appropriations Committee and could face floor consideration when the House returns to session. If you have questions regarding COVID-19 emergency capital programs or unemployment compensation regulations, attend this free webinar from the Penn State SBDC, Clarion University SBDC, and North Central PA Launchbox. he event will feature three experts, including: Sonia Smith, Public Information Officer for the U.S. Small Business Administration Eastern Pennsylvania Office, who will provide the most up to date information on SBA emergency capital programs and financial assistance available to small businesses as part of the CARES Act. Topics covered include: Paycheck Protection Program SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans (including the SBA Express Bridge Loan and EIDL Loan Advance) SBDC consulting services and resources Pennsylvania Unemployment Compensation Guidelines Best practices for working with local lenders. Date: Friday, April 10, 2020 Time: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm   Questions: Call (814) 393-2060 or Email The Pennsylvania State Police released data on actions taken yesterday, April 7, against non-life-sustaining businesses that failed to comply with Governor Tom Wolf’s order closing their physical locations. Enforcement began on Monday, March 23, 2020. A map of counties covered by each troop is available on TUESDAY APRIL 7, 2020 TROOP WARNING CITATION ​ Daily Total Daily Total A 0 28 0 0 B 0 7 0 0 C 1 9 0 0 D 0 10 0 0 E 0 8 0 0 F 1 26 0 0 G 0 22 0 0 H 0 25 0 0 J 0 15 0 0 K 0 5 0 0 L 0 7 0 0 M 0 11 0 0 N 1 14 0 0 P 0 7 0 0 R 0 14 0 0 TOTAL 3 208 0 0 The governor has directed the following state agencies and local officials to enforce the closure orders to the full extent of the law:   Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board Department of Health Department of Agriculture Pennsylvania State Police Municipal Police Local officials, using their resources to enforce closure orders within their jurisdictions The Wolf administration has provided all local law enforcement with enforcement guidance that mirrors PSP’s. The current list of businesses classified as life-sustaining, resources for affected businesses, and information businesses to request a waiver/exemption are available from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED). To report a non compliant business, contact your local law enforcement agency’s non-emergency number. Please do not call 911 to file reports. To learn more about PSP’s role in enforcing non-life sustaining businesses, click on the tab “Black Forest Trails” on our home page. If you’d like to learn more about the state police enforcement effort just click on the Black Forest Trails tab on our Home Page. We have posted the state police news conference from earlier this week in which a lieutenant colonel explains the role of state police in enforcing the governor’s orders. A North Tonawanda New York truck driver escaped injury when his rig hit an elk on Bennett’s Valley Highway in Jones Township in Elk County at around 4:30 Tuesday morning. Paul Joy was going north on Route 255 when the elk ran onto the highway in front of his Freightliner. Joy was unable to stop in time and collided with the elk. collier coeur vert 720collierpascher11165 The rig sustained disabling damage and was towed from the scene. the elk went into a nearby field where it succumbed to its injuries. But joy was wearing a seatbelt and was not hurt. Mansfield based State Police are investigating a trespass occurring on Nickle Lane in Charleston Township March 15. collier coeur maman collierpascher11209 Someone tried to entered the home of a an elderly Wellsboro couple. They were awakened by noise at around 4am but there was no one inside and the doors and were open and lights were on . However, it appears that nothing was actually taken. A 21 year old Mainsburg man has been arrested for making threats over the phone to a 27 year old Mainsburg woman Sunday afternoon.