The Pennsylvania Department of Education announced March 23 all schools in the commonwealth will remain closed through at least April 6 as a result of the COVID-19 response efforts, according to Senate Appropriations Chairman state Sen. Pat Browne, R-16th.
The closure order could be extended beyond April 6 if necessary to save lives and stop the spread of COVID-19, according to PDE.
Free shredder event 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Quakertown Farmers Market, 201 Station Road, Quakertown, with Richter Mobile. Papers should be boxed or bagged and the limit is two large bags or boxes per person. Call 215-536-4115 for more information.
“Seussical the Musical Jr.” 6:30 p.m. at St. Ann School, Emmaus, in the school gymnasiium. Also 1 p.m. April 5. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the school.
In a media release provided to The Press, the Salisbury Township Police Department detailed the following in response to concerns about the coronavirus and COVID-19:
Jose G. Hidalgo, 40, of Reading, allegedly was found to be driving under the influence after a motor vehicle accident in a professional park located in the 1200 block of South Cedar Crest Boulevard March 5, according to Salisbury police. Hidalgo was transported to the Lehigh County Central Booking Center.
Delphine J. Lisi, 81, formerly of Emmaus, died March 14, 2020, in The Willow, Macungie. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Michael J. and Mary (Bednar) Lisi.
She worked for 42 years as a secretary for UGI.
She was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church, Emmaus.
She is survived by many nieces and nephews.
Services are private at the convenience of the family.
Arrangements were made by the Schantz Funeral Home, P.C., Emmaus.
As the coronavirus pandemic deepens, PPL Electric Utilities issued a statement March 16 saying it wants customers to know it is well prepared to maintain reliable electric service.
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Daniel Glazier, of Allentown, received a Doctor of Philosophy degree in chemistry in recent ceremonies.