Department of Health releases revised dental health care guidance for treating patients during COVID-19 pandemic
The Pennsylvania Department of Health on May 8 released the revised dental health care guidance as part of Gov. Tom Wolf’s strategic, phased COVID-19 reopening plan. Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine have revised their business closure orders issued March 19 to remove the prohibition on non-urgent and non-emergent dental procedures. Those orders were issued May 7.
You see it on television – small businesses closing their doors due to the COVID-19 pandemic sweeping the nation. But it only happens in those other places, not your own neighborhood and not to someone who has become a friend to the community.
This friend, Dave Soska, owner of Allentown Bethlehem Goose, formerly Allentown Goose, was one of the first to say “yes” when a gift certificate was needed for a community fundraiser.
Yet when his business needed assistance due to COVID-19, help did not arrive.
Soska decided to close his business the first week of April.
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Lehigh County mental and behavioral health services have shifted to best assist patients while maintaining safety during the health crisis. There are resources and more information available on the Lehigh County website, under the human services heading.
Changes have been made to protocols at some of the county facilities to maintain the health and safety of the residents.
A new initiative to address the crisis of veteran homelessness in the Lehigh Valley was recently unveiled by local leaders, government officials and community partners at the Lehigh County Government Center, Allentown.
Lehigh County Office of Veterans Affairs Director Tom Applebach announced the creation of the Lehigh Valley Homeless Veteran Fund.
Additionally, he announced state Sen. Pat Browne, R-16th, had secured $200,000 in grants for the fund.
Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce is in the ring swinging back with a pool of funding to immediately help small businesses that were hit hard by the COVID-19 stay-at-home order.
While everyone is doing their part to stop the spread of the virus, businesses are getting knocked off their feet. Some of our small businesses establishments are salons, retail or other service providers that cannot offer takeout and can’t operate remotely, but the bills continue their assault.
The Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners is expected to hold its second meeting via the Zoom online meeting platform.
Several important items are listed on the May 14 agenda for consideration, including a resolution to appoint a township zoning officer.
The previous zoning officer, Cynthia A. Sopka, resigned in January.
Sopka’s last day of township employment was March 6. With about 11 years as township planning and zoning director, Sopka was eligible for retirement.
On April 24, Salisbury Township School District Director of Special Education Dr. Tracey Jacobi and Supervisor of Special Education Michael Vacaro hosted a forum for parents and guardians on creating suitable home learning environments for students.
The meeting was held online via Zoom and was free to those who registered for the forum in advance.