Links, resources and helpful information related to COVID-19

Dear Neighbors,

While my office is physically closed, my staff and I continue to work on your behalf. If you need our assistance, please email us at and we will get back to you as soon as we are able. You can also leave us a message at 610-832-1679. We will be retrieving our voice messages daily.

News, links and helpful resources

Here is a collection of information I hope you find helpful:

  • Governor Wolf signed four bills today to fight the COVID-19 pandemic in Pennsylvania that bolster the health care system, benefit workers and schools, and reschedule the 2020 primary election for June 2.
  • The Wolf Administration this week reminded Pennsylvanians of food assistance resources available and what actions it is taking to ensure access to food does not stop in spite of the COVID-19 mitigation efforts.
  • The Department of Banking and Securities collaborated with state agencies to develop resources available for Pennsylvanians financially impacted by COVID-19. That includes information on unemployment and workers’ compensation, short term and emergency loans, looking out for financial scams, and advice on various payments owed.
  • As the nation continues to respond to the coronavirus, the Department of Banking and Securities is urging Pennsylvanians to be wary of potential financial scams trying to take advantage of the situation.
  • The Department of Human Services today announced a new tool available on the department’s website designed to help essential workers connect with child-care providers that have been granted a waiver by the department’s Office of Child Development and Early Learning to continue serving the families of essential personnel during the COVID-19 emergency.
  • The Wolf Administration this week submitted a waiver to the Food and Nutrition Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture to waive the student eligibility criteria for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.
  • Since the Pennsylvania National Guard began helping Montgomery County administer COVID-19 tests last week, as many as 275 people have been tested each day, the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs announced this week.
  • Pennsylvania is acting to enable retired health care professionals to assist with the COVID-19 response by waiving certain licensing regulations.
  • Health care professionals licensed under any of the Department of State's Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs licensing boards can provide services to patients via telemedicine during the coronavirus emergency.
  • Montgomery County has one of the highest concentrations of COVID-19 cases of any county in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. To respond to this growing crisis, concerned leaders are joining to create a rapid response fund for Montgomery County: The MontCoPA COVID-19 Response Fund.
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources: Health and government officials are working together to maintain the safety, security, and health of the American people. Small businesses are encouraged to do their part to keep their employees, customers and themselves healthy.
  • The COVID-19 Working Capital Access Program is administered by the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority and provides critical working capital financing to small businesses located within the Commonwealth that are adversely impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak.

Stay safe. Stay calm. Stay home. And, if you're able, consider donating blood, donating to food banks or calling on seniors in your community to make sure they have what they need.


Mary Jo Daley