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Coronavirus Resources

Vote-By-Mail Option Available for Upcoming Primary Election

In order to limit in-person contact during the upcoming Primary Election currently scheduled on April 28, more voters may be interested in voting by mail. Voters will have this option as part of a new law that was approved last year that included some of the most significant changes to the state’s election laws in decades.Voters can learn more about how to vote by mail at VotesPA.com/ApplyMailBallot.


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Department of Homeland Security

PennDOT Photo and License Centers Closed; Expiration Dates Extended

All PennDOT Driver License Centers and Photo License Centers will be closed for at least two weeks, effective March 16. Customers are encouraged to complete all photo ID and vehicle registration renewals, address changes and other PennDOT services online at www.dmv.pa.gov. Mailed products will be delayed until normal operations resume.

TSA

The Transportation Safety Administration recently announced that they would continue to accept driver licenses and ID cards that expired after March 1 as a valid form of identification at airport security checkpoints. More details are available at www.tsa.gov/coronavirus.

More information on PennDOT services is available here.

UC Benefits and Information for PA Employees impacted by COVID-19

BUSINESS RESOURCES FOR CORONAVIRUS

The Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry also has a webpage dedicated to helping businesses deal with coronavirus concerns at www.pachamber.org/coronavirus.

The Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce COVID-19 Updates


COVID-19 SURVIVAL GUIDE for Families

It’s definitely a challenge to stay home with kids for an extended period. Try to take this opportunity to do things you rarely have time to do: play board games, read a book aloud together, cook together, work on home and gardening projects. There are lots of resources available online to keep kids busy and entertained, and that you can enjoy as a family. Here are some that we’ve compiled. Click on the links to be directed to these resources on a new page of your browser.

How to Talk to Your Kids about Coronavirus

https://www.pbs.org/parents/thrive/how-to-talk-to-your-kids-about-coronavirus#disqus_thread

BOOKS

  • Overdrive & Libby (app)-- Your Library Card gives you access to eBooks and eAudiobooks through both Overdrive & Libby. You can also stream video from Overdrive

  • Hoopla-- A service where you can instantly borrow digital movies, music, eBooks and more, 24/7 with your library card.  

  • Tumblebooks-- we have a FREE subscription to TumbleBooks, a curated database of children’s eBooks, until the end of August 2020.

  • Little Free Library-- Don’t forget to check out a Little Free Library.  Feel free to swing by Fernwood Park or Martha Nolan Memorial park (to name a few) and grab a book. Please consider leaving a book you are finished with and ready to pass on. 

  • Author, Oliver Jeffers will be reading a book a day until it’s safe to go outside again.

  • Author, Brad Meltzer will be reading his “I Am” books online.

  • Storytime from Space-- Astronauts on the Space Station reading stories to and conducting science experiments for the children of Earth as the world rotates below.

  • Storyline Online-- Videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. Readers include Viola Davis, Chris Pine, Lily Tomlin, Kevin Costner, Annette Bening, James Earl Jones, Betty White and many more.

MUSIC

  • Mr. Jon & Friends will be doing a daily FB Livestream at 10:30am EST for Toddlers/ Preschoolers.

  • Join Laurie Berkner for Live Berkner breaks on FB most days at 10am EST

  • The Metropolitan Opera will be showing a live performance every night from their catalog of recorded events

ART

STEM & EDUCATION

  • Smarter Every Day – This YouTube channel, hosted by Destin Sandlin, digs into questions, like how cats always land on their feet and what beat-boxing looks like in slow motion.

  • Scholastic at Home-- Day by day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing