Ciresi announces temporary district office closure
POTTSTOWN, March 12 – State Rep. Joe Ciresi, D-Montgomery, announced today that his district office at 301 N. Lewis Road in Royersford is closed for the foreseeable future in order to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus.
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf this afternoon outlined further notices for Montgomery County, which can be found here.
“My staff and constituents’ health are too important to jeopardize during this health emergency, and I encourage everyone who can to employ social distancing and stay at home unless it’s imperative to journey out for work or to seek care and necessities. My advice is keeping with this afternoon’s address from Governor Tom Wolf and Health Department Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine,” he said.
“Additionally, I participated in a conference call with Montgomery County Commissioners Val Arkoosh and Ken Lawrence. As you may have heard by now, there are four new presumptive positive COVID-19 cases in the county, bringing the total to 13.
“In an effort to get these numbers to drop, Dr. Arkoosh and Montgomery County announced today that all public and private schools will be closed for the next two weeks, beginning tomorrow, Friday, March 13.
“I support the state and county’s efforts to stymie this virus in its tracks by limiting our interactions, especially with large groups of people. To do our part, our offices in Royersford and Pottstown will be closed to the public beginning Friday. However, my staff will be responding to your phone calls, emails, and messages on social media.
“We all need to be smart about when we call out sick from work, what types of environments we put ourselves into, and the extent of our commitment to personal hygiene and commonsense. Together, we will get through this difficult and trying time.”
Ciresi’s office can be reached at (484) 200-8265. His staff maintains the ability to answer and return phone calls. Email can be sent to RepCiresi@pahouse.net and other methods of contacting his office can be found on his website at www.pahouse.com/Ciresi.
The state Department of Health continues to provide regular updates, along with information on prevention and preparation on the virus.
Older adults and people with severe underlying medical conditions, such as heart disease, appear to be at higher risk for more serious COVID-19 illness. Those interested can visit the CDC site here for advice on precautions those individuals should take.