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Rep. Donatucci announces offices closed to the public to prevent spread of COVID-19

Email newsletter: vote by mail, Census 2020, resources

(May 15, 2020)

It is crucial to remain connected to the available life-sustaining resources, and I am committed to ensuring this information reach you as it is released and updated. Read more

 

How to Protect Yourself from COVID-19 Scams

(May 14, 2020)

COVID-19 scams are out there. Here's how to help prevent yourself from falling victim. Read more

 

Updates on PUA, Evictions & Foreclosures, Mail-in Ballots

(May 08, 2020)

Please review this newsletter for most recent updates and to get connected with important resources during this health emergency. Read more

 

COVID-19 FAQ event on unemployment compensation

(May 06, 2020)

During the developing COVID-19 public health emergency, I will be hosting a virtual FAQ event this Friday on unemployment compensation and related questions. Read more

 

COVID-19 Update: Free Food, Liquor Sales & Other Resources

(Apr 20, 2020)

This email is a compilation of links and most recent news that will point you in the right direction to know the appropriate resources. Read more

 

Schools closed for the rest of the academic year, other COVID-19 updates

(Apr 10, 2020)

From schools closing for the rest of the year to SEPTA's latest schedule changes, here's a look at the COVID-19 updates from the week of April 6, 2020. Read more

 

Health insurance options during COVID-19

(Apr 06, 2020)

Here are coverage options for those who have lost health insurance during the COVID-19 health crisis. Read more

 

Employment opportunities with businesses serving residents during COVID-19 crisis

(Apr 03, 2020)

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES The companies below are hiring to help fulfill the public’s life-sustaining needs during the COVID-19 health crisis. Follow the links for more information. Acme Markets - Hiring for various jobs, details here: https://recruiting.adp.com/srccar/public/RTI.home?c=1208301&d=Externa Jewish Relief Agency - JRA is hiring part-time Warehouse Associates to pack and deliver boxes of food to recipient households. Warehouse Associates are responsible for duties including: • Packing boxes of food and bags of toiletries • Loading cars and/or trucks • Taping boxes, pushing carts • Packing and moving pallets • Delivering to recipients • Complying with our strict safety standards Individuals are considered essential employees at this time. Shifts and schedules will vary depending on our needs. Ability to stand, move, bend, lift 25 pounds and be on your feet for the duration of a shift. To apply send your resume to Jobs@jewishrelief.org 7 Eleven – hiring store personnel https://careers-7-eleven.icims.com/jobs/intro?hashed=-435773306&mobile=false&width=1170&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false&jan1offset=-300&jun1offset=-240 Acme Markets – hiring store personnel https://www.albertsonscompanies.com/careers/acme-careers.html Aldi – hiring store personnel Read more

 

Stay-at-home order extended, other COVID-19 updates

(Apr 03, 2020)

From the stay-at-home order being extended to schools now closed indefinitely, here are the COVID-19 updates you need to know from the week of March 30, 2020. Read more

 

Working for you during the COVID-19 crisis

(Mar 31, 2020)

Here's how I'm fighting to help you and your family overcome this public health crisis. Read more

 

COVID-19 Resources and Information

(Mar 21, 2020)

** Below is a list of links to information and resources in Philadelphia, Delaware County and the state related to COVID-19. This will be updated as more/new information becomes available ** Philadelphia Information and Resouces The latest info on COVID-19 cases and other data statewide from the Pennsylvania Department of Health : https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/disease/coronavirus/Pages/Coronavirus.aspx The latest information on COVID-19 cases and other data in Philadelphia from the City of Philadelphia Department of Public Health : https://www.phila.gov/services/mental-physical-health/environmental-health-hazards/covid-19/ The Philadelphia Department of Public Health has activated a Greater Philadelphia Coronavirus Helpline . It’s available 24/7. If you have questions about symptoms and risk factors, what to do if you think you may have been exposed, testing resources, or recommendations for social distancing, you can contact the helpline at 1-800-722-7112. More info: https://www.phila.gov/2020-03-14-greater-philadelphia-coronavirus-helpline-opened-by-health/?fbclid=IwAR2HZUc0yYdy66IMO4nrx8g4Z8vKMHE9qWUXmmLDe3OZFIjVhiwGDu0ZFIo List of essential Philadelphia services and how to access them: https://www.phila.gov/2020-03-18-essential-city-services-remain-open-here-is-how-to-access-them/?mc_cid=7f7be1d618&mc_eid=eda5e48c86 . Information about how SEPTA is operating: Read more

 

IMPORTANT: COVID-19 Updates & Resources for Residents

(Mar 20, 2020)

This information includes updates on office closures, state and city services as well as where to find the most up-to-date and accurate information. Read more

 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) resource map

(Mar 18, 2020)

The City of Philadelphia has published lists of hospitals, urgent care clinics equipped to accept seriously ill patients, and lists of schools and community centers serving free breakfast and lunch for students and others. Please find resources near you using the maps below: Read more

 

Rep. Donatucci announces offices closed to the public to prevent spread of COVID-19

(Mar 16, 2020)

HARRISBURG, March 16 - State Rep. Maria Donatucci, D-Phila.-Delaware, announced that starting today her offices will be closed to the public in light of recent developments of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Donatucci stressed that everyone should continue to heed the advice of the CDC and the PA Department of Health, practice safe hygienic routines and social distancing. For more information on the COVID-19 crisis, please visit https://health.pa.gov/ . Office staff will continue working and receiving constituent requests for assistance with state-related services during this trying time. To reach Donatucci's staff, please contact one of the offices: Philadelphia: (215) 468-1515 - phone 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. RepDonatucci@pahouse.net - email Harrisburg: (717) 783-8634 - phone 8:30 a.m to 4:00 p.m. Island Avenue: (215) 398-0017 - phone 9:00 a.m to 2:00 p.m. Sharon Hill: (610) 522-2290 - phone 9:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m. Read more

 

Important Coronavirus Information, District News & Legislative Updates

(Mar 13, 2020)

Please read my recent newsletter for important information about COVID-19, news from our district and some updates on my work at the Capitol. Read more

 

Philadelphia House leadership, legislators, call on Governor Tom Wolf to halt all Public Utility Commission utility disconnections in wake of the COVID-19 virus

(Mar 12, 2020)

PHILADELPHIA, Mar. 12 – Members of Philadelphia leadership team in the state House were joined by fellow Philadelphia legislators in asking Gov. Tom Wolf to place a moratorium on the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission from further utility shutoffs for the foreseeable future for all Pennsylvanians in wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Philadelphia members in leadership positions, including Reps. Jordan Harris, Democratic whip; Joanna McClinton, Democratic chairwoman; Rosita Youngblood, Democratic secretary; Jason Dawkins, Philadelphia Delegation chairman; Stephen Kinsey, Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus chairman; and Jim Roebuck, Education Committee chairman, were joined by Philadelphia Reps. Donna Bullock, Morgan Cephas, Joe Hohenstein, Malcolm Kenyatta, Brian Sims, Maria Donatucci, Danilo Burgos, Isabella Fitzgerald, Mike Driscoll, Mary Isaacson, Pam DeLissio, Chris Rabb, Elizabeth Fiedler, Jared Solomon and Kevin Boyle in issuing the following statement: “The COVID-19 virus situation is literally evolving by the hour in Pennsylvania as we continue in what’s a situation many Pennsylvanians have never experienced. Many of our neediest residents have life-saving medical equipment that they use in their home, and it’s of the utmost importance that they have consistent access to that equipment through their electric utility. Our emergency rooms and first responders can’t be asked to spend finite resources on Read more

 

Donatucci announces state grants for two local historical sites

(Mar 05, 2020)

State Rep. Maria Donatucci, D-Philadelphia/Delaware, today announced that two historical organizations in her legislative district will receive state funding to support their operations. According to Donatucci, a total of $11,872 in state funds was awarded to the American Swedish Historical Museum ($7,872) and Fort Mifflin on the Delaware ($4,000) through the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission ’s Cultural and Historical Support Grant Program. “These grant funds are critical to the work of these two valuable historical organizations in our community - American Swedish Historical Museum and Fort Mifflin on the Delaware,” Donatucci said. “These funds will go a long way in ensuring the historians and curators at these sites can continue their important work in preserving our shared history.” Donatucci said the purpose of the program is to provide general operating support to Pennsylvania museums and official county historical societies that are not directly supported by other state grant programs. The Cultural and Historical Support Grant Program is administered by the Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Office, a bureau within the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. For more information about this program, visit https://www.phmc.pa.gov . ### Read more

 

Donatucci proposes plan to ensure communities have a voice in deciding supervised injection site locations

(Mar 03, 2020)

As the debate continues over supervised injection sites in Philadelphia, state Rep. Maria Donatucci is introducing legislation to require community input before one of these medical facilities can open. “I want to stress the opioid crisis is a public health epidemic, and I am working to make drug treatment options affordable and available to everyone,” said Donatucci, D-Delaware/Phila. “However, we need to ensure transparency is part of the process when deciding the location of supervised injection sites. The public deserves information and input about what is going into their neighborhoods.” During a news conference Monday at City Hall, Donatucci joined elected officials to discuss how her bill , which is a companion bill to Sen. Anthony Williams’ S.B. 933 , would: Require three public hearings be held in the community of the proposed supervised injection site. Give authorization for supervised injection sites via ordinance or resolution by the municipality in which the site would be located. “We can’t lose sight of the fact that individuals battling addiction are people with rights just like the rest of us,” explained Donatucci. “But we must also give a quality of life to the lives we save.” The nonprofit organization Safehouse planned to open a supervised injection site in South Philadelphia after a federal judge ruled that the site would not break current federal Read more

 

McClinton, Donatucci applaud $540,000 to help strengthen safety in Delaware County schools

(Feb 27, 2020)

HARRISBURG, Feb. 27 – State Reps. Joanna McClinton and Maria Donatucci, both D-Delaware and Philadelphia counties, Wednesday announced $540,000 in school safety grants for Southeast Delco and William Penn school districts. “This funding is part of my ongoing fight to ensure all children have access to a quality education in a safe learning environment,” said McClinton. “Students have their whole lives in front of them, and I will continue working to secure state funds that help protect their future.” The William Penn School District received $495,000 in state funds to help strengthen security measures, including classroom management, emergency preparedness procedures and violence prevention. “When it comes to improving our schools, safety is just as crucial as academics,” Donatucci said. “Every student in our commonwealth is worthy to learn in classrooms that are safe, and I will continue advocating for state funding to ensure our students are protected.” The Southeast Delco School District received $45,000 in state funds to invest in: Conflict resolution management. School-wide positive behavior support. Risk assessment, safety-related, violence prevention curricula, including curricula on dating violence. Evidence-based screenings for adverse childhood experiences. The grant money is a part of the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Read more

 

Fiedler, Harris and Donatucci call for halt to safe injection site until more community input is received

(Feb 26, 2020)

State Rep. Elizabeth Fiedler, D-Phila; Rep. Jordan Harris, D-Phila., House Democratic whip; and Rep. Maria Donatucci, D-Phila./Delaware, issued the following statement on the prospective opening of a safe injection site in South Philadelphia:“First and foremost, let us be clear that the opioid epidemic is a public health crisis that demands our attention. Opioid and fentanyl-related deaths have skyrocketed in Philadelphia and our city has the unfortunate distinction of having one of the highest overdose death rates in the nation. That’s why we’ve unequivocally supported legislation aimed at combating this crisis and worked with Governor Tom Wolf to increase funding for treatment and recovery. Read more

 

Email newsletter: vote by mail, Census 2020, resources
May 15, 2020

How to Protect Yourself from COVID-19 Scams
May 14, 2020

Updates on PUA, Evictions & Foreclosures, Mail-in Ballots
May 08, 2020

COVID-19 FAQ event on unemployment compensation
May 06, 2020

COVID-19 Update: Free Food, Liquor Sales & Other Resources
Apr 20, 2020

Schools closed for the rest of the academic year, other COVID-19 updates
Apr 10, 2020

Health insurance options during COVID-19
Apr 06, 2020

Employment opportunities with businesses serving residents during COVID-19 crisis
Apr 03, 2020

Stay-at-home order extended, other COVID-19 updates
Apr 03, 2020

Working for you during the COVID-19 crisis
Mar 31, 2020

COVID-19 Resources and Information
Mar 21, 2020

IMPORTANT: COVID-19 Updates & Resources for Residents
Mar 20, 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) resource map
Mar 18, 2020

Rep. Donatucci announces offices closed to the public to prevent spread of COVID-19
Mar 16, 2020

Important Coronavirus Information, District News & Legislative Updates
Mar 13, 2020

Philadelphia House leadership, legislators, call on Governor Tom Wolf to halt all Public Utility Commission utility disconnections in wake of the COVID-19 virus
Mar 12, 2020

Donatucci announces state grants for two local historical sites
Mar 05, 2020

Donatucci proposes plan to ensure communities have a voice in deciding supervised injection site locations
Mar 03, 2020

McClinton, Donatucci applaud $540,000 to help strengthen safety in Delaware County schools
Feb 27, 2020

Fiedler, Harris and Donatucci call for halt to safe injection site until more community input is received
Feb 26, 2020