COVID-19 Helpful Resources

COVID-19 Helpful Resources

My staff and I have been working diligently to ensure we are sharing the most up-to-date and reliable information related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Pennsylvania is following a phased distribution plan for the COVID-19 vaccine. Information changes rapidly, so please check the following resources for assistance and information on who is eligible in the various phases.

More COVID-19 Resources

A list of community resources is available here.

For the most up-to-date information on COVID-19, please visit www.health.pa.gov.

State Services and Resources
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has created a COVID-19 guide to assist everyone. It includes information on social distancing, mental health resources, unemployment, food assistance, changes from PennDOT and resources for small business:
 
https://www.pa.gov/guides/responding-to-covid-19/

For individualshttps://www.pa.gov/guides/responding-to-covid-19/#ForIndividuals

For families: https://www.pa.gov/guides/responding-to-covid-19/#ForFamilies

For businesses: https://dced.pa.gov/resources  

https://www.pa.gov/guides/responding-to-covid-19/#ForBusinessesUtilities   

For first responders:

Help the Helpers -- Frontline worker support group

Under the federal CARES Act, volunteer fire departments are eligible for two types of federal loans: Emergency Injury Disaster Loans and Paycheck Protection Program loans. The International Fire Chiefs Association has more information.

https://www.fema.gov/coronavirus/governments

https://www.iafc.org/topics-and-tools/coronavirus-covid-19

https://www.osfc.pa.gov/Pages/default.aspx

https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/disease/coronavirus/Pages/EMS--First-Responders.aspx

Sign Up for PA Alerts
Sign up for emergency and weather alerts, health notifications, building alerts and other updates from state and federal agencies: 
https://public.coderedweb.com/CNE/en-US/BF5CCF5B2AB3

Delaware County Resources

Delaware County COVID-19 information and resources: https://www.delcopa.gov/ich/resources/coronavirus.html

Delaware County data and maps: https://chesco.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/bce5af8a6f454ee78e00b5adc67f4c4a

Delco Citizen Corps: https://www.delcocitizencorps.com/

Small Business Resources/Updates

Business resources in the state’s COVID-19 Guide

The Department of Labor and Industry has issued guidance for PA employees impacted by COVID-19. Workers who are unable to work because of COVID-19 may be eligible for Unemployment Compensation benefits or Workers’ Compensation benefits. Information is now available on the department's website:
https://www.uc.pa.gov/Pages/covid19.aspx


 

The Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) has created a resource page to assist businesses impacted by COVID-19 at:
https://dced.pa.gov/resources/

This page will be updated as information is released by the Governor and programs or funding to assist businesses become available. The site contains links to various agencies, departments, and authorities that can assist small businesses.

DCED has also a set-up a customer service number, 1-866-466-3972, as well as a COVID-19 specific e-mail address where businesses can send questions: ra-dcedcs@pa.gov

 

Find more business resources here.

Behavioral Health Resources

The Support & Referral Helpline is staffed by skilled and compassionate caseworkers who will be available 24/7 to counsel Pennsylvanians struggling with anxiety and other challenging emotions due to the COVID-19 emergency and will refer them to community-based resources that can further help to meet individual needs. The toll-free, round-the-clock support line is 1-855-284-2494.