Sept. 1 update: Gratitude for healthcare workers

Dear Neighbor,

Thank you, doctors, nurses and all healthcare workers

This week, the total number of COVID-19 cases reported in the U.S surpassed 6 million, according to the latest updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. There have been over 183,000 deaths across our nation.

In Pennsylvania, our total case number is over 134,000, with nearly 7,700 deaths attributed to COVID-19.

I’m not promoting these numbers as part of a political agenda. I just want to share the latest figures because I want to reemphasize my gratitude and respect for the doctors, nurses and all front-line healthcare workers who continue to tirelessly fight back against this coronavirus.

In the spring, it seemed easier to express these attitudes about our wonderful healthcare workers. But, as the pandemic drags on, I want to make sure their dedication and sacrifices are not overlooked.

Thank you for all you do to keep us healthy and safe.

A reminder for the rest of us: Let us continue wearing masks in public, washing our hands regularly and thoroughly, and maintaining at least six feet of physical distance. We must still do our part to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.  

Back in session

We returned to session this week in the PA House of Representatives. It’s already been a busy day, and it will continue to be a busy week, month and fall as we come together to iron out a budget and find solutions to the various problems caused by the coronavirus.

Among the bills up expected to be put up for vote this week are H.B. 434 (amending Public School Code to increase cultural awareness), H.B. 2626 (election code), H.B. 2787 and 2788 (school athletics and extracurriculars) and S.B. 1216 (teacher training and certification disruptions caused by COVID-19).

I will share with you any noteworthy updates on these or other bills that are brought to the House chamber this week.

In the meantime, stay safe, stay healthy and stay well.

And if you have questions about the above topics or any state-related issue, please contact my office at 484-200-8263 or email


Rep. Joe Webster

State Representative

150th Legislative District