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Daily Coronavirus Briefing - July 1, 2020

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Bucks County Coronavirus Summary
Welcome to the Bucks County 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-2019) guide. This page has the latest information on coronavirus in the county, updated daily.
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Department of Health provides update on COVID-19, 636 positives bring statewide total to 87,242
The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed as of noon, July 1, that there are 636 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 87,242. All 67 counties in Pennsylvania have cases of COVID-19. There are 6,687 total deaths attributed to COVID-19, an increase of 38 new deaths. Bucks County reports 5,777 cases and a total of 565 deaths; Chester County 3,731 cases and 325 deaths; Delaware County 7,230 cases and 655 deaths; Lehigh County 4,258 cases and 300 deaths; Montgomery County 8,483 cases and 804 deaths; Northampton County 3,425 cases and 268 deaths; Philadelphia 21,724 cases and 1,611 deaths.

There are 633 patients who have a positive serology test and either COVID-19 symptoms or a high-risk exposure, which are considered probable cases and not confirmed cases. There are 689,562 patients who have tested negative to date.
 
Quick look: Reported cases and deaths
Bucks County reports 5,777 cases and a total of 565 deaths; Chester County 3,731 cases and 325 deaths; Delaware County 7,230 cases and 655 deaths; Lehigh County 4,258 cases and 300 deaths; Montgomery County 8,483 cases and 804 deaths; Northampton County 3,425 cases and 268 deaths; Philadelphia 21,724 cases and 1,611 deaths.


New Jersey cases total 171,667
The New Jersey Department of Health announced that as of July 1 there are 171,667 cases of COVID-19 and 13,181 deaths. There are 7,659 Mercer County residents who have tested positive for COVID-19 and 539 people have died. In Mercer County, there are 29 new cases and also 38 probable deaths from COVID-19. Hunterdon County reports 1,080 cases and 69 deaths plus 55 probable deaths from COVID-19. There are 4 new cases in Hunterdon County.


Government

More than 310,000 Pennsylvanians receive rebates early to provide support during COVID-19 pandemic
Gov. Tom Wolf and Treasurer Joe Torsella today announced more than 310,000 Pennsylvanians have received their rebates early through the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program, which provides support to older homeowners, renters and people with disabilities.
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Arts, Culture & Recreation

Michener Art Museum and Mercer Museum to welcome visitors back July 23; Member-only days July 20, 21 and 22

With Bucks County making its transition to the “green” phase, the Michener Art Museum and Mercer Museum will jointly re-open their doors and welcome back visitors beginning Monday, July 20, with three special member-only preview days on July 20, 21, and 22. Both institutions will officially open to the public on Thursday, July 23.

The Michener and Mercer museums are following CDC recommendations and taking new measures to ensure safe environments. While each museum will have its own set of guidelines, both will be implementing timed ticketing, limited capacities, and social distancing. In accordance with the Borough of Doylestown, masks will be required in all indoor spaces.

Visit MichenerArtMuseum.org or call 215-340-9800. Visit mercermuseum.org or call 215-345-0210.


The Old Barracks Museum re-opens to visitors on July 2
The gates at The Old Barracks Museum in Trenton, N.J., are being reopened to visitors on Thursday, July 2. Tickets to see the National Historic Landmark must be pre-purchased online at www.barracks.org at least one day prior to visiting. Masks are required to be worn by visitors, staff, and volunteers at all times. Visitation is limited to one group of no more than 10 people at a time to comply with the State of New Jersey’s mandate on capacity reductions. The museum will be open Tuesday through Saturday. Visitation policy and hours are subject to change; visit www.barracks.org for the most current guidelines.


Philadelphia museums jointly announce reopening
Following a closure of over three months to protect against the spread of COVID-19, the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, the Barnes Foundation, Eastern State Penitentiary, The Franklin Institute, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA), the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Rodin Museum have jointly announced plans to reopen with new health and safety protocols for staff and visitors, as state and city restrictions begin to lift.
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Hunterdon County Library reopens with modified schedule and services effective July 6
Hunterdon Freeholder Board member Zach T. Rich has announced the reopening of the Hunterdon County Main and North County Branch libraries, starting July 6, with a modified schedule and services for patrons, as directed by the state’s Administrative Order 2020-15.
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