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,
Department of Health provides update on COVID-19, new positives bring statewide total to 90304
The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed as of noon, July
6, that there are 2,230 additional positive cases of COVID-19 since July
3, bringing the statewide total to 90,304. All 67 counties in
Pennsylvania have cases of COVID-19.
Bucks County reports 5,912 cases and a total of 568 deaths; Chester
County 3,839 cases and 329 deaths; Delaware County 7,349 cases and 659
deaths; Lehigh County 4,317 cases and 307 deaths; Montgomery County
8,634 cases and 811 deaths; Northampton County 3,475 cases and 273
deaths; Philadelphia 22,017 cases and 1,619 deaths.
There are 634 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 743,020 patients who have
tested negative to date.
New Jersey cases total 173,402
The New Jersey Department of Health announced that as of July 6 there
are 173,402 cases of COVID-19 and 13,555 deaths. There are 7,740 Mercer
County residents who have tested positive for COVID-19 and 546 people
have died. In Mercer County, there are 14 new cases and also 51 probable
deaths from COVID-19. Hunterdon County reports 1,088 cases and 69
confirmed deaths plus 55 probable deaths from COVID-19. There are 2 new
cases in Hunterdon County. In New Jersey, 1,534,640 persons have been
CARES financial assistance available for renters financially impacted by COVID-19
Renters who were financially impacted by the economic slowdown related
to the coronavirus pandemic are able to access applications for rent
relief. Applications are easily accessible from the Pennsylvania Housing
Finance Agency’s website at www.PHFA.org
. The last day applications
will be accepted is September 30, 2020.
Gov. Wolf announces $53 million in additional support for child care providers
Gov. Tom Wolf visited the child care center at PSECU headquarters in
Harrisburg today to announce $53 million in additional financial support
for child care providers that have suffered during COVID-19.
SBA and Treasury announce release of PPP loan data
The U.S. Small Business Administration today announced the release of
detailed loan-level data regarding the loans made under the Paycheck
Protection Program. This disclosure covers 4.9 million PPP loans made to
businesses and nonprofits.
Pennsylvania arts organizations receive $2.3 million in pandemic relief
Gov. Tom Wolf announced today that 309 nonprofit arts organizations will
receive grants totaling $2.3 million to help with the impact of the
COVID-19 pandemic. The funds from the CARES Act support staff salaries,
fees for artists or contractual personnel, and facilities costs. The
National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) distributed $1.8 million to 36
organizations that will each receive a $50,000 grant. The Pennsylvania
Council on the Arts (PCA), a state agency under the office of the
Governor, distributed the remaining $527,000 to 273 organizations that
will each receive a $1,930 grant.
KidsPeace youth, nursing home residents connect amid COVID-19 lockdowns
Loneliness has proved to be a “side effect” of society’s response to the
COVID-19 pandemic. Whether you’re an elderly resident of a nursing
home, or a young person being treated in a residential mental health
facility, the coronavirus lockdown has had the same effect – separating
you from your family.
Arts, Culture & Recreation
Free Library of New Hope and Solebury reopens
The Free Library of New Hope and Solebury has reopened. Masks are
required. Patrons are required to maintain social distance, and to limit
their time in the building. The bathroom will be closed. A limited
number of computers are available for public use, with a one-hour time
limit. There will be no book donations. Do not enter areas designated
Bethlehem museum extends ‘Art of Precision: The Engineered Sculpture of Christopher Bathgate’
Due to the museum’s closure in light of the COVID-19 coronavirus
pandemic, the National Museum of Industrial History (NMIH) in Bethlehem
has announced it will extend its exhibit, “Art of Precision: The
Engineered Sculpture of Christopher Bathgate,” through Sunday, Aug. 30.