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Daily Coronavirus Briefing - June 22, 2020

New Jersey opens casinos and indoor dining in time for holiday weekend
Gov. Phil Murphy announced today that New Jersey casinos and indoor dining can resume operation ahead of the July 4th weekend. Murphy said that Garden State casinos may reopen and indoor dining can resume July 2. Only 25 percent capacity is allowed. State guidelines include social distancing where there are no barriers and customers and staff must wear face coverings.

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.

Department of Health provides update on COVID-19, 456 positives bring statewide total to 82,186
The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed as of noon, June 22, that there are 456 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 82,186. All 67 counties in Pennsylvania have cases of COVID-19. There are 6,426 total deaths attributed to COVID-19, an increase of 3 new deaths. Bucks County reports 5,567 cases and a total of 552 deaths; Chester County 3,513 cases and 316 deaths; Delaware County 7,051 cases and 635 deaths; Lehigh County 4,091 cases and 279 deaths; Montgomery County 8,123 cases and 784 deaths; Northampton County 3,312 cases and 252 deaths; Philadelphia 20,726 cases and 1,553 deaths.

New Jersey cases total 169,142
The New Jersey Department of Health announced that as of June 22 there are 169,142 cases of COVID-19 and 12,870 deaths. There are 7,549 Mercer County residents who have tested positive for COVID-19 and 524 people have died. Hunterdon County reports 1,054 cases and 67 deaths.


Senate Majority Policy Committee to discuss southeastern Pennsylvania’s economy and COVID-19
At the request of state Sen. Bob Mensch (R-24), the Senate Majority Policy Committee will host a workshop discussion with southeastern Pennsylvania employees and employers about the best ways to rebuild the economy following the governor’s COVID-19 shutdown of Pennsylvania.


DEP launches expanded online permitting options to assist businesses
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced a new online permit application tool that will help permit applicants submit their permit applications electronically. The new tool, OnBase-DEP Upload Form, found at: will allow applicants to submit applications for all DEP authorizations.


Youth Orchestra of Bucks County accepting video auditions
There is still time to send in a pre-recorded audition to the Youth Orchestra of Bucks County (YOBC). YOBC creates opportunities for young musicians to achieve artistic excellence through enriching classical music experiences. The advanced ensemble program includes three concert bands, two full orchestras and three string orchestras. YOBC serves students in grades 3-12, at all skill levels from Bucks and surrounding counties.