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, 600 positives bring statewide total to 84,370
The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed as of noon, June
26, that there are 600 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing
the statewide total to 84,370. All 67 counties in Pennsylvania have
cases of COVID-19. There are 6,579 total deaths attributed to COVID-19,
an increase of 22 new deaths. Bucks County reports 5,676 cases and a
total of 561 deaths; Chester County 3,607 cases and 322 deaths; Delaware
County 7,117 cases and 651 deaths; Lehigh County 4,187 cases and 288
deaths; Montgomery County 8,301 cases and 794 deaths; Northampton County
3,360 cases and 263 deaths; Philadelphia 21,203 cases and 1,587 deaths.
There are 632 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 634,711 patients who have
tested negative to date.
New Jersey cases total 170,584
Gov. Wolf: CARES Act funding now available to museums and cultural organizations
The New Jersey Department of Health announced that as of June 25 there
are 170,584 cases of COVID-19 and 13,069 deaths. There are 7,521 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 1,065 cases and 67
deaths plus 58 probable deaths from COVID-19.
Today, Gov. Tom Wolf announced the availability of $20 million in grant
funding for cultural organizations and museums to offset lost revenue
caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting shutdown order. The
Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) today approved the program
guidelines for the COVID-19 Cultural and Museum Preservation Grant
Program, which is funded through the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief,
and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The program will be administered by
the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED).
FEMA awards nearly $2 million to help people cope with COVID-19-related stress
FEMA Region 3 has awarded nearly $2 million to help fund crisis
counseling services for people struggling with mental health issues
stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. As of June 25, Pennsylvania had
Secretary of Agriculture implores USDA to continue waiver to safeguard food bank employees, volunteers, clients
Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding wrote a letter to U.S. Department
of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue pleading for his continuance of
Pennsylvania’s waiver for the need to collect client names and addresses
and verify income eligibility for those receiving USDA Foods through
The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) through the end of the
fiscal year on Sept. 30.
Wolf administration: Business loan deferrals extended for three months
Independent music venues, promoters seek federal financial support
Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary
Dennis Davin announced that the Pennsylvania Industrial Development
Authority (PIDA), Pennsylvania Minority Business Development Authority
(PMBDA), and Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) are extending
business loan deferrals by three additional calendar months.
More than 600 of nation’s most cherished musical artists and venues,
including Lehigh Valley and Bucks County natives, have issued a letter
to Congress asking legislators to provide urgent financial support for
independent venues and promoters in the U.S., which are in grave peril
due to the pandemic.
Gov. Wolf: Pennsylvania businesses endorse mask-wearing to protect employees, customers, communities
Multiple research studies indicate the efficacy of mask-wearing to
protect against the spread of COVID-19. Mask-wearing also has been
called altruistic, a way to increase our freedoms, and a simple
kindness. Today, Gov. Tom Wolf’s call to wear masks has been endorsed by
Pennsylvania businesses that see mask-wearing as vital to protecting
customers, employees, communities and their bottom lines.
Education and Online Learning
The Hun School offers customized summer enrichment courses for greater community
There is no denying that this summer will look different than past and
future months, but that doesn’t mean it’s lacking anything. In fact, the
current situation is providing The Hun School in Princeton, N.J., an
opportunity to get creative with how the summer months are spent. And
this time around, the school has created long-lasting learning
opportunities for students that reach far beyond the hot summer months.
Health & Wellness
COVID-19 patient discharged from St. Luke’s Warren after two and a half months
St. Luke’s Warren Campus discharged a COVID-19 patient after a 75-day
stay and 54 days on a ventilator. Andrew Priliszh, 64, of Rahway, N.J.,
left the hospital Tuesday evening, bidding farewell to the staff that
became a second family to him. The first thing he wants to do, he said,
is have a T-bone steak, and he is looking forward to going fishing.
PennDOT extends expiration dates on driver licenses, ID cards, and learner’s permits
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced
yesterday that expiration dates for driver licenses, identification
cards and learner’s permits will be extended for Pennsylvania residents
in response to statewide COVID-19 mitigation efforts.