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Daily Coronavirus Briefing - June 3, 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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PA Department of Health provides update on COVID-19, 511 new positives bring statewide total to 73,405
The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed as of noon June 3 there are 511 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 73,405. Today, the state is reporting 75 new deaths and a total to 5,742 total deaths in Pennsylvania. Bucks County reports 5,737 cases and a total of 519 deaths; Chester County 2,863 cases and 287 deaths; Delaware County 6,548 cases and 576 deaths; Lehigh County 3,802 cases and 239 deaths; Montgomery County 7,242 cases and 702 deaths; Northampton County 3,120 cases and 220 deaths; Philadelphia 18,785 cases and 1,359 deaths. There are 408,269 patients in the state who have tested negative to date. In the state there are 617 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. The recovery rate has been 67 percent.


New Jersey cases total 163,068
The New Jersey Department of Health announced that as of June 3, there were 163,068 cases of COVID-19 and 11,880 deaths. There are 7033 Mercer County residents who have tested positive for COVID-19 and 485 people have died. Hunterdon County reports 1,006 cases and 61 deaths.


Government

PA elementary and secondary schools can reopen July 1; post-secondary schools by June 5
The state Department of Education announced today that postsecondary schools, which include colleges, universities, seminaries, trade schools and adult basic education programs, can have students on campus again starting June 5. They can reopen if the county they reside in is the green or yellow phase of Gov. Wolf’s color-coded reopening plan.

Pre-K, elementary, middle, and high schools, may offer in-person learning again starting July 1 in yellow and green phase counties.

All Pennsylvania counties, including Bucks County, are expected to be in the yellow or green phase by Friday, June 5.

All learning locations must have their reopening plans approved by the state. Educators must plan to address social distancing concerns while implementing other COVID-19 precautions and mitigation strategies.


Secretary of State reports smooth election amid historic circumstances
An hour after polling places closed, Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar reported that yesterday’s primary election in Pennsylvania ran remarkably smoothly despite unprecedented challenges in the weeks and months before the voting.
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Department of Human Services provides guidance for parents with children returning to child care
The Department of Human Services (DHS) yesterday released a Frequently Asked Questions guide for families in need of child care and parents with children that will be returning to a child care facility in counties moving to the yellow or green phase of reopening. DHS has previously issued guidance to child care providers in counties that have moved to the yellow phase.
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Wolf administration reminds older adults of their rights regarding stimulus checks
As Pennsylvanians continue to receive federal stimulus payments as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the Pennsylvania departments of Aging, Human Services (DHS) and Insurance remind consumers living in long-term care facilities that these checks belong to them, not the facilities where they live.


Community Support

Free Emergency Farm Market offered in Lambertville
The City of Lambertville, N.J., in partnership with the local American Legion, Rolling Harvest Food Rescue, Zone 7 and the North East American Dairy Association, will host an Emergency Free Farm Market from noon to 2 p.m. this Saturday, June 6. The market will be held at the American Legion located at 320 N. Union St. in Lambertville, N.J.
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