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,
PA Department of Health provides update on COVID-19, 986 new positives bring statewide total to 60,622
The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed as of noon May 15,
that there are 986 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the
statewide total to 60,622 All 67 counties in Pennsylvania have cases of
COVID-19. Today, the state is reporting 124 new deaths and a total to
4,432 total deaths in Pennsylvania. Of the 124 new deaths, 89 were a
result of reconciliation over the last several weeks; 35 of the deaths
were ones reported to the department within the last few days.
Bucks County reports 4,325 cases and 410 deaths; Chester County 2060
cases and 218 deaths; Delaware County 5,409 cases and 466 deaths; Lehigh
County 3,396 cases and 136 deaths; Montgomery County 5,697 cases and
608 deaths; Northampton County 2,600 cases and 196 deaths; Philadelphia
15,835 cases and 1,004 deaths. The deaths have occurred over the past
New Jersey COVID-19 cases near 144,000; death toll tops 10,000
The New Jersey Department of Health announced that as of May 15, the
number of COVID-19 cases in the state has reached 143,905 and the total
number of deaths is at 10,138. As of May 15, there are 5,673 Mercer
County residents who have tested positive for COVID-19 and 386 people
have died. Hunterdon County reported that the number of positive
COVID-19 cases reached 777 and 49 people have died.
Polinchock’s bill to allow safe real estate transactions headed to governor’s desk
Legislation to authorize the resumption of safe real estate transactions
is on its way to the governor’s desk, said state Rep. Todd Polinchock
(R-144), who authored the measure.
Department of Agriculture highlights Pennsylvania food rescue, outlines steps to reduce food waste
Pennsylvania Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding today highlighted the
department’s efforts to reduce food waste and decrease stress on the
food supply chain. He also outlined steps Pennsylvanians can take at
home to reduce food waste and connect with organizations across the
commonwealth working to recover food and distribute to those in need.
Thirteen additional PA counties moving to Yellow Phase on May 15
Today, Pennsylvania’s yellow phase orders were amended to include 13
counties moving to the yellow phase at 12:01 a.m. tomorrow, May 15.
Those counties include Allegheny, Armstrong, Bedford, Blair, Butler,
Cambria, Fayette, Fulton, Greene, Indiana, Somerset, Washington, and
The 13 counties join 24 counties that moved into the yellow phase on May
8: Bradford, Cameron, Centre, Clarion, Clearfield, Clinton, Crawford,
Elk, Erie, Forest, Jefferson, Lawrence, Lycoming, McKean, Mercer,
Montour, Northumberland, Potter, Snyder, Sullivan, Tioga, Union,
Venango, and Warren.
An announcement on additional counties is anticipated tomorrow, May 15.
Wolf administration launches LIHEAP Recovery Crisis Program to ease utility costs for Pennsylvanians affected by COVID-19 crisis
Department of Human Services (DHS) Secretary Teresa Miller today
announced a Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Recovery
Crisis Program to help Pennsylvanians during the COVID-19 public health
crisis. Beginning this month, DHS will work with utility companies and
deliverable fuel vendors to help Pennsylvanians at risk of losing access
to electric, natural gas or deliverable fuels such as oil, pay utility
bills and maintain access to home energy services.
HAP calls for better partnership with Gov. Wolf, General Assembly
The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) has
issued the following statement from president and CEO Andy Carter,
addressing the need for a better partnership with the governor and
General Assembly to support hospitals.
PennDOT to resume construction on project to rehabilitate bridges in Bucks
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today
that construction will resume Monday, May 18, on the project to
rehabilitate seven bridges in Bucks and Chester counties. Work on this
project will be in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and state
Department of Health guidance as well as a project-specific COVID-19
safety plan, which will include protocols for social distancing, use of
face coverings, personal and job-site cleaning protocols, management of
entries to the jobsite and relevant training.
Bucks County SPCA hosts online clothing sale
The Bucks County SPCA in conjunction with Kampus Klothes will be having
an online store going on May 24 to June 7. This is a limited time sale
and items can only be purchased during that two-week period. Orders
placed on the website will be sent directly to your house for a flat
shipping fee of $10. All purchases benefit animals of the Bucks County
Arts & Culture
Register by May 18 for “For the Love of Art” online show
The Arts & Cultural Council of Bucks County will host an online
exhibition and sale, “For the Love of Art,” that will run from May 25 to
June 30 and will showcase many of the area’s finest artists. All
artwork exhibited in the gallery will be for sale with 100% of the
proceeds going directly to the artist. For information, and to register
by May 18 at http://www.bucks-arts.com/
Bucks County Playhouse cancels summer season
In response to the continuing coronavirus pandemic and with the
knowledge that the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s reopening of
Southeastern Pennsylvania is still pending, the Bucks County Playhouse
has announced it will cancel its 2020 Summer Season. In making the
announcement, producers said a revised 2021 season will include: “Auntie
Mame,” “Kinky Boots,” “Dames at Sea” and “Evita.” Producing Director
Alexander Fraser, Executive Producer Robyn Goodman and Producer Josh
Fiedler made the announcement in a video sent to patrons and subscribers
asking them to keep the faith and continue their support of the
Playhouse as it works to re-open as soon as it is viable.