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Daily local coronavirus briefing - April 27, 2020


Bucks County Coronavirus Summary
Welcome to the Bucks County 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-2019). This page has the latest information on coronavirus in the county, updated daily.

Department of Health provides update on COVID-19, 885 positives bring statewide total to 42,050
The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed as of noon April 27, that there are 885 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 42,050. All 67 counties in Pennsylvania have cases of COVID-19. Today, the state is reporting 1,597 deaths in Pennsylvania. Bucks County reports 2,585 cases and 148 deaths; Chester County 1,214 cases and 81 deaths; Delaware County 3,361 cases and 142 deaths; Lehigh County 2,636 cases and 56 deaths; Montgomery County 3,817 cases and 232 deaths; Northampton County 1,834 cases and 49 deaths; Philadelphia 11,361 cases and 274 deaths.

New Jersey reports 111,188 COVID-19 cases
The New Jersey Department of Health announced that as of April 27, there are 111,188 cases of COVID-19 in the state and 6,044 deaths. A total of 3,433 Mercer County residents have tested positive for COVID-19 and 194 people have died. Hunterdon County reported 562 cases as of noon April 27 and 23 deaths. The report from Hunterdon County on April 26 counted 27 cases in Flemington, five in Frenchtown, zero in Stockton and 2 in Milford boroughs; 23 cases in the Town of Clinton; 17 in the City of Lambertville; 4 in Alexandria, 56 in Clinton, 14 in Delaware, 9 in East Amwell, 12 in Kingwood, and 10 in West Amwell townships.


Wolf Administration Elaborates on Data Driven Reopening Standard
In consultation with public health professionals and in an effort to simplify and to better capture growth, decline, or stability, the Wolf Administration elaborated on the Department of Health metrics. A target goal for reopening has been set at having fewer than 50 new confirmed cases per 100,000 population reported to the department in the previous 14 days.


Flemington, N.J.: “Small Town with a Big Heart” transitions to Virtual Downtown
While many Flemington Borough businesses have been forced to close temporarily, and others have changed their business models, their commitment to service in the community has not wavered. Customers can support local businesses through online shopping, restaurant take-out and delivery and virtual classes as Flemington transitions to a virtual downtown during the novel coronavirus pandemic. The Flemington Community Partnership has updated to reflect those options.

Community Support

Blue Angels to salute COVID-19 responders
The U.S. Navy Blue Angels will be doing a joint flyover to salute the front-line COVID-19 responders Tuesday. The flightpath is supposed to start at 1:45 p.m. in the Trenton and Philadelphia area. Times are subject to change.
Residents should observe the flyover from the safety of their home-quarantine and should refrain from traveling to see the flyover.

Arts & Culture

Mural Arts Philadelphia offers online programming
Mural Arts Philadelphia, the nation’s leading public art program, has developed several different initiatives to spread positive public health messaging while employing artists, provide at-home art instruction for students, fly above the murals with tour guides, and engage in community conversations.

Artwork by Lambertville resident featured in two virtual exhibitions
Artwork by Raritan Valley Community College faculty member Darren McManus is featured in two ongoing virtual exhibitions. McManus, a resident of Lambertville, N.J., is an assistant professor in the college’s Arts & Design Department.

Art All Night - Trenton postponed until August; volunteers wanted
Due to the COVID19 pandemic, the 14th annual Art All Night - Trenton has been postponed until Aug. 15 and 16. Volunteers are needed, and in exchange for “four hours of fun,” volunteers will receive a free, limited-edition T-shirt and bragging rights for helping out. Volunteers must age 16 or older. The event takes place at the Roebling Wire Works, 675 S. Clinton Ave. Trenton, N.J. Doors open at 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15 and close at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 16. Visit to volunteer and fill out all of the necessary information. For information, email volunteer coordinators Anna and Whitney at

Ivy Hill stays connected to community
Ivy Hill Therapeutic Equestrian Center in Perkasie is taking this time apart to grow closer as a community and focus on what riders, families, and volunteers have in common: a love for Ivy Hill. Using the #WHYiIVY hashtag on Facebook and Instagram, the Ivy Hill family is sharing what brought them to Ivy Hill, and what keeps them coming back. What has emerged is a heartfelt tribute to the benefits of equine therapy, the special needs community, and the incalculable impact Ivy Hill has had on so many lives.

Education, Courses & Online Learning

Eastern State Penitentiary launches expanded virtual programming
Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site has introduced a slate of new online content including virtual historic tours, livestreamed discussions, and several weekly video series. These program additions bring the mission of Eastern State Penitentiary online while the historic site is temporarily closed due to COVID-19.

Join MMT on Facebook this week for virtual classes
Every Tuesday for six weeks, Jenna Parilla will teach vocal techniques and music theory at 3 p.m. Tuesdays, April 28 to June 2. Voice Class with Libby Kane, featuring warm ups, breathing exercises and general techniques will be offered at 3 p.m. Thursday, April 30. Virtual Spring Session takes place April 27 to June for Triple Threat, Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Improv and Monologues. Registration is still available. For information, visit, email or call 609-397-3337.