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    Governor Tom Wolf today confirmed the first two presumptive positive cases of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Pennsylvania
    Governor Tom Wolf today confirmed the first two presumptive positive cases of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Pennsylvania and reminded residents that the commonwealth is prepared to respond to community spread of this virus.

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    PA Health Dept Corona Virus link.
    Information about coronavirus (COVID-19) from the Pennsylvania Department of Health.

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      Eastern Pa district closes 5 schools over reported coronavirus exposure

      https://www.wpxi.com/news/top-storie...ATSXHXJT3KXFI/

      DOYLESTOWN, Pa. — Classes were cancelled Friday at five schools in an eastern Pennsylvania school district because some members of its school community were exposed to a confirmed case of the new coronavirus, district officials said. ---continued---


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      Central Bucks SD closes 5 schools due to possible coronavirus exposure

      https://www.wfmz.com/news/area/south...acf0d088a.html

      DOYLESTOWN, Pa. - Five schools in Bucks County are closed Friday because several students and staff may have been exposed to coronavirus.

      Central Bucks School District said officials found out late Thursday night someone from out of state, who is now known to have coronavirus, went to a party at a home within the district, said a Bucks County spokesperson. ---continued---


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        Following a press conference announcing the first two presumptive positive cases of coronavirus, known as COVID-19, Governor Tom Wolf today signed an emergency disaster declaration to provide increased support to state agencies involved in the response to the virus.
        https://www.governor.pa.gov/newsroom...tate-response/
        Following a press conference announcing the first two presumptive positive cases of coronavirus, known as COVID-19, Governor Tom Wolf today signed an emergency disaster declaration to provide increased support to state agencies involved in the response to the virus. “It’s imperative that we continue to respond quickly and accurately to the coronavirus and its introduction…

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          Pennsylvania announces first 2 presumed positive cases of COVID-19 in Delaware & Wayne counties.
          Pennsylvania's labs have found the state's first two confirmed coronavirus cases in Delaware and Wayne counties, officials announced today.

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            3-7-2020 Pennsylvania Case Count 4
            @GovernorTomWolf
            confirmed 2 new presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 in PA. Both individuals are from Montgomery County, have mild symptoms, are in isolation at home and exposed to an area of United States where COVID-19 is present. Read more: http://bit.ly/3aA6VIY

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              PA COVID-19 Update – March 7, 2020

              Last updated 6:00 p.m.
              • To date, there are 4 presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 in Pennsylvania.
              • Counties impacted to date include:
                • Delaware (1)
                • Montgomerry (2)
                • Wayne (1)
              PA COVID-19 Update Archive
              Information about coronavirus (COVID-19) from the Pennsylvania Department of Health.

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                Pennsylvania: This is from the School District that closed FIVE schools, today. Apparently, they are letting the kids all go back to school on Monday because the 'incident' occurred nearly 2 weeks ago.

                CENTRAL BUCKS CORANAVIRUS ASSEMENT PROVES NEGATIVE FOR COVID-19

                After an anxious day in which five schools in the Central Bucks School District closed because of potential exposure to coronavirus, an investigation by county and state health officials has found no evidence of the virus among those who came into contact with an infected person recently.
                Provided nobody develops symptoms before Monday, the end of their 14-day incubation period, all will be medically cleared, health officials said.
                Late Thursday night, Superintendent Dr. John Kopicki, in consultation with the Pennsylvania and Bucks County Departments of Health, ordered the five schools closed for at least today as a precaution against the spread of COVID-19.
                Kopicki’s decision came after health officials learned that a person from out of state, who is now known to have coronavirus, attended a recent private gathering at a residence in Central Bucks County.
                At the time of that gathering – slightly less than two weeks ago – it was not known to anyone, including the out-of-state attendee, that the person was ill with the COVID-19 virus. Confirmation was made at a later date.

                Present at the private gathering were multiple children and staff who attend or work at Central Bucks High School South, Tohickon and Tamanend Middle Schools, and Butler and Titus Elementary Schools – the schools that were closed today.
                The Bucks County Department of Health led an effort to identify and contact all who attended the gathering, and to check them for any symptoms of illness, such as fever, cough or shortness of breath. A small number of people found to have cold-like symptoms were tested today for COVID-19 at the state laboratory in Exton.
                Test results received this evening all proved negative, Dr. David Damsker, director of the Bucks County Department of Health said. He cautioned, however, that because 14-day incubation period will not end until Monday, “we need to remain vigilant during the rest of the weekend. If all goes well, I would hope we can re-open schools on Monday.”
                The results came as good news on a day when Gov. Tom Wolf confirmed Pennsylvania’s first two presumptive positive cases of COVID-19: one in Delaware County, the other in Wayne County. Both are adults currently isolated in their homes.
                Bucks County still has no confirmed cases of coronavirus. State and local health officials continue to urge residents to practice preventive steps such as:
                Frequent hand-washing with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds
                Avoiding close contact (within six feet) with people who are sick;
                Avoiding touching one’s eyes, nose and mouth
                Staying home when sick;
                Covering one’s coughs or sneezes with a tissue and throwing the tissue in the trash;
                Cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched objects and surfaces with household cleaning sprays or wipes.
                Wearing face masks during one’s daily routine is NOT recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as an effective preventive measure against COVID-19 and other respiratory diseases. However, people with symptoms of COVID-19, health workers and people who are taking care of an ill person in close settings should wear face masks.
                The incubation period for a person exposed to COVID-19 – the time between exposure and first appearance of symptoms – is between two and 14 days. Those who have been in contact with a person known to have COVID-19, or those who have traveled recently to areas such as China where there have been outbreaks, are asked to self-quarantine themselves for 14 days from the time of potential exposure.
                According to Damsker the Bucks County Health Department, the department has been paying attention to COVID-19 since December, when early reports of an unknown respiratory illness began emerging from China.
                Since the end of January, county health officials have been in frequent contact with the Pennsylvania Department of Health (PA DOH) and CDC as the situation evolved into a global health response. In early February, CDC began issuing recommendations for travelers returning from China.
                Since then, Bucks County health officials have been contacting all travelers returning here from China, advising them on self-quarantine, and helping them monitor for symptoms of the virus.
                At this time, testing for COVID-19 can be conducted only at CDC and the PA DOH laboratory. It is expected that hospital and commercial labs will have this capability soon as well.
                County health officials are working with healthcare providers and PA DOH to determine on a case-by-case basis whether testing is appropriate. This is done in the interest of not depleting resources by testing every person who has a respiratory illness.
                Much remains unknown about COVID-19, including fatality rates. Early indications are that children are at much lower risk of severe illness from COVID-19, and, as with influenza, the elderly and those with immunosuppressive conditions are at higher risk of severe illness.
                Current reports of fatality rates are most likely overestimates, Damsker said, given that most of those infected have had either asymptomatic or mild infections.
                “While that is indeed good news, the other side of the coin is that the virus becomes easier to spread unnoticed in the community by these mildly symptomatic or asymptomatic people,” Damsker said.
                “We want people in Bucks County to be aware of the situation, but not panicked,” Damsker added. “We want our residents to continue taking all of the common-sense approaches that we take with influenza, with respect to handwashing often, not touching your face, avoiding sick people and not going to work when sick. Please perform these steps both at home and at work.
                Because there is currently no medication or vaccine for COVID-19, Damsker said, “these simple preventive actions are the most effective tools we have to prevent the spread.”
                Please continue to refer to trusted, credible sources of accurate and up-to-date information, including:
                CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
                PA DOH: https://www.health.pa.gov/to…/disease/Pages/Coronavirus.aspx

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                  Germantown Academy To Close For 3 Days After Student’s Relative Tests Presumptive Positive For Coronavirus
                  By CBS3 StaffMarch 8, 2020 at 4:10 pmFiled Under:coronavirus, Local, Local TV, Montgomery County news



                  FORT WASHINGTON, Pa. (CBS) — A Montgomery County school will close for three days after a student’s relative tested presumptive positive for coronavirus. Germantown Academy will be closed on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, officials announced on Sunday.

                  School officials say a student’s family member is one of the two presumptive positive COVID-19 cases announced Saturday in Montgomery County.

                  The student has no symptoms of the virus but will self-quarantine at home for at least 14 days, school officials say. The family member is experiencing mild, cold-like symptoms.

                  “Though the Montgomery County Department of Public Health has advised us that there is no concern for anyone else right now, we are a large community with people of all ages and conditions and caring for them must be our priority,” Germantown Academy Head of School Rich Schellhas said in a statement.

                  “We are taking proactive measures to protect the health of our students, teachers, staff and those who use our facilities.”
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                  https://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/20...itive-covid19/
                  Twitter: @RonanKelly13
                  The views expressed are mine alone and do not represent the views of my employer or any other person or organization.

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                    PA COVID-19 Update – March 8, 2020

                    Last updated 9:00 p.m.
                    • To date, there are 6 presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 in Pennsylvania.
                    • Counties impacted to date include:
                      • Delaware (1)
                      • Montgomery (4)
                      • Wayne (1)

                    https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/dis...ronavirus.aspx

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                      Coronavirus​
                      PA COVID-19 Update – March 9, 2020
                      Last updated 4:00 p.m.
                      To date, there are 10 presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 in Pennsylvania.
                      Counties impacted to date include:
                      Delaware (1)
                      Monroe (1)
                      Montgomery (7)
                      Wayne (1)
                      https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/dis...ronavirus.aspx
                      Twitter: @RonanKelly13
                      The views expressed are mine alone and do not represent the views of my employer or any other person or organization.

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                        Source: https://whyy.org/articles/another-mo...a-total-to-11/
                        Another Montco resident tests positive for coronavirus, bringing Pa. total to 11
                        ByAlan YuMarch 10, 2020

                        The total number of presumed positive cases of COVID-19 in Pennsylvania is now 11. The latest case is a resident of Montgomery County who is hospitalized, bringing the total number of cases in the county to eight. There is one case in Delaware County, one in Monroe County and one in Wayne County...


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                          PA COVID-19 Update – March 10, 2020

                          Last updated 4:15 p.m.PA COVID-19 Update Archive
                          Information about coronavirus (COVID-19) from the Pennsylvania Department of Health.

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                            Source: https://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2020...s-coronavirus/

                            ...According to Bucks County officials, the patients are both adults who live together and were infected out of state.

                            They have been confined to their home and are experiencing mild symptoms...

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                              Source: https://6abc.com/6003463/

                              9th case in Montgomery County identified as police officer; Pennsylvania state total now at 16
                              Updated 42 minutes ago
                              DOYLESTOWN, Pennsylvania (WPVI) -- The total number of cases in Pennsylvania now stands at 16, including a police officer in Montgomery County.

                              Montgomery County investigates 9th presumptive positive case

                              During a news conference on Wednesday afternoon, county officials said a 35-year-old Lower Providence Township police officer has tested presumptive positive for coronavirus.

                              "The Montgomery County Office of Public Health is currently working to determine which individuals, including other township staff and members of the public, this individual came into contact with while infected and before starting a self-isolation period," officials said in a news release.

                              The man lives in Perkiomen Township.

                              On Monday, a Children's Hospital of Philadelphia doctor working at a facility in King of Prussia tested presumptive positive for COVID-19...

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