Covid-19 Resources

Articles and Resources about COVID-19

Widener launches free virtual course on coronavirus

Thank you, Widener University, for offering this free, ‘at-your-own-leisure’ deep-dive into COVID-19 and the pandemic! The course is available now through and registration is available in on ongoing basis through the university website at

How to Reopen Schools: What Science and Other Countries Teach Us

BOTTOM LINE: This must not be about politics. It has to be about our children and about keeping everyone safe from the COVID pandemic. The data is still coming in on many of the critical challenges we must resolve in order to safely open our schools. Please read this article with an open mind…and please be open to new scientific evidence and responsible proposals based on that evidence as they appear.

Airborne Coronavirus: What You Should Do Now

IMPORTANT UPDATE: The risks of aerosols vs. droplets and how to better protect yourself indoors.

How Safe Are Outdoor Gatherings?

GOOD NEWS: Far safer than indoor gatherings! Here is the data to date, along with a few common-sense suggestions to protect you and your family.

How to Navigate Your Community Reopening? Remember the Four C’s

‘Yellow’ does not mean this is over. Here are 4 simple guidelines to follow during this phase of re-opening.

Financial support programs launch for Kennett Borough and Kennett Township businesses

Creative leadership! This is how we help each other get through this. We are one community.

Coronavirus Reset: How To Get Health Insurance Now

THE COVID CRISIS is shining a spotlight on our health insurance system and proving the need for UNIVERSAL HEALTHCARE.

Millions are losing their employer-based coverage. Thank goodness Obamacare is available to them!

Pandemic forces dramatic changes in Delco election procedures


  • All paper ballots
  • No counting votes at the polls
  • Probable 72-hour wait for final results
  • Many polling places closed or moved

Kudos to the DelCo Election Board and County Council for making this election as safe as possible for all of us.

Domestic abuse: Hidden threat during pandemic

A deadly cloud within a deadly cloud.

From the article:

“We know that this is an issue that is only going to get worse as more people are isolating and experiencing economic distres and the things that can also exacerbate domestic violence … The risk of escalation right now is very high because of the fact that people are obviously basically trapped in the home with people who may be escalating an abusive behavior.”

Factors contributing to the escalation include unemployment, increased substance abuse, stress in the household and having a firearm in the household.

Domestic violence, Cooper explained, also is not solely physical and it includes emotional, mental and financial abuse, such as someone taking advantage of the stimulus funds that have been made available.

“Exit strategies are limited,” Cooper said. “Secure locations that we might suggest a survivor go to like a hospital or a courthouse are currently difficult to access … The good news is that right now there are many ways that we can bridges those gaps.”

Colleen Lelli, director of the Barbara and John Jordan Center for Children of Trauma and Domestic Violence Education at Cabrini University, said besides text messaging and chats for safety planning and services, even therapy and counseling services are being offered in Zoom-like platforms.

Help remains available whether victims are ready to leave their abuser or not, even in these COVID times, Lelli, who is also co-president of the Laurel House domestic violence agency in Montgomery County, explained.

“We’re much more than a shelter,” she said, adding they’ll help victims with answers to “What can I do to protect myself while I’m living in this situation? What can I do to get ready?

“It’s not just about leaving,” Lelli said. “It’s about getting ready or protecting myself if I’m going to stay.”

Some recommendations for those living in volatile situations include trying not to be in a room without a door and trying not to be near weapons with an abuser.

“We recognize that they can’t always leave,” she said.

Please support Laurel House and Jordan Center for Children of Trauma and Domestic Violence Education

DelCo launches business support program – Chadds Ford Live

More welcome help. Buy Local!

Is the Virus on My Clothes? My Shoes? My Hair? My Newspaper?

Here is some helpful–and reassuring–information from experts.

Filing for PUA

Self-employed? Independent contractor?
Follow the link to apply for unemployment benefits.

Plan for Pennsylvania | Governor Tom Wolf


It’s a sensible approach steeped in science and local conditions across the Commonwealth. It will keep us safe while we re-engage the economic gears.

From the article:
‘Pennsylvania will gradually reopen its economy using a “regional, sector-based approach” and a modeling tool that will help public officials decide when it’s safe, according to a plan he announced Friday afternoon.

The plan…does not include a timetable or many details about the metrics that Gov. Tom Wolf and his administration will use to decide that Pennsylvania can begin emerging from the coronavirus pandemic after weeks of social distancing.

Employers and other organizations that are permitted to reopen will be required to follow guidance from the state Department of Health and other state agencies.

A “strong testing regime” must be in place in areas that are permitted to reopen. And limitations on mass gatherings will remain in place.’

No, You Don’t Need To Disinfect Your Groceries. But Here’s How To Shop Safely

Separating fact from fiction so you can have some peace of mind.

COVID-19 Resource Guide for Older Adults

Please #StaySafe with this COVID-19 guide for older adults.

Exercising Outdoors With a Face Mask

Good information for those of us who use the trails, whether we run, walk or cycle.

From the article:
‘The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that everyone now wear a mask of some kind when they leave home, and some municipalities require a facial covering if you are outside.

Masks also could reassure people with whom you share paths or sidewalks while running and who, in my experience, have started to shy away when we runners pant by.’

Pa. launches statewide helpline for those struggling with anxiety due to coronavirus

YOU ARE NOT ALONE! We’ll get through this together.
Here’s the phone number to call if you need to talk about it: 1-855-284-2494
TTY, dial 724-631-5600

DIY No Sew Face Mask Easy and Quick for Anyone

This 100-second video shows you how to quickly convert a bandanna to a face mask.

Unemployment Compensation

The above link has the information you’ll need to file.

Dr. David Price, Weill Cornell Medical Center

This is well-worth 57:06 of your time today.

Opinion | Don’t panic about shopping, getting delivery or accepting packages

Stay safe; be cautious; stay calm.

Here’s a good explanation of the risks and some reasonable responses to this everyday situation we all face.


Direct link to answer all your questions about UNEMPLOYMENT COMP & WORKERS COMP, and how to apply, as well.

The Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act

Small business owners and entrepreneurs can click the above link to better understand the new programs that are now available to you.

Coronavirus Tips: Frequently Asked Questions and Advice

What You Can Do About Coronavirus Right Now

Everything you need to know in 1 article.

UPDATED 2:30pm, March 24, 2020 – Industry Operation Guidance

Here’s the latest list of essential (open) and non-essential (closed) activities.

Chester County Hospital seeks donations from public to battle coronavirus

Please do what you can!

It’s ok to leave your home to make a life-saving donation. Read the article for details about how to donate safely.

Here’s What You Can Do During PA’s ‘Stay At Home’ Order

Are food deliveries and groceries safe during coronavirus pandemic? Yes, experts say

A lot of people are asking about this. Bon appetite!

Gov. Tom Wolf issues ‘stay at home’ order for multiple counties; school closures will continue two more weeks


Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)


It’s the official Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website.

It has up-to-date and accurate information about how to protect yourself and your loved ones.

If you only share 1 link today, let it be this one!

Video Conferencing, Web Conferencing, Webinars, Screen Sharing

YOU CAN BE SOCIAL & DISTANT AT THE SAME TIME!If you haven’t already discovered it, Zoom is a safe way to stay in touch with friends and family without putting anyone at risk.

It’s easy to use and free…check it out the link above.

Coronavirus COVID-19 | Chester County, PA – Official Website

These zoos and aquariums are live-streaming animals for people to enjoy during coronavirus isolation

Trump administration moves Tax Day to July 15


Filing date and payment due date both moved to July 15.

Domestic violence centers are expecting a surge as coronavirus keeps abusers home


From the article:

‘As efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus have forced millions of Americans to stay home with their family members, domestic violence centers are expecting a surge in activity as people are spend days on end with a partner who may be abusive.

Women Against Abuse, a Philadelphia nonprofit that provides support services to people experiencing intimate partner violence, has seen a nearly 30% increase in calls this week compared with the same week last year.

“Stay home” can be a dangerous directive for some — almost three-quarters of family violence occurs in or near the home of the victim, according to U.S. Department of Justice statistics.

In many families, finances are newly strained, another barrier for people trying to get out. And studies have shown abuse often becomes more severe when a perpetrator is jobless.’

What are life-sustaining businesses? Here’s Gov. Wolf’s list of what’s staying open and what has to close

A lot of you are trying to figure out what’s open and what’s closed. Here’s the complete list.

Wolf orders all ‘non-life-sustaining’ businesses in Pa. to shut down



Editorial: Reality sets in: No, it’s not fake news, or a conspiracy

It’s both tragic and infuriating that so many people are still not taking this crisis seriously. They are endangering all of us.

Please do what you can (e.g., share this article) to help them understand.

It really is a matter of life or death.

Guide: Responding to COVID-19 in Pennsylvania

For my part, I’ve been trying to bring you helpful information that you might not otherwise see in your feed. But the above link to the official PA website that has everything you might want to know about dealing with COVID-19.

How to Clean Your Phone to Help Protect Against Coronavirus

Have you thought about this? It makes sense.

From the article:
‘A 2017 study published in the journal Germs found a host of bacteria, viruses and pathogens on 27 phones owned by teenagers. The scientists wrote that they “hypothesize that this may play a role in the spread of infectious agents in the community.”

Safe is always better than sorry.

Coping with coronavirus anxiety – Harvard Health Blog



10 Ways You Can Help Local Businesses Right Now

TAKING CARE OF ONE ANOTHER: That is what it’s all about. Please do what you can.

Pa. officials urging voters to apply for mail-in ballots ahead of April primary

JUST DO IT! Here’s the link:

Penn, Main Line Health offer “drive-through” coronavirus testing. But taking a nasal swab is just the first step.

Please read the entire article carefully to see if you are eligible and for further guidance.

From the article:
‘The drive-through service and the test is being offered ONLY TO PATIENTS REFERRED BY THEIR PENN DOCTORS; it is free, even to uninsured patients, a Penn spokesperson said. Main Line Health opened drive-through testing centers in Newtown Square and Radnor for patients who have been REFERRED FOR A TEST BY A MAIN LINE DOCTOR. Tests are being processed by Quest, and results are typically available in three to five days, a Main Line Health spokesperson said. Patients who do not have a referral from their doctor will not be able to get tested at the Main Line locations. People who are experiencing respiratory illness symptoms and think they should be tested for coronavirus should contact their primary care doctor.’

Why fighting the coronavirus depends on you

If You Go Out Now, You Might Feel Guilty Later. I Do.


This sobering first-hand account is a clear warning to us all.

As was explained in an earlier post, the best way to protect yourself and others is to act as if you already have it.

How to Protect Older People From the Coronavirus


There are many different aspects to protecting yourself, your friends & neighbors in the days ahead.

It’s wise to explore all of them.

One avenue not mentioned in the article, though, is voting by mail instead of going to the polls on April 28th. Here’s the link to apply for your mail-in ballot:

Resources on Coronavirus – Delaware County, Pennsylvania

The Delaware County Council has created a website with the latest information and updates about the Coronavirus in the county. You might want to bookmark the above link.

Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS – Chester County, PA Map

ATTENTION CHESTER COUNTY: Track the spread of the virus at the above link.

“This 18 seconds is probably the best single piece of advice I’ve heard about”

WORDS OF WISDOM: Imagine you already have it and then change your behavior so you don’t transmit it!

Think about that for a moment and you’ll see how effective his approach really is to protect yourself from contracting the virus.

These simulations show how to flatten the coronavirus growth curve

It’s the most effective way we can protect not just ourselves, but our friends, family, neighbors and community.

Please check out and share this demonstration of why this measure is so critical.

In this crisis, good information has the power to save lives.

As the pandemic spreads across our area, my campaign and I will do our best to help the residents of the 160th District protect themselves by providing the best, most reliable, and current information available.

Together, we will get through this.

United States Coronavirus: 4,096 Cases and 71 Deaths – Worldometer

Here’s a link to important information presented in easy-to-read charts with the latest updates for the United States and other countries.

COVID-19: What Older Adults Need to Know

More important information for older adults from the Centers For Disease Control.

Coronavirus will also cause a loneliness epidemic


We can all maintain proper social distance and still help those who are suffering from epidemic-induced isolation.

We can all be there for someone.

From the article:
“…to compensate for the reduction in in-person social interaction, we must ramp up our virtual communication and ensure we are not losing touch with friends and family.”

Video conferences and phone calls, he said, are “more rich than texting or emailing alone.”

Together, we’ll get through this.

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