Delphine J. Lisi, 81, formerly of Emmaus, died March 14, 2020, in The Willow, Macungie. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Michael J. and Mary (Bednar) Lisi.
She worked for 42 years as a secretary for UGI.
She was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church, Emmaus.
She is survived by many nieces and nephews.
Services are private at the convenience of the family.
Arrangements were made by the Schantz Funeral Home, P.C., Emmaus.
My last Another View opinion piece was published Feb. 5 and 6 in The Press newspapers. The headline — “Coronavirus is not what you should be worried about in U.S.”
I was wrong.
I never thought our country would see the troubles it currently is having.
The actions being taken to combat COVID-19 is disrupting every part of American lives — work, education, places of worship, hospitals, businesses for leisurely activities, family and friend gatherings and more.
Scammers are already lined up to make money off the coronavirus. Please let your elderly loved ones know no one is coming door-to- door to home test for this virus.
Law enforcement and the Red Cross advise there are people in some areas going door-to-door saying they are authorized to do “home testing” for the coronavirus.
This is not true.
When permitted, the scammers perform a pretend test and charge for it or rob the victim.
If someone like this comes to your door, do not allow them into your home and call the police.
In a media release provided to The Press, the Emmaus Police Department detailed the following in response to concerns about the coronavirus and COVID-19:
Robert Anthony Prohaska III, 42, of Macungie, allegedly was found to be in possession of methamphetamine after police responded to a residence in the 5200 block of Brunswick Lane, Lower Macungie Township, 1:51 p.m. Feb. 3 according to Pennsylvania State Police Fogelsville.
As of March 20, a food service employee, who works at the Allentown campus, tested positive for COVID-19. That employee has not been on campus since March 15. The employee works for Sodexo, the contracted food service provider for both Cedarbrook Senior Care & Rehabilitation facilities. Lehigh County and Sodexo have been informed of the situation and are both coordinating with the Pennsylvania Department of Health.
PENNSYLVANIA STATE POLICE
In a media release provided to The Press, the Pennsylvania State Police Troop M, Bethlehem, detailed the following in response to concerns about the coronavirus and COVID-19:
The Pennsylvania Department of Education announced March 23 all schools in the commonwealth will remain closed through at least April 6 as a result of the COVID-19 response efforts, according to Senate Appropriations Chairman state Sen. Pat Browne, R-16th.
The closure order could be extended beyond April 6 if necessary to save lives and stop the spread of COVID-19, according to PDE.