East Penn Press

Monday, March 30, 2020

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Thursday, March 19, 2020 by The Press in Local News

March 28

Free shredder event 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Quakertown Farmers Market, 201 Station Road, Quakertown. Richter Mobile Papers should be boxed or bagged and the limit is two large bags or boxes per person. Call 215-536-4115 for more information.

April 4

“Seussical the Musical Jr.” 6:30 p.m. at St. Ann School, Emmaus, in the school gymnasiium. Also 1 p.m. April 5. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the school.

April 11

GUEST VIEW

Thursday, March 19, 2020 by The Press in Opinion

Their secrets are not safe with us

Most of us prefer sunshine. It’s rare to hear someone say, “That was a nice, cloudy day.”

We’re invigorated by a glorious sunrise and spend hours outdoors on brilliantly sunny days.

As John Denver so succinctly sang, “Sunshine on my shoulders makes me happy.”

In journalism, the reference to sunshine takes on an equally important meaning. Each year in March, news media organizations across the country celebrate Sunshine Week.

Election Policy

Thursday, March 19, 2020 by The Press in Opinion

A message to candidates and readers

As we approach the April 28 General Primary, the East Penn Press and the Salisbury Press, in the interest of fairness, will halt publication of columns by local government officials and letters to the editor submitted by those running for office.

The last week for publication of columns by local government officials running for office is the April 1 edition.

We will, of course, continue to cover the local races, in news stories generated by our own reporters.

Editor’s View

Thursday, March 19, 2020 by The Press in Opinion

‘It is more blessed to give than to receive’

There’s a saying, We plan, and God laughs.

News of COVID-19, the new strain of the coronavirus, creeping ever closer to our neighborhoods has brought much anxiety to our lives. Add to that the cancellations of community activities, some of which we rely on to bring happiness and a sense of calm.

Daily we find ourselves looking for ways to keep our loved ones safe.

This requires some planning. But for so many, this planning can be overwhelming — even seemingly impossible.

A message to our loyal customers

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 by The Press in Local News

Until further notice, we will no longer accept walk-in customers at The Press, 1633 N. 26th St., Allentown.

We have taken this step in order to protect our employees and the general public from the possibility of exposing anyone to the COVID-19 virus.

We will be happy to accept telephone calls and you can make payments through the mail, through the mail slot in our door or electronically on our website at www.tnonline.com.

Our offices will be staffed and in operation conducting business over the telephone and through email during this crisis.

St. Luke’s has COVID-19 hotline

Saturday, March 14, 2020 by The Press in Focus

St. Luke’s University Health Network has launched a coronavirus telephone and email hotline to respond to inquiries from patients and the public:

1-866-STLUKES (785-8537), option 7

or

coronavirus@sluhn.org

The 24/7 hotline is led by St. Luke’s nursing staff who can provide information and guidance based on the latest recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Pennsylvania Department of Health. The hotline is not a substitute for the advice of a physician or, when necessary, medical attention.

LVHN sets up COVID-19 test centers in region

Saturday, March 14, 2020 by The Press in Focus

Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) has established designated, stand-alone COVID-19 assessment and testing centers in the Lehigh Valley the region.

For those who think they have COVID-19 or may have been exposed to someone who does, LVHN officials advise staying at home.

LVHN is providing free COVID-19 screenings online and by phone. Call the MyLVHN Nurse Information line at 1-888-402-LVHN or complete an LVHN Video Visit by downloading the MyLVHN app.