Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf announced June 19 that Northampton County will move into the green phase June 26, along with 11 other counties that were moved to the yellow phase earlier this month.
Neighboring Lehigh County will also advance to the green phase.
As of June 1, Lehigh and Northampton counties were among the last 10 counties still in the red phase, all of which are expected to be moved to yellow June 5.
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf announced April 24 that construction projects in the state will be allowed to resume May 1, one week earlier than his administration had previously announced.
The governor’s announcement came with strict guidelines on how construction work can be conducted safely to mitigate the potential spread of COVID-19.
With COVID-19 now thoroughly spread into the United States, the American Dental Association has recommended dentists across the country postpone all elective procedures and appointments for at least a few more weeks.
In a statement released March 16, ADA President Chad P. Gehani said, “The ADA is deeply concerned for the health and well-being of the public and the dental team.”
The latest COVID-19 shutdown from Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf has closed all nonessential business that cannot be conducted remotely, and unfortunately for hopeful homeowners and sellers, that includes real estate.
Whitehall-based Realtor Shari Noctor described how social distancing and closures for real estate agents and other adjacent businesses has brought the market to a standstill in the Lehigh Valley.
Representatives from numerous municipalities met March 3 in North Catasauqua to continue an ongoing effort to address truck traffic in the region.
The concerned townships and boroughs were joined by state Rep. Jeanne McNeill, D-133rd; representatives from the office of state Sen. Lisa Boscola, D-18th; and Becky Bradley, executive director of Lehigh Valley Planning Commission, making this the most heavily attended meeting yet.
Representatives from a growing list of municipalities met once again to discuss truck traffic in the region, particularly from the FedEx Ground hub on Willowbrook Road.
This fourth gathering was held Feb. 3 in East Allen Township.
Northampton Borough Manager LeRoy Brobst, Northampton Police Chief Bryan Kadingo, Catasauqua Mayor Barbara Schlegel and North Catasauqua Mayor William Molchany Jr. were among those in attendance, along with representatives from East Allen and Allen townships and Hanover (Lehigh County).
A public memorial service was held Aug. 22 for the late Kim Moyer, the North Catasauqua police chief who died suddenly and unexpectedly July 13 at the age of 68. Moyer was a resident of Northampton Borough.
A large crowd of family, friends and police officers from neighboring municipalities gathered at Catasauqua High School to honor the life and memory of Moyer. The departments of North Catasauqua, Catasauqua, Northampton and Coplay were also joined by the Bethlehem Mounted Police, as well as honor guards from Allentown and Bethlehem departments.
The borough of North Catasauqua has arranged a public memorial service to honor the life and work of the late Chief of Police Kim Moyer, who died suddenly July 13 at the age of 68.
Moyer served with the North Catasauqua Police Department for 45 years, acting as police chief for 40 years. According to the Lehigh County Coroner’s Office, Moyer died of natural causes.