Organizations providing services to people in recovery are considered essential services, according to Brian Sabo, Change on Main director. They are not affected by Gov. Tom Wolf’s order to shutter all nonessential businesses. Change on Main, located on Main Street in Northampton, has closed its center for the sake of safety but continues to counsel.
East Allen Township Parks and Recreation Board tentatively meets 4 p.m. in the township municipal building, 5344 Nor-Bath Blvd.
Northampton Borough Council tentatively meets 7:30 p.m. in the municipal building, 1401 Laubach Ave.
East Allen Township Planning Commission tentatively meets 7:30 p.m. in the municipal building, 5344 Nor-Bath Blvd.
As the coronavirus pandemic deepens, PPL Electric Utilities issued a statement March 16 saying it wants customers to know it is well prepared to maintain reliable electric service.
“Those we serve in central and eastern Pennsylvania depend on us, and we’ll continue to deliver for them,” PPL Electric Utilities President Greg Dudkin said. “Efforts over the past decade to develop a more reliant, resilient and smarter grid, coupled with effective pandemic planning and emergency management, will help us weather this health crisis. We have the backs of our customers and communities.”
• Virtual yoga and meditation session (led by Rebecca Zukowski-Gillespie), 7 p.m., accessed from her personal Facebook page
The Pennsylvania Department of Health, as of March 17, confirmed additional positive cases of COVID-19, one in Northampton County.
Gov. Tom Wolf announced March 13 all K-12 Pennsylvania schools will be closed for 10 business days effective March 16. Northampton Area School District students will not return to the classroom until at least March 30.
“First and foremost, my top priority as governor — and that of our education leaders — must be to ensure the health and safety of our students and school communities,” Wolf said. “As such, I am ordering all schools in the commonwealth to close for the next two weeks.”
Allen Township went all out early when the number of COVID-19 cases began to increase. The township’s action was fairly typical of most boroughs and townships in the area.
Township offices are closed to the public; however, borough staff can still be reached over the phone.
All township meetings are canceled.
Allen Township is looking to keep everything closed at least until the end of the month and will then reevaluate the situation.
The electronics recycling event at the end of the month has been canceled.
Lehigh Township Municipal Authority meets 6 p.m. in the municipal building, 1069 Municipal Road, Walnutport.
Northampton Area School Board tentatively meets 6:30 p.m. in the first-floor board room of the district offices, 2014 Laubach Ave.
Lehigh Township Board of Supervisors meets 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 1069 Municipal Road, Walnutport.
Lehigh Township Planning Commission meets 6 p.m. in the municipal building, 1069 Municipal Road.
At the March 3 Moore Township Board of Supervisors meeting, borough Manager Nicholas Steiner reported the township is seeking a public works director.
The last public works director was former supervisor chair David Taschner. Following the 2017 election, the supervisors passed a new rule forbidding a township supervisor from holding a full-time position with the township. The public works position has been unfilled since 2018, with other members of the public works crew handling the additional duties.