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UPDATED: Local Restaurants Pivot to Offer Curbside Pickup, Carryout, More

Local restaurants are facing an unusual business challenge due to the current coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. On Monday, Gov. Tom Wolf ordered all non-essential businesses–including bars and restaurants–to close for two weeks to help combat its spread. However, only the eateries’ dining rooms are required to close, which is why many in the area are expanding their offerings to include carryout and curbside pickup of food.

PennDOT Extends Expiration Dates on Driver Licenses, Registrations

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) said Friday that expiration dates for driver licenses, identification cards, learner’s permits, persons with disability placards, vehicle registrations and safety and emission inspections are being extended for Pennsylvania residents in response to statewide COVID-19 mitigation efforts.

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How to Talk to Kids About the Pandemic–And Other Scary Stuff

Our children now more than ever are looking to parents for calm amid the chaos. Show them that you are taking steps to keep them safe. Tell them that you love them—now and always. The message you want to convey is, “I am doing my best to care for you and everyone we love.”

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There are Silver Linings, Even in the Midst of a Pandemic

In a matter of weeks the pandemic has changed how we live our lives, but is that only a bad thing? We don’t believe it has to redefine us completely, so we asked Saucon Source readers to share something positive they have done or experienced as a result of staying at home or slowing down and found that many people have “silver linings” to share.

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State Agencies Create $61 Million ‘Small Business First Fund’

As a shutdown prompted by the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) pandemic enters its second week–at least for some Pennsylvania businesses–state officials and lawmakers are starting to address the toll the order may take on the commonwealth’s economy.

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Number of Cases of Coronavirus in PA Surges Nearly 50% Overnight

Expanded testing capability may be playing a role in the rapid increase in the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) in Pennsylvania. However, a nearly 50 percent rise in the number of cases since Wednesday is a concerning statistic, particularly for hospitals bracing for an influx of patients seriously ill with the disease.