PA Department of Health Press Conference 3/20/20

The Pennsylvania Department of Health provided an update on statewide measures to slow the spread of the #coronavirus. You can see notes from the live stream below and watch the full conference HERE. There will be another update tomorrow. Time TBD.

  • 268 confirmed cases
  • 26 counties affected
  • 26 patients required hospitalization
  • 20% of all hospitalized patients in US are between 20-44 years of age
  • Looking for any option to add capacity to hospitals
  • Stay home and limit interactions to immediate family
  • Stay Calm. Stay Home. Stay Safe.

Dr. Levine's Daily Reminders

  • Wash hands with soap and water for 20 seconds
  • Use hand sanitizer if soap/water is not available
  • Do not cough into your hands
  • Clean surfaces everyday
  • If you or someone you know if having a mental Crisis use the Mental Crisis text line.
    • Text "PA" to 741741

Gov. Wolf

  • Covid-19 effects every age group.
  • Limiting interactions by closing businesses greatly slows the spread of Covid-19
  • Telework and work remotely if you can.
  • If we act now, we can prevent more people from becoming seriously ill.
  • Finalize a $60 million dollar low interest loan program for small businesses.

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