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Monday, April 6, 2020

Canine coronavirus differs from human COVID-19

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 by LISA PRICE in Local News

I knew that many people vaccinate their dogs to protect them against coronavirus, in fact that vaccination is often a requirement for dogs that will be held in a boarding kennel.

While I was familiar with the name corona, I didn’t know how the canine and human corona viruses differed. As someone who shares a couch with a bunch of sporting dogs, I thought I should know.

JCC celebrates Purim during annual carnival

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 by ANITA HIRSCH in Local News

The Jewish Community Center, Allentown, had its annual Purim Carnival on March 8 with games, inflatables, snacks, crafts, prizes, the PJ Library and story time.

There was also food to eat ranging from popcorn and snow cones to Hamantashen to Borekas which were sold by the food truck, parked outside the JCC.

Purim is the Jewish festival that celebrates the victory of the Jewish community in Persia, led by Queen Esther and her cousin Mordechai, over a plot to exterminate the Jews planned by Prime Minister Haman and King Ahashuerus.

Martin announces office functions during COVID-19 restrictions

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 by The Press in Local News

Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin announced March 20 in light of federal, state and local restrictions due to COVID-19, the office remains equipped to handle any requests from law enforcement for assistance as well as respond to any emergencies.

All sworn officers, i.e., county detectives, are working as usual.

The District Attorney’s Office will also continue operations, but as effective March 19 with a reduced staff that includes one-third of assistant district attorneys on site daily as well as two-thirds assistant district attorneys working remotely.

South Whitehall investigating land preservation

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

At the South Whitehall Township commissioners Jan. 15 meeting, Commissioner Matthew Mobilio suggested the township establish a land preservation department to look for ways to preserve open space.

He raised the possibility of inaugurating an earned income tax for the exclusive purpose of preserving land.

The matter could be placed on a referendum to give the public an opportunity to express their opinions on land preservation in the township, Mobilio said.

He recommended taking a look at preserving what is there now while also looking to the future.

Article By: SUSAN RUMBLE Special to The Press

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

With nearly a mile of the Jordan Creek Greenway completed in South Whitehall, township commissioners granted approval to a project which will include a 2-mile, 10-foot paved trail from Wehr Mill Road to Cedar Crest Boulevard and Parkland High School.

The new section will connect with the portion already finished from Wehr Mill Road westward.

Yard waste site open

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 by The Press in Local News

Allentown

The City of Allentown’s Yard Waste Drop-Off Site is open as scheduled on April 1 for city residents only.

During the COVID-19 Disaster Emergency, the site at 1401 Oxford Drive will be open Mondays and Fridays from noon to 4 p.m., Wednesdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Mulch loading services by city staff are suspended until further notice.

Residents may continue to self-load mulch for free.

Social distancing is not an issue at the site where residents drive in and unload their own materials.

Cedarbrook says there are no resident COVID-19 cases

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 by The Press in Local News

Residents untouched by the virus

Cedarbrook Senior Care and Rehabilitation reports there are no confirmed or suspected resident cases of COVID-19 within either Cedarbrook facility.

Cedarbrook has diligently prepared for the potential of COVID-19 affecting the resident population by initiating the construction of an isolation wing several weeks ago.

The community spread of the virus throughout the Lehigh Valley has touched one Cedarbrook county employee who tested positive.

The employee is isolated and doing well.

Canine coronavirus differs from human COVID-19

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 by LISA PRICE in Local News

I knew that many people vaccinate their dogs to protect them against coronavirus, in fact that vaccination is often a requirement for dogs that will be held in a boarding kennel.

While I was familiar with the name corona, I didn’t know how the canine and human corona viruses differed. As someone who shares a couch with a bunch of sporting dogs, I thought I should know.

PBS39-WLVT launches distance learning for kids

Friday, March 27, 2020 by The Press in Local News

PBS39 has announced it has worked with educators locally and nationally to create Lehigh Valley Learns — an over-the-air educational offering, launching March 30.

Lehigh Valley Learns will broadcast over PBS39’s channels in the mornings, with grade specific programming at the same time each weekday.

Recognizing that a portion of the community does not have access to the Internet, the sole medium that can reach nearly 100 percent of students is broadcast television.

By airing Lehigh Valley Learns on PBS39, anyone with a TV can watch.