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Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Rap of the gavel

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 by The Press in Local News

JUNE

(Please note that, as many municipal buildings are closed to the public at this time, these meetings may be available via teleconference.)

MONDAY 1

Whitehall Township Board of Commissioners holds a workshop meeting 7 p.m. at the municipal building, 3219 MacArthur Road.

TUESDAY 2

Coplay Borough Council holds a workshop meeting 7 p.m. at the municipal building, 98 S. Fourth St.

COVID-19 COUNT

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 by The Press in Local News

Dept. of Health provides update

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported, as of May 26, the statewide total of COVID-19 cases is 68,637.

There are 339,835 patients who have tested negative to date. The statewide number of deaths is 5,152.

In Lehigh County, 3,676 positive cases and 12,914 negative cases have been reported.

In Northampton County, 2,933 positive cases and 12,098 negative cases have been reported.

Area posts pay tribute to fallen veterans

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 by BILL LEINER JR. in Local News

The COVID-19 pandemic could not stop local veterans groups from celebrating Memorial Day.

Jones-Quigg American Legion Post 739, Hokendauqua, held private services to honor those veterans who lost their lives in service to the country. Donald S. Reinert Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7293, Egypt, held a livestreamed service on its Facebook page for those who wanted to pay their respects from the safety of their homes.

State reopening plan moves forward

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Furthering his plan for reopening Pennsylvania, Gov. Tom Wolf announced May 22 eight additional counties will move to yellow and 17 will move to green, effective 12:01 a.m., May 29.

All remaining counties in red — of which Lehigh and Northampton are a part — are expected to move to yellow by 12:01 a.m. June 5.

The counties moving to yellow May 29 include Dauphin, Franklin, Huntingdon, Lebanon, Luzerne, Monroe, Pike and Schuylkill.

President Trump visits Lehigh Valley

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 by SARIT LASCHINSKY in Local News

President Donald Trump made his first visit to the Lehigh Valley as president May 14 to tour the Owens & Minor Inc. medical supply distribution center, 7437 Industrial Blvd., Upper Macungie Township.

During a livestream video on the White House Web page, Trump discussed increasing the Strategic National Stockpile, coronavirus testing and state reopening plans.

Trump addressed an audience of several dozen employees, all sitting at least 6 feet apart and wearing masks. Trump did not wear a mask on the tour.