Lower Southampton Township is selling seven vehicles on Municibid.com:
2010 Crown Victoria
2 – 2012 Ford Expeditions
2008 F-350 Pickup Chassis w/plow & hydraulics
2 – 2008 F-550 Dump Trucks w/ plows & hydraulics
2005 F-350 Pickup Truck w/ plow
Sale begins 10/1/2020 at 8:30 AM. Sale ends 10/18/2020 at 4:30 PM.
PURCHASES ARE MADE THROUGH MUNICIBID ONLY. WINNING BIDDERS PAY WITH A BANK DRAFT OR CASHIER’S CHECK.
Wolf Administration Announces Targeted Mitigation Efforts in Response to Recent COVID Case Increases
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf and Sec. of Health Dr. Rachel Levine today signed new orders for targeted mitigation efforts in response to the recent rise in COVID cases, primarily in southwest Pennsylvania, but also in other counties in the state, influencing the decision for statewide mitigation efforts for bars and restaurants, gatherings and telework. The new orders take effect at 12:01 a.m., Thursday, July 16, 2020.
“During the past week, we have seen an unsettling climb in new COVID-19 cases,” Gov. Wolf said. “When we hit our peak on April 9, we had nearly two thousand new cases that day with other days’ cases hovering around 1,000. Medical experts looking at the trajectory we are on now are projecting that this new surge could soon eclipse the April peak. With our rapid case increases we need to act again now.”
The mitigation efforts included in the new orders from Gov. Wolf and Dr. Levine include:
Bars and Restaurants
All businesses in the retail food services industry, including restaurants, wineries, breweries, private clubs, and bars, are permitted to provide take-out and delivery sales of food, as well as dine-in service in both indoor and outdoor seating areas so long as they strictly adhere to the requirements of the guidance, as required by the order, including:
Other events and gatherings
Events and gatherings must adhere to these gathering limitations:
Gyms and fitness facilities
Businesses and individuals in violation of these orders, issued pursuant to the authority granted to the Governor and the Secretary of Health under the law, including the Pennsylvania Disease Control and Prevention Law, could be subject to fines, business closure or other applicable enforcement measures.
Beginning with a spike in cases in Allegheny County in late June, Pennsylvania has seen cases continue to rise there and in other southwest counties, along with additional select counties in the state.
The state has identified three catalysts for case increases:
“The actions the governor and I are taking today are designed to be surgical and thus precise to prevent from repeating the cycle we saw in the spring,” said Dr. Levine. “We have gained a great deal of experience since the start of this outbreak and have learned from best practices from other states as well as counties right here in Pennsylvania.”
Gov. Wolf and Dr. Levine were joined via Skype by Dr. David Rubin, a general pediatrician and director of PolicyLab at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Rubin and his colleagues developed a unique model, which tracks and projects COVID-19 transmission in real-time across more than 500 U.S. counties with active outbreaks. The model was built to observe how social distancing, population density, daily temperatures and humidity affect the number and spread of COVID-19 infections over time across a given county.
“Over the last few weeks, public health reporting and our team’s modeling work have uncovered incontrovertible evidence that the virus is sweeping quickly into the northeast region of the United States from the west and south—where there has been a failure in some states to practice vigilance in masking and social distancing—and that it has already begun its resurgence in Pennsylvania,” said Dr. David Rubin, a general pediatrician and director of PolicyLab at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. “We can halt this momentum in its tracks. Governor Wolf’s measures will help stop the continued spread of the virus into Pennsylvania and its surrounding states, which would threaten the reopening of schools and our economy in the coming months.”
Pennsylvanians should consider that even with indoor dining limited and bars closed for on-premises alcohol consumption, cocktails to-go are still permitted and there is no shortage of outdoor dining options.
Small gatherings of friends in the backyard or at a local park are permitted and children and families are encouraged to responsibility take advantage of one or more of Pennsylvania’s 121 state parks or other local outdoor fitness options, including at local gyms that are following social distancing protocols.
“Children can visit local playgrounds, community pools, and enjoy outdoor activities with family,” Gov. Wolf said. “We want people to spend time together, but to do so while practicing social distancing and wearing masks when required, such as any time you leave your home and are not participating in outdoor fitness.
“We have seen these efforts work during the first wave in the spring, and they will work again if we all do our part. Thank you to every Pennsylvanian for your continued patience and support. I know you are eager for life to get back to normal, and I am, too.”
Lower Southampton Township has been regularly monitoring information provided by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) regarding COVID-2019 – coronavirus. COVID-2019 is a new virus that causes respiratory illness in humans and can spread from person-to-person. The most common symptoms are fever and cough, and sometimes difficulty breathing; however, these symptoms may also be caused by other illnesses.
The CDC and Pennsylvania Department of Health both emphasize that the best way to prevent the spread of coronavirus is to practice these good health habits:
For regular updates on the virus, please monitor the CDC’s website at www.CDC.gov.
March 6, 2020 UPDATE: As of today, March 6, 2020, there are two (2) presumptive positive cases in Pennsylvania for the latest coronavirus (COVID-19). According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), based on what is currently known, COVID-19 is spread from person to person, similar to the common cold or influenza. The CDC website states that for the general American public — such as workers in non-healthcare settings and where it is unlikely that work tasks create an increased risk of exposure to COVID-19 — the immediate health risk is considered low. The severity of illness or how many people in the commonwealth or the U.S. will fall ill from COVID-19 is unknown at this time.
March 12, 2020 UPDATE: As of today, there are 21 presumptive positive cases in Pennsylvania – 2 in Bucks County. If you arrived in Pennsylvania from China or Iran anytime during the outbreaks there, you will be notified by the Pennsylvania Department of Health to stay home and practice social distancing for 14 days after travel. If you have returned from travel in Italy or South Korea within the past 14 days, we ask that you call 1-877-PA-HEALTH (1-877-724-3258) to let the department know about your travel, and then stay home and practice social distancing for 14 days after travel.
March 19, 2020 UPDATE: As of today, there are 12 presumptive positive cases in Bucks County.
To keep up-to-date with important information regarding COVID-19, please see the following resources:
World Health Organization (WHO)
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
Pennsylvania Department of Health Media Page
Bucks County Health Department