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Message from Senator Kearney

The outbreak of COVID-19, or coronavirus, has presented many challenges for all of us. But we are all in this together. Below you will find information and resources to support our families and communities during this time. Stay safe and stay healthy.

The clock is ticking. You have until 11:59 pm on Monday, May 18 to register to vote or update your registration for the June 2 primary election. Go to: Register.votesPA.com.

 

On May 11, the PA Department of Human Services launched an Emergency Assistance Program for families who have lost income due to COVID-19. To qualify, you must: have a child under 18 or be pregnant, meet income requirements, and have reduced income due to COVID-19. To check your eligibility and apply, click here.

Beginning Sunday, May 17: SEPTA will return to regular schedules for most services. This includes all bus and trolley routes, but Regional Rail will remain on reduced schedules until further notice. Customers should still practice social distancing and wear masks when riding. Capacity limits include 20 people on buses and 25 people on trolleys. Please limit your travel to essential trips. More details here.

 

 

On Tuesday, May 12, the State Senate unanimously passed a bill that includes my amendment with Senator Pam Iovino to allow Volunteer Firefighter Relief Association funds to be used for COVID-19 expenses. This will help ensure our firefighters have the resources they need to keep their members safe. Read more

 

 

PennDOT has announced that it will use existing photos on file for customers renewing their driver’s license and photo ID cards. This will help limit the number of people at the DMV and reduce the spread of COVID-19. Get more details here.

 

 

 

 

The federal CARES Act was signed into law on March 27. The Act provides enhanced Unemployment Compensation (UC) benefits and Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) for Pennsylvanians. Learn more here.

Have you lost your job due to COVID-19 related business closures? The PA Department of Labor and Industry has launched an online job portal for people seeking work in life-sustaining businesses. Apply for essential positions through the PA CareerLink portal

 

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On April 9, Governor Wolf announced all Pennsylvania schools will remain closed until the end of the 2019-20 academic year. The PA Department of Education has guidance and resources for school communities here.

Federal Stimulus Payments
 
The IRS has launched an online portal for federal stimulus payments, also known as Economic Impact Payments. Many Americans received their payments via direct deposit this week. Are you still waiting on yours? Check the status of your payment, or enter your information if you didn’t have to file a federal tax return in 2018 or 2019, here

 

 

Stay Updated
 
Stay informed via the Pennsylvania Department of HealthDelaware County and Chester County websites. Please follow me on Facebook and Twitter for updates. While my district offices in Springfield and Upper Darby are temporarily closed, you can call us at 610-544-6120 if you need services and we will do our best to help you.

 

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