Seal of Lower Saucon Township
3700 Old Philadelphia Pike / Bethlehem, Pa 18015 / 610-865-3291

COVID-19 Information

Lower Saucon Township has issued a Declaration of Disaster: (more info)

The Township offices will remain closed to the public. Beginning Monday, March 23, 2020 there will be limited office staff available. Phone messages and mail will be monitored daily. There is a drop box available for tax payments and permit applications. The Public Works Department will be limited to emergency calls. If you have a concern, please contact 610-865-3291 and leave a message. The Police Department will be operating under safe directives. We will keep you informed of any future developments. Thank you for your understanding.

April 8, 2020: COVID-19 Current situation as of 04-08-20. Click here to read the report.

April 7, 2020: PennDOT is opening indoor facilities at five additional rest areas state-wide. Click here to read the press release.

April 6, 2020: COVID-19 Current situation as of 04-05-20. Click here to read the report.

April 4, 2020: Corona cases by County, Pennsylvania overview. Click here to read the report.

April 4, 2020: COVID-19 Current situation as of 04-03-2020. Click here to read the release.

April 3, 2020: Northampton County announced at a Virtual Town Hall meeting on April 2nd that it is establishing a COVID-19 Emergency Loan fund for small businesses in Northampton County. The Press Release announcing the fund can be found by clicking here. Click here for information on the load fund.

April 3, 2020: COVID-19 Current situation as of 04-02-2020. Click here to read the release.

March 31, 2020: As COVID-19 cases continue to grow and the state continues to seek relief to save lives and stop the spread of COVID-19, today Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine revised their “Stay at Home” orders to include Carbon, Cumberland, Dauphin and Schuylkill counties, bringing the state total to 26 counties under a stay-at-home order which now include: Allegheny, Beaver, Berks, Bucks, Butler, Carbon, Centre, Chester, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Erie, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lehigh, Luzerne, Monroe, Montgomery, Northampton, Philadelphia, Pike, Schuylkill, Washington, Wayne, Westmoreland and York counties. This order took effect at 8 p.m., Monday, March 30, 2020, and will continue until April 30. All stay-at-home orders are now extended through April 30. All Pennsylvania schools will remain closed until further notice. Non-life-sustaining business closures remain in effect.

March 26, 2020: PA has officially been declared an eligible disaster zone. They will now be accepting applications for the Economic Injury Disaster Loan. Click here to see the application information.

As of Monday afternoon, March 16, 2020, PA Governor Tom Wolf ordered a statewide shutdown of all non-essential businesses, including dine-in restaurants, bars, casinos, and child care centers. The shutdown goes into effect at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday. (more info)

St. Luke’s University Health Network has launched a Coronavirus telephone and email hotline to respond to inquiries from patients and the public. The phone number is 1-866-STLUKES (785-8537), Option 7 or The website is: (click here)

The 24/7 hotline is led by St. Lukeʼs nursing staff who can provide information and guidance based on the latest recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Pennsylvania Department of Health. The hotline is not a substitute for the advice of a physician or, when necessary, medical attention.

St. Lukeʼs is working in concert with federal, state and local government agencies as well as other area health systems to protect the health of patients and the community,” said St. Lukeʼs infectious disease expert Dr. Jeffrey Jahre, MD, Senior Vice President of Medical and Academic Affairs.

Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) remains vigilant as the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) evolves, and we are committed to being your partner in health in these unprecedented times. As a leader in infection control and prevention, LVHN is taking extraordinary steps to deliver the smart, comprehensive care you need through new ways to screen, assess, test and keep you safe. Information may be found on their website (click here)

For more information on the Coronavirus, please visit: PA Government Website: (more info)

Center for Disease and Control Information - How to Protect Yourself: (more info)

Coronavirus Fact Sheet: (more info)

What is the difference between Isolation and Quarantine: (more info)

Plan and prepare for the Coronavirus in your home: (more info)

What to do if you are sick: (more info)

Talking to your children about the Coronavirus: (more info)

Managing Your Anxiety and Stress: (more info)

Center for Disease and Control Information “How to Protect Yourself: (more info)

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is coronavirus? Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses, some causing illness in people and others circulating among animals, including camels, cats and bats. The 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new virus that causes respiratory illness in people and can spread from person-to-person. This virus was first identified during an investigation into an outbreak in Wuhan, China.

What are the symptoms of coronavirus? Symptoms of COVID-19 can include: Fever, Cough, and Shortness of Breath. The symptoms may appear in as few as two days or as long as 14 days after exposure. Reported illnesses have ranged from people with little to no symptoms to people being severely ill and dying.

How can the coronavirus spread? Human coronaviruses spread just like the flu or a cold: Through the air by coughing or sneezing; close personal contact, such as touching or shaking hands; touching an object or surface with the virus on it; or occasionally, fecal contamination.

How can I help protect myself? Prevention: Cover coughs or sneezes with your elbow. Do not use your hands. Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available. Clean surfaces frequently, including countertops, light switches, cell phones, remotes, and other frequently touched items. Contain: if you are sick, stay home until you are feeling better.

In addition, it is recommended that Pennsylvanians take time to prepare now. View the PA Emergency Preparedness Guide. (more info)

Should I wear a mask or respirator in public? The CDC does not recommend wearing masks or respirators outside of workplaces settings (in the community). A respirator is a personal protective device that is worn on the face or head and covers at least the nose and mouth. Most often, spread of respiratory viruses from person-to-person happens among close contacts (within 6 feet). It is important that these devices are readily available to health care workers and others who need them.

Should I cancel my trip to a country with a level 3 travel advisory? Yes. The CDC recommends travelers avoid all nonessential travel to countries with a level 3 travel advisory at this time. For more travel information, visit our Travelers Page. (more info)

Should I cancel my international travel because of novel coronavirus? The CDC recommends avoiding all nonessential travel to a country with a level 3 travel advisory. For travel advice for other countries, please visit that country's Travel Health on the CDC's website. (more info)

What about animals or animal products imported from China? The CDC does not have evidence to suggest that animals or animal products imported from China pose a risk for spreading COVID-19 in the United States. This is a rapidly evolving situation and information will be updated as it becomes available.
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