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CoronaVirus (COVID-19) Information

April 3, 2020
During a COVID-19 press briefing today Governor Tom Wolf recommended that all Pennsylvanians wear a mask any time they leave their homes for life-sustaining reasons. As COVID-19 cases steadily rise in the state, Gov. Wolf stressed the need to intensify all measures to help stop the spread of the
April 2, 2020
Check IRS.gov for the latest information: No action needed by most people at this time The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service have announced that distribution of economic impact payments will begin in the next three weeks and will be distributed automatically, with no action
April 2, 2020
Pennsylvania Health Access Network will be hosting a webinar entitled Immigrant Eligibility and Public Charge During COVID-19 on Friday, April 3, 2020 from 11:00 AM-12:00 PM. The webinar will feature Maripat Pileggi of Community Legal Services of Philadelphia. Register for the Webinar
April 1, 2020
The Department of Human Services (DHS) is reminding Pennsylvanians that the state’s outlets to report abuse or neglect, ChildLine and Adult Protective Services, and domestic violence and rape crisis programs are still operational for those who wish to report suspected abuse or neglect or need
March 31, 2020
Governor Tom Wolf today announced the approval of part of his request to the President for a major disaster declaration to support state, county and local response to the COVID-19 outbreak in Pennsylvania. “We are grateful for federal funding that will support all levels of government as we work
March 31, 2020
Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network, Inc. is pleased to announce that the 2020 PLAN Excellence Awards has been rescheduled and will be held Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at the Hilton Harrisburg. The times of the event remain the same with a reception beginning at 5:00 PM and the banquet beginning at 6:00
March 31, 2020
Today Attorney General Josh Shapiro made clear that Pennsylvanians can not be evicted from their homes at this time. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ordered courts closed to eviction proceedings due to the COVID-19 state of emergency. The Court’s order is applicable to all Pennsylvania property
March 30, 2020
The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) has created an application and award process for grants to support building the telework capacity of LSC grantees during the COVID-19 pandemic. Grantees may request up to $25,000 for equipment, services, and related expenses to improve or expand their telework

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