Today, Montgomery and Bucks Counties move into the yellow phase of reopening. We are no longer under the stay-at-home order and some restrictions have been lifted, but it’s important for us all to remember that coronavirus is still a threat. Let’s continue to wash our hands often, social distance when we can, and wear our masks to protect our community. For more info on yellow phase guidelines, click here or take a look at the graphic included below.
While I remain confident that the green phase is not far away, I continue to advocate for expanded business openings in the yellow phase, including for hair salons, barbers and other personal care services. Why don’t I just support a wide reopening like the ones offered in HR/SR 323 and SB 836? Because it would be unregulated and end the emergency declaration – something no other state has done – and result in the loss of federal aid to the commonwealth as well as private businesses.
In this week’s newsletter I discuss the urgent need to address law enforcement reform and racial justice. The email also includes several state and local resources, including free food distribution, a stimulus scam alert for seniors, and DMV updates.
For additional COVID-19 resources, please visit www.senatorcollett.com/coronavirus. Need assistance? Please reach out to my office at email@example.com or leave us a message at 215-368-1429. You can follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the latest.
Wash your hands, wear your mask, and stay well.
Senator Maria Collett
12th Senatorial District
Yellow Phase Guidance
Our region is now in the yellow phase. What exactly does that mean? Click here for more details.
Taking Action to Address Law Enforcement Reform and Racial Injustice
As we all reflect on the events of the past week, our hearts go out to George Floyd’s family and community, and to each and every person around the country who lives with a fear of dying for simply being. I stand with you.
We must continue to demand accountability from our criminal justice system and work to address systemic racism at every level. George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Antwon Rose and too many others should still be with us today.
As a first step, Governor Wolf announced several executive actions and legislative recommendations to improve law enforcement accountability in Pennsylvania. I commit to being a listener and an ally when it comes to moving forward the discussion of how to dismantle systemic racism in our Commonwealth through legislative change. Please do not hesitate to contact my office with your thoughts, ideas, and concerns.
Upcoming Food Distribution Events
Please note that this is not an exhaustive list. For additional food assistance options, visit Senatorcollett.com/coronavirus or reach out to our office.
The MontCo Anti-Hunger Network and Montgomery County Department of Public Safety are distributing free boxes of groceries for the next five Thursdays from 11am-1pm (or until supplies run out). The June 4 and June 11 events will be at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center (Oaks). On June 18, they will be at the Willow Grove Park Mall. The event returns to the Expo Center on June 25 and July 2.
All are welcome, and you do not have to live in Montgomery County to participate. Visit MontCoAntiHunger.org for additional details.
Each Wednesday, Klinger Middle School, Bucks County Opportunity Council, and Philabundance offer a free farmer’s market for Centennial School District residents. Between 3pm and 4pm, they distribute bags of groceries, including produce, milk, bread, eggs, and toiletries. Visit the school’s website for more information.
Stimulus Scam Alert
The PA Department of Aging would like to remind residents of long-term care facilities and their families that the $1200 federal stimulus checks belong to the individual to whom they were addressed, NOT the facility where they live.
If you have any issues getting your check, please contact the Assisted Living Complaint Hotline at 877-401-8835, the PA Attorney General’s Office at 800-441-2555 or the State Ombudsman at 717-783-8975.
Local DMVs Reopening
Now that we are entering the yellow phase, several DMVs near us will be reopening with limited services, including driver’s skill tests.
- Huntingdon Valley Driver License Center, 2022 County Line Road, Huntingdon Valley;
- King of Prussia Driver License Center, 143 South Gulph Road, King of Prussia;
- Norristown Driver License Center, 1700 Markley Street, Suite 30, Norristown;
- Dublin Driver License Center, 161 North Main Street, Dublin;
Open hours will be Tuesday through Saturday from 8:30 AM to 4:15 PM. Wednesday and Thursday between 8:30 AM and 10:30 AM will be designated times for customers 60 years or older. For more info, their website.
Additional COVID-19 Resources
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Offices of State Senator Maria Collett
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