COVID-19: United to Help

During times like these, when our community needs leadership and generosity, it’s more important than ever that we stand in unity.
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PHL COVID-19 Recovery Fund

Collaboration is the key to any successful effort. We’re excited to put that principle into action. Together with our friends at the City of Philadelphia and Philadelphia Foundation, we’ve launched  the PHL COVID-19 Fund to funnel critical resources to frontline nonprofits that are serving our neighbors during this unprecedented crisis.

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Regional Resources, Information & Updates

PENNSYLVANIA

STAY AT HOME ORDER. The following counties are under a Stay at Home Order: Allegheny County, Bucks County, Chester County, Delaware County, Monroe County, Montgomery County, and Philadelphia County.

This order is effective 8:00 PM on Monday, March 23, 2020, and will continue until April 6, 2020.

All individuals in counties subject to this policy must STAY AT HOME except for certain essential activities and work to provide life-sustaining business and government services. See Governor Wolf’s order and the Secretary of Health’s order. Law enforcement officers should refer to Business Closure Order Enforcement Guidance available online here.

Pennsylvania DOE COVID-19 Food Distribution Information for School Communities Click Here to search for FREE MEALS by County

United Way of PA COVID-19 Press Release

NEW JERSEY

Governor Murphy signs Executive Order  Requiring Child Care Centers Close on April 1 Unless Serving Children of Essential Workers.

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Governor Murphy Announces Statewide Stay at Home Order, Closure of All Non-Essential Retail Businesses.

To mitigate the impact of COVID-19 and protect the capacity of New Jersey’s health care system for the state’s most vulnerable, Governor Phil Murphy today signed Executive Order No. 107, direct…

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PHILADELPHIA

The City has issued a Business Activity and Stay at Home Order detailing restrictions on business activity and congregation in Philadelphia in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. These new restrictions take effect on Monday, March 23, 2020 at 8 a.m.

Find out what you need to know about the Business Activity and Stay at Home Order.

Philadelphia meal sites and schedules for students been updated.

Free Library of Philadelphia’s digital resources that you can still access anywhere, including ebooks, audiobooks, movies, TV, and music, over 100 databases.

School District of Philadelphia’s Learning Guides – These optional K-12 guides are for personal use during the District’s closing period. The Learning Guide Hotline (215-400-5300) will operate Monday through Friday, from 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

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COVID-19 PECO Restoration Policy

In an effort to ensure all customers have safe, reliable electric service during this current COVID-19 pandemic, PECO will restore service to customers whose service is currently disconnected. No new connection fees or deposits will be required for this restoration. Customers in need of service restoration should call PECO at 1-800-494-4000.

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PSE&G Temporarily Suspends Shut-offs

In the interest of protecting public health, PSE&G is temporarily suspending shut-offs of electric or gas service to residential customers for non-payment. This policy is effective immediately.

New Jersey residential customers experiencing financial difficulty as a result of issues related to the coronavirus should contact PSE&G by calling 1-800-357-2262 to enter into a deferred payment arrangement. This policy will be in place through the end of April. PSE&G will evaluate the continued need at that time.

COVID-19 PSEG Press Release

211

As anticipated, our 211 contact centers have seen significant increases in call volume and teams are working around-the-clock to ensure that callers have accurate and up-to-date information. They have deployed new tools to scale their operations and to leverage remote volunteers. We are also working to ensure that available community resources are up-to-date at 211 in Southeastern PA and Southern New Jersey. We are monitoring PA.211Counts.org and NJ.211Counts.org to understand demand and share data with key stakeholders.

We’re Still Reachable

Following CDC and PA State Guidelines on social distancing, we’ve transitioned our team to 100% remote work. Please do not hesitate to reach our staff via email contact@uwgpsnj.org.

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COVID-19: United to Help

It is during times like these when our community needs leadership and generosity. We must stand in unity with a powerful response.

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