Mitigating COVID-19 in the 24th Senatorial District

Harrisburg – As sensitivity heightens and we continue to hear about new cases of COVID-19 throughout Pennsylvania, Senator Bob Mensch (R-24) and his staff are following the recommendations of the CDC and the Pennsylvania Department of Health by limiting their face-to-face contact with constituents.

Senator Mensch encourages constituents to call or email if they have any concerns, questions or requests on state matters. For the protection of the community and his staff, his offices in Harrisburg, Red Hill, and Lansdale will remain open through phone and email contact ONLY until further notice.

“My staff and I have contact with many people on a day to day basis and we have decided to follow the repeated recommendations of the CDC and Pennsylvania Department of Health to limit our face-to-face contact,” said Mensch. “These steps are being taken to help protect the health of public we serve and the health of my staff.  We are committed to providing all of our regular services and assistance through phone, email, and mail. We appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding as we navigate this process.”

Constituents can access the most up-to date information on COVID-19 in Pennsylvania at https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/disease/Pages/Coronavirus.aspx

COVID-19 is spread through the air by coughing or sneezing, closer personal contact, touching an object or surface with the virus, and occasionally fecal contamination. Symptoms include fever, cough, and shortness of breath.  The symptoms may appear in as few to two days or as long as 14 days after exposure. 

To help protect oneself from COVID-19, the Pennsylvania Department of Health recommends that constituents:

  • 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.

For more information on Senator Mensch’s legislation, visit www.senatormensch.com.  State updates can also be found on Senator Mensch’s Facebook at facebook.com/PASenatorBobMensch/ or Twitter @SenatorMensch.

CONTACT: Madison Scarfaro mscarfaro@pasen.gov  (215) 541-2388