Below are some important Harrisburg updates that may be helpful to you.
This week, the Pennsylvania State Senate was again in Session to work on governing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Importantly, on the heels of the Joint Hearing by the Senate Veterans’ Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee and the Community and Economic Development Committee, the former met again on Thursday afternoon to make a motion to subpoena the requested information from the administration regarding the waiver information that they were asked to provide and haven’t.
Watch my remarks from the hearing here: https://pasen.wistia.com/medias/kx0wiifxy7
Also, the Senate passed SB 1110, which would require that the Department of Health report COVID-19 information on a municipal level rather than a county-wide measure. That bill passed the Senate, and also requires that we provide more information to our first responders as to when they may be responding to a COVID-positive residence or patient. This has been requested by numerous first responders as a further way to protect them as they protect us on the front lines.
Lastly, I encourage you to continue to stay calm and safe in whichever way you can as we ride this out together. I have been sending out newsletters almost daily with the most up-to-date information regarding COVID-19 with specific information related to our area. If you’re interested, you can sign up to receive these newsletters on my website, senatormensch.com. You can also keep an eye on my website for news releases, email me with questions or concerns, or find contact information for my district offices which you can get in touch with if you need anything.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact my office at 215-541-2388.
Senator Bob Mensch