Coronavirus Update for the Lehigh Valley: What You Need To Know!


PA Department of Health COVID 19

PA Department of Health COVID 19

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At this time, our prize offices are closed until further notice... when our offices re-open we will alert prize winners on prize pick up procedures. This is for ALL prizes... Gift Certs to Summer Concert Tickets - this is ALL prizes. Our 30 Day Prize Pick Up Rule will be suspended for the time being and winners will be handled on a case by case basis with the most recent events taking priority. Also, if you are holding tickets to a postponed concert, please do not lose those tickets or discard them. They will be honored for new show dates when they are announced. Thank you, and we appreciate your patience.

CONCERT / EVENT POSTPONEMENTS & CANCELATIONS:

*FOR ALL POSTPONED CONCERTS... HOLD ON TO YOUR TICKETS! DO NOT THROW THEM AWAY! THEY WILL BE VALID FOR RESCHEDULED SHOWS!

New Items for 5/29/20

  • The Black Crowes - BB&T Pavilion - Was 7/14/20 - POSTPONED - New date TBD - please hold on to your tickets!
  • KORN with Faith No More - 8/27/20 Montage Mountain - CANCELLED - If you purchased tickets, please see your ticket provider for refund info. If you won tickets, our apologies, these tickets are no longer valid.

New Items for 5/26/20 -

  • Shinedown - Postponed 2020 Tour, including the ZZO Sponsored Musikfest Show on Aug. 4th - Please hold on to your tickets. They will be honored for the new show date in 2021 when confirmed. For more info, click here!
  • THE DOOBIE BROTHERS at the PPL CENTER (June) has been rescheduled to AUGUST 1, 2021. Your tickets will be honored for the rescheduled date. Click here for more info.
  • KidsBop Live 2020 Tour - Montage Mountain - 6/17/20 - Postponed. Please hold on to your tickets. They will be honored at the new show date when confirmed. No new date communicated at this time.

New Items for 5/21/20 -

  • Guns N Roses - Their 2020 Tour was postponed. Ticket holders SHOULD hold onto their tickets, they will be honored for a new show date in 2021. This includes the Citizen's Bank Park show from 2020

New Items for 5/20/20 -

  • The Following Tours Cancelled: If you purchased tickets, contact ticket provider for refund terms. If you won tickets, the tickets are no longer valid - our apologies.
    • Sammy Hagar - 7/22/20 - BB&T Pavilion - Camden
    • Nickelback - 7/11/20 - Hershey
    • Breaking Ben - Multiple Dates Affected
    • Sam Hunt - Hersheypark Stadium - 8/29
  • The Hella-Mega Tour featuring Green Day, Weezer and Fall Out Boy - with Shows in Philly and Hershey in August 2020... is being postponed till 2021. Please hold on to your tickets, as they will be valid for a NEW show date. New Date - TBD!
  • Maroon 5 Tour with Megan Trainor - Hersheypark Stadium - POSTPONED to 2021... Please hold onto your tickets. Tickets will be a valid when a new date is communicated.

New Items for 5/5/20 -

  • Journey & Lynyrd Skynyrd - Tours Cancelled (including Journey's Hersheypark Stadium Show on Sept. 11th and Lynyrd Skynyrd's PPL Center Show on Sept. 11th) - See point of purchase for refund details.
  • Reopening PA - The 24 counties that will move from red to yellow on May 8 are: Bradford, Cameron, Centre, Clarion, Clearfield, Clinton, Crawford, Elk, Erie, Forest, Jefferson, Lawrence, Lycoming, McKean, Mercer, Montour, Northumberland, Potter, Snyder, Sullivan, Tioga, Union, Venango, and Warren. - For info on Gov Wolf's Reopening Plans, click here!
  • Mental Health Services ARE available in PA - If you are struggling with mental health or know of someone who is... a toll-free, round-the-clock support line is available at 1-855-284-2494. For TTY, dial 724-631-5600. For a complete list of Mental Health Services, click here!
  • Mail in Ballot Info for June 2nd PA Primary - For more information on the new mail-in ballots and all things related to voting in Pennsylvania, call the Department of State’s toll-free hotline at 1-877-VOTESPA (1-877-868-3772) or visit votesPA.com.

New Items for 4/30/30 -

  • Due to the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic, Little League International has made the decision to cancel the Little League World Series in Williamsport, PA for the summer of 2020 as well as Regional Tournaments. This is the first time in the organization's history.
  • The Emmaus Veterans Committee, is a combination of veterans from the American Legion, VFW, Marine Corps League and others. We also are still performing Honor Guard details for Veterans funerals. As required we also are modifying our formations to provide physical distance. Please let people know that in the West End of the Lehigh Valley and beyond, we are available for Veterans Funerals, just let their Funeral Director know and they will request our unit for the Honor of our Veterans.
  • For information on COVID-19 from the State of PA... including latest numbers, registering for the Mohegan Sun Arena testing facility, Governor Wolf's re-opening procedures, and more click here!

New Items for 4/21/20 -

  • Subway / Feeding America - Subway® and Feeding America® are teaming up to provide up to 15 million meals* to feed people in need across the country and we need your help. With the purchase of every Footlong now through April 30 via takeout, catering and delivery, Subway will provide a meal* to support local Philly and surrounding area Feeding America food banks. You can also DONATE DIRECTLY HERE

New Items for 4/20/20 -

  • During this time of "change" the American Legion Post 379 Honor Guard is still falling out for Veteran's funerals as requested by the families. We have adjusted our formations to accommodate the new rules for social distancing but we are still there for the final salute to one of our own as requested - American Legion Post 379 (Bethlehem) - https://alpost379.webs.com/
  • As Per Gov. Wolf - Face MASKS are advised in all public spaces - grocery stories, essential businesses, etc.

New Items for 4/16/20 -

  • Blue Mountain Resort to participate in “Porch Light Campaign” in conjunction with 40 local schools to show support for 2020 graduating seniors, nurses, doctors and first responders on the front lines of COVID-19. Blue Mountain will be turning the lights back on across the mountain from 7pm – 9pm on Friday, April 17th to help show our support. With around 1,000 400watt high pressure sodium lights, Blue Mountain is visible for miles across the Lehigh Valley and Pocono Mountains. Typically, the mountain is lit from the start of snowmaking in fall until the last day of the season.

  • Lehigh Valley Phantoms GOALS4LV Challenge - The Lehigh Valley Phantoms are proud to announce the launch of a #GOALS4LV Challenge in order to raise funds to be used locally to fight against COVID-19. The donations will go to the LVHN COVID-19 Emergency Fund supporting the emergent needs of patients and staff during the global pandemic COVID-19. The Phantoms officially nominate all of Phan Nation to participate in the #GOALS4LV challenge as we aim to come together as one to help put an end to COVID-19. We are encouraging everybody to use whatever they can find around the house to act as a hockey stick and ball. You can use a broom, bat, golf club, or whatever you can find, the more creative the better. You will then film a video of yourself taking as many shots on "a goal" as you can in 20 seconds (the proper amount of time for hand washing) and for each goal that you score you may donate $1.00 (or more) to help fight COVID-19 by visiting LVHN.org/GOALS4LV. The Lehigh Valley Phantoms organization will proudly match each dollar donated up to $10,000. After you score your goals and make your donation, post your video on social media using the hashtag #GOALS4LV and nominate three of your friends or family to participate as well.
  • CLICK HERE FOR U.S. Senator PAT TOOMEY's Website - On this Site, Pennsylvanians will find information about programs and assistance provided for individuals, families, and businesses negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Pennsylvanians will find information on: Direct payments to individuals and families; Unemployment compensation; Paid sick and emergency family leave; Federal income taxes; Temporary relief for federal student loan borrowers. And Businesses will find information on: Small Business Administration’s (SBA); Paycheck Protection Program Loans; Economic Injury Disaster Loans; Express Bridge Loans; Debt relief for existing SBA loans; The Federal Reserve’s Main Street Business Lending Program; Refundable Federal Tax Credit for Employee Retention; Deferral of Federal Payroll Tax Liability; Pennsylvania’s Shared-Work Program.

New Items for 4/14/20 -

  • McCall Collective Brewing - This NEW local brewery is NOW offering a PRE-SALE of their NEW Beer to benefit NAMI, Turning Point of the Lehigh Valley and the YMCA Feeding the Children - Click Here for Info and to Pre-Order! Support our local businesses!
  • LIVE NATION 'LIVE FROM HOME' - Just because we are keeping our distance, doesn’t mean the music has to stop. Introducing “Live From Home.” Live Nation’s all new virtual hub, updated daily with live streams, exclusive artist content, new music and more, keeping you connected to your favorite artists. Go live now at livenation.com/livefromhome
  • Crew Nation - Crew members are the backbone of the live music industry. Live shows would not be possible without these incredible people behind the scenes of each and every concert. Live Nation is extending a helping hand to those workers who need it the most by creating the Crew Nation Fund. Live Nation will match all donations dollar for dollar, up to $10 million. Visit livenation.com/crewnation to donate or buy merch to support the cause now.

New Items for 4/10/20 -

  • A new report from the CDC finds the coronavirus can travel at least 13 feet through the air, more than twice the current social distancing recommendations. The report also found that the virus can be spread on shoes, based on examining the footwear of ICU staff working in Wuhan, China. High levels of the virus were also noted on surfaces like computers, trashcans and bed rails. 
  • Stargazer Cast Iron, a direct-to-consumer cast iron cookware manufacturer in Allentown, PA, announces that it will donate 10 percent of proceeds from purchases made through its online store from April 12, 2020—April 25, 2020 to local Lehigh Valley restaurants. Delivery and curbside pick-up have allowed some restaurants to keep their doors open, but not at full payroll. Most have been forced to lay off workers, or worse, close completely. Stargazer will donate the proceeds equally among three local restaurants to help support their employees: Bolete (Bethlehem; also operates Mister Lee’s and Silvershell Counter + Kitchen, Easton), The Bayou (Bethlehem and Easton; Queen City BBQ in Allentown; Wiz Kids, Bethlehem) and Union and Finch (Allentown). Each restaurant will also be giving away one Stargazer Cast Iron skillet per week—perhaps to a lucky random curbside customer—as a thank you to their customers for the continued support. stargazercastiron.com
  • FLAG - Front Line Appreciation Group of the Lehigh Valley (FACEBOOK PAGE) - Nononprofit group formed to support front line healthcare professionals and first responders by providing them meals during this global crisis. In addition, FLAG is economically supporting local restaurants impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. The program is simple. FLAG collects donations to fund the purchase of meals from local restaurants who deliver them to health care workers and first responders in the Lehigh Valley. This provides an opportunity for Lehigh Valley families to show gratitude to those on the front lines of COVID-19, while providing economic support to local restaurants in the Lehigh Valley. For more info, visit their FACEBOOK page link above!

New Items for 4/9/20

  • Science at Home with the Da Vinci Science Center - Da Vinci Science Center educators want to continue to bring science to life and lives to science, even while you’re at home! Science at Home activities have been carefully selected to ignite your sense of curiosity and encourage you to: Learn It – Explore some new resources and discover fun-facts about various topics; Try It – Complete some of the challenges we’ve suggested for learners of all ages; Share It – Show us your work! We’ll re-post our favorites so we can all learn from one another! Tag Da Vinci Science Center on social media and use hashtag #ScienceAtHomeDSC. Choose from three different topics: Dinosaurs, Egg Drop Challenge, and Science Magic! New topics will be added periodically. Sign up for email updates to get the latest information on Science at Home activities. | Science at Home Webpage: https://www.davincisciencecenter.org/science-at-home/ | Sign Up for Email Updates: https://www.davincisciencecenter.org/visitor-info/sign-up/
  • FREDDY AWARDS: "With Governor Wolf’s school closure announcement today, it has become impossible for us to present our annual live television special in its usual form. We are working with our production partner, WFMZ, right now to determine what is possible this year. The FREDDY program is more than the television special, and the good news is that the program’s scholarship and grant program is still in place. We thank the colleges and scholarship grantors for their dedication to the students. We encourage students to go to our FREDDY website for application information. CLICK HERE FOR SCHOLARSHIP WEBSITE! The FREDDY program is a celebration of all of the participating high schools , and we know how disappointed the musical-theatre community is. Our hearts break especially for the seniors that have been waiting for this year’s show. We are doing everything we can in this difficult environment to capture the FREDDY spirit in a creative way" - Shelley Brown - Executive Producer, FREDDY Awards
  • Gov. Wolf and the Education Secretary have announced that ALL PA Schools are now closed through the end of the Academic Year... Online Learning Will Continue. See WFMZ News Article Here!
  • If You’ve Recovered From COVID-19, Your Unique Plasma Can Help Others! - Click Here for information from the Miller Keystone Blood Center!

New Items for 4/8/20

  • Dr. Levine and Gov. Wolf announced a new website where Pennsylvanians can track items like: Hospital Beds in Use, Ventilators in Use, Testing Sites, Cases by County, etc. You can access that information at https://www.governor.pa.gov/ and click on CoronaVirus / Covid-19 Info OR CLICK HERE!
  • Governor Wolf orders all flags to fly at Half-Staff for Covid-19 Cases / Deaths
  • Curfews are underway in some communities... Stay Home, Stay Safe, Flatten the Curve!
  • Reminder...
  • All 67 counties in Pennsylvania are under a Stay At Home Order through April 30. Stay home as much as possible. Try to get groceries once per week instead of daily. Freedom of travel remains, but please refrain from non-essential travel. Essential travel includes things like commuting to an essential job, picking up supplies like groceries and medicine, and checking on family and pets in other households. Do not host or attend gatherings. 
  • Schools are closed until further notice. Life Sustaining Businesses are still open.  

New Items for 4/3/20

  • Facebook Group: ‘THE MASK FORCE SEWING COMPANY’ – A Lehigh Valley group of folks that are organizing sewers, machines, fabric and materials to make/distribute masks for the Lehigh Valley health care and community providers - Details: https://www.maskforce2020.com/
  • CANCELLED: Niall Horan Tour - All tickets purchased will be refunded . For info on your refund please visit the ticketmaster page. If tickets were not purchased via ticketmaster please contact the original point of purchase directly for information.
  • POSTPONED: Roger Waters North America Tour - AEG Presents/Concerts West advise ticket holders to hold onto their original tickets and await further information.
  • POSTPONED: Justin Bieber 'The Changes Tour' 2020 dates - He asks that his fans hold on to their tickets, as they will be honored as soon as the dates are rescheduled.

New Items for 3/25/20:

  • As the state seeks relief to save lives and stop the spread of COVID-19, today Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine revised the “Stay at Home” order to include Lehigh and Northampton counties, bringing the state total to 10 counties under the stay-at-home order. The order now includes these 10 counties: Allegheny, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Erie, Lehigh, Monroe, Montgomery, Northampton, and Philadelphia counties. The amended orders takes effect at 8:00 PM Wednesday, March 25, 2020, and will continue until April 6, 2020.For more info... click here!

New Items as of 3/24/20:

  • Almost Queen at Santander Performing Arts Center in Reading has been rescheduled to Fri October 9th! All tickets for previous show date will be honored!

New Items as of 3/23/20-

-Wind Creek Event Center Statement on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

For the well-being of our patrons and employees we are proactively closing the Event Center and Box Office until Monday, March 30that 10:00am. We hope to announce new dates for any concerts and events during that time very soon. All tickets purchased will be valid for the new dates. Refunds will be available at the point of purchase. (Tickets purchased at the Box Office can be refunded once it re-opens.) Wind Creek Event Center will continue to work with local and state officials on the evolving situation in the coming weeks.

The health and safety of our guests and employees is our top priority. Through public health organizations such as, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) we are staying abreast of the latest updates and developments as they occur. We leave the decision to hold performances and events to the promoters, producers and artists but any actions we take will be consistent with guidelines and/ or directions from these agencies and local health department officials. Tickets previously purchased will be honored on the new date.

The following performances have been affected:

Keep checking https://www.windcreekeventcenter.com/safety/ for more info!

New Items as of 3/20/20

  • Knoebels Amusement Resort in Elysburg, PA announced grand opening weekend will now be held on May 9th and 10th - find out more on their Facebook Page!

NEW ITEMS AS OF 3/19/20

  • State Theatre - Closed through March 31st - Dear State Theatre Patrons,Through March 31, the State Theatre has suspended Box Office operations for the safety of the community at large. When it is possible to accurately determine the status of a performance, postponement or cancellation, we will communicate that information to you. Click Here To See Shows Postponed!
  • Governor Wolf ordered all NON-LIFE-SUSTAINING businesses to close at of 8pm on 3/19 - for a complete list of what is and isn't life sustaining... visit Governor.PA.Gov

NEW ITEMS AS OF 3/18/20

  • Lehigh Valley Mall - Closed through March 29th - Mall co-owner Simon Property Group on Wednesday announced it would close all of its U.S. retail properties, starting at 7 p.m. Wednesday and ending on March 29
  • Dennis DeYoung At Wind Creek Event Center-Rescheduled- Out of an abundance of caution we are re-scheduling the Dennis DeYoung performance at the Wind Creek Event Center in Bethlehem, Pa. to Saturday, November 7th 2020 at 8:00pm. All tickets previously purchased will be good for the new date.

NEW ITEMS AS OF 3/16/20

  • Sellersville Theater - Closed through March 26th - The Washington House Restaurant and Hotel to remain open at this time
  • Blue Mountain Resort - Closed until April 6th
  • Postponed: Pitbull (March 26th) and Air Supply (March 19th) - Wind Creek Event Center
  • Wind Creek Event Center & Box Office - Closed through March 30th at 10am - Hold on to your tickets - they will be valid for new dates. Refunds are available at point of purchase if needed, Box Office refunds will be available when Box Office Reopens.
  • Postponed: Lehigh Valley Autism Speaks Walk - (April 25th) - NEW DATE - TBD
  • Wind Creek Casino Resort - Closed through 6AM on March 29th
  • Lehigh Valley Hospital & St. Luke's Hospital - No Visitation Policy / No Access Policy in effect as of March 16th - See Hospital Websites for More Info
  • Crayola Experience - Temporarily Closed for 2 Weeks - For info, visit CrayolaExperience.com
  • Mohegan Sun Casino - All Activities Are Cancelled - Live Racing, Casino Promotions and Events
  • Habitat for Humanity / Restore: Closed through March 30th (Admin Offices) - Restore to reopen on April 1st - Watch FB page for Updates
  • Shady Maple Smorgasbord - Closing at 8pm on 3/16 until further notice

Postponements from Week of 3/9 -

  • Postponed: Adam Sandler - March 18th at the PPL Center
  • Postponed: Dan + Shay - March 12th at Wells Fargo Center
  • Postponed: The Lehigh Valley Auto Show - March 19th-22nd - Lehigh University
  • Postponed: Wells Fargo Center Philadelphia - All Philadelphia Flyers, 76ers and Wings Games scheduled are postponed until further notice. All other events scheduled through March 31st will be rescheduled.
  • Postponed: Billie Eilish - Wells Fargo Center - March 13th
  • Postponed: Reba McEntire - Wind Creek Event Center - Show moving to July 18, 2020
  • Postponed: Chelsea Handler - Wind Creek Event Center and AC for March 13th and 14th
  • Canceled: Bethlehem St. Patrick's Day Parade - March 14th
  • Postponed: iHeartMedia Career Expo - March 25th
  • Postponed: MDA Black and Blue Ball - March 20th
  • Postponed: Live Nation and AEG are suspending all major tours...see Live Nation and AEG Websites for more info.
  • Postponed: The Fab Faux - March 14th - New Date To Come - State Theatre
  • Postponed: Red Hot Chili Pipers - March 21st - NEW DATE IS March 11, 2021 - State Theatre
  • Canceled: Dancing with the Lehigh Valley Stars - April 2nd - State Theatre
  • Postponed: State Theatre in Easton - ALL EVENTS / SHOWS postponed through April 2nd 2020 - more info: StateTheatre.org
  • Postponed: Brit Floyd - Wind Creek Event Center - March 20th - new date looking to be: August 14th and August 15th - Hold on to your tickets, they will be honored.
  • Postponed: Da Vinci Science Center - GALA - April 25th at SteelStacks - NEW DATE TBD - more info: DaVinciScienceCenter.org
  • Postponed: Newsboys United (March 13th), Dweezil Zappa Hot Rats Live (March 14th) - Sherman Theater
  • Canceled: Allentown St. Patrick's Day Parade
  • Closed: Da Vinci Science Center to be closed to the public and cease all outreach activities from Saturday, March 14 through the end of the month.

SCHOOL CLOSINGS:

COMMUNITY:

WFMZ has an on going list of Community and Event Postponements including Nursing Home Visitation Restrictions - Click Here!

CDC INFORMATION

Early information out of China, where COVID-19 first started, shows that some people are at higher risk of getting very sick from this illness. This includes: Older Adults and People who have Serious Chronic Medical Conditions like: Heart Disease, Diabetes and Lung disease. If a COVID-19 outbreak happens in your community, it could last for a long time. (An outbreak is when a large number of people suddenly get sick.) Depending on how severe the outbreak is, public health officials may recommend community actions to reduce people’s risk of being exposed to COVID-19. These actions can slow the spread and reduce the impact of disease. If you are at higher risk for serious illness from COVID-19 because of your age or because you have a serious long-term health problem, it is extra important for you to take actions to reduce your risk of getting sick with the disease.

Watch for symptoms and emergency warning signs:

  • Pay attention for potential COVID-19 symptoms including, fever, cough, and shortness of breath. If you feel like you are developing symptoms, call your doctor!
  • If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19 get medical attention immediately. In adults, emergency warning signs*:
    • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
    • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
    • New confusion or inability to arouse
    • Bluish lips or face
    • *This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning.

Precautions:

  • The BEST way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to the Virus
  • Wash Your Hands OFTEN with Soap and Water - At Least 20 Seconds - especially after being in a public space, blowing your nose, coughing, using the bathroom, etc.
  • If Soap and Water are not available - use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol
  • Cover ALL Coughs and Sneezes with the Elbow - avoid hands!
  • Avoid Touching Your Face (Eyes, Nose, Mouth) with unwashed hands
  • Avoid Close Contact with People Who Are Sick / Put distance between yourself and others who are sick
  • STAY HOME if you are sick, except when seeking medical care! | Wear a FaceMask IF you are sick or caring for a SICK person.
  • Clean and Disinfect Frequently Touched Surfaces Daily
  • Click Here for FULL STEPS TO PREVENT ILLNESS from the CDC

For more CDC information on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) click here. This information is directly from the CDC.

PENNSYLVANIA RESIDENTS with recent travel history and those who have been in contact with a known Coronavirus exposure are urged to call the PA Department of Health at 1-877-724-3258 to determine if you need to be tested. Click here for more info from the State of PA Website!

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