(HARRISBURG) – In order to help contain the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus and protect the health and safety of local residents and office staff, Senator Aument (R-36) announced today that his Lititz Office will be temporarily closed for meetings, effective immediately, until further notice.
The 2019 novel COVID-19 coronavirus is a new virus that causes respiratory illness in people and can spread from person-to-person. This virus was first identified during an investigation into an outbreak in Wuhan, China. Symptoms can include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. The symptoms may appear in as few as two days or as long as 14 days after exposure. Reported illnesses have ranged from people with little to no symptoms to people being severely ill and dying.
Aument explained that although in-person meetings will not take place in his Senate offices, staff will still be available to respond to emails and phone messages during this time. Community residents who need help with any problem related to state government are encouraged to visit www.senatoraument.com for assistance.
“The outbreak of the coronavirus is a serious situation that is constantly evolving,” Aument said. “As such, it remains our priority to do what is in the best interest of protecting the health of Pennsylvanians. Now more than ever it is critical that residents listen to the advice of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, avoid large group events, and limit contact when possible.”
Aument noted that while the Governor has closed the State Capitol Building to visitors, the Senate may still convene for Session on Tuesday, March 17th, to provide legislative authorization for the funding needs across our Commonwealth as it relates to the coronavirus, in addition to addressing the needs of schools during this time. Committee meetings and Session will be live streamed for the public at: PASenateGOP.com.
Aument urged anyone with questions regarding COVID-19 to call the PA Department of Health at 1-877-PA-HEALTH (1-877-724-3258).
CONTACT: Ryan Boop (717) 787-4420