Community News, Firm News | April 16, 2020

COVID-19 Legal Matters and Resources

We have compiled resources for those affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic in our community.

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Are you wondering if your business has a claim for business interruption insurance arising out of the COVID-19 closures? We are representing business owners in investigating these claims. Read more:

Dealing with Unemployment

You may be eligible for unemployment compensation if:

  • Your employer temporarily closes or goes out of business because of COVID-19
  • Your employer reduces your hours because of COVID-19
  • You have been told not to work because your employer feels you might get or spread COVID-19
  • You have been told to quarantine or self-isolate, or live/work in a county under government-recommended mitigation efforts

Full Details on Unemployment here.

Unemployment Rights and Resources – News Statement from Attorney General Josh Shapiro

Food Programs

One in six children in the U.S. don’t know where their next meal is coming from.

Our Community Partners, such as the YMCA, know that children who receive daily nutrition are set up to succeed. They provide free access to healthy snacks and meals when school’s out for summer and for year-round after school programs.

All Children Ages 18 Years and Younger Are Welcome To the YMCA’s Open Sites.

Full Details on the YMCA’s food program “Nourishing the Development of Children” here.

Charitable Contributions for Community Support

  • Since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, the Cohen, Feeley, Altemose & Rambo family has been actively supporting our local families and businesses by making donations to organizations providing direct support to our community:
  • Allentown Rescue Mission – to purchase PPE (personal protective equipment) for its volunteers and workers
  • Neighborhood Health Centers of the Lehigh Valley – to provide food bags for over 400 families in need in Easton, Allentown and Bethlehem
  • Meals on Wheels – to provide meals to the elderly and to defray the cost of gasoline for their volunteers who deliver meals
  • New Bethany Ministries – to assist with the purchase of food, cleaning products, and hand sanitizer for families experiencing housing issues
  • Northampton County Community College – to subsidize the cost of housing for students with housing needs
  • Bethlehem Area School District – to provide students internet access for remote learning, and to provide additional school supplies while staying home
  • YMCA – to purchase food, hygiene products, and other supplies for distribution to families at each of their seven locations in the Lehigh Valley
  • Promise Neighborhood – to purchase diapers, wipes and baby powder supplies to assist families in need in the City of Allentown
  • Paxinosa and Cheston Elementary Schools – to purchase food for weekend bags that are distributed to families experiencing food insecurity throughout the Easton Area School District
  • Lehigh Valley Health Network – to purchase PPE and other supplies, and to and otherwise support health care providers treating patients diagnosed with COVID-19
  • St. Luke’s Health Network – to purchase PPE and other supplies, and to otherwise support health care providers treating patients diagnosed with COVID-19
  • Local Unions – to provide funds for the Unions to purchase grocery gift cards for the janitorial staff at Lehigh Valley Hospital who protect the safety of health care workers and their patients
  • Eight Oaks Distillery – to support their efforts in switching production to hand sanitizers for distribution to first responders and medical personnel

We encourage all of our friends and colleagues to support these and other worthy causes.

As a local law firm with deep roots in the Valley, we remain committed to our community and all of its members.

Because we live here, too.

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