The COVID-19 vaccine is now available for anyone 12 years of age or older. Please note that anyone younger than 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. The county is offering the Pfizer vaccine for those 12 or older and the Johnson and Johnson vaccine for those 18 or older. Parents or guardians bringing children 12-17 to get vaccinated should make sure to choose a clinic offering Pfizer.
Montgomery County clinics are now accepting walk-ups, though appointments are still recommended. You may click here for the clinic schedule and other important information. Additionally, the county recently announced its clinics will have extended evening hours until 6:15 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
If you have questions, you can call the Montgomery County COVID-19 hotline at (833) 875-3967 or contact my office.
Memorial Day: Mitigation orders to be lifted
COVID-19 mitigation measures, with the exception of masking, will be lifted on Memorial Day. More information on these changes is available here.
Pennsylvania’s masking order will remain in place until 70% of Pennsylvania adults are fully vaccinated – as of this weekend, that number is about 51%.
Click here to read more from the PA Health Department.
|New unemployment compensation system coming soon
The Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry will soon move to a new, simpler unemployment compensation system.
The transition will take place May 30 through June 7, with the new system anticipated to be live on June 8. The system will be offline for several days during the transition.
You can click here for more information.
The department has also scheduled virtual workshops to help users understand the new system. Click here for a schedule and links to join. Please contact my office with any questions.
Mental health resources are available
May is Mental Health Awareness Month – a good reminder that resources are available if you or someone you know is struggling.
For crisis and treatment resources and more helpful information, visit the state’s guide to mental health here.