Senator Yaw Suspends In-Person, Walk-In Legislative Services at Williamsport, Harrisburg Offices

HARRISBURG – In order to help contain the spread of the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and protect the health and safety of local residents and office staff, state Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) announced that his Williamsport and Harrisburg offices will be temporarily closed for meetings, effective today, Tuesday, March 17, 2020, until further notice.

Senator Yaw explained that although in-person meetings will not take place in his Senate offices, he and his staff are prepared to serve the residents of Bradford, Lycoming, Sullivan, Susquehanna and Union counties remotely.  Residents who need assistance with any state-related issue are encouraged to call (570) 322-6457, Toll-Free: (800) 443-5772, TTY: (800) 364-1581 or by emailing gyaw@pasen.gov

“The coronavirus is a serious situation that changes daily,” Sen. Yaw said.  “It remains our top priority to do what is in the best interest of protecting public health.”

COVID-19 is a virus that causes respiratory illness in people and can spread from person-to-person.  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. To date, there are 76 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Pennsylvania. 

Senator Yaw urged anyone with questions regarding COVID-19 to call the PA Department of Health at 1-877-PA-HEALTH (1-877-724-3258).

For more state-related news and information, visit Senator Yaw’s website at www.SenatorGeneYaw.com or on Facebook and Twitter @SenatorGeneYaw.

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Rita Zielonis, Chief of Staff

(717) 787-3280