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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Morgan Lewis Coronavirus COVID-19 Resource Center

Posted to COVID-19 Resources by Mr. Stephen A. Jannetta of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP at 11:49 AM

{"ops":[{"attributes":{"color":"black"},"insert":"As the coronavirus COVID-19 crisis rapidly evolves, global companies are looking for resources to protect their people and their businesses. Morgan Lewis has formed a multidisciplinary Coronavirus COVID-19 Task Force to provide guidance on healthcare provider issues, business supply chain disruption, data privacy concerns, employer questions, energy and environmental industry ramifications, financial services guidelines, government guidance, immigration status requirements, life sciences protocols, tax implications, and ongoing government guidance from around the world."},{"insert":"\n\n"},{"attributes":{"link":""},"insert":"Subscribe to receive our Daily Digest for Coronavirus COVID-19 alerts >"},{"insert":"\n"}]}

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Greenberg Traurig’s Health Emergency Preparedness Task Force

Posted to COVID-19 Resources by Ms. Nia Ngina Meeks of Greenberg Traurig, LLP at 11:07 AM

{"ops":[{"attributes":{"color":"#5c0701"},"insert":"Members of the Greenberg Traurig, LLP Health Emergency Preparedness Task Force: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) regularly publish multidisciplinary legal insights addressing the evolving situations many are facing due to the newly discovered virus. "},{"insert":"\n"}]}

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Coronavirus Resource Center and Response Team

Posted to COVID-19 Resources by Ms. Shari Boyle of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC at 10:35 AM

{"ops":[{"attributes":{"bold":true},"insert":"Resources to Help You Navigate Uncertain Times:"},{"insert":" To help businesses get through this pandemic, Buchanan has created a "},{"attributes":{"link":""},"insert":"COVID-19 Resource Center"},{"insert":" with the latest advisories, videos and links to external resources. From changes in workplace, leave and immigration policy; to legislative and regulatory shifts and business operations risks, we’re here to help.\n\nWe encourage you to bookmark this page and reference it frequently for updates, and to also share this resource with members of your organization as well.\n\nShould you have any questions or need assistance with counseling on a coronavirus-specific matter, our "},{"attributes":{"link":""},"insert":"Coronavirus Response Team"},{"insert":" is ready to assist.\n"}]}

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Risk & Crisis Management Measures During Black Swan Events Like COVID-19

Posted to COVID-19 Resources by Mr. Umang Patel of Griesing Law, LLC at 10:13 AM

{"ops":[{"attributes":{"color":"#333333"},"insert":"Though the world was put on notice when the coronavirus first appeared last year, COVID-19 was not perceived as a Black Swan event in the U.S. until a few weeks ago. Black Swan events, such as the September 11th attacks and COVID-19 are rare and unpredictable with a severe impact..."},{"insert":"\n"}]}

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A Top Concern for “Essential” Pennsylvania Employers: The Impact of COVID-19 on Workers’ Compensation

Posted to COVID-19 Resources by Mr. Umang Patel of Griesing Law, LLC at 10:12 AM

{"ops":[{"attributes":{"color":"#333333"},"insert":"If one thing is certain in the wake of COVID-19, it’s the uncertainty we are all facing. Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has asked that non-essential businesses temporarily close, which includes “public-facing” industries such as gyms, movie theaters, and casinos..."},{"insert":"\n"}]}

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Wills, Powers of Attorney & Other Estate Planning Documents – The Time to Prioritize is Now

Posted to COVID-19 Resources by Mr. Umang Patel of Griesing Law, LLC at 10:09 AM

{"ops":[{"attributes":{"color":"#333333"},"insert":"Benjamin Franklin once said, “In this world, nothing can be said to be certain except death and taxes.” With our businesses and schools disrupted, now is the time to take control of our future in any way we can..."},{"insert":"\n"}]}

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Monday, March 30, 2020

Elsevier Information Center

Posted to COVID-19 Resources by Mr. Hajo Oltmanns of Elsevier at 4:07 PM

{"ops":[{"insert":"Elsevier created a free information center to bring together the latest clinical research on COVID-19 to help accelerate the fight against the virus. Using AI, researchers can now keep up with the growing body of data as countries around the world address the pandemic. Access to the free information center can be found "},{"attributes":{"link":""},"insert":"here"},{"insert":". \n \nIncluded in the information center is a freely available COVID-19 Clinical Toolkit to ensure clinicians stay current on the best standardized, evidence-based practices for treating patients with COVID-19. Clinical information can be found "},{"attributes":{"link":""},"insert":"here"},{"insert":".  \n"}]}

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vybe urgent care announces virtual visits

Posted to COVID-19 Resources by Mr. Peter Hotz of Vybe Urgent Care at 12:30 PM

{"ops":[{"insert":"vybe urgent care, with 11 centers in the greater Philadelphia market, has launched a new telemedicine service that allows patients to access an urgent care provider from their home or office. \n   \nThe addition of telemedicine provides a new dimension to vybe’s extensive list of services. Patients use any web-enabled device (computer, tablet, smart phone) to receive a video consultation with a vybe clinician from any location within Pennsylvania—seven days a week and no appointment needed. Similar to in-person visits, patients use advance online check-in to save their spot in line for the next available video visit with a provider.  vybe video visits are covered by most insurance plans and there are self-pay rates available. \n\nParticipants will need to do the following:\nYou can access a video visit from your computer or mobile device"},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"Verify your internet connection and video/microphone enabled"},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"Gather the typical items you’d bring to a visit: ID, insurance card, credit card"},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"Insurance will cover video visits and for some plans there is no co-pay, but you may have co-insurance or a deductible so we collect a credit card"},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"We can only treat people in Pennsylvania at this time"},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"\n"}]}

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COVID-19 Resource in Spanish

Posted to COVID-19 Resources by Ms. Kristina Fransel of Alzheimer's Association Delaware Valley Chapter at 12:26 PM

{"ops":[{"insert":"Spanish-translated COVID-19 materials and resources from the Alzheimer's Association Delaware Valley Chapter, Pennsylvania\n"}]}

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Posted to COVID-19 Resources by Mrs. Christa Hurchalla of Delegate Solutions at 11:04 AM

{"ops":[{"insert":"\n\n\nPOWER PANEL: HOW TO THINK DIFFERENTLY ABOUT SCALING BACK YOUR TEAM IN TIMES OF CRISIS "},{"attributes":{"background":"transparent"},"insert":" "},{"insert":"\n\n"},{"attributes":{"bold":true},"insert":" "},{"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"bold":true},"insert":"Power Panel:"},{"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"bold":true},"insert":"How to Think Differently About Scaling Back Your Team in Times of Crisis"},{"insert":"\nThe Chinese word for"},{"attributes":{"bold":true},"insert":" “crisis” "},{"insert":"is composed of two Chinese characters signifying \"danger\"and \"opportunity\". (??) This certainly rings true today as business owners navigate the current COVID-19 crisis to determine the key “dangers” they face in the uncertainties of the present. The unknown is an opportunity to think differently about the future version of our business on the other side of this crisis.\nIn this power panel we will share expert opinions and practical tools that you can use to pause and reflect as you think through changes and cuts that you need to make to your team.\n\n"},{"attributes":{"bold":true},"insert":"This power panel is for you if:"},{"insert":"\nYou are in the process of or planning to scale back your workforce"},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"You need an easily executable process, plan, tools, and best practices to evaluate your people and your services to determine next steps"},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"You want fresh perspective around how to think differently but realistically about making these changes in your business"},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"bold":true},"insert":"Key topics of discussion will cover:"},{"insert":"\nKey considerations before you take action to scale back your workforce"},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"How to use this opportunity to evaluate if you have the Right People in the Right Seats"},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"How fractional resources can become a pliable tool for your scale back strategy "},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"How to strike a balance between maintaining cash flow now and pivoting post-crisis"},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"\nOur panel includes seasoned entrepreneurs, business strategists and experts on EOS® principles who will experience-share and answer any questions or concerns that you have around how to think differently about making these cuts.\n"}]}

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Posted to COVID-19 Resources by Kevin Broadhurst of Comcast NBC10 Telemundo62 at 10:15 AM

{"ops":[{"attributes":{"color":"black"},"insert":"On the heels of offering new, low-income Internet Essentials customers two months of free internet and raising the speed of that program’s service to 25/3 Mbps, Comcast announced on March 13, 2020, additional steps to help ensure people stay connected to the internet as more schools suspend classes and companies encourage employees to work from home due to the Coronavirus. "},{"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"color":"black"},"insert":" "},{"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"color":"black"},"insert":"“During this extraordinary time, it is vital that as many Americans as possible stay connected to the internet – for education, work, and personal health reasons,” said Dave Watson, Comcast Cable Chief Executive Officer. “Our employees also live and work in virtually every community we serve, and we all share the same belief that it’s our Company’s responsibility to step up and help out.”"},{"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"color":"black"},"insert":" "},{"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"color":"black"},"insert":"Comcast is taking steps to implement the following new policies for the next 60 days, and other important initiatives: "},{"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"color":"black"},"insert":" "},{"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"bold":true},"insert":"Xfinity WiFi Free For Everyone"},{"insert":": Xfinity WiFi hotspots across the country will be available to anyone who needs them for free – including non-Xfinity Internet subscribers. For a map of Xfinity WiFi hotspots, visit "},{"attributes":{"color":"black","link":""},"insert":""},{"insert":". Once at a hotspot, consumers should select the “xfinitywifi” network name in the list of available hotspots, and then launch a browser."},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"color":"black","bold":true},"insert":"No Disconnects or Late Fees"},{"attributes":{"color":"black"},"insert":": We will not disconnect a customer’s internet service or assess late fees if they contact us and let us know that they can’t pay their bills during this period. Our care teams will be available to offer flexible payment options and can help find other solutions. "},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"color":"black","bold":true},"insert":"Internet Essentials Free to New"},{"attributes":{"color":"black"},"insert":" "},{"attributes":{"color":"black","bold":true},"insert":"Customers"},{"attributes":{"color":"black"},"insert":": As announced "},{"attributes":{"color":"black","link":""},"insert":"yesterday"},{"attributes":{"color":"black"},"insert":", it’s even easier for low-income families who live in a Comcast service area to sign-up for Internet Essentials, the nation’s largest and most comprehensive broadband adoption program. New customers will receive 60 days of complimentary Internet Essentials service, which is normally available to all qualified low-income households for $9.95/month. Additionally, for all new and existing Internet Essentials customers, the speed of the program’s Internet service was increased to 25 Mbps downstream and 3 Mbps upstream. That increase will go into effect for no additional fee and it will become the new base speed for the program going forward."},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"color":"black","bold":true},"insert":"News, Information and Educational Content on X1 and Flex"},{"attributes":{"color":"black"},"insert":": For those with school-age students at home, we’ve created new educational collections for all grade levels in partnership with Common Sense Media. Just say “education” into your X1 or Flex voice remote. To help keep customers informed, we also have created a collection of the most current news and information on Coronavirus. Just say “Coronavirus” into your X1 or Flex voice remote. "},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"color":"black","bold":true},"insert":"24x7 Network Monitoring:"},{"attributes":{"color":"black"},"insert":" Underpinning all of these efforts, Comcast’s technology and engineering teams will continue to work tirelessly to support our network operations. We engineer our network capacity to handle spikes and shifts in usage patterns, and continuously test, monitor and enhance our systems and network to ensure they are ready to support customer usage. Our engineers and technicians staff our network operations centers 24/7 to ensure network performance and reliability. We are monitoring network usage and watching the load on the network both nationally and locally, and to date it is performing well. "},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"color":"black"},"insert":" "},{"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"color":"black"},"insert":"For more information and updates from Comcast related to Coronavirus, visit: "},{"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"link":""},"insert":""},{"insert":"\n"}]}

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Valley Youth House - Essential Services for Homeless Youth in Philadelphia

Posted to COVID-19 Resources by Mr. Joseph Lynch of Valley Youth House at 9:27 AM

{"ops":[{"insert":"With the rapidly evolving conditions related to COVID-19 and the pandemic, everyone is affected. I know your family, friends, neighbors and businesses are anxious and frightened. If all aspects of our community work together, we will get through the upcoming difficult days/weeks.\n\nAt Valley Youth House, we are taking care of vulnerable young people and families, as well as our dedicated staff who work with them every day. As an essential life-sustaining business, our shelters and residential sites are still open and serving youth, and we are continuing to connect with clients virtually to assure their safety and wellbeing and to provide therapeutic support and needed resources.\n\nLike many of you, we are beginning to forecast various scenarios based on how long this pandemic will impact us. We know one thing for sure – youth and families still need our help, families still need counseling, housing and support, and there are many people like you who care for others and want to help. \n\nBy joining together & helping our families, friends, and neighbors, we will emerge from our current challenges. Thank you for being a valuable partner and considering support of Valley Youth House.  \n\nLearn more about our COVID-19 response and how you can help "},{"attributes":{"link":""},"insert":"HERE"},{"insert":"\n"}]}

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Ramboll Services Related to COVID-19 and Coronavirus

Posted to COVID-19 Resources by Ms. Julie Powell of Ramboll US Corporation at 9:03 AM

{"ops":[{"insert":"Ramboll is engaged in assisting companies with planning for and responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our experts around the world are actively creating and updating business continuity plans and policies and procedures to protect employees and customers.  \n"}]}

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Gallagher COVID-19 Information Hub: Risk Management and Employee Benefits

Posted to COVID-19 Resources by Ms. Molly Belmont of Gallagher Benefit Services, Inc. at 7:14 AM

{"ops":[{"insert":"The COVID-19 Pandemic is unprecedented in its global reach and pace which continues to spread on a global scale that impacts businesses and our communities. Gallagher is here to help businesses and employees through this pandemic with our resource center dedicated to helping you face the present and the future with confidence. \n\nOur resource center has a number of helpful guides, articles, and webinars about compliance, cyber security, workforce engagement and wellbeing, employee benefits, risk management, business continuity, and more. \n\nIf you have any questions on our resources or would like to know more, please feel free to contact Molly Belmont "},{"attributes":{"link":""},"insert":""},{"insert":". \n"}]}

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Saturday, March 28, 2020

New Jersey COVID-19 Resource

Posted to COVID-19 Resources by Mr. Ali Jaffar of Key Medium at 5:54 PM

{"ops":[{"attributes":{"link":""},"insert":""},{"insert":" is a general resource designed and developed by Key Medium in 24 hours on March 11, paid for by our partner in New Jersey. It pulls resources from CDC and NJ Department of Health which is aware of the resource, including an updated Coronavirus dashboard (i.e. cases, hotline calls, etc). \n"}]}

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Cell & Gene Therapies Expertise and Biological Facilities Transformation

Posted to COVID-19 Resources by Ms. Ana Collins of IPS- Integrated Project Services, LLC at 2:01 PM

{"ops":[{"insert":"This time of instability during the COVID-19 health crisis, one thing is certain; the life sciences communities are continuing to work feverishly to develop therapies to combat this disease. IPS is at the forefront of these technologies and is supporting a number of Philadelphia's Cell and Gene and Life Sciences companies. \n\nFrom technical consulting, engineering, architecture, through construction, commissioning, validation, and qualification (CQV) services, IPS is proud to support the "},{"attributes":{"italic":true},"insert":"Cellicon Valley"},{"insert":" to help eradicate today's complex diseases.\n\nVisit to learn more or contact:\n\nDept. of Marketing and Communications\n+1.484.344.9234\n"}]}

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Posted to Announcement by Ms. Ana Collins of IPS- Integrated Project Services, LLC at 1:40 PM

{"ops":[{"attributes":{"bold":true},"insert":"Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, March 24, 2020"},{"insert":" – IPS-Integrated Project Services, LLC, a leading provider of engineering, procurement, construction management, and validation (EPCMV) services, announces an employee retention plan that secures jobs for their entire global staff, nearly 1,400 employees.\n\nIn response to the COVID-19 outbreak, business disruption and the potential impact to our employees, IPS’ Executive Committee has committed to take care of their employees and their families during this difficult time by announcing an unprecedented decision that IPS will retain all global staff through at least the end of May 2020, while the company continues to monitor the COVID-19 crisis. By that time, the company expects economic activity will stabilize, and we can return to business as usual.\n\n“This has been a trying time for all of us, but I am so proud of how our organization has come together to tackle the situation head-on,” stated Dave Goswami, P.E., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “I am humbled by the response from so many of our employees during this time, sharing their pride for IPS. It is my hope that their resolve and pride in what we have accomplished as a team will grow even stronger with this decision to sustain our employees through this crisis situation. Together, we will get through this.”\n\n"},{"attributes":{"italic":true},"insert":"Read "},{"attributes":{"italic":true,"bold":true},"insert":"About IPS"},{"attributes":{"italic":true},"insert":" in the link provided above."},{"insert":"\n"}]}

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Friday, March 27, 2020

Public utility for socially-distanced physicians & patients

Posted to COVID-19 Resources by Mr. A.G. Wu of Innovaccer at 6:53 PM

{"ops":[{"insert":"The theme from Innovaccer's conversations with physician partners is the need to connect with socially-distanced patients and address a surge of Covid-related inquiries. Wanting to help "},{"attributes":{"underline":true,"bold":true},"insert":"quickly"},{"insert":" and without adding financial burden, we've created a "},{"attributes":{"underline":true,"bold":true},"insert":"free "},{"insert":"public utility that is ready to use right away without contracting: \n\n"},{"attributes":{"color":"#1155cc","link":""},"insert":"Desktop app "},{"insert":"or "},{"attributes":{"color":"#1155cc","link":""},"insert":"web "},{"insert":"versions"},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"<5 min to install and activate for use (w/ NPI)"},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"CDC questions standardized within assessments"},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"PUI forms automated for submission upon clinician approval"},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"color":"#1155cc","link":""},"insert":""},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"\nWould something like this help your community of colleagues? We would be happy to go walk through the setup and help test the initial use live over the phone.\n\n-AG Wu\nDirector\n678-427-7866\\n"}]}

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Resources for Individuals with Disabilities -- Special Olympics Pennsylvania's "Commit To Fit" & "School of Strength" Virtual Fitness Programs

Posted to COVID-19 Resources by Mr. Matt Aaron of Special Olympics Pennsylvania at 5:16 PM

{"ops":[{"insert":"Like so many of you and your organizations, Special Olympics PA has suspended our activities including all athlete trainings and competitions at least through the end of May. "},{"attributes":{"bold":true},"insert":"For individuals with disabilities, these can be particularly challenging times and isolation and inactivity are real problems. But, Special Olympics has developed two virtual health and fitness programs to address these challenges.  "},{"insert":"First, Special Olympics PA just launched a "},{"attributes":{"bold":true},"insert":"“Commit To Fit” "},{"insert":"daily fitness program.  And, second, Special Olympics International and the WWE collaborated to create an exciting program entitled "},{"attributes":{"bold":true},"insert":"“School Of Strength!” "},{"insert":"\n \nYou can read more about these programs below, and you can also find more info and links to all of the resources for both programs on our website at "},{"attributes":{"underline":true,"link":""},"insert":""},{"insert":". \n\nThis is a great way for everyone to stay connected, healthy and active together! \n\nThanks and be well! \nFrom the team at Special Olympics PA\n \n"},{"attributes":{"bold":true},"insert":"ADDITIONAL INFO:"},{"insert":"\n \n"},{"attributes":{"underline":true,"bold":true},"insert":"Commit to Fit:"},{"insert":"\n \nThe program includes: \n"},{"attributes":{"bold":true},"insert":"Daily Workout Videos"},{"insert":": You can follow along with us across all of our social media channels at 10:30 a.m. EST, Monday-Friday"},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":" "},{"attributes":{"bold":true},"insert":"LIVE Workout Sessions"},{"insert":": Every Monday and Wednesday evening at 7:00 p.m. EST."},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":" "},{"attributes":{"bold":true},"insert":"Collaboration with Special Guests"},{"insert":": Join in on the fun with our athletes, coaches, volunteers, celebrity ambassadors and SOPA staff as we all Commit To Fit together!"},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":" \nThe daily workout videos can be found on any of the Special Olympics PA social channels: "},{"attributes":{"color":"#333333","background":""},"insert":" "},{"attributes":{"underline":true,"color":"#0088cc","background":"white","link":""},"insert":"Facebook"},{"attributes":{"color":"#333333","background":""},"insert":", "},{"attributes":{"underline":true,"color":"#0088cc","background":"white","link":""},"insert":"Instagram"},{"attributes":{"color":"#333333","background":""},"insert":", "},{"attributes":{"underline":true,"color":"#0088cc","background":"white","link":""},"insert":"Twitter"},{"attributes":{"color":"#333333","background":""},"insert":", "},{"attributes":{"underline":true,"color":"#0088cc","background":"white","link":""},"insert":"YouTube"},{"attributes":{"color":"#333333","background":""},"insert":" and "},{"attributes":{"underline":true,"color":"#0088cc","background":"","link":""},"insert":"WordPress"},{"insert":". And, our LIVE workout training sessions will be broadcast every MONDAY and WEDNESDAY on our Facebook page at 7:00 p.m. EST.\n \n"},{"attributes":{"underline":true,"bold":true},"insert":"School of Strength:"},{"insert":"\n  \n"},{"attributes":{"underline":true,"bold":true,"background":"white","color":"#0088cc","link":""},"insert":"School of Strength"},{"attributes":{"color":"#333333","background":"white","bold":true},"insert":" "},{"attributes":{"background":"white","bold":true},"insert":"is a"},{"attributes":{"background":"white"},"insert":"n interactive online platform that encourages athletes to participate in a fun and engaging training program that they can do in the comfort of their own homes. Developed in partnership with WWE superstar Becky Lynch, this series of videos, fitness tracker, coach’s playbook and caregiver toolkit all contribute to helping athletes focus on nutrition, fitness and getting the most out of their workouts."},{"insert":"\n \n"}]}

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COVID-19 Tax Resource Center

Posted to COVID-19 Resources by Mr. Eric Elmore CPA of Drucker & Scaccetti at 5:10 PM

{"ops":[{"attributes":{"bold":true},"insert":"As a firm focused on taxation, Drucker & Scaccetti created this COVID-19 Tax Resource Center to keep our clients, staff and business partners informed about:"},{"insert":"\n\n"},{"attributes":{"bold":true},"insert":"changes to tax filing and payment deadlines at the federal, state and local levels due to COVID-19; and"},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"bold":true},"insert":"measures our firm is taking to address safety."},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"bold":true},"insert":"We encourage you to bookmark this page and reference it frequently for updates. "},{"insert":"\n \n"},{"attributes":{"bold":true},"insert":"If you have questions or concerns about your taxes and COVID-19, please email us at "},{"attributes":{"bold":true,"color":"#3876be","link":""},"insert":""},{"attributes":{"bold":true},"insert":"."},{"insert":"\n"}]}

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Citrin Cooperman Tax/Attest/Consulting COVID-19 Recession Readiness Toolbox

Posted to COVID-19 Resources by Mrs. Lizzie Mattina of Citrin Cooperman at 4:27 PM

{"ops":[{"insert":"he first quarter of 2020 has rapidly pushed us all into uncertain territory - with the impact of the Coronavirus, potential for recession, and an election year- our future state is far from business as usual.\n\nPreparation is oftentimes the difference between success and failure. As we come to the close of the first quarter of 2020, one thing is certain – now is the time to go back to basics and ensure we are as prepared as we can be to survive and thrive in any outcome. Every business needs a strong plan to weather the types of changes we face today.\n\nThe partners and professionals at Citrin Cooperman are trained to help. To that end, we have constructed the Recession Readiness Toolbox for you to leverage as a resource center. Please check back often as we continue to update.\n\nAdditionally, with so many questions about what will happen in the broader economy, it's crucial to understand what your business needs to focus on now and what will make it strong enough to rebound. To that end, we developed an assessment to help you think through what you should prioritize, and to provide you with expert advice on how to endure through what lies ahead.\n\nThis is a "},{"attributes":{"color":"#a9b533","link":""},"insert":"15-minute assessment."},{"insert":"  Within a day, you will receive a report on your responses, a list of your biggest priorities, how your responses compare to similar companies, and an offer for a consultation on the areas of most concern.\n\n"}]}

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Emergency Meal Programs - Canteen

Posted to COVID-19 Resources by Mr. George Keszeli of Canteen Refreshment Services at 4:19 PM

{"ops":[{"insert":"As we face unprecedented business disruption, Canteen is able to help your organization through this challenging time. I wanted to let the membership know about the availability of Canteen’s Emergency Meals and other food and beverage programs we can offer. The emergency meals are being produced and available now from our USDA Certified/HACCP Culinary Center. Please let me know how we can assist you. \nEmergency Meals/Prepared Foods"},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"Water Service - Pallets/Water Vending Machines"},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"Pop Up Markets"},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"Snack Kits"},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"Distribution - A national distribution network of over 5,000 trucks serving 98% of the Fortune 500 that is ready to assist your organization"},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"\nStay safe,\\n"}]}

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Strategic support for what's ahead

Posted to COVID-19 Resources by Ms. Karen Testa of Mercury Public Affairs-Mercury LLC-Omnicom Group Inc at 3:48 PM

{"ops":[{"insert":"It may feel impossible to plan for the future when even the next day or week is uncertain. That's why it's all the more important to have strategic communications partners to help navigate the challenges. How we react and emerge from this crisis- and how we interact with our customers, employees, clients, vendors, investors - will make all the difference. Mercury LLC is a global problem-solving firm with offices in Philadelphia, Harrisburg and Scranton for any public affairs and government relations needs. Our team has deep experience at all levels of government and national media to help you anticipate needs and prepare for future success. \nKaren Testa,, 617-699-3727, Philadelphia\nVince Galko,, 570-751-3798, Scranton\nAndrea Mead,, 215-805-3746, Harrisburg\n \n \n \n"}]}

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Enterprise Rent-A-Car: On Call For All

Posted to COVID-19 Resources by Mrs. Erin Polizzano of Enterprise Holdings at 3:20 PM

{"ops":[{"insert":"We’re all in this together. Enterprise/National remains committed to helping frontline responders, and you, move forward. As an essential service provider, Enterprise is staying open to serve customers who rely on us to provide critical mobility options or who are on the front lines of relief efforts. At neighborhood locations we are offering modified service options for safety. Please let me know if I can help you and your company with additional cars or trucks at this time.\n \nEnterprise Contacts\n \nLauren Lavery 610-504-1907\nErin Polizzano 215-565-6664\n"}]}

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COVID-19 Labor, Employment & Benefits Updates from Reed Smith

Posted to COVID-19 Resources by Ms. Jill M. Banks of Reed Smith LLP at 2:57 PM

{"ops":[{"insert":"Since the coronavirus (COVID-19) emerged in December 2019, the global economy has begun to feel the strain of the expansive outbreak that has taken hold around the world.\nWith no vaccine on the horizon for perhaps a year or longer, businesses, governments and industries are grappling with how to best prepare for potential business and operational disruptions as well as the far-reaching business and legal implications of managing such a health crisis.\n\nThese implications and issues include business continuity and interruption, cancellation policies, customs/import regulations, export controls, federal and state rules and regulations, data protection and privacy, employment, insurance coverage, vendor and supply chain management, regulatory compliance and transportation restrictions. \n\nThe "},{"attributes":{"bold":true,"color":"#cc092f","link":""},"insert":"Reed Smith Coronavirus team"},{"insert":" includes multidisciplinary lawyers from the Philadelphia area, across the U.S., and around the world who stand ready to advise you on the issues above or the others you may face related to COVID-19.  Visit our "},{"attributes":{"bold":true,"color":"#e60000","link":""},"insert":"Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Center "},{"insert":"or "},{"attributes":{"color":"#e60000","bold":true},"insert":"c"},{"attributes":{"bold":true,"color":"#e60000","link":""},"insert":"ontact us"},{"insert":" for more information or access \"need to know\" client alerts and information. \n"}]}

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COVID-19 Manufacturing Support

Posted to COVID-19 Resources by Mr. Matthew White of American Additive Manufacturing at 2:54 PM

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EisnerAmper Offers COVID-19 Resources for Businesses

Posted to COVID-19 Resources by Ms. Morgan Breon of EisnerAmper LLP at 2:35 PM

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WHYY's Educational Offerings Encourage Learning While Students at Home

Posted to COVID-19 Resources by Mr. Art Ellis of WHYY, Inc. at 2:33 PM

{"ops":[{"attributes":{"color":"#201f1e"},"insert":"WHYY Inc. expanded its educational programming to offer educators, parents and caretakers across the Delaware Valley access to on-air and online educational programming to use both inside and outside of school settings as the coronavirus spread is keeping more kids at home. From entertaining yet educational broadcasts on WHYY’s main and YKids channels and special offerings for older children on Y2 to additional resources such as, the PBS Kids App and PBS LearningMedia content, WHYY is offering a suite of resources to spark excitement and drive learning outside of the classroom. Details can be found at"},{"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"color":"#201f1e"},"insert":" "},{"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"color":"#201f1e"},"insert":"“Having consistently being named a trusted source and with such a robust offering of educational programming, it’s no wonder that communities are turning to stations such as WHYY for resources in light of coronavirus/COVID-19,” said William J. Marrazzo, President & CEO, WHYY Inc. “During these times, we want to let our community know that WHYY is a great source of broadcast and online materials that can enhance learnings from pre K-12 curriculums.”"},{"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"color":"#201f1e"},"insert":" "},{"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"color":"#201f1e"},"insert":"On WHYY’s main channel (12.1), there are a host of shows broadcast on an expanded timeframe from 6:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. that marry educational content with delightful fun. From PINKALICIOUS & PETERRIFIC® which helps teachers and families explore dance, drama, music, and visual arts to Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum, where kids can flex their social studies skills as they travel back in time to meet real life historical figures when they were kids, WHYY-TV and YKids will offer a variety of broadcasts that cater to pre K to 2nd grade learning."},{"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"color":"#201f1e"},"insert":" "},{"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"color":"#201f1e"},"insert":"To serve Grades 3-12, our secondary digital channel Y2 will broadcast programming from 9am to 3pm that aligns with national, state and local standards. The content will cover the Math, Science, Social Studies and English Language Arts. The schedule will generally follow this format:"},{"insert":"\n9am to 11am: Grades 3-5"},{"attributes":{"indent":1,"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"11am to 1pm: Grades 6-8"},{"attributes":{"indent":1,"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"1pm to 3pm: Grades 9-12"},{"attributes":{"indent":1,"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"color":"#201f1e"},"insert":" "},{"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"color":"#201f1e"},"insert":"Additionally, video clips, teaching tips and much more are available to caretakers and teachers who can then utilize this content for students from pre-K through 12th grade through PBS LearningMedia, a free media-on-demand service. PBS LearningMedia offers access to the best of public media and delivers research-based, classroom-ready digital learning experiences to engage students in exploring curriculum concepts that align with national common core standards as well as Pennsylvania and Delaware state standards. More information about PBS LearningMedia is available at "},{"attributes":{"color":"blue","link":""},"insert":""},{"attributes":{"color":"#201f1e"},"insert":"."},{"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"color":"#201f1e"},"insert":" "},{"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"color":"#201f1e"},"insert":"“Many parents may suddenly find themselves responsible for the day-to-day learning of their children in a way they aren’t accustomed to. We want them to know that we have free resources and activities that can make their jobs easier,” said Craig Santoro, WHYY’s Director of Educational Programs. "},{"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"color":"#201f1e"},"insert":" "},{"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"color":"#201f1e"},"insert":"Parents, students and caregivers also have access to fun yet educational games and other content via and the PBS Kids App."},{"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"color":"#201f1e"},"insert":" "},{"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"color":"#201f1e"},"insert":"WHYY 12.1 is available on Comcast 812 and FiOs 512. Y2 is available on 12.2 or 64.2, Comcast 257, Verizon Fios 474. YKids 12.3 on Comcast is 258 and FIOS, 473"},{"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"color":"#201f1e"},"insert":" "},{"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"color":"#201f1e","bold":true},"insert":"About WHYY"},{"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"color":"#201f1e"},"insert":"WHYY advances civic life through storytelling, arts, education and civic dialogue. As the region's leading public media provider and PBS/NPR member station, WHYY's multimedia outreach includes WHYY-TV, WHYY-FM, WHYY's award-winning online home for news and civic dialogue, and \"off-air\" community forums, artistic performances, lectures and media education programs through the Dorrance Hamilton."},{"insert":"\n"}]}

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COVID-19 Updates - KPMG

Posted to COVID-19 Resources by Mr. Andrew C. Mulligan of KPMG LLP at 2:23 PM

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Delegate Solutions Emergency Remote Work Rollout Strategies

Posted to COVID-19 Resources by Mrs. Christa Hurchalla of Delegate Solutions at 1:56 PM

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