Coronavirus counts reported Saturday continued to climb during the past week in 16 of 22 western Montgomery County municipalities, health officials indicated. Upper Providence, Pottstown and Limerick led the local list.
The vegetables now growing in the organic garden at Althouse Arboretum are mere inches, and sometimes less, apart in their furrows, but the people who planted them kept a 6-foot distance from each other.
Tower Health will take several weeks to implement a "phased roll-out" of plans to more fully re-open its many facilities, including Pottstown and Phoenixville hospitals, as coronavirus numbers trend down.
The good news is that numbers of test positive-cases and deaths are trending downward, the county said. Locally, test-positive counts continue to be led by Upper Providence, Pottstown, and Limerick.
No decisions have been made. The superintendent says a pandemic-related summer meals program involves "a lot of moving parts." He acknowledged Tuesday, though, that it's been under discussion.
April was a particularly busy month at Ambler Savings Bank, it reported, as more than $14.51 million dollars in federal Payroll Protection Program loans were issued following the coronavirus outbreak.
Data from Pottstown and Phoenixville hospitals will be supplied to the world-recognized Mayo Clinic in Minnesota for its research into using "convalescent plasma" to treat severely ill COVID-19 victims.
Citing higher coronavirus-related expenses and a substantial drop in revenues, Tower Health said Tuesday it would begin temporary layoffs that would equal 1,000 full-time employees.