Over the weekend Venango and Clarion Counties both announced their first confirmed cases of COVID-19. One of two patients in the Clarion Hospital ICU with COVID symptoms tested positive on Friday afternoon and Venango County’s first case was reported in a statement from the County Commissioners’ office which we received on Sunday. Statewide there are about 3,400 confirmed cases of the disease and locally only Forest County remains unaffected. 38 cases of the disease have been fatal according to the PA Department of Health including two in Butler County, which is now under a Stay at Home Order issued by the Governor.
Many important deadlines are being moved up due to the virus, both state and federal taxes are not due until June 15th, the Pennsylvania Primary Elections have been postponed until June 2nd, and the Federal Government has extended the Real ID enforcement deadline to October 2021; any Pennsylvania Driver’s Licenses, State IDs, Learner’s Permits, car inspections, and etc. that expired in March or April are extended through May 31st.