News Live 365: May 13th, 2020

Meadville’s City Council has extended the due date for Real Estate Property Taxes until August the 31st of this year, giving residents of the town an additional two months to make their tax payments without being assessed any fees or penalties. In a short statement left on the Meadville City Manager’s Facebook page they acknowledged that the extension was because of the COVID-19 pandemic and the financial distress it has caused. For more information call the Meadville City Building at (814)724-6000 and dial extension 347.

There is a new bipartisan bill sponsored by legislators from Allegheny County and authored primarily by doctors from UPMC with the aim of protecting senior citizens living in care facilities from COVID-19. House Bill 2510 was introduced yesterday and is designed to create a public private partnership with regional health systems to manage testing protocols for residents and personnel at care facilities and looks to be funded by $500 million of federal grant money already coming to the state. On Sunday it was revealed that about 68% of Pennsylvania’s 3,800 deaths were seniors living in nursing homes, personal care homes, and assisted living facilities.