What it means here: New Love Center offers free take out meals,

New Love Center offers free take-out meals

JERSEY SHORE — The New Love Center has announced the following community services during the COVID-19 crisis:

The New Love Center Cafe, 1407 Allegheny St., is offering free take-out meals between 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday using the Glover Street entrance.

The center also is delivering meals for the homebound five days per week in Jersey Shore, Avis, Woolrich, Salladasburg and small outlying locations. Call Heather at 570-560-5644 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. to sign up. There will be limited contact as we will leave meals on porches or any safe location.

The center is partnering with the Central PA Food Bank to offer the following pop-up food pantry distributions:

Great Island Presbyterian Church, 12 W. Water St., Lock Haven is offering a drive through pop-up food pantry from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursdays starting today. Enter the church parking lot by way of the Mill Street entrance.

The Renovo Fire Department is offering a pop-up food pantry on Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m.

Bring a form of ID to both food pantry locations.

Healthcare insurance experts say continuity is critical

State insurance officials say health insurance options through the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program continue to operate during the COVD-19 pandemic.

Jessica Altman, state insurance commissioner, and Teresa Miller, secretary of Human Services, said special enrollment periods are available to consumers who experience life changes, including loss of employer-sponsored health care coverage.

The pandemic is a crisis unlike anything Pennsylvania has experienced, Miller said. “We must be sure that people have access to healthcare coverage to protect themselves and their family during this time.”

Medicaid and CHIP will cover testing for coronavirus and treatment, she said.

Five businesses face fines from shutdown


State police at Troop F, based in Montoursville, took enforcement action at five businesses that remained open since Monday morning when Gov. Tom Wolf ordered non-life sustaining businesses to close to slow the spread of COVID-19, state police said.

The names of the businesses were not given but the fines are not less than $10 and no more than $50 and the businesses were closed as per the executive order which went into effect 8 a.m. Monday, according to Wolf’s order and the state crimes code.

The closures are enforceable through criminal penalties under the Disease Control and Prevention Law of 1955 and the Administrative Code of 1929.

Such fine is to be paid to the county in which the violation or offense is committed. In default of payment of such fine and costs the offender will be sentenced to be confined in the proper county jail for a period of 30 days.

The troop serves Cameron, Clinton, Lycoming, Northumberland, Potter, Snyder and Tioga counties.

Municipal police can take similar enforcement actions to those of state police under guidance provided by the governor, police said.