Senator Gordner Announces 27th Senatorial District Offices Temporarily Closed to Meetings

(HARRISBURG) – In order to help contain the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus and protect the health and safety of local residents and office staff, Senator Gordner (R-27), announced today that his Bloomsburg, Mount Carmel, Shamokin Dam and Harrisburg Offices will be temporarily closed for in-person meetings, effective Tuesday, March 17, 2020, until further notice.

The 2019 novel COVID-19 coronavirus is a new virus that causes respiratory illness in people and can spread from person-to-person. This virus was first identified during an investigation into an outbreak in Wuhan, China.  Symptoms can include fever, cough and shortness of breath.  The symptoms may appear in as few as two days or as long as 14 days after exposure. Reported illnesses have ranged from people with little to no symptoms to people being severely ill and dying.

Gordner explained that although in-person meetings will not take place in his Senate offices, staff will still be available to respond to emails and phone messages during this time.  Community residents who need help with any problem related to state government are encouraged to visit www.sentorgordner.com or call an office for assistance.

Office Phone Numbers:

Harrisburg: (717) 787-8928
Bloomsburg: (570) 784-3464
Mount Carmel: (570) 339-5937
Shamokin Dam: (570) 743-1918

“The COVID-19 pandemic is a serious situation that changes daily,” said Senator Gordner.  “It remains our top priority to do what is in the best interest of protecting public health.  It is extremely important that during this health emergency we listen to the advice of the Pennsylvania Department of Health and avoid large group events and limit contact when possible.”

Gordner noted that while the Governor has closed the State Capitol Building to visitors, the Senate still plans to convene for Session in the near future, to provide legislative authorization for the funding needs across our Commonwealth relating to coronavirus, in addition to addressing the needs of schools during this time.  Committee meetings and Session will be live streamed for the public at: PASenateGOP.com.

Gordner urged anyone with questions regarding COVID-19 to call the PA Department of Health at 1-877-PA-HEALTH (1-877-724-3258).

CONTACT: Mike Stephens mstephens@pasen.gov 717-787-8928