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With many municipality and offices closing to the public, here is a list of how to reach public officials.

• Chestnuthill Township

has suspended walk-ins to the municipal building, but it is asking that people please refrain from visiting the office as much as possible.

People are urged to take advantage of the contact page, https://www.chestnuthilltwp-pa.gov/contact-us, on the website, or contact individual staff members by email. Email addresses for individual staff are listed at https://www.chestnuthilltwp-pa.gov/township-directory, or call 570-992-7247.

• Eldred Township

: 610-381-4252, http://www.eldredtwp.org.

• Jim Thorpe:

Borough administration and the utility office can be contacted by telephone at 570-325-3025. For nonemergency police, call 570-325-9111.

• Lehighton:

Borough administration can be reached at 610-377-4002 and the utility billing office can be reached at 610-377-4004. All customers are encouraged to pay their utility bill by check by mail or utility drop box on North Street side of the building or online by E-Check. The borough will reimburse the $1.50 for paying via E-Check.

• Nesquehoning

has closed offices to the public.

If you need to do business with the Nesquehoning Police, Borough or Water Authority, call them at the following numbers:

Nesquehoning Police Department: 570-669-9111 (If it is an emergency call 911)

Nesquehoning Borough office: 570-669-9588

Nesquehoning Water Authority: 570-669-6124

• Palmerton

has closed its offices to the public through March 27. Residents wanting to contact the office can do so by calling 610-826-2505.

• Polk Township

: call 610-681-5376 or email www.polktwp@ptd.net.

• The Rush Township Police Department

is enhancing its service to the Rush Township community. For the elderly who are not medically able to go out in public, the police will assist them as necessary with items such as the delivery of necessary medications and food. If you require assistance, or know someone who does, please contact the Rush Township Police Department at 570-668-4242.

• Summit Hill:

Customers should pay their water and garbage bills by mail. To contact Summit Hill police, call 570-645-7429; the borough office, 570-645-2305; or the water authority, 570-645-3223.

• Walnutport

: Offices closed to public. With the exception of ABC Early Learning Center, recreation facility restrooms will also be closed to the public.

If a Walnutport resident needs to speak with police, call the department at 610-437-5252 to schedule an appointment or if it is an emergency, call 911.

For any other borough business, including moving permits, filing a complaint, etc., call the borough secretary-treasurer at 610-767-1322, ext. 101, and leave a message if she doesn’t answer.

Visit www.walnutportpa.org for forms, ordinances or to send a message to the borough secretary-treasurer.

The tax collector can also be reached at 610-767-1322, ext. 109, and leave a message. Taxes can be mailed in or dropped in the borough’s after-hour box to the left of the door.

The zoning officer can be reached at 610-767-1322, ext. 104, or email walnutportzoning@walnutportpa.org.

All public meetings in council chambers have been canceled until further notice.

• Rep. Doyle Heffley, R-Carbon,

district offices in Weissport and Albrightsville to remain open, but residents who are sick to contact his staff by phone or online, rather than visit one of his offices in person. Call Heffley’s Weissport office at 610-377-6363, or Albrightsville at 570-722-8700. Email: dheffley@pahousegop.com or though his website at www.RepHeffley.com.

Health info

• St. Luke’s University Health Network

has launched a coronavirus telephone and email hotline to respond to inquiries from patients and the public.

1-866-STLUKES (785-8537), option 7 or coronavirus@sluhn.org. The 24/7 hotline is led by St. Luke’s nursing staff who can provide information and guidance based on the latest recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Pennsylvania Department of Health.

The hotline is not a substitute for the advice of a physician or, when necessary, medical attention. More information about the coronavirus is available at https://www.slhn.org/blog/2020/novel-coronavirus-faq.

• If you think you have COVID-19 or may have been exposed to someone who does, stay home. Lehigh Valley Health Network

is providing free COVID-19 screenings online and by phone. You must be in the state of Pennsylvania to receive screening due to medical licensing regulations:

Complete an E-Visit (detailed questionnaire visit submitted to a provider) by visiting MyLVHN.org or your MyLVHN app.

Call the MyLVHN Nurse Information line at 1-888-402-LVHN.

Complete an LVHN Video Visit by downloading the MyLVHN app.

We want to screen you via these technologies so that you remain in your own home and only need to leave if testing is needed. This screening helps reduce the spread of COVID-19 and it helps keep your doctor’s office open and available to provide other important care.

During the screening, if our medical professionals determine you have COVID-19 symptoms, you will be directed to one of LVHN’s stand-alone COVID-19 Assess and Test locations. You will qualify for a test ONLY if you have symptoms (fever, cough and shortness of breath). The test detects active disease and cannot determine if you have been exposed. It is important to note that tests are reserved for those who need them most.