Updated 5/28/2020 (new items are denoted with a date in green).
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COVID-19 Outbreak Updates


Health Hotlines and Information


Community Needs

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PA State Resources and Information
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Local Municipalities Served by Emmaus Public Library


Important Dates (Taxes, DMV, Voting, REAL ID, Census, etc.)


Local Store Hours, Restaurant Info, and Event/Community Updates

(Note: this is the best info we can find on company websites. You may want to call your local store to confirm before heading out.)

Retail Chains (some large retailers are also now offering curbside pickup):

  • Aldi: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; On Tuesdays and Thursdays, stores open at 8:30 a.m. and the first hour is reserved for vulnerable shoppers, including senior citizens, expectant mothers and those with underlying health concerns.
  • Big Lots: Mon-Sat: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sun: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Costco: Mon-Fri:
  • Dollar General: Company website says stores are closing an hour earlier, but does not list specific times. Call your local store to confirm hours. (senior hours: first hour each day)
  • Dollar Tree: Closing at 8 p.m. (opening hours vary)
  • Giant: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. (senior hours: 6-7 a.m.)
  • Home Depot: Closing daily at 6 p.m. (Mon-Sat: 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sun: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
  • Lidl: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Lowes: Mon-Sat: 6 a.m. to  7 p.m.; Sun: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • PriceRite: Mon-Sat: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sun: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Redners: 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. (senior hours: 6-7:30 a.m.)
  • Sam’s Club: Mon-Sat: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sun: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Prescheduled pickup orders available for pickup starting at 7 a.m. Early shopping hours Tuesday and Thursday from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. for seniors and those with disabilities or compromised immune systems. Check the website for gas, pharmacy and optical center hours at your local store.
  • ShopRite: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Freemansburg Ave. location in Bethlehem)
  • Target: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. (senior hours: 8-9 a.m. Wednesdays)
  • Walmart: 7 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Senior hours: 6 a.m. to 7 a.m. Tuesdays through April 28. Pharmacies and Vision Centers are also open during this time.
  • Wegmans: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. (no designated senior hours)
  • Weis: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. (no designated senior hours)
  • Whole Foods: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Senior hours: 7-8 a.m.

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Companies Hiring to Meet COVID-19 Demand
(see PA State Resources above for Unemployment Compensation Info)

  • Visit PA CareerLink to search for local jobs, and also check out their special COVID-19 job portal for a list of companies hiring immediately.
  • 7-Eleven: info / job portal [20,000 jobs nationwide]
  • Amazon: info / job portal [100,000 jobs nationwide]
  • Bayada Nurses: job portal
  • [5/27/2020] Allied Personnel Services: job portal (employment company with offices in Allentown and Easton has approx. 40 openings, including assemblers, forklift operators and warehouse jobs. Send resumes to jobs@alliedps.com or visit the job portal.
  • [5/27/2020] Burger King: job portal (franchise owner GPS Hospitality is hiring for full- and part-time managers and workers at its Lehigh Valley locations (Allentown, Bethlehem & Easton area). Text “GPS” to 37872 or visit the job portal.
  • Crothall Healthcare and Morrison Healthcare: job portal (hiring for jobs at LVHN and other local facilities)
  • CVS: info / job portal [50,000 jobs nationwide]
  • Dollar General: info / job portal [50,000 jobs nationwide]
  • Dollar Tree: job portal [25,000 jobs nationwide]
  • Domino’s Pizza: info / job portal [10,000 jobs nationwide]
  • FedEx: info / job portal (hiring 400 package handlers for Lehigh Valley hub in Allen Twp. opening in Sept. Also see Morning Call article.)
  • Freshpet: job portal
  • Giant: info / job portal
  • InstaCart: info / job portal [300,000 jobs nationwide]
  • Keurig Dr. Pepper: job portal (hiring for soon-to-open Upper Macungie plant)
  • Lowe’s: info / job portal [30,000 jobs nationwide]
  • Niagara Water: job portal
  • Outschool: info / job portal [5,000 online teaching jobs nationwide]
  • Papa John’s: info / job portal [20,000 jobs nationwide]
  • PepsiCo: info / job portal [6,000 jobs nationwide]
  • Pizza Hut: info / job portal [30,000 jobs nationwide]
  • Sam’s Club: job portal
  • ShipBob: job portal (hiring at Lower Nazareth fulfillment center)
  • The Home Depot: info / job portal [80,000 nationwide]
  • Stuffed Puffs: job portal (new plant expected to open in mid-2020 in Hanover Twp., Northampton County)
  • U.S. Census: info / job portal
  • [5/27/2020] U.S. Postal Service:  job portal (Job fair Thursday, May 28, at 1000 Postal Rd., Hanover Township. Employees will be on hand with info on completing applications and descriptions of available jobs.)
  • Walgreens: info / job portal [9,500 jobs nationwide]
  • Walmart: info / job portal [150,000 jobs nationwide]
  • Weis: job portal

Resources for Small Businesses


For Parents and Teachers
(see also ‘Children and Teens‘ and ‘Fun for All Ages‘ below)


For Children and Teens
(also see ‘Fun for All Ages‘ below)


For Seniors


Fun for All Ages
(also see ‘For Children and Teens‘ above if you’re a kid at heart)

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General and Miscellaneous

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