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): [updated 10/22/2020]

  • Aldi: 9 a.m. to 8 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: Call your local store to confirm hours. (senior hours: first hour each day)
  • Dollar Tree: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Giant: 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. (senior hours: 6-7 a.m.)
  • Home Depot: Mon-Sat: 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sun: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. with curbside pick up available up to 1 hour prior to closing.
  • Lidl: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Lowes: Mon-Sun: 6 a.m. to 9 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: Club Hours: Mon-Fri: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; 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. Plus Membership hours and specialty shop (ex: pharmacy, fuel, optometry) hours may vary.
  • ShopRite: Mon-Fri: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sat-Sun 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Senior Hour 7 to 8 a.m. daily. (Freemansburg Ave. location in Bethlehem)
  • Target: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. (vulnerable guests: Tue- Wed: 8 to 9 a.m.)
  • Walmart: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Senior Shopping Hour: stores open one hour early on Tuesdays. Pharmacies and Vision Centers are also open during this time.
  • Wegmans: 6 a.m. to midnight daily; Senior Flu Shot Hour: Tuesdays 7 to 8 a.m.
  • Weis: Mon-Sat: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sun: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. (no designated senior hours)
  • Whole Foods: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Senior hours: Fridays 7-8 a.m.

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


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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