Pittsburgh, Pa. − March 16, 2020 − Senator Lindsey M. Williams announced today that both her Harrisburg and District Office staff will be working remotely until further notice, in accordance with recent guidance from the Pennsylvania Department of Health on social distancing. Community office hours will also be suspended during this time. Staff will continue to be available to assist constituents by phone or email.

Constituents are encouraged to contact the office between the hours of 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday at 412-364-0469 for any issues, including questions about the COVID-19 response. Assistance can also be obtained via email at SenatorLindseyWilliams@pasenate.com.

In addition, the “Hearing from the Future: Student Voices in Education” Policy Hearing scheduled for March 26, 2020, will be postponed. “While I’m very disappointed to have to postpone this hearing, I know that the students who have been working extremely hard on preparing their testimony for the Senate panel are even more disappointed,” said Senator Williams. “I’ll be working with teachers to try to make the students’ written testimony available to the Senators if possible.”

The AARP Tax-Aide program has also announced that it is suspending its tax preparation program for seniors until further notice. Participants are encouraged to visit aarpfoundation.org/taxhelp for the most up-to-date information, including site re-openings.

Senator Williams will be hosting a Tele-Town Hall on the COVID-19 pandemic along with Arvind Venkat, M.D., President of the Pennsylvania College of Emergency Physicians on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. “The COVID-19 outbreak here in Allegheny County and across the country has raised many questions for all of us,” said Senator Williams. “Having Dr. Venkat available is a great opportunity to hear from an expert on emergency medicine about what we should and shouldn’t be focusing on as we work together as a community to keep ourselves and each other safe.”

WHO:              Senator Lindsey M. Williams and Arvind Venkat, M.D., FACS

WHAT:            Tele-Town Hall on COVID-19

WHEN:           Tuesday, March 17, 2020 | 7:00 p.m.

WHERE:         To register, please sign up at SenatorLindseyWilliams.com/townhall