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Coronavirus COVID 19

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Coronavirus COVID-19 Fact Sheets Translated into Multiple Languages


Borough of Dormont Latest Information

The Borough of Dormont has the following updates relevant to our community (updated 4/1/2020):

  • All playgrounds, sports courts and athletic fields are closed.  Dormont Park will remain open and available for walking/exercise as long as proper social distancing practices are followed.
  • April street sweeping is cancelled.
  • Glass Recycling Pop-Up Event postponed until at least May.
  • Waste Management Update: Waste Management has announced a number of changes to their collections, including: no bulk/appliance collections, spring cleanups, or yard waste collections. All trash/refuse must be bagged and sealed (and wherever possible) placed in containers. Loose items will not be collected. All recyclables must be placed inside a recycling bin. Loose items will not be collected. These services will restart when social distancing recommendations have eased.  *******More Waste Management Clarification: Waste Management has put a hold on “Yard Waste” collection events. Dormont has eight per year. This does not stop you from placing yard waste in a regular garbage can for the weekly collection.  Items put out for garbage collection should, at minimum, be put in a garbage bag. If you have cans, please use them. Items placed out for recycling must be in a container labeled for recycling. Loose items, such as broken down cardboard boxes, will not be collected if they are placed outside of the container.
  • South Hills Memorial Day Parade is cancelled for the safety of the public due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • Office staff will be in for limited hours starting this week. The building remains closed to the general public.

Message from Manager Ben Estell (3/18/2020):

Effective Immediately (3/18/2020):

Due to the ongoing concern of the Coronavirus both nationally and locally, the Borough Offices will be temporarily closed to the general public until further notice. Residents will still be able to call and email with Borough staff during regular office hours. Thank you for your patience and cooperation.

Future updates will be provided as soon as new information becomes available.

 


Latest Information:

Gov. Tom Wolf has issued a stay-at-home order for residents of Allegheny County
https://www.wtae.com/article/stay-at-home-order-to-begin-tonight-for-several-pa-counties-including-allegheny/31900786#

Latest Information Allegheny County Health Department:
https://www.alleghenycounty.us/Health-Department/Resources/COVID-19/Stay-Updated.aspx

 


Resident Aid and Assistance

Rep. Dan Miller COVID-19 Resource Guide – Your resource guide for pretty much everything.

General
United Way SWPA 211 – 24/7 hotline: 888-856-2774
Emotional Support – Peer Support and Advocacy Network is available from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m: 1-866-661-9726; Resolve Crisis Services available 24 hours/7 days a week: 1-888-796-8226

Food
Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank
Food Map Tinyurl.com/pghfoodmap
The Keystone Oaks School District will be offering a free bagged lunch with milk to any child age 18 or younger, beginning Tuesday, March 17. Children do not have to qualify for free or reduced price school lunches to receive this free bagged lunch.

Utilities
Duquesne Light has halted electrical shutoffs through at least May 1, 2020. Contact Duquesne Light at 412-393-7100 if you are in need of assistance.
The Pittsburgh Water & Sewer Authority has halted shutoffs until at least May 31, 2020. Contact PWSA at 412-255-2423 if you have recently had your water shut off or have difficulty paying your water bill.
Pennsylvania American Water Company has halted water shutoffs indefinitely. Contact them at 1-800-565-7292 for water service restoration.
Columbia Gas has halted shutoffs indefinitely. Call 1-888-460-4332 to discuss payment arrangements and/or financial assistance programs.
If you are a student or worker who will be working remotely from home, Comcast is offering 60 days of free internet service through the Internet Essentials program. People can sign up at www.internetessentials.com or call 1-855-846-8376.

 


Business Aid and Assistance

Rep. Dan Miller COVID-19 Resource Guide – Your resource guide for pretty much everything.

https://dced.pa.gov/resources/
http://entrepreneur.pitt.edu/business-resources-covid-19/
https://www.pa.gov/guides/responding-to-covid-19/

 


Informational Links

Allegheny County Health Department 
Allegheny County Intermediate Unit 
Responding to Covid-19
Pennsylvania Department of Health
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 
Port Authority
Pittsburgh International Airport
PA Department of Health
World Health Organization 
stclair.org
mrtsa.com
Keystone Oaks School District Preparations
Apply for a mail in ballot for the April 28 primary


Alerts

Now is a good time to make sure you’re signed up to receive alerts. Should any situation become life-threatening, the Borough of Dormont will send alerts via Savvy Citizen.  Savvy Citizen is a free app you can download in the Google Play or App Store.  
Savvy Citizen Instructions

Allegheny Alerts Free Sign Up Get notifications about important community news by signing up for Allegheny County’s Community Notification System.  This system enables Allegheny Count to provide you with timely information important to you.  You will receive time-sensitive messages wherever you specific, such as your home, mobile, or business phones, email address, text messages and more.


Background/Information on COVID-19/Coronavirus

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends these tips:

Help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases like COVID-19.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect (per label instructions) frequently touched objects and surfaces. A list of EPA registered cleaners that kill the virus that causes COVID-19.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.
  • To help prevent the spread of germs, the Allegheny County Health Department asks residents to call ahead before going to a doctor’s office or emergency room.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Use an alcohol-based sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol if soap and water are not available.
  • For more information, go to www.cdc.gov/COVID19 or contact the Allegheny County Health Department at 412-687-2243 (www.alleghenycounty.us/coronavirus.)

COVID-19 Symptoms

Symptoms can include:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

*Symptoms may appear 2 to 14 days after exposure
If you have been in China or in close contact with someone with confirmed COVID-19 in the past two weeks and develop symptoms, call your doctor.

*If you haven’t gotten your flu shot, you are encouraged to do so as soon as possible.


Does your family have a plan for emergencies? 

Here are two good places to start:
ready.gov
fema.gov


Corona Information (multiple languages)

Coronavirus COVID-19 FAQ for Patients
Coronavirus COVID-19  FAQ Arabic
Coronavirus COVID-19 FAQ Dari
CoronavirusCOVID-19 FAQ Spanish
Coronavirus COVID-19 FAQ French
Coronavirus COVID-19 FAQ Nepali
Coronavirus COVID-19 FAQ Swahili