This afternoon, Governor Wolf issued a Stay-at-Home order, which includes Allegheny County, the order goes into place at 8 PM this evening and is in effect for two weeks. This order emphasizes that individuals in the county, to the extent possible, should stay at home and distance themselves from others.
Essentially, Stay-at-home means staying at home. People should stay in their homes unless they need to leave for “essential” activities. Essential activities include getting medical supplies, going to the doctor or going to get groceries. People can also go out to run, walk or hike as long as they maintain the requirements of social distancing and stay at least six feet away from other individuals.
People are barred from gathering outside the home. To that end, all restaurants, bars, cafes, nightclubs, gyms and recreation facilities have been ordered closed. Places that serve food can continue delivery, drive-thru and takeout services. The Borough has already closed our municipal office and all public parks & fields; please abide by these closures.
Those whose jobs are considered “essential” are also permitted to leave the house to continue their work. Essential businesses have been identified as health care facilities, public safety, grocery stores and other food markets, banks, media services, hardware stores, laundromats and delivery services, among others. The complete list of businesses that are essential and non-essential are listed in the DCED link below. There is no change to the life-sustaining businesses and waivers that have previously been in place.
We want people to use common sense and to think about how their actions can put others at risk.