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Posted on: March 23, 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update - March 23, 2020

This afternoon, March 23, 2020, Governor Wolf issued a Stay-At-Home order for a number of counties, including ALLEGHENY COUNTY.  There is no curfew at this time, but the order goes into place at 8:00 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.  There is no change to the life-sustaining businesses and waivers that have previously been in place, or to the requirements for restaurants to limit their operations to take-out and delivery.  Please refer to the below links for the Orders and Guidance:

Governor Wolf’s Order

PA Health Secretary’s Order

Stay-at-Home Guidance

Township Operations Update

The Township’s Administrative Offices, including the Community Center and Hampton Community Library, remain closed until further notice.  Please refer to the Township’s website page for more information regarding these closures, as well as County and State resources/links regarding the Coronavirus.

The Community Park Sports Courts and Playgrounds are closed until further notice.  If you are exercising in any of the local parks, please adhere to the CDC’s guidelines for maintaining social distance (see below).

Waste Management Operations Update

Due to the State and Federal Declarations of Emergency, in order for Waste Management to maintain its focus on municipal solid waste collection and disposal, and due to the reduced number of employees in the field, effective Tuesday, March 24, 2020, Waste Management is temporarily suspending the performance of the following services, which are non-essential during this period of emergency:

  • Bulk Collection - furniture, carpet, mattresses, appliances, etc.
  • Spring and bulk clean-ups
  • Yard Waste Collection – grass clippings, brush, tree limbs, etc.

Please Note:

  • All trash/refuse must be bagged & sealed (and wherever possible) placed in containers. LOOSE ITEMS WILL NOT BE COLLECTED.
  • All recyclable materials must be placed inside recycling bin (including cardboard). ITEMS LEFT OUTSIDE OF BIN, WILL NOT BE COLLECTED.

WM will enforce (bag and/or cart limits), as reflected in our current contract.

When the Declarations of Emergency and social distancing recommendations have been eased and Waste Management’s work force returns to pre-pandemic levels, these services will be restarted. 

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