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Articles from the April 7, 2020 edition

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City schoolchildren and senior meal distribution sites amend their schedule for week of April 6

The city’s food distribution sites for schoolchildren and registered seniors will follow adjusted schedules for the week of April 6. City schoolchildren grab-and-go meals will be distributed Tuesday, April 7 and Thursday, April 8 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m...

 

Allegheny Health Network launches mask sterilization and re-use program to support COVID-19 pandemic response efforts

Allegheny Health Network (AHN) announced a novel process that sterilizes N95 respiratory masks after their initial use can extend the lifespan of these critical devices, allowing them to be worn multiple times by caregivers and helping to alleviate t...

 

Two shot on Arlington Avenue

Pittsburgh Police officers responded to a Shotspotter alert Monday, April 6 around 11:50 p.m. in the 3000 block of Arlington Avenue. Officers from Zone 3 responding to the alert found a vehicle stuck...

 

City of Pittsburgh meal distribution numbers increase

Workers for the City of Pittsburgh Department of Parks and Recreation served 2,813 meals last week to children and seniors in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The numbers for last week were: 1,475 meals distributed to seniors; 1,186 meals...

 

URA Neighborhood Initiatives Fund Program Round 2 application process now open

The application process for (URA) Round 2 of The Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh’s Neighborhood Initiatives Fund (NIF) Program opened Thursday, April 2 with applications are due June 1. The NIF Program makes it easier for City of...

 

Citizens Bank donates $200,000 to URA's Small Business Emergency Loan Fund

The Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (URA) has received a $200,000 grant from Citizens Bank to help with the URA’s COVID-19 Small Business Emergency Loan Fund (ELF). “I want to thank Citizens Bank for this generous grant and for...

 

State Department of Health to provide more support for long-term care facilities' COVID-19 response

The Pennsylvania Department of Health has signed a contract with ECRI, an independent, nonprofit health services research organization based in suburban Philadelphia, to help with the COVID-19 response across the state, particularly in long-term care...

 

UnitedHealthcare helps to provide 3,400 meals to individuals impacted by COVID-19

In efforts to meet increased demand for food while also supporting the restaurant industry, UnitedHealthcare has partnered with The Salvation Army to serve over 3,400 meals from local restaurants to individuals impacted by COVID-19....

 

Support and Referral Helpline created for Pennsylvanians in need of behavioral health resources and referrals during COVID-19 public health crisis

The Department of Human Services (DHS) has launched a statewide Support & Referral Helpline staffed by skilled and compassionate caseworkers who will be available 24/7 to counsel Pennsylvanians struggling with anxiety and other challenging emotions...

 

Gov. Wolf calls for universal masking

Governor Tom Wolf has recommended all Pennsylvanians wear a mask any time they leave their homes for life-sustaining reasons. As COVID-19 cases steadily rise in the state, Gov. Wolf stressed the need...

 

State Police Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement updates on enforcement, reminds licensed liquor establishments about 'games of skill'

Pennsylvania State Police are reminding licensed liquor establishments to refrain from having patrons remain in their buildings to operate illegal video gambling devices. The Pennsylvania State Police Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement (BLCE) recen...

 

History Center collecting materials related to COVID-19 response in Western Pennsylvania

During these historic times, the staff of the Senator John Heinz History Center and its Detre Library & Archives are actively collecting materials which document the response of Western Pennsylvanians to the COVID-19 pandemic. Curators and...

 

Pennsylvania waives spay/neuter requirement for adoptions, conserves PPE for human healthcare professionals

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture in an effort to conserve personal protective equipment (PPE) for human healthcare workers, the Pennsylvania Dog Law requiring shelters and rescues to spay/neuter dogs and cats prior to adoption would be...

 

PHMC's historic sites and museums to remain closed through April 30 as part of COVID-19 mitigation

All Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission (PHMC) state-owned historic sites and museums will remain closed through Thursday, April 30, to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus. PHMC continues to re-evaluate its operations, guided by the...

 

Wolf Administration grants extension to License to Carry Firearm Permits

Governor Tom Wolf has granted an extension to license to carry firearms permits. Permits expired on March 19, 2020 or later have been extended to May 30, 2020. The extension is necessary due to the closure of some county courthouses and sheriff's...

 

Scam Warning: Fraudsters using new tactics to steal personal data during COVID-19 pandemic

Pennsylvanians should take steps to protect themselves from phishing scams that are targeting people who are expecting a stimulus payment from the federal government following the outbreak of COVID-19. “As we all work together to help prevent the...

 

Help is out there to help businesses, individuals to get through the COVID-19 crisis

As the COVID-19 crisis expands grassroots efforts along with non-profits and government are teaming to help take the sting out for reduced and closed businesses in South Pittsburgh. Business owners...

 

Governor Wolf extends school closure for remainder of academic year

Governor Tom Wolf has announced all schools will remain closed for the remainder of the 2019-20 academic year. The governor made the decision in consultation with Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine...

 

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