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COVID-19 datasets are now available

A COVID-19 dataset has been added to the Western Pennsylvania Regional Data Center (WPRDC). “We have received multiple requests for access to the data that is used to present the county’s COVID-19 dashboard,” said County Executive Rich...

 

Department of Health pilots COVID-19 exposure notification mobile app to strengthen contact tracing and mitigation efforts

The Pennsylvania Department of Health it is currently conducting a pilot program for a new COVID-19 exposure-notification mobile app, COVID Alert PA, which will be available to smartphone users...

 

County Health Department increases limit on outdoor gatherings to 100

Health Department Director Dr. Debra Bogen announced the department's order to stem the spread of coronavirus cases in the county has been amended to increase the limit on outdoor events and...

 

Gov. Wolf: Mask-wearing is required, critical to stop COVID-19 spread

Governor Tom Wolf is reminding Pennsylvanians mask-wearing is required when entering any business in all counties in the state in both yellow and green phases of reopening. Masks are considered...

 

Welcoming Pittsburgh Secures $500,000 Grant for COVID-19 Cash Assistance Program to Serve Vulnerable Immigrant Communities

The Mayor’s Office of Equity’s Welcoming Pittsburgh initiative has secured a $500,000 grant from Open Society Foundations for the COVID-19 Cash Assistance Program. The program will be run by local community organizations serving immigrant and...

 

Gov. Wolf: Sec. of Health signs expanded mask-wearing order

Expanding on the business safety order signed by Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine in April that requires the wearing of masks in businesses, Governor Tom Wolf has announced a new order signed by...

 

County Health Department closing bars/restaurants for eat-in service for one week

Allegheny County Health Department Director Dr. Debra Bogen has announced additional mitigation measures are being taken in Allegheny County to further stem the spread of coronavirus cases in the...

 

Gov. Wolf: Mask-wearing is required, critical to stop COVID-19 spread

Governor Tom Wolf is reminding Pennsylvanians mask-wearing is required when entering any business in all counties in the state in both yellow and green phases of reopening. Masks are considered critical in stopping the spread of COVID, now and in...

 

Wolf Administration releases information regarding approved business exemptions

The Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) has released information pertaining to the 6,066 approved business exemptions provided to businesses that could offer life-sustaining services or conduct life-sustaining activities across...

 

PA Human Services launches emergency assistance program to help low-income families amidst COVID-19

Department of Human Services (DHS) Secretary Teresa Miller has announced an Emergency Assistance Program (EAP) to help low-income families who lost wages experiencing financial challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Families who qualify will be...

 

State issues guidance for construction industry to resume work May 1

As the construction industry prepares to resume work, the state issued guidance for all construction businesses and employees to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. All businesses in the construction industry in the commonwealth are permitted to resume...

 

Wolf Administration elaborates on data driven reopening standard

In consultation with public health professionals and in an effort to simplify and to better capture growth, decline, or stability, the Wolf Administration elaborated on the Department of Health metrics and included an example to aid in calculation....

 

Recreational activities will open May 1 in Pennsylvania

To ensure Pennsylvanians have opportunities to safely enjoy outdoor recreation as a way to maintain positive physical and mental health, and in keeping with the commonwealth’s stay-at-home orders to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, Governor Tom...

 

Action needed for people receiving SSI with dependents and who do not file tax returns to receive $500 per child payment

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients who don’t file tax returns will start receiving their automatic Economic Impact Payments directly from the Treasury Department in early May. People receiving SSI benefits who did not file 2018 or 2019...

 

Mayor announces COVID-19 funding for residents and small businesses

Mayor William Peduto's administration plans to issue more than $12 million in new federal funds to organizations supporting residents and small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The fundin...

 

Gov. Wolf extend statewide stay-at-home order until May 8

Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine have announced the statewide stay-at-home orders issued on April 1 to protect Pennsylvanians and mitigate the spread of COVID-19 will be extended until Friday, May 8 at 12:01 AM. The initial...

 

URA's Housing Stabilization Program is available to assist with financial hardships

The Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (URA) announced funding is available for rental and utility assistance through the Housing Opportunity Fund’s Housing Stabilization Program (HSP); mortgage assistance is now available through HSP,...

 

Port Authority now requiring riders to wear masks

Port Authority have taken added steps to comply with a new state health order directed at riders not wearing face coverings. There is no change for riders who are already wearing face coverings on vehicles. Those who board without a face covering,...

 

Mayor William Peduto Addresses Pittsburgh on COVID-19 Pandemic

Mayor William Peduto made the following remarks at the end of last week regarding the City of Pittsburgh's ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic: "Good afternoon Pittsburgh. One month ago today...

 

Pennsylvania now accepting applications for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) benefits

Labor & Industry (L&I) Secretary Jerry Oleksiak has announced Pennsylvania’s self-employed, independent contractors, gig workers, and others not eligible for regular unemployment compensation (UC) can begin filing claims for Pandemic Unemployment...

 

DMVA: Veterans benefits continue to be available during COVID-19

The Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) is assuring veterans state and federal benefits processing are still on-going. The DMVA and the Federal VA both continue to work remotely to provide veterans’ information, enroll...

 

Wolf administration announces Business-to-Business Directory for COVID-19-related supplies

Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin has announced the creation of the Business-to-Business Interchange Directory to connect organizations and businesses directly to manufacturers producing COVID-19-related...

 

Access to food assistance, healthcare through safety-net programs available during COVID-19

Public benefit programs are available to families and individuals who have lost jobs, income and health insurance as a result of the COVID-19 public health emergency. These programs include the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP),...

 

Nearly $16 million in funding available for Pennsylvania food banks

Governor Tom Wolf announced nearly $16 million in funding for Pennsylvania food banks, which are providing critical assistance to Pennsylvanians during the COVID-19 health crisis. “COVID-19 has caused severe economic stress for many...

 

Supplemental Security Income recipients will receive automatic COVID-19 Economic Impact payments

The Social Security Administration has announced Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients will receive automatic Economic Impact Payments directly from the Treasury Department. Treasury anticipates these automatic payments no later than early...

 

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