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 News    April 7, 2020 

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...

 
 News    April 7, 2020 

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...

 
 News    April 7, 2020 

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...

 
 News    April 7, 2020 

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....

 
 News    April 7, 2020 

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...

 
 News    April 7, 2020 

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...

 
 News    April 7, 2020 

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...

 
 News    April 7, 2020 

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...

 
 News    April 7, 2020 

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...

 
 News    April 7, 2020 

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...

 
 News    April 7, 2020 

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...

 
 News    April 7, 2020 

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...

 
 News    April 7, 2020 

Voices Against Violence offers free help for Beltzhoover elderly

Voices Against Violence (VAV) is offering help to senior/elder, disabled and shut-in Beltzhoover community members as part of their community service initiatives. Volunteers are available to assist...

 

City street sweeping postponed due to COVID-19

Neighborhood street sweeping by the City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works, which was due to begin Wednesday, April 1, has been postponed due to the COVID-19 virus. Some street cleaning, as well as catch basin cleaning, will still be...

 

URA waiving all fees for administration of the COVID-19 working capital assistance program

The Pittsburgh Economic and Industrial Development Corporation (PEIDC), the Certified Economic Development Organization (CEDO) affiliated with the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (URA), is waiving all application fees for all City of...

 

Department of Community and Economic Development reminds businesses of available guidance, resources

Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin reminded Pennsylvanians help is available for businesses, stakeholders, and individuals with questions about operations following Governor Tom Wolf and Department of...

 

PennDOT extends expiration dates on driver licenses, ID cards, vehicle registrations and other products

Expiration dates for driver licenses, identification cards, learner’s permits, persons with disability placards, vehicle registrations and safety and emission inspections will be extended for Pennsylvania residents in response to statewide...

 

City serves more than 2,000 meals to children and seniors in response to COVID-19 pandemic

Workers for the City of Pittsburgh Department of Parks and Recreation served 2,085 meals last week to children and seniors in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Meal distribution to children was boosted through donations by Eat'n Park of sandwiches,...

 

Pennsylvania extends license renewal deadlines for nurses and others during coronavirus emergency

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Department of State is giving nurses, graduate medical trainees, nursing home administrators and other professionals more time to renew their occupational licenses. April, May and June license renewal deadlin...

 

Federal REAL ID enforcement deadline postponed to October 2021

The Department of Homeland Security has postponed the enforcement date for REAL ID from October 1, 2020, to October 1, 2021, in response to COVID-19 and the national emergency declaration. PennDOT closed all driver and photo license centers on March...

 

St George Church Preservation Society postpones spaghetti dinner fundraiser

The St. George Church Preservation Society's (SGCPS) Spaghetti Dinner III has been postponed. The SGCPS suspended preparations for its May Spaghetti Dinner III. Once life begins to return to normal,...

 

Pittsburgh Financial Empowerment Center is open for free one-on-one financial counseling by phone or video

The Pittsburgh Financial Empowerment Center, a joint service of the City of Pittsburgh and Neighborhood Allies operated by Advantage Credit Counseling, is now operating virtually. This free service is available to area residents over age 18 by video...

 

Neighborhood Allies, Computer Reach, University of Pittsburgh Work to deploy laptops to families in need

As schools and workplaces in Allegheny County issued stay-at-home and remote work directives, families without computers and internet access felt the squeeze. Local nonprofits such as Circles Greater Pittsburgh, Hazelwood Initiative, Wesley Family...

 

Here's what the URA is doing during the coronavirus and how you can help

COVID-19 is delivering a devastating punch to many small business owners and their employees, and the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (URA) is helping them fight back. “Every effort is being made to ease the pain small business owners a...

 

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