Allegheny County Announces Additional Operational Changes

Nick Horwat
March 15, 2020 - 11:21 am
Port Authority LRT Allegheny Station

Port Authorty Of Allegheny County

PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) Since two cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in the Pittsburgh area, Allegheny County will be changing operations of certain services.

Some services will be adjusted to aid the public in a time of hardship; others are to help combat the spread of the virus.

The Emergency Operations Center has been activated in Moon Township.

Allegheny County declared emergency on March 12.

Anyone experiencing fear, anxiety, or stress related to COVID-19 are encouraged to speak with emotional support from:

Peer Support and Advocacy Network (PSAN)

10 AM to Midnight

1-866-661-WARM (9726)

 

Resolve Crisis Services

24 hours/7 days a week

1-888-796-8226

 

President Judge Kim Berkeley Clark of the Court of Common Pleas announced that jurors summoned for service for any day during the week of March 16 to 20 will not be required to report for duty.

No jury trials will be picked during that week, and any juror who has been selected to serve a specific case should still report.

All of the community parks will remain open to the public but want people who are of high vulnerability to avoid mass gatherings.

Duquesne Light is suspending shutoffs until at least May 1 and had implemented access restrictions to its critical operational facilities.

First Energy is also suspending shutoffs and offering payment options to help ease customers.

Port Authority of Allegheny County has begun disinfecting their vehicles every 24 hours with no operational changes.

Allegheny County is also reminding people to keep following proactive hygiene measures, such as washing your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds, coughing or sneezing into your elbow, and staying home if sick.

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