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The health and safety of our community is our top priority. We are taking the current spread of COVID-19 very seriously and working in partnership with health officials and the school district as we monitor this evolving situation.
Updated November 23, 2020
New COVID-19 Orders Announced
Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine outlined new targeted mitigation measures to help stop the spread of COVID-19. during this critical time.
The new measures include revamped school safety measures, targeted business and gathering restrictions, and a new enforcement plan that includes liability protection for businesses enforcing mask-wearing orders.
The administration is also advising all Pennsylvanians to limit unnecessary travel and keep gatherings held in homes to members of the same household.
New measures include:
- Pre-K to 12 public schools in counties that are in substantial transmission levels for two consecutive weeks must commit to new safety measures. If not, they must move to fully remote learning without extracurricular activities.
- Businesses must follow cleaning and social distancing requirements, mandatory telework requirements unless impossible, and other safety measures. Telework is mandatory unless impossible.
- Online sales and curbside pickup for all shopping are encouraged.
- The administration is introducing liability protection for all businesses that maintain in person operations and are open to the public.
- Gathering limitations include no indoor events over 500 people and no outdoor events of over 2,500.
- Household gatherings should only include household members.
- On November 25 only, all sales or dispensing of alcoholic beverages for on-site consumption at businesses must end at 5 p.m. Indoor dining may continue, but takeout is encouraged.
- Local leaders can implement their own orders, ordinances, or directives in order to protect health and safety if they are more strict than those mandated by the state.
Orders are all enforceable, and law enforcement and state agencies will be stepping up enforcement efforts, issuing citations and fines, and possibly regulatory actions for repeat offenders.
This includes the enforcement of out-of-state travel, mask, business safety, restaurant mitigation, gathering and school attestation orders.
Read the full order and explanation of the enforcement process here: https://bit.ly/376idEy
Updated November 18, 2020
Library Shifts to Contactless Service
Cranberry Public Library will transition to Grab-n-Go contactless service only, effective Saturday, November 21. Beginning that day, there will be no in-person library services or programs available.
Cardholders may place items on hold either online or by calling the library at 724-776-9100. Please allow 24-hours notice to arrange for a pickup.
Additionally, with a valid library card, most online resources are available 24/7. Books, downloadable audio items, and online magazines are available for checkout. Many databases are available to assist with reference inquiries. Visit www.cranberrylibrary.org for access to these resources.
Library staff will be available via phone to assist with online resources and questions that patrons may have.
Township Suspends Some In-House Appointments
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Township has suspended in-house appointments for non-emergency leak and pressure checks. Customers can contact private plumbers to diagnose and resolve problems.
Township staff will continue to respond as needed to work on non-communicating water meters.
Senior Center Offers Hot Meals
Seniors looking for a hot meal can do so safely at the Senior Center inside of the Township Municipal Center.
The Butler County Area Agency on Aging, which runs the Senior Center, offers Grab & Go meals each Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 12:15 p.m.
Seniors must RSVP for a meal 48 hours in advance. For Monday meals, the reservation must be made by noon Thursday.
The Grab & Go meal program will continue to be available even if the Senior Center is closed due to COVID-19 precautions.
To reserve a meal, contact the Butler County Area Agency on Aging at 724-282-3008.
Township Joins with County to Ask Residents to Be Cautious
As COVID-19 cases rise in the region, municipal leaders are asking residents to do their part to come together and inhibit the spread of the virus in the community.
Cranberry Township joins with Butler County, its school districts, medical facilities and other organizations to encourage residents to be exceptionally cautious. The Township Board of Supervisors approved a resolution supporting the mission November 11.
Residents are asked to follow the basic measures of washing hands frequently, wearing a mask, practicing social distancing and staying home when they are feeling sick.
Residents are also encouraged to avoid non-essential activities that put themselves and their neighbors at risk.
Taking these steps will not only help keep friends, family and coworkers safe, but will also help lessen the impact on local medical facilities.
Only through an organized community effort can the region begin to see a decrease in active cases that could have a severe impact on our community if left unchecked.
Together we can.
Video Highlights Communication Efforts
As the community tries to grasp the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic, Cranberry has put an emphasis on keeping residents informed and worked to share the positive stories that have come from this trying time.
To view the video, visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bS2Q42vqCNg&feature=youtu.be.
EPA Outlines Cleaning and Disinfecting Guidelines
The Environmental Protection Agency and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has outlined steps to properly clean and disinfect homes and offices.
The guidelines cover public spaces, workplaces, businesses, schools and homes and follow protocols outlined in the federal government’s Opening up America Again program.
Community Response Team
In good times and bad, the Cranberry Township residents have a history of supporting one another. Fundraisers, charity drives and service projects are commonplace and a large part of what makes the Township a great place to live, work and play.
Now, with many members of our community facing an unprecedented shutdown of daily life, that community spirit is needed more than ever. That’s why the Township is seeking individuals to help ease the burden the pandemic is having on the community. Volunteers will help provide those in need with essential basic human needs like food, water, or toiletries. By doing this, they can help make the day a little brighter in a term of uncertainty.
Healthy volunteers who want to help, as well as residents in need of assistance are asked to contact the Township via links at CranberryTownship.org/CRT or by calling 724-776-4806.
Ready.gov (Preparing for a pandemic)
HOW THE VIRUS IS SPREAD
- Through the air by coughing or sneezing;
- Close personal contact, such as touching or shaking hands;
- Touching an object or surface with the virus on it;
- Occasionally, fecal contamination
Wash your hands frequently.
Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water.
Cover coughs or sneezes with your elbow.
Clean surfaces frequently.
Frequently clean countertops, light switches, cell phones, remotes, and other frequently touched items.
Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth.
Stay home if you feel unwell.
If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance. Follow the directions of your local health authority.
Maintain social distancing.
Avoid congregate settings, mass gatherings, and maintain distance (6 feet) from others when possible.
Stay informed and follow advice given by your healthcare provider.
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