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COVID PageJuly 15, 2020 Update: Governor Wolf announced new statewide COVID-19 restrictions to go into effect Thursday, July 16, 2020.

"During the past week, we have seen an unsettling climb in new COVID-19 cases. COVID-19 cases peaked in Pennsylvania on April 9 with nearly 2,000 new cases. If we don’t act now, medical experts are projecting that this new surge in cases could soon eclipse the peak in April.

"These COVID-19 restrictions worked during the first wave in the spring, and they will work again if we all do our part. Thank you to every Pennsylvanian for your continued patience and support."

For more details, visit the Governor's July 15, 2020 Press Release. This latest order, joins the Governor's order for Pennsylvanians to wear masks continuously in public when they cannot social distance.

On June 26, 2020, Cheltenham Township and all communities in Montgomery County began operating under the Green Phase of Governor Wolf's Phased Reopening of Pennsylvania following the novel coronavirus COVID-19 extended Stay-At-Home Order that began on March 19, 2020. Businesses may reopen in accordance with the guidance outlined in the Governor's Reopening Plan and Montgomery County's Yellow Phase Reopening Guidance

While Governor Wolf ordered the closure of all non-life-sustaining businesses in Pennsylvania to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus, Cheltenham Township will remain in operation to the fullest extent possible while implementing mitigation measures to protect and support its employees and the public.   
                                   
Cheltenham Township is committed to continuing to provide essential, life-sustaining services, such as Police, Fire, Emergency Medical Service and Refuse Collection, among others to the community during this difficult time. Our Police, Fire and Emergency Medical Services are fully staffed and operational as usual. For true emergencies, dial 911. The Police Department's non-emergency phone number is (215) 885-1600. Please do not call 911 to inquire about testing for COVID-19. Contact your healthcare provider for instructions and guidance.

The Police Department, Tax Office and Public Works Building are open to the public on a limited basis, please see the June 25, 2020 Cheltenham Township Green Phase Operational Updates document for more details on Township operations. Non-essential support services will continue to be provided in limited capacity for the duration of any restrictions. For information about how individual departments are impacted by the pandemic, please visit the department pages frequently, as they will be updated a new information is received.

Please note that all persons utilizing Township parks and recreation facilities must maintain appropriate physical distances of at least six feet and practice proper hygiene to prevent the spread of infectious diseases. In addition, any persons permitted to enter Township building facilities shall also wear face masks, maintain social distancing and practice proper hygiene to prevent the spread of infectious diseases.

Please stay safe and remain diligent in practicing proper pandemic safety techniques so we can continue to remain open and moving forward in a positive direction. Thank you for your continued patience and cooperation.

June 25, 2020 Cheltenham Township Green Phase Operational Updates
June 4, 2020 Cheltenham Township Yellow Phase Operations Update

Administration
Building Permits, Planning & Zoning
Library Services
Parks & Recreation
Public Works
Tax Office

If you have questions regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, call (215) 887-1000 , ext. 339 or email: [email protected].


Information on Testing:
2020 07 Montco COVID Testing SitesUpdated COVID-19 Testing Information
The Montgomery County COVID-19 testing sites are by appointment only, do not require a vehicle, and are self-administered tests. Due to high demand, testing is available to only those who live or work in Montgomery County. These sites are outdoors and are subject to closure on short notice due to bad weather. Only same-day appointments are available.
REGISTER ONLINE HERE: https://data-montcopa.opendata.arcgis.com/pages/covid-testing-page.

For more information about COVID-19 Testing, visit  Montgomery County's COVID-19 Testing webpage.

You can also contact the Montgomery County Health Department for more information.

Jenkintown CVS Testing Location: COVID-19 tests are now available at CVS Jenkintown, located at 835 Old York Rd, Jenkintown.  This is a drive through testing site; however you must make an appointment prior to arrival by calling (215) 886-2923. The testing site is open from 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. daily.

There is no cost for this test. Insurance will be asked for, but is not required. You must be 18 years of age or older to receive a test at this location. A Doctor’s referral is not required at this location. 

Please check the provider's website to verify the above information is still accurate, get more information on testing criteria or to learn how to get tested at this location. 


Color ChartGovernor Wolf's Plan for Pennsylvania's Recovery: This three-phased plan that provides citizens and businesses provides guidance for a safe and expedient reopening (released April 17, 2020).


Commonwealth of PA Health Department COVID-19 Tracking

Center for Disease Control COVID-19 Website

What to do if you think you have COVID-19 

Steps to Help Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 if you contracted the virus




Montgomery County COVID-19 Resources       
Residents who have questions about Montgomery County specific information can call a public Inquiry Line at (610) 631-3000 between 8:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. 

Montco's Ready Radio FM station is now available to listen onlinehttps://rdo.to/MCDPS. The messages are in English, Spanish, and Korean.

Montgomery County COVID-19 Tracking Website             
https://data-montcopa.opendata.arcgis.com/pages/covid-19

Montgomery County Office of Public Health
https://www.montcopa.org/513/Public-Health

Montgomery County Emergency Food Pantries and School Meals
Emergency Food Sites and School Lunch


mental healthMental Health

Mental Health Resources:
Text HOME to 741741 from anywhere in the United States, anytime, about any type of crisis. A live, trained Crisis Counselor receives the text and responds, all from our secure online platform. The volunteer Crisis Counselor will help you move from a hot moment to a cool moment.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mental Health Montgomery County Mobile Crisis provides immediate support for crisis situations, but also assistance with managing recurring or future crises. Support is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-855-634-HOPE (4673).  This service is available to anyone in Montgomery County, including children, teens, adults, and families.

National Association of School Psychologists:
Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus): A Parent Resource

Cheltenham Township Substance Abuse & Mental Health Committee:

Resources for Coping in Times of COVID-19
 

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Unemployment

Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) FAQs
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act creates a new temporary federal program called Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA). In general, PUA provides up to 39 weeks of unemployment benefits to individuals not eligible for regular unemployment compensation or extended benefits, including those who have exhausted all rights to such benefits.
https://www.uc.pa.gov/COVID-19/CARES-Act/Pages/PUA-FAQs.aspx

COVID-19 Employment Opportunities in PA
https://www.pacareerlink.pa.gov/jponline/JobSeeker/COVID19Employment

Employee Rights PA 
https://www.uc.pa.gov/COVID-19/CARES-Act/Pages/PUA-FAQs.aspx

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Carry-Out Food
Take-Out Tuesday (Cheltenham) --  Facebook Event Link

CarryOutPa --
see who is available for carry out, delivery and curbside service https://www.carryoutpa.com/

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