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 May 31st - Expiration of Orders

Which targeted mitigation orders will expire on May 31, 2021?
Most sections of the Secretary of Health's Mitigation and Enforcement Order and the Governor's Mitigation, Enforcement, and Immunity Order, and all subsequent amendments will expire on May 31, 2021.  The Department of Health continues to strongly encourage all businesses, school activities, and individual Pennsylvanians to follow existing CDC guidance to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, including implementing physical distancing, practicing hand hygiene, and other strategies.

The Updated Order of the Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Health Requiring Universal Face Coverings will remain in effect until 70 % of all eligible adults are fully vaccinated.

Will businesses be required to maintain 6 feet of physical distance after the orders expire on May 31, 2021?
While  businesses will not be required to implement any of the provisions in the mitigation orders after they expire on May 31, 2021, the Department of Health continues to strongly encourage all businesses and Pennsylvanians to follow existing CDC guidance to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, including implementing physical distancing, practicing hand hygiene , and other strategies.

The targeted mitigation orders do not apply to health care providers.  Health care providers should continue operating under industry specific state and federal guidance. The requirements such as testing and reporting  new cases will remain in place for hospitals and long-term care facilities. Maintaining requirements for hospitals and long-term care facilities will allow Pennsylvania to continue to closely monitor COVID-19 spread while lifting other restrictions. 

Will the lifting of targeted mitigation orders result in any changes to the current contact tracing and quarantine process after May 31, 2021?
No, lifting the targeted mitigation orders does not change the process for case investigation or contact tracing, or subsequent isolation or quarantine guidance that may result from those processes. These essential public health measures will remain, just as they do for many other diseases, as they are not part of any order of the Secretary of Health or Governor.

Can local municipalities, jurisdictions, and businesses implement or continue stricter mitigation strategies after May 31, 2021?
Yes, local municipalities, school districts, businesses and jurisdictions may implement stricter mitigation strategies now and after May 31, 2021. The Department of Health continues to strongly encourage all businesses, schools and individual Pennsylvanians to follow existing CDC guidance to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, including implementing physical distancing, practicing hand hygiene, and other strategies.

Montgomery County Vaccine Information & Registration

Montgomery County Office of Public Health is operating no cost COVID-19 vaccine clinics at various locations within the County. For more information on locations and registration information please visit Montgomery County vaccine information page.

Yorktown Pharmacy, located at 8110 Old York Rd. Elkins Park, has asked Cheltenham Township to remind Township residents that they are a local option for those looking for a local CCOVID-19 vaccine provider. All questions should be referred to the pharmacy https://www.yorktownpharmacyrx.com


TRANSPORTATION:

Transportation to vaccine appointments at Montgomery County vaccination clinics listed above is available at no cost to the rider, calling ahead is encouraged.



Montgomery County COVID-19 Testing Information
Montgomery County offers no cost COVID-19 testing at six locations within Montgomery County. These tests are by appointment only, do not require a vehicle and are self-administered tests. For testing information or to register, please visit the Montgomery County Office of Public Health Testing Location Webpage by clicking here

If you are unable to schedule a test online, please call 610-970-2937 to schedule an appointment. Phone registration opens at 7:00 a.m daily, lines will be open until all appointments slots are filled on the morning of the intended appointment day. Language line interpretation is available. These sites are outdoors and are subject to closure on short notice due to bad weather. Only same day appointments are available. Below are the 6 County Test locations. Hours for each location may vary. For exact times and dates see the link above.

Ardmore Testing Site
114 West Lancaster Avenue 
Ardmore, PA 19003

Green Lane Testing Site
2144 Snyder Road 
Green Lane, PA 18054

 Lansdale Testing Site
421 West Main Street 
Lansdale, PA 19446

 Norristown Testing Site
1401 Dekalb Pike 
Norristown, PA 19401

 Pottstown Testing Site
364 King Street 
Pottstown, PA 19464
 Willow Grove Testing Site
1678 Fairview Avenue 
Willow Grove, PA
 

Mental Health Rmental healthesources
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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Cheltenham Township Operations
While Governor Wolf has ordered mitigation strategies 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].


Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Information

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


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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      Cheltenham COVID-19 Resources
       
      Federal, State & County Resources

      Montgomery County Resources:
      COVID Vaccine Informationmontcopa.org/3660/COVID-19-Vaccine

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

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

      Montgomery County Public Inquiry Line:
      610-631-3000 between 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. 

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

      More Resources:
      Official Center for Disease Control COVID-19 Website:
      https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

      Commonwealth of PA Health Department:
      https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/disease/Pages/Coronavirus.aspx

       
       
       
       
       
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