Ben Avon officials continue to monitor the developments of the COVID-19 virus, even as the county has moved into the Green Phase. The health and well-being of all of our community members remains our primary concern.
In order to protect the health and well-being of our residents, staff and borough visitors, the Ben Avon Borough Building itself will be closed to the public until further notice; however, the business of the borough will continue to take place remotely.
- The business of the borough will continue to be available by phone, (412) 766-7704; email, firstname.lastname@example.org or send mail to 7101 Church Ave., Ben Avon PA 15202.
- Ben Avon Borough Council meetings, held the first and third Tuesday of each month, are taking place remotely. To attend meetings virtually by computer or phone, or if you are interested in attending but have technology issues, please contact the Ben Avon Borough office at (412) 766-7704 or send email to Benavon@benavon.com.
- At this time, Public Works, Code Enforcement, and Zoning, are operational but with increased COVID-19 protocols. All social distancing and safety precautions are in place.
- Ohio Township Police Dept., Ben Avon Volunteer Fire Dept., and Northwest EMS are functioning with increased COVID-19 protocols but otherwise no operational changes.
- Waste Management trash and recycling pick-up has resumed regular collections. However, all trash/refuse must be bagged & sealed, and wherever possible, placed in containers.
- U.S. Postal Services continuing with no changes.
- Avonworth School District has suspended all in-person academic, athletic and special events for the remainder of the academic year. For the latest information, http://www.avonworth.k12.pa.us/Coronavirus.aspx
- Avon Park activities have resumed under Governor Wolf’s green reopening phase however, adhering to CDC Guidelines is still strongly encouraged.
- Avonworth Community Park latest information is available here.
In following with the recommendations of the PA Department of Health and the Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD), residents and organizations throughout the county are strongly urged to follow these proactive mitigation measures:
- Stay at home if you are sick or have COVID-19 symptoms
- Practice physical distancing by staying at least six feet apart
- When passing on trails, maintain distance as much as possible
- Cover coughs or sneezes with a sleeve or elbow
- Do not touch your face
- Wash or sanitize your hands frequently
- Wear a homemade cloth or fabric masks
Consistent with Pennsylvania’s guidance, these recommendations are in place and will be consistently reviewed and evaluated.
These mitigation measures are strongly encouraged to help stop the virus from spreading in our community. In addition to this updated guidance, residents should continue practicing good hygiene to help stop the spread of germs.
If you have symptoms of COVID-19, which include fever, cough and shortness of breath, please stay at home and contact your primary-care provider to determine if you need to be tested for COVID-19. If you do not have a primary care provider and are not sure if you need tested, please contact the Health Department at 412-687-ACHD (412-687-2243). If you need to seek immediate medical care, please call 9-1-1 for assistance, or phone ahead before going to a doctor’s office or emergency department to allow staff at these locations to prepare for your arrival.
On behalf of the Mayor, Council, and employees of Ben Avon Borough, we wish you all a healthy and safe summer and thank you so much for your continued safety measures as we work and live together in these unprecedented times. These past months have taught us all that we can adapt to changes in our daily routines. Please stay abreast of the latest resources available through sites such as the Allegheny County Health Department, the Pennsylvania Department of Health, and the Centers for Disease Control.
Stay safe and healthy,
Mayor Melanie Holcomb, Council President Jennifer Bett, Ben Avon Borough Council, and Staff