CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19): THE LATEST INFORMATION

The Township continues to be staffed in all departments and we are here if you need us.  Aas we move to the yellow phase of the Governor's recovery plan, the Administration Building is open on a limited basis. The Police Lobby is open. Whenever possible, contact staff via phone, 610-539-8020, and email. Department phone extensions and email information is listed on the Township website, lowerprovidence.org. A mailbox is available outside the Township Building for permit applications, payments, etc. If you need to speak with someone in-person at the Township Building during normal business hours (M-F, 8 am - 4:30 pm), please ring the doorbell and a staff member will assist you.Visitors will be required to wear a mask in the building and maintain social distancing.See resources and updates below.

 
 
Resources:
Montgomery County Public Inquiry Line:  610-631-3000, 8:00 am and 6:00 pm or covid19@montcopa.org
 
Business seeking a clarification on whether they need to close can email: ra-dcedcs@pa.gov
Businesses seeking a waiver can email: ra-dcexemption@pa.gov
 
Updates:
 
June 4, 2020
Gov. Wolf ends stay-at-home order; Montgomery County moves to yellow phase of recovery plan. Read more.
 
May 29, 2020
In anticipation of the move to the yellow phase, the Township is providing guidelines to restaurants who want to provide outdoor dining, including submission of a site plan to the Township. Read more
 
May 26, 2020
Gov. Wolf: Montgomery County among those expected move to Yellow Phase by June 5. Read more
 
May 12, 2020
 
May 7, 2020
Gov. Wolf, Attorney General Shapiro announce protections from foreclosures and evictions through July 10. Read more
 
May 1, 2020

Gov. Wolf Announces reopening of 24 counties beginning May 8. Read more

 
May 6, 2020
Round 2 of MontcoStrong Small Business Grants announced. Read more
 
April 27, 2020
Governor announces May 1 statewide reopening of limited outdoor recreational activities. Read more
 
April 24, 2020
Wolf Administration issues guidance as construction industry prepares to resume work May 1. Read more
 
April 22, 2020
Gov. Wolf presents color-coded phased plan for reopening the Commonwealth starting May 8. Read more.
 
April 20, 2020
Gov. Wolf extends stay-at-home order to May 8, 2020. Read more
 
April 15, 2020
PA Health Secretary Signs Order Providing Worker COVID-19 Safety Measures. Read more
 
April 9, 2020
Gov. Wolf extends school closure for remainder of academic year. Read more
 
April 6, 2020
PA Health Secretary signs order providing building safety measures. Read more

April 3, 2020
Gov. Wolf recommends Pennsylvanians wear masks outside the home. Read more
 
April 2, 2020

Because the Township Building remains closed to the public, the April 2nd meeting of the Board of Supervisors will be live streamed via the internet for public viewing and comment. starting at 7:00 PM. The For directions on how to view and/or participate in the live stream of the meetings, click here.

March 30, 2020
PA Gov. Tom Wolf extends the stay-at-home order to April 30, 2020. Read more.
 
March 23, 2020
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf announces a stay-at-home order for Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery counties and extends the statewide school closure for another two weeks. Read more
 
In support of efforts to limit personal contact, the Township will not be conducting building or residential resale inspections, effective immediately. Permit applications should still be submitted. Community Development personnel continue to be available via phone 610-635-3512 and email, mmrozinski@lowerprovidence.org
 
March 21, 2020
 
March 19, 2020
Contacts for businesses:
March 17, 2020
Park and Recreation Update:
In order to comply with the most recent state and federal public health guidelines regarding COVID-19, effective today, March 17th, Lower Providence Township Parks and Recreation has extended the cancellation of its bus trips, programs, events, and external rentals through the end of April. Parks/athletic fields are closed; walking trails remain open.
 
March 16, 2020
Township Update:

At this time, the Township administration building will continue to be closed to the public. The Police Department lobby remains open. We are staffed in all departments and here if you need us. Staff is accessible via phone (Admin: 610-539-8020, Police: 610-539-5901) and email (addresses listed at lowerprovidence.org). In particular, our police have been and will continue to be staffed 24/7 patrolling our community and responding to calls for service.  EMS and fire companies are also staffed and responding to calls. We are all aware that things are changing rapidly. You are encouraged to check the Township’s website and Facebook pages frequently for updates and information. Thank you for your patience, cooperation and community spirit during this difficult time.

Additional Resources:
 
March 15, 2020
 
March 14, 2020

Effective immediately, all Township playgrounds and athletic fields are closed. Walking trails will remain open. Thank you for your understanding. We encourage residents to check the Township website for the latest updates.

March 13, 2020

Effective today, March 13th, all Lower Providence Township Parks and Recreation programs, events, and external rentals are cancelled/closed for two weeks through Sunday, March 29th. These activities and gatherings are being cancelled to help comply with Gov. Wolf’s guidance regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19).  We appreciate everyone’s understanding in this serious matter as the health of our participants, staff, and the well-being of the community is most important.

The Township Administration Building will be closed to the public and walk-in services on Friday, March 13 and Monday, March 16 in an effort to reduce person-to-person contact and to help comply with Gov. Wolf’s guidance regarding the coronavirus. We will reassess on Monday whether to continue the closure or reopen. Although the building will not be open to visitors, staff will be accessible and will continue to do business via phone (610-539-8020) and email. We are all aware that things are changing rapidly. Therefore, residents are encouraged to check the Township’s website, lowerprovidence.org and Facebook pages frequently for updates and information.

 

Coronavirus Update
March 12, 2020
 

As you may have heard, a Lower Providence Township police officer has tested positive for COVID-19 (press release below).  We are taking the lead from the county department of health and will provide updates on the township website and Facebook site.

Everyone who has had direct contact with this officer is in the process of being notified by the Montgomery County Health Department and notifications should be complete by this evening. If you have not been notified by the Montgomery County Health Department, you may continue with your daily activities while taking the precautions recommended by the Centers for Disease Control.

Those precautions include:
  • Avoiding direct personal contact (i.e. handshaking, hugs, etc.)
  • Maintaining six feet distance during personal interactions
  • Stay home if you do not feel well
  • Contact a medical professional if you develop symptoms consistent with Covid-19 (fever, cough, difficulty breathing) Read more
Below are the current steps the township is taking:
  • Lower Providence staff who have been in close contact with the officer are self-quarantined per guidance from the county.
  • The township building is receiving extra cleaning measures on a daily basis
  • We will remain open to assist our residents though we do encourage residents to contact us by phone for non-critical requests to comply with recommended social distancing (610-539-8020).

It is important that everyone remain calm, we realize that there is a lot of information out there. We will update this site as conditions change or we receive additional guidance from the county.

If there is a risk of exposure to any township resident or visitor, you will be notified by either a representative of the township or the County Health Department.  If you have not received notification, your risk of contracting the Coronavirus is the same as everyone else.  If you suspect that you may have been exposed, contact a medical professional and the Montgomery County Health Department at 610-278-5117.

 

March 11, 2020

LOWER PROVIDENCE TOWNSHIP, PA (March 11, 2020) - On Wednesday, March 11, 2020, the Pennsylvania Department of Health announced that a Lower Providence Township employee received a presumptive positive test result for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

The Montgomery County Office of Public Health is currently working to determine which individuals, including other township staff and members of the public, this individual came into contact with while infected and before starting a self-isolation period. This comprehensive process, known as contact tracing, is labor-intensive and takes time to complete. The Office of Public Health will directly notify any at-risk individuals. All necessary precautions are being taken.

If you feel you may have been exposed and are showing signs or symptoms of COVID-19, please stay at home and contact your primary care physician. Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, cough, and shortness of breath and can appear anywhere from two to fourteen days after exposure. If you feel you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, please call 9-1-1.

Dr. Valerie A. Arkoosh, Chair of the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners, is providing general updates on the evolving coronavirus situation at a press briefings at 3 PM at the Montgomery County Emergency Operations Center (50 Eagleville Road, Eagleville, PA 19403).

Additional Resources:

Gov. Wolf's press conference 03/12/2020

Montgomery County Ready Radio FM Station: https://rdo.to/MCDPS