COVID-19 Updates

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The health and safety of our community is Hempfield Township’s top priority. We are taking the current spread of COVID-19 very seriously and are working in partnership with health officials and emergency services to implement protocols and recommendations as they are updated.

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Playgrounds at all Hempfield parks are closed indefinitelyplayground-closed

Updated April 2, 2020, 10:30 am

Due to the continuing spread of COVID-19, Hempfield Township’s playground structures are closed until further notice. Our park’s remain open for responsible use and user’s should follow the CDC guidelines for social distancing. 

For additional information about safe playground and park use, visit the website for the National Recreation & Park Association.

Stay At Home Order for Westmoreland County

Gov. Wolf TweetUpdated March 30, 2020, 4:30 pm

All individuals in counties subject to this policy must STAY AT HOME except for certain essential activities and work to provide life-sustaining business and government services.

This order takes effect at 8 p.m., Monday, March 30, 2020, and will continue until April 30. All stay-at-home orders are now extended through April 30. All Pennsylvania schools will remain closed until further notice. Non-life-sustaining business closures remain in effect.

See Governor Wolf’s order and the Secretary of Health’s order.

Law enforcement officers should refer to Business Closure Order Enforcement Guidance available online here.

Advanced Disposal Issues Notice to Bag All Trash

Updated March 26, 2020, 9:30 am

Effective Immediately: All trash must be bagged due to the recent activity surrounding COVID-19. For the safety of our employees and the community we will no longer accept waste that is not bagged. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Bagging your trash is to be standard practice, but please abide by the notice by Advanced Disposal. This notice does not apply to recyclables.

View the "Business Resources" tab for assistance information.

Updated March 26, 2020, 9:05 am

Click on the "Business Resources" tab to get up-to-date local, state, and federal business resources to help with recovery from COVID-19.

Township Resolutions in Response to COVID-19

Updated March 25, 2020, 2:30 pm

Parks and Recreation Programs, Rentals, & Events Cancelled

Updated March 25, 2020, 10:50 am

All current parks and recreation programs, events & facility rentals are cancelled through April 12th. Major postponements and cancellations currently include:

Reporting Non-Compliant businesses in the Township

Updated March 25, 2020, 10:00 am

To report a non-compliant business, contact the non-emergency number for the Pennsylvania State Police. Please do not call 911 to file reports.

Permit Processing Times Delayed due to COVID-19

Updated March 20, 2020, 3:05 pm

In accordance with the Pennsylvania Governor’s requirements that all non-life sustaining businesses be shut down effective 20:00 hours on March 19, 2020, the Township’s 3rd party commercial and plan review official will cease to operate until the statewide mandate is lifted. Due to these circumstances, permit processing times will be extended. If you submit any permits while the Governor’s order is in effect, you will be required to wave the permit processing times as mandated by the UCC.

Our Code Official and Inspectors shall remain on call, for any emergency procedures or inspections that may be for life sustaining purposes, please feel free to call 724-824-7232 with any questions.

Cleaning Product Information and Cleaning Chemical PSARecommendations for Home and Businesses

Updated March 19, 2020, 4:15 pm

Cleaning and disinfecting has taken center stage for many of us. Use the correct products and keep yourself and your family healthy and safe!

More information about proper cleaning and disinfecting techniques can be found on the CDC’s website by clicking here.

Hempfield Township Board of Supervisors Public Work Session is Cancelled

Updated March 18, 2020, 11:20 am

The Hempfield Township Board of Supervisors Public Work Session meeting is cancelled for Wednesday, March 18, 2020. 

The Board of Supervisors Public Meeting on Monday, March 23, 2020 will take place as scheduled, however only essential business will occur at that meeting. The agenda for that meeting will be posted on the Township website by 12:00 pm on Thursday, March 19, 2020. Those wishing to make public comment on the agenda can do so in writing by 6:30 pm on Monday, March 23, 2020. For everyone’s safety, the public will not be permitted to access the municipal building.  For any questions, please contact Jason Winters, Township Manager, at jwinters@hempfieldtwp.org or 724-834-7232.

Hempfield Township Municipal Building Closed to the Public

Updated March 17, 2020, 2:30 pm

The Hempfield Township Municipal Building has been closed to public access. The front vestibule remains open with a drop-box for plans, permits, bids, and other documents that are still being processed. The Township’s offices remain open, and staff can be reached by phone at (724) 834-7232.

Gov. Wolf Puts Statewide COVID-19 Mitigation Efforts in Effect

Updated March 17, 2020, 7:30 am

Governor Tom Wolf today announced that mitigation efforts put into effect over the past few days in Montgomery, Delaware, Bucks, Chester and Allegheny counties will now be in effect statewide, beginning at 12:01 a.m., Tuesday, March 17.

“Earlier today, New Jersey, New York and Connecticut imposed similar restrictions, and I thank the residents of these states for joining Pennsylvania in working together to halt the spread of COVID-19,” Gov. Wolf said. “I know the next few weeks will be challenging. There is no reason to be fearful, or to panic, but we need to take this disease seriously. Please, stay home. Make as few in-person contacts as you can.”

Click to view Gov. Wolf’s full press release.

Hempfield Township Municipal Building Limiting Business

Updated March 16, 2020, 9:15 am

The Hempfield Township Municipal Building will only be open to those needing to pick-up completed building permits or drop-off new building permits. All other services can be completed over the phone or via email.

Hempfield Township Athletic Complex (HTAC) Closed

Updated March 16, 2020, 9:15 am

The Hempfield Township Athletic Complex (HTAC) is closed until further notice. All open-court and drop-in sports are cancelled at this time. All rentals during this time will receive a full refund, or user-credit for a future rental. Keep up to date on program, event, and all township updates at www.hempfieldtwp.com.

Parks and Recreation Programs & Event Cancelled

Updated March 16, 2020, 9:15 am

All current parks and recreation programs are postponed until the end of March. Programs that are not rescheduled will be issued prorated refunds, or user-credits. All programming on or after April 1 is tentative. Check back often for updates and new information.

HEMPFIELD TOWNSHIP DECLARATION OF EMERGENCY FOR COVID-19

Updated March 16, 2020, 9:00am

Hempfield Township continues to closely monitor the growing outbreak of COVID-19 and are regularly communicating to discuss protocols and recommendations, based on the information available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as the local and state health departments.

The Hempfield Township Board of Supervisors has declared a declaration of emergency in response to the COVID-19 virus.  The Board of Supervisors declared this emergency following similar declarations made by the President of United States, the Governor of Pennsylvania, the Westmoreland County Commissioners, and other local communities.  This declaration allows the use of federal, state, county, and local resources to assist with the mitigation of this pandemic if necessary.

View the full press release.