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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Hempfield Township Transitions to the Green Phase

As Hempfield Township  transitions to the green phase, the following changes will occur to Township services and processes:

  • Hempfield Township Staff
    • Township staff will follow state guidelines for social distancing and face coverings when applicable
  • Hempfield Township Municipal Building
    • The Municipal Building is open to the public for all Township business
    • We encourage township business to be conducted via the website, by e-mail, and phone when possible
    • Visitors are encouraged to wear face coverings
    • All visitors are asked to follow state-issued social distancing guidelines
  • Public Meetings
    • All meetings are open to the public following state-issued guidance
    • Room occupancy is limited by the state-issued guidelines, seats will not be reserved
    • Visitors are encouraged to wear face coverings
  • Fire & Emergency Services
    • Training programs will resume as per the State Fire Academy guidelines
  • Parks & Recreation
    • Large gatherings, and congregating around playgrounds, sports fields, pavilions, and picnic areas is discouraged
    • Visitors are strongly encouraged to wear face coverings, and to practice social distancing when visiting, using, or renting any township facility, program, or event; or any private group events, rentals, games, or other such gatherings
    • Special Event Changes
      • Movie in the Park
        • June 12th movie will be moved to later in the summer
        • Next movie date will be in July
        • More information to follow
      • Concerts in the Park
        • Concerts in the Park are currently postponed
        • The first possible concert could be Saturday, July 18
        • More information to follow
      • Kidz Fest
        • The event is trying to be planned with new guidelines.
        • The event is scheduled for Saturday, July 25
        • More information to follow

Hempfield Township Athletic Complex Operating Hours

Effective June 8 – September 6, 2020

Monday8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tuesday8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Wednesday8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Thursday8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Friday8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Saturday8:00 am – 8:00 pm
SundayClosed
  • Hempfield Township Athletic Complex (HTAC) reopens under a modified schedule
    • Renters must sign and return the “COVID-19 Facility Waiver” prior to renting any facility
    • Visitors are encouraged to wear face coverings and practice social distancing when in the lobby, and while using the gymnasium
    • Visitors are asked not to congregate socially before, during, or after their planned activity
    • Limited seating will be available throughout HTAC, visitors should come prepared to participate in their planned activity
    • HTAC rentals resume with occupancy restrictions
    • Facility to be cleaned following CDC recommendations before opening each day
    • Disinfecting of high-traffic, high-exposure areas to occur throughout the day by parks staff

Hempfield Township Parks & Recreation

Facility Occupancy Changes - Effective June 5, 2020

FacilityMaximum Occupancy
Hempfield Township Athletic Complex – Entire Facility195 people
Hempfield Township Athletic Complex – Lobby15 people
Hempfield Township Athletic Complex – Gymnasium180 people
Baseball Fields – Includes Teams, Umpires, & Spectators90 people per diamond
Multi-Purpose Fields – Includes Teams, Officials, & Spectators90 people per field
Pavilion A & E135 people per pavilion
Pavilion D75 people per pavilion
Pavilion B & C, Swede Hill Park Pavilion50 people per pavilion
Swede Hill Activity Center20 people
  • Swede Hill Activity Center reopens
    • Program participants or their parent/guardian must sign and return the “COVID-19 Program Waiver” prior to participation in any Hempfield Township program
    • Visitors are asked to wear appropriate face coverings, children are not required to wear masks, but are permitted to at the parent/guardian’s discretion
    • Swede Hill programming will begin on June 26, 2020
    • Participation will be reduced to a maximum eight (8) participants per class
    • Facility entry will be limited to the registered participant and one (1) parent/guardian
    • No other people will be allowed in the facility
  • Pavilion rentals open
    • Renters must sign and return the “COVID-19 Facility Waiver” prior to renting any Hempfield Township facility
    • Pavilions available for rental following the included “Facility Occupancy Changes” table
    • Pavilions cleaned before each rental
    • Renters are responsible for providing hand sanitizer, disinfectant, or any other cleaning products or supplies during their rental
    • Pavilions will not be cleaned during the rental by Township staff
    • No guarantee is made that pavilions will be cleaned or disinfected for drop-in pavilion use
  • Field rentals open
    • Renters must sign and return the “COVID-19 Facility Waiver” prior to renting any Hempfield Township facility
    • Renters must adhere to the included “Facility Occupancy Changes” table
    • Renters are asked to adhere to their rental time, and promptly exit the field at the end of their rental
    • Renters are still required to rent Township facilities directly through the Parks & Recreation Department
  • Playgrounds open
    • Playgrounds reopen to public use
    • Visitors are encouraged to wear face coverings and practice social distancing
    • Large gatherings, and congregating around playground areas is discouraged
    • Hempfield Township, following CDC guidance, will not be disinfecting play structures, swings, or any such play equipment
    • Visitors must still observe park and playground rules at all Township facilities
  • Programming resumes
    • Program participants or their parent/guardian must sign and return the “COVID-19 Program Waiver” prior to participation in any Hempfield Township program
    • Programs are able to resume with class size restrictions
    • Program sizes will be dictated by location limitations
    • Participants are encouraged to wear face coverings and practice social distancing
    • Participants are encouraged to use our online registration portal at: 
  • Restrooms reopen
    • Permanent park restrooms, HTAC restrooms, and pavilion restrooms are reopened
    • Restrooms will be cleaned daily by Township staff
    • Visitors are encouraged to wear face coverings in all restroom facilities
    • Temporary restroom facilities will be offered at Swede Hill Park beginning June 15, 2020
    • Temporary restrooms are serviced by the contracted vendor only
    • Visitors are encouraged to bring their own hand sanitizer to facilities without permanent restroom facilities