COVID-19 Updates


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.

Latest information from the CDC

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Alert 3bHempfield Township Operational Changes due to COVID-19

Hempfield Township has modified operations to continue to meet the needs of the public during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please read below for updates to Township operations:

  • The Hempfield Township Municipal Building has reopened for in-person transactions effective Monday, January 4, 2021.
    • Masks are required at all times within our facilities
  • Parks & Recreation
    • All current Parks & Recreation programs are postponed until January 11th, 2021
    • Pavilion rentals and program registrations will being on January 11, 2021 for residents, and January 18, 2021 for non-residents.
    • The Hempfield Township Athletic Complex will reopen on January 11th, 2021
      • Masks are required at all times within our facilities

We encourage all residents that need to conduct Township business to do so via phone at 724-834-7232 or email at If you have an appointment with a Township staff member, please refrain from doing so if you are sick or are experiencing flu related symptoms.

Communication with Township Staff

We encourage all residents to routinely check the Township website at for future updates. Specific contact information can be found on the website by clicking on the Contact Us button. By clicking on the Notify Me button, residents can sign up for notifications and alerts. Please continue to check our webpage and our social media accounts for additional updates.

  1. COVID-19 Mitigation Efforts
  2. Understanding COVID-19

Additional COVID-19 Orders Announced

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Updated January 4, 2021

As of 8:00am on January 4, 2021, the mitigation efforts by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania have been relaxed to allow in-person dining, re-opening of entertainment and gyms, and other restrictions. 

Orders including wearing masks, businesses occupancy limits, and certain gathering limits remain in place. 

Precautions such as washing hands and social distancing remain in place.

For more information from the state website, click here.

As COVID-19 Cases Reach Critical Levels, Wolf Admin Announces New Mitigation Efforts

New mitigation efforts target schools, businesses, and enhance enforcement efforts

Updated November 23, 2020

With new modeling projecting 22,000 new COVID-19 cases per day in Pennsylvania in December, Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine today announced new targeted mitigation measures to help stop the spread during this critical time. These include a robust enforcement plan targeted at chronic violators along with an effort to ensure schools are safe and in compliance with COVID safety plans. The administration is also encouraging Pennsylvanians to limit unnecessary travel and stay at home.

For the full announcement click here.

Universal Face Coverings Order by the PA Secretary of Health

Face coverings are now required at most times throughout Pennsylvania

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Due to the Universal Face Coverings Order, Hempfield Township requires that all individuals entering a Township facility abide by the universal face covering order. This includes all employees, vendors, visitors, program participants, or other such individuals in Township facilities.

For additional information on face covering requirements, please visit the PA Department of Health's Universal Masking FAQ page.

COVID Alert PA App

COVID Alert PA is the official mobile app by the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) that uses the Exposure Notification System (ENS) provided by Apple and Google.

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You can now add your phone to the fight against COVID-19 by going to the Google Play Store or Apple App Store and downloading the free COVID Alert PA app to your smartphone. The app runs on iPhones that support iOS 13.5 and higher, and Android phones running Android 6.0 and higher.

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COVID Alert PA is available in English, Spanish, German, and Traditional Chinese. Downloading the app is voluntary, but the more Pennsylvanians who adopt the app the more successful it will be at stopping COVID-19. People 13 years old and older are encouraged to add their phone to the fight. However if you are between the ages of 13 and 17, you must have a parent or legal guardian’s consent to use the app.