COVID-19 Jefferson County Resources 2020

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Jefferson County is committed to the safety and wellbeing of every person that lives, visites, or is a stakeholder in Jefferson County.  With the current global situation, with the Coronavirus COVID-19, the County wanted to make available a repository of resources for the general public, business owners/managers, and officials.  This page will be updated with current information that is provided to us by our State and Federal Agencies.  The guidance will help you manage issues with the Coronavirus.  Click here for informational documents to help you mitigate this disease.

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 Jefferson County Goes Green!

Green Phase
Work & Congregate Setting Restrictions
  • Continued Telework Strongly Encouraged
  • Businesses with In-Person Operations Must Follow Updated Business and Building Safety Requirements
  • All Businesses Operating at 50% Occupancy in the Yellow Phase May Increase to 75% Occupancy
  • Child Care May Open Complying with Guidance
  • Congregate Care Restrictions in Place
  • Prison and Hospital Restrictions Determined by Individual Facilities
  • Schools Subject to CDC and Commonwealth Guidance
Social Restrictions
  • Large Gatherings of More Than 250 Prohibited
  • Restaurants and Bars Open at 50% Occupancy
  • Personal Care Services (including hair salons and barbershops) Open at 50% Occupancy and by Appointment Only
  • Indoor Recreation, Health and Wellness Facilities, and Personal Care Services (such as gyms and spas) Open at 50% Occupancy with Appointments Strongly Encouraged
  • All Entertainment (such as casinos, theaters, and shopping malls) Open at 50% Occupancy
    Construction Activity May Return to Full Capacity with Continued Implementation of Protocols
  • All businesses must follow CDC and DOH guidance for social distancing and cleaning
  • Monitor public health indicators, adjust orders and restrictions as necessary

REOPEN PENNSYLVANIA! CLICK HERE

JEFFERSON COUNTY RESPONDS TO CORONAVIRUS COVID-19    

JEFFERSON COUNTY DECLARATION OF DISASTER 3/16/2020

LATEST JEFFERSON COUNTY PRESS RELEASE CLICK HERE

Jefferson County and Local COVID-19 Resources and Helpful Links CLICK HERE

Pennsylvania COVID-19 Resources and Helpful Links CLICK HERE

Federal COVID-19 Resources and Helpful Links CLICK HERE

MOST UP TO DATE COVID-19 FROM PENNSYLVANIA CLICK HERE

 

SAVE SMALL BUSINESS’ CLICK HERE Helping small employers who are struggling during the COVID-19 outbreak.

 

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USDA releases federal rural resource guide

The USDA today unveiled a one-stop-shop of federal programs for rural communities, organizations and individuals impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The resource guide can be accessed by clicking here.

 

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BUSINESS CLOSURE and ASSISTANCE INFORMATION CLICK HERE

 

Jefferson County Department of Emergency Services 

About COVID-19

Symptoms of the COVID-19 can include fever, cough and shortness of breath. The symptoms may appear in as few as two days or as long as 14 days after exposure. Reported illnesses have ranged from people with little to no symptoms to people being severely ill and dying. Individuals most at risk for severe symptoms include elderly and those with pre-existing conditions.

You are reminded to:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol- based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
  • Cover any coughs or sneezes with your elbow, not your hands.
  • Clean surfaces frequently, such as countertops, light switches, cell phones and other frequently touched areas.
  • If you are sick, you should stay home until you are feeling better.
  • What is coronavirus?
  • Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses, some causing illness in people and others circulating among animals, including camels, cats and bats.
  • These viruses are common throughout the world.
  • Rarely, animal coronaviruses can evolve and infect people, and then spread as has been seen with MERS and SARS.
  • Outbreaks of MERS and SARS have been complex, requiring a thorough public health response.
  • Early cases of the virus in Wuhan, China were linked to a large seafood and animal market, suggesting animal to person spread.
  • However, a growing number of individuals did not have exposure to animal markets, suggesting person to person spread is occurring.

How can the Coronavirus spread?

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  • Human coronaviruses spread just like the flu or a cold:
  • Through the air by coughing or sneezing
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  • Close personal contact, such as touching or shaking hands;
  • Touching an object or surface with the virus on it;
  • Occasionally, fecal contamination.
  • What can you do?

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  • Cover any coughs or sneezes with your elbow, do not use your hands!
  • Clean surfaces frequently, including countertops, light switches, cell phones, and other frequently touched items.
  • WASH your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol- based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
  • Contain: if you are sick, stay home until you are feeling better.