Dear Residents of Aliquippa,
The health, safety and well-being of our residents and staff are our top priorities. With the recently elevated discussion regarding the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the news, we want to take a moment to reinforce preventive safety measures and reference our process and communications. First, it is important to remember that at this time, there are no confirmed cases of coronavirus within our region. We are closely monitoring the situation and taking guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) & Pa. Department of Health. The City officials are maintaining regular contact with our local health professionals to share information, seek guidance, and ask questions to help us in planning for any regional needs. We encourage our residents and all of our organizations within the City to be mindful of key preventive measures. The CDC recommends the following tips that can be useful in avoiding the spread of this and other illnesses:
• Wash hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use alcohol-based hand sanitizers.
• Avoid touching eyes, mouth and nose with unwashed hands.
• Avoid close contact with individuals who are sick.
• Stay home when you are sick. The CDC recommends that individuals remain home for a minimum of 24 hours after you no longer have a fever.
• Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then immediately discard the tissue in the trash.
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
• Avoid large gatherings.
• Check on the elderly.
Additionally, our health and safety team, Fire and Police Departments are taking the following steps in order to be prepared for the possible entry of the virus into our region.
• Will continue to coordinate with the PA Department of Health for guidance and monitoring of data related to coronavirus.
• City residence are asked to stay home if they are ill, maintaining the CDC recommendation that individuals remain home for 24 hours after they no longer have a fever.
• Signs reminding everyone of the importance of washing their hands frequently are hung throughout the schools.
The City of Aliquippa