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PA COVID-19 Business Impacts
December 27, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until December 31, 2020
12/14/20 – Braddock, freestore15104 – We are not accepting any donations at this time (unless you already have a reservation with us for this week). We will try to remain open and work through our inventory but we have to be ready to close at any moment, should there be a need. The Family Dollar is currently closed due to COVID exposure as well the entire NB police department. We are all volunteers who put our lives at risk, to serve the families we love so much.
12/14/20 – Swissvale, Pub in the Park – Due to the current restrictions we will be closing on Saturday 12/18/20 till we are able to have dine in guests again.
12/13/20 – Swissvale, waxingmoon_co 🌒 ALL services, whether it’s a group or individual sess, will be held remotely until further notice. Although I love being able to work with you in-person, it doesn’t feel right to do so at this time. You can still receive Reiki & Etheric Release Therapy from the comfort of your home. When booking, just include your preferred platform – Zoom, Skype, or Google Meet – in the comments section. Reiki appts will begin & end with a video call whereas all of an ERT appt will be on call.
12/12/20 – Swissvale, Goodfellas Restaurant & Tavern – Hey there friends! we have modified our kitchen hours – we are now open 11-7 daily for takeout. please take advantage of our awesome food menu togo or treat someone special to a gift card! Open for takeout Family meal deals. 12/15/20 Curbside available! Support your local small businesses!
12/12/20 – North Braddock, Braddock’s Battlefield History Center – Greetings! Due to current restrictions, the BBHC will be temporarily closed. We look forward to welcoming you all and having guided tours in the future at this very special site. Thank you for supporting the BBHC and we will see you soon!
12/12/20 – Swissvale, Switch & Signal Skate Park – Here is what we know concerning the latest shutdown order from the governor. The shop can remain open, the park cannot. This is devastating news and is hitting us at the worst possible time. That being said, we believe in science and we believe that sometimes a group sacrifice is necessary for the greater good. With that, if you can afford to at this moment buy a skateboard, a t-shirt, even a pair of socks, we could use the business. The online shop is open but in person shopping is also available, though we will be limiting the number of people in the building at one time. We don’t need rants on either end of the arguments for or against closures. As a small business we understand both sides for and against a closure. Thank you all for your love and support. We hope to be skating with you soon.
12/11/20 – Swissvale, Triangle Bar & Grill – Happy Holidays from the Triangle Bar ownership and staff. WE WILL BE OPEN During these trying times. We will also be following all the state mandated guidelines…Masks, we’re covered. Gloves, been doing that. Sanitation stations, got them too. Social distancing Stay three battleships apart and all will be well. Plexiglass, it’s see through and three feet high off the bar. Call-in’s and walk-in’s welcomed. You just can’t stay. You need a delivery to your car, we can make that happen. You want Alcohol infused slushies Mixed drinks and beer all to go, we got it.. We always have The world famous BATTLESHIP available for you. There’s only one place to get the BATTLESHIP…so don’t be fooled by the knock offs and wantabees….
12/11/20 – Swissvale, D’s Six Pax and Dogz – Indoor dining will be available today for the last time for a few weeks. We will remain open for takeout. 11am-9pm daily. •••All Day Special will be $5 for any draft! 412.241.4666 12/14/20 Grab some draft beer for home with your takeout food. ANY draft only $5! 12/15/20
12/10/20 – Swissvale, Boomerang Bar & Restaurant – It was our 30th year anniversary. Big things were planned. We were trying to beat last years total of 18K. Any help/donation is greatly appreciated. 2020….what a year. Stay safe and keep healthy. Thanks in advance for the help! Fundraiser by Ken Stretavski : Hot Sausage Day 2020 (gofundme.com)
12/10/20 – Swissvale, Frick Park Tavern – Do to Covid19 Frick Park Tavern will be closing temporarily starting 12/12/20 until the early spring of 2021. We want to make sure all of our guests and staff are safe in the winter months to come. We want to thank all of our customers that have supported use this summer and fall in these difficult times. We will be stronger than ever when we reopen in 2021.Again Thank you for all of your support! Have a safe Holiday
“Today (December 10) I am announcing additional, temporary COVID-19 protective mitigation measures in the commonwealth,” said Gov. Wolf. “With these measures in place, we hope to accomplish three goals: First, stop the devastating spread of COVID-19 in the commonwealth. Second, keep our hospitals and health care workers from becoming overwhelmed. And third, help Pennsylvanians get through the holiday season – and closer to a widely available vaccine – as safely as possible. This is a bridge to a better future in Pennsylvania.”
The new, limited-time mitigation orders take effect at 12:01 a.m. on December 12, and remain in effect until 8 a.m. on January 4, 2021.
Limited-Time Mitigation efforts announced today include:
In-Person Dining and Alcohol Sales
- All in-person indoor dining at businesses in the retail food services industry, including, but not limited to, bars, restaurants, breweries, wineries, distilleries, social clubs, and private catered events is prohibited.
- Outdoor dining, take-out food service, and take-out alcohol sales are permitted and may continue, subject to any limitations or restrictions imposed by Pennsylvania law, or this or any other Order issued by the Sec. of Health or by the governor.
Multiple studies have found indoor dining to drive case increases and fatalities, including research from Stanford University that found that restaurants accounted for a significant amount of new infections and research from Yale University that found that closing restaurants reduced fatality rates. A study by JP Morgan analyzed credit card spending of more than 30 million Chase cardholders and Johns Hopkins University’s case tracker and found that higher restaurant spending in a state predicted a rise in new infections there three weeks later.
Indoor Gatherings and Events
- Indoor gatherings and events of more than 10 persons are prohibited.
- Churches, synagogues, temples, mosques, and other places of congregate worship are specifically excluded from the limitations set forth above during religious services, these institutions are strongly encouraged to find alternative methods for worship, as in person gatherings pose a significant risk to participants at this time. While this an incredibly difficult recommendation to make, particularly at this time of year, faith leaders must carefully weigh the health risks to their congregants given the immense amount of community spread of COVID-19.
A new study from Stanford University and published in the journal, nature, used cellphone data collected from 10 U.S. cities from March to May to demonstrate that restaurants, gyms, cafes, churches and other crowded indoor venues accounted for some 8 in 10 new infections in the early months of the U.S. coronavirus epidemic.
Outdoor Gatherings and Events
- Outdoor gatherings and events of more than 50 persons are prohibited.
According to a Yale University study, limiting outdoor gatherings was among consistent policies found to reduce fatality rates.
The CDC states that medium-sized outdoor gatherings carry a higher risk of COVID-19 spread, even with social distancing. CDC notes that the more people an individual interacts with at a gathering and the longer that interaction lasts, the higher the potential risk of becoming infected with COVID-19 and COVID-19 spreading, and that the higher the level of community transmission in the area that the gathering is being held, the higher the risk of COVID-19 spreading during a gathering.
Capacity Limits for Businesses
- All in-person businesses serving the public may only operate at up to 50% of the maximum capacity stated on the applicable certificate of occupancy, except as limited by existing orders to a smaller capacity limit.
The same Stanford University study that collected cellphone data also noted that limiting indoor capacity can reduce COVID-19 transmissions.
Gyms and Fitness Facilities
- Indoor operations at gyms and fitness facilities are prohibited.
- Outdoor facilities and outdoor classes can continue, but all participants must wear face coverings in accordance with the Sec. of Health’s Updated Order Requiring Universal Face Coverings, including any subsequent amendments, and practice physical distancing requirements.
According to a Yale University study, closing businesses like gyms was among consistent policies found to reduce fatality rates.
- All in-person businesses in the entertainment industry serving the public within a building or indoor defined area, including, but not limited to, theaters, concert venues, museums, movie theaters, arcades, casinos, bowling alleys, private clubs, and all other similar entertainment, recreational or social facilities, are prohibited from operation.
The CDC puts movie theaters and other indoor settings on its list of higher-risk activities for contracting COVID-19.
In-Person Extracurricular School Activities
- Voluntary activities sponsored or approved by a school entity’s governing body or administration are suspended, but these extracurricular activities may be held virtually. This includes, but is not limited to, attendance at or participation in activities such musical ensembles, school plays, student council, clubs, and school dances.
Our top priority is stopping the spread of this virus so students and teachers can return to their classrooms as soon as possible. Data from the Department of Health notes that one-quarter of the cases of COVID among school-age children have occurred within the past two weeks, increasing the need to keep children safe outside of school so that they can return to classrooms.
K-12 School Sports and Youth Sports
- All sports at K-12 public schools, nonpublic schools, private schools and club, travel, recreational, intermural, and intramural sports are paused.
The Pennsylvania Principals Association is recommending a delay to the start of the winter sports season. The surge in cases among school-age children increases the risk that asymptomatic participants will spread the virus at a game or practice, in the locker room, while traveling to and from events, or at team meals, parties or other gatherings.
Professional and Collegiate Sports
- Professional or collegiate sports activities may continue in accordance with guidance from the CDC and the Department of Health.
- Spectators may not attend such sports activities in person.
The CDC warns large gatherings create a high risk of COVID-19 spreading.