COVID-19 Resources

View Oakland Township's Emergency Declaration: Resolution 2020-08

  • Tax-payers are strongly encouraged to mail in checks for tax payments or utilize the drop off box outside our Tax Collector’s office. 

  • The Township meeting room is not available for use by outside groups at this time.

Press Release from Butler County Emergency Services regarding COVID-19:

 

Please monitor reliable sources of information regarding COVID-19 including but not limited to the following links:

https://www.butlercountypa.gov/611/Coronavirus-Preparedness-COVID19

https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/disease/coronavirus/Pages/Coronavirus.aspx

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html

 

If you have questions regarding COVID-19, please contact the Pennsylvania Department of Health at 1-877-PA-Health or you can call 2-1-1 for any food or non-emergency needs.

For Pennsylvania Services available during the COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic (Including Unemployment, Food & More):

https://www.pa.gov/guides/responding-to-covid-19/

Pennsylvania School Guidance/Answers to Common Questions

https://www.education.pa.gov/Schools/safeschools/emergencyplanning/COVID-19/Pages/AnswersToFAQs.aspx

Pennsylvania Department of Aging / COVID-19 Provider Guidance

 

https://www.aging.pa.gov/service-provider-quicklinks/covid-19-provider-guidance/Pages/default.aspx

Points to remember

 

  1. It is an airborne virus that is spread by humans just like a flu or cold virus. Close personal contact, coughing, sneezing, touching, shaking hands or touching infected surfaces are all ways it is spread.

  2. Symptoms include: Fever, Cough and Shortness of Breath and can appear in as few as 2 days to as long as 14 days.  If you have ANY of these symptoms, contact your healthcare provider immediately.

 

Things you can do:

 

  1. Cover any sneezes or coughs with your elbow. Try not to use your hands.

  2. Clean surfaces frequently.

  3. Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use alcohol based sanitizer if soap and water are not available.

  4. Stay home.

  5. Avoid large gatherings.

Dept. Of Agriculture Directs Families To Emergency Food Assistance

On March 17, Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding issued guidance for accessing emergency food assistance for Pennsylvanians at risk of hunger due to measures to slow the spread of COVID-19.

 

“During this time of major precautions to reduce risks of spreading COVID-19, those out of work, those who rely on college meal plans, school meals to feed their children, and those who are isolated may not know where to turn for food,” Secretary Redding said. “No Pennsylvanian should go hungry, even in these extraordinary times.”

Redding offered these specific instructions for those seeking emergency food assistance.

 

Who is eligible to get food from a food bank or food pantry?

 If you are out of work without pay, you are eligible to receive food sourced from the state and federal government from a food bank or food pantry in Pennsylvania.

This includes service workers who are unable to get shifts or hourly wage employees of non-essential businesses that have voluntarily closed due to COVID-19 mitigation.

You will be asked to verbally complete a Self-Declaration of Need form, as signatures have been temporarily waived due to COVID-19. (Forms are also available in Spanish and Russian.)

You will be asked to provide your household size and weekly income level as of the day you apply. Complete income guidelines can be found at agriculture.pa.gov.

Will food banks be open? 

Food banks are open and delivering food to many agencies, including pantries, shelters, and soup kitchens. Please call or visit the website of your regional food bank to be directed to agencies in your community.  Many food banks are also doing special drive-through distributions. Please call for more information.

Where can I find a food bank or food pantry near me? 

Contact the following Feeding Pennsylvania and Hunger-Free Pennsylvania member food banks to find out about food assistance services being offered in your county.

-- Alliance for Nonprofit Resources Inc. (serving Butler County)

-- Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank (serving Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Cambria, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Lawrence, Somerset and Washington counties)

How do I get food from a food bank if I can’t leave my house because I am under isolation or quarantine?

 

If you or a family member is under isolation or quarantine, contact your local food bank to see if they have options to deliver food. If you are concerned about potential exposure, there are steps you and food banks can take to limit risk.

 

The PA Department of Agriculture sent guidance to all food banks encouraging them to follow best practices to limit risk of exposure.

 

What do I do if my local food pantry is closed?

 

You can go to another food pantry in your area, using the links above. We recommend checking with your local food bank to ensure other local food pantries are open.

 

How will students access meals while schools are closed?

 

The Pennsylvania Department of Education offers information on accessing meals on its website.

 

For more information, visit the Department of Agriculture website.

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