COVID-19 General Resources:
January 4 2021 – Gov. Tom Wolf lifted the temporary mitigation orders for Pennsylvania.
December 10 2020 – Gov. Tom Wolf and state Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine issued temporary new mitigation orders for Pennsylvania, which will extend over the Christmas season and expire after New Year’s Day. The effective date is tonight, (12:01 AM) Saturday, December 12 and will expire at 8 a.m. on the first business day of the new year, January 4, 2021.
The temporary new orders include the following:
- Temporary indoor gathering limits of 10 and outdoor gathering limits of 50.
- Business capacity limits are reduced 50% of maximum facility capacity.
- K-12 and youth sports are suspended. Professional and collegiate sports may continue without spectators.
- Indoor operations at gyms and fitness facilities are prohibited.
- In-person extracurricular school activities are suspended.
- In-person dining is suspended, but outdoor dining and takeout of food and alcohol will continue.
- In-person, indoor entertainment businesses must close, including movie theaters, arcades, casinos, bowling alleys, theaters, and concert venues.
December 4 2020 – The Secretary of Health issued an order requiring travelers over age 11 entering Pennsylvania from locations outside the Commonwealth, including Pennsylvanians who are returning home from locations outside the Commonwealth, to produce evidence of a negative COVID-19 test or place themselves in quarantine for 10 days without testing or a 7-day quarantine with a negative test on or after day 5 of quarantine.
If someone cannot get a test or chooses not to, they must quarantine for 10 days upon arrival in Pennsylvania.
- This does NOT apply to:
- Individuals traveling to and from the Commonwealth for the purposes of work.
- Individuals who are returning to the Commonwealth after traveling outside the Commonwealth for less than 24 hours.
- Individuals traveling to and from the Commonwealth for medical reasons, including individuals providing comfort and support to a patient.
- Military personnel traveling to the Commonwealth by order or directive of a state or Federal military authority.
- Individuals in transit through the Commonwealth to another destination, provided that the time spent in the Commonwealth is only the amount of time necessary to complete the transit, make use of travel services, such as a highway rest stop, or make necessary travel connections.
- Individuals traveling to comply with a court order, such as child custody, or other exemptions issued by guidance.
- View the amended Order of the Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Health for Mitigation Relating to Travel.
October 6 2020 – The Governor and Secretary of Health has announced on Tuesday, October 6, an amendment to the existing COVID-19 orders to allow for adjusted capacity to gathering limits. These changes will go into effect on Friday, October 9th, and will take into account a venue’s occupancy limit when determining overall allowable capacity for both indoor and outdoor events and gatherings.
Pennsylvanians must continue to social distance and wear masks. Regardless of the size of an event or gathering, those things are still imperative to stopping the spread of COVID-19.
An event or gathering is defined as a temporary grouping of individuals for defined purposes that takes place over a limited timeframe, such as hours or days, including fairs, festivals, concerts, or shows and groupings that occur within larger, more permanent businesses, such as shows or performances within amusement parks, individual showings of movies, business meetings or conferences, or each party or reception within a multi-room venue. Groups of people who share space within a building in the ordinary course of operations, such as in an office building, classroom, production floor, or similar regularly occurring operation of a business or organization, are not events or gatherings. Venues must require attendees to comply with 6-foot social distancing requirements, to wear masks or face coverings, and to implement best practices such as timed entry, multiple entries and exit points, multiple restrooms, and hygiene stations. The adjusted capacity limits are listed in the table below.
Maximum Occupancy Calculator for indoor events:
|Maximum Occupancy||Allowable Indoor Rate|
|0-2,000 people||20% of Maximum Occupancy|
|2,001 – 10,000 people||15% of Maximum Occupancy|
|Over 10,000 people||10% of Maximum Occupancy up to 3,750 people|
Maximum Occupancy Calculator for outdoor events:
|Maximum Occupancy||Allowable Outdoor Rate|
|0-2,000 people||25% of Maximum Occupancy|
|2,001 – 10,000 people||20% of Maximum Occupancy|
|Over 10,000 people||15% of Maximum Occupancy up to 7,500 people|
September 22 2020 – Governor Tom Wolf is inviting all Pennsylvanians to download and then share the free COVID Alert PA app with friends, family, and coworkers in the commonwealth. Since the app launched on Tuesday, September 22nd, there have been more than 70,000 downloads. The COVID Alert PA app notifies users if they may have been exposed to COVID-19 without revealing their identity or location. The app can be found in the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store by searching for “covid alert pa.”
Township Press Releases:
Effective December 1st, all public meetings will be held virtually until further notice. Instructions on how to participate are on the individual meeting agendas.
Effective June 26th, Warwick Township indoor facilities are open to the public with or without an appointment. Mask wearing and social distancing are required upon entry.
All playgrounds, fields, sports courts and restrooms are open to the public with COVID-19 restrictions in place. The township recommends all CDC and PA Department of Health guidelines be followed when using township facilities.
Pennsylvania Unemployment Compensation
Bucks County Food Pantry Locations
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
Avoiding Eviction – Resource for Bucks County Residents
Reminders for Residents:
Non-Flushable Materials Damage Drains & Sewers
As sewage treatment facilities have been dealing with an increase in non-flushable materials clogging filters and equipment, residents are encouraged to and human waste. Disinfecting wipes and many other items – including those labeled as “flushable” or “biodegradable” – should be disposed of in the trash.
Support for Older Adults & People with Disabilities
The U.S. Administration on Aging connects older adults and their families with local assistance and services. To learn more, contact the Eldercare Locator at 1.800.677.1116 or visit the Eldercare Locator website.
People with disabilities can find assistance through their local . Additionally, the can help people with disabilities connect with their local Aging and Disability Resource Center.
Help for Victims & Survivors of Domestic Violence
The provides lifesaving tools and immediate support to empower victims and survivors to find safety and live free of abuse. The Hotline also provides support to friends and family members who are concerned about a loved one. The Hotline can be reached by calling 1.800.799.SAFE (7233), and if calling is not an option. Both can be reached 24/7/365. El chat en español está disponible de 12 p.m. a 6 p.m. Hora Central.
Individuals who are may use TTY 1.800.787.3224. Additionally, advocates who are Deaf are available 24/7 through the National Deaf Hotline by video phone at 1.855.812.1001, Instant Messenger (DeafHotline) or email.