Union County COVID-19 Information Page

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Union County COVID-19 Hub Page

 

Union County "Green Phase"

Union County Revised Coronavirus plan effective June 12, 2020. Understanding what is a GREEN PHASE After a county transitions to the yellow phase, it is closely monitored for increased risk, such as significant outbreaks. If overall risk remains mitigated for fourteen days, it will transition to the green phase. The green phase eases most restrictions with the continued easing of operational requirements, it will be equally important to continue to monitor public health indicators and adjust orders and restrictions as necessary to ensure the spread of disease remains at a minimum. 

General Information

  • Masks are required for all persons entering County buildings; employees, visitors and delivery personnel per  July 27th, 2020 Judicial Order AD-21-2020 
  • Masks will be worn by anyone within 6' of another person (employee or visitor) and in all common areas.

Visitors allowed by appointment only

All incoming visitors are required to wear a mask and have their temperatures taken. Department personnel will instruct visitors as to what number of family members are permitted (if required to complete visit), visitors must call the department when they have arrived, and they will be escorted to the department. Any other specifics  for the visit will be explained before the appointment.  

  • Visitors are encouraged to make all appointments for any additional offices needed before coming to the Courthouse or Government Center before they arrive
  • Visitors have the option to continue to use the research computer in the lobby of the Courthouse without the need for an appointment.

Specific Office Information

Courthouse Safety

  • Elevators in the Courthouse will be limited to one person or a family unit/persons living together. Please use hand sanitizer after you have left the elevator. Sanitizer will be available in each department for use as a public safety precaution. 
  • Public meetings remain as current; electronic/virtual meetings are preferred/priority. 

Government Center - Lobby Open to the Public

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  • Visitors by appointment only.  
  • All appointments by visitors will take place in the lobby cubical. 
  • Payments may be dropped in the lockbox located in the lobby. 

 

If you are a visitor and have questions please call 570-524-3894.  A list of departments can be found HERE

 

The County will continue to provide Information to assist the public to personally take steps to reduce the spread of the virus, the status of the virus in our region, and steps to seek medical assistance.

The County has also developed internal protocols to limit County employees' social interactions in order to minimize the spread of the virus while also providing essential county services to minimize and manage the impacts of the virus in our community. 
We encourage County residents to take personal responsibility to limit their social interactions, especially among large groups.  We also encourage residents to stay home if you are sick.  Call your doctor if you develop virus symptoms and have been  out of the country in the past 2 weeks, have been around someone who has been out of the country in the past two weeks, or have been around someone who has been confirmed to have the virus.

Union County Declaration of Disaster Emergency

 

Please be aware that the spread of coronavirus, and its resulting COVID-19 infections, is a dynamic changing situation. Information and news will continue to evolve and Union County is dedicated in informing you, the public, with the best steps you can take to protect yourself, your families and your community. Please bookmark this page for easy reference when new information becomes available.

 

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Business Resources and Support

COVID-19 Resources for Business

The Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) offers working capital loans that could be of assistance to businesses impacted by COVID-19. Resources and information will be posted to http://dced.pa.gov/resources as they become available. The U.S. Small Business Administration, in addition to local funding partners, may also be a source of assistance for affected businesses. 

The Wolf Administration today announced the availability of low-interest loans for small businesses and eligible non-profits in all 67 counties in Pennsylvania through the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

Businesses seeking guidance from DCED can also contact its customer service resource account at [email protected] or by calling 1-877-PA-HEALTH and selecting option 1.

For the most up-to-date information on COVID-19, Pennsylvanians should visit: https://www.pa.gov/guides/responding-to-covid-19/