Warrington Township
The Gateway to Bucks County Since 1734

Coronavirus Information (LAST UPDATED MARCH 26, 2020)

Bucks County Commissioners COVOID-19 PORTAL

The GIS data portal was created to serve as the primary source for the county’s transmission of essential and critical COVID-19 information. The COVID-19 portal contains vital information and links to the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as to the Pennsylvania Department of Health. It also contains directives and guidance for our small businesses to help navigate closures and the disruption to employees and the local economy. The data portal can be found here:  https://covid19-bucksgis.hub.arcgis.com/ to help keep all residents updated on the latest news and information.

Stay at Home Order

March 23, 2020, Governor Wolf, issued a Stay at Home order for Bucks County.

As per the Bucks County Emergency Management Agency, it is very important you are following the social distancing for the protection of you and your families from illness. Keep a 6-foot distance from others; only leave home if the action is required to sustain life.  A few examples of life sustaining reasons to leave your home are going to the grocery store, pharmacy, doctor’s office, or a hospital.  If you absolutely must travel, gas stations will remain open.  Do not travel in groups, please go to the grocery store alone to prevent crowding, and limit personal interaction with others.

In addition, ALL Warrington Township parks, playgrounds, fields and park restrooms will be closed until further notice.

Township Business

  • Warrington Township Administration Building is closed to the public until further notice.
  • All Boards and Committee meetings are cancelled.
  • Warrington Township Administration Building will have minimal staffing to receive phone calls, emails and mail until further notice.
  • Police, Fire and Ambulance will respond to all emergencies.
  • For information on non-emergencies, visit CRIME WATCH. The web address is:  www.warringtontownshippd.org
  • All inspections are cancelled until further notice.
  • All Township construction projects are on hold until further notice (i.e, Lions Pride Park and new police station).
  • Warrington Township Parks are closed to the public.  Please follow social distancing and other CDC recommendations.

BREAKING NEWS 03/30/2020

 


 


Bucks County Water & Sewer Authority (BCWSA)
Customers not to flush toilet paper substitutes during coronavirus crisis. Statement
Shutoffs Suspended Over Next 90 Day Benjamin Jones, CEO of BCWSA, announced today that none of its customers will face a shutoff of water or sewer services over the next 90 days.

“We want our customers to know that in these trying times they will have the guarantee of clean water and sewer service without interruption,” Jones said. “We are all in this fight together and we will come out of it together.”

The policy covers all customers in Bucks, Chester and Montgomery Counties

North Wales Water Authority   
Bob Bender, Executive Director
North Wales Water AuthorityNWWA local office at 267-482-6940
www.nwwater.com
Special Message for residents with Contaminated Wells.

If your family has a contaminated private well, and you are having a problem finding clean drinking water, or if you know of any local families who are, call the NWWA local office at 267-482-6940 and ask to be put on our list for the water tanker.

If there is sufficient interest and need, we will bring our sanitized tanker to our Warrington office each week so residents can fill their bottles and jugs with safe and clean water – at no charge – for the duration of the corona virus problem.

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Feeding PA: Letter from The Food Bank Network
Pennsylvanians who need help feeding themselves or their family should find and contact their local food bank or pantry through. 
  Feeding Pennsylvania
Hunger-Free Pennsylvania
Bucks County Seniors

Monday – Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.
After hours and weekends, seniors and their caregivers can leave a message and the Area Agency on Aging will return the call.

Bucks County Seniors can call 267-880-5700 for assistance, as well as information on services such as meal delivery and independent care. 
Small Businesses & Resources

Governor Tom Wolf has ordered the closure of all non-life-sustaining businesses. For a list of LIFE SUSTAINING BUSINESSES that may continue physical operations click here. For more information click here. To access the COVID-19 ECONOMIC RESOURCES PORTAL click here.

Dear Small Business Owners of Warrington Township,

While these are trying times for all of us, Warrington Township knows that the small businesses may feel much of the pain and effect of the Coronavirus.  If your business has been affected by this outbreak please contact the Small business Association,  https://www.sba.gov/.  They may be able to help you.

Pennsylvania now has our Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program from the SBA.  Small businesses and PNP businesses should go to the SBA web site to apply: https://disasterloan.sba.gov.

Sincerely,

Lee Greenberg
Director of Emergency Services,
Emergency Management & Code enforcement
Warrington Township

 

Financial Assistance Available to Small Businesses

03.19.2020 DOH ORDER COVID - Closure of all Businesses that are not Life Sustaining 03.19.2020 GOV COVID - Life Sustaining Business 03.19.2020 GOV ORDER COVID Business Closure PA 16360 EIDL Fact Sheet

March 19 20-295 Pennsylvania Working Capital Loans Available Due to Coronavirus

Taxes

Tax Deadline and Earned Income Tax – pushed back to July 15, 2020.

Keystone Collections Group, along with all other TCD’s in the Commonwealth will extend the final return filing deadline to July 15, 2020, following Federal and state filing extensions.
The State and Federal Tax Deferrals do not apply to the current 2020 County and Municipal Tax Bills.

Tax Collector Office

The Tax Collector Office will be closed to in person walk ins for payments through March 30th. You may mail your payment in as usual or pay through the website at http://www.warringtontwptaxcollector.webs.com .

Any questions regarding tax collections email Millie Seliga at mas1255@verizon.net . You may also call GOV-PAY at 1-800-300-8007 to pay by e-check at a cost of $1.50.

Resources

Recreation and Park COVID-19 Information & Resources

Bucks County Commissioners Press Conference (APROX 15 Mins In Questions )

COVID Fact Sheet Mental Health

Warrington Township Declares Disaster Emergency (MAR.18)

The Board of Supervisors declared Warrington Township in a Disaster Emergency at their special meeting on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 12:00pm. The disaster emergency is due to the threat that the COVID-19 may spread.

In the interest of health, safety and welfare of residents of the Township and its employees all Township Board of Supervisors, Zoning Hearing Board and Committee meetings are suspended with the exception that the Board of Supervisors meetings may be held on an as needed basis. In addition, all programs operated by the Township or its committees are cancelled/suspended.

All Fire Department and Police Department services shall remain open and operation during this disaster. The Township administrative office will be operating at reduced staff level. Please conduct any business electronically through the website http://www.warringtontownship.org/contact-us/ or by phone at 215-343-9350. Please delay all non-essential business with the Township, no in person meetings will occur during this time period of social distancing.

Primary Elections Rescheduled for June 2, 2020

During this time of social distancing Mail-In ballots are encouraged to be used. To apply for a mail-in ballot visit,   http://www.buckscounty.org/docs/default-source/boe/2020generalprimarymailinabsenteeballotapplication.pdf?sfvrsn=0

For more information regarding voting in Pennsylvania visit, https://www.votespa.com/Voting-in-PA/Pages/Mail-and-Absentee-Ballot.aspx .


Coronavirus Update (MAR.16, 2020)

Warrington Township is taking the threat of Coronavirus (COVID-19) very seriously. We are following the guidelines recommended by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), and suggest that Warrington Township residents do the same. Warrington Township is committed to provide our community and employees a safe environment.

Until further notice, the Township office is currently open on normal business hours; however we request the public contact us via phone at 215-343-9350, email or through the website http://www.warringtontownship.org/contact-us/. Please delay all non-essential business with the Township.

With the exception of the Board of Supervisors, all board and committee meetings are cancelled until further notice.

Building and Code Enforcement

The Building and Code department will be accepting applications and plans as usual and process them in the time frame allotted for both residential and commercial projects/properties. The inspectors will perform exterior inspections at residential and commercial properties and interior and exterior inspections at new construction projects. We will not perform any interior inspections of occupied residential or commercial buildings until further notice.

The Township will not be performing Use and Occupancy inspections or re-tenant inspection or annual fire safety inspections until further notice. Feel Free to call the Building and Code Department with any questions regarding this process at 215-997-7501.

Park & Recreation

  • Warrington Township will close athletic fields for organized sports beginning Monday March 16, 2020; The Township will also suspend any Park & Recreation programs and activities for 30 days.
  • Township parks and trails will remain open for use. Please use common sense, if you do not feel well self-quarantine and avoid public spaces.
  • The Park and Recreation Department will contact those who have already paid for programs and activities to discuss credit options.
  • All programs held at Cornerstone are suspended until March 30, 2020.
  • All programs held at Revolution Ice Gardens are suspended until March 30, 2020.
  • The annual Easter Egg hunt scheduled for Saturday April 4, 2020 is cancelled.

Police/ Fire/ Ambulance

Our Emergency Services is fully staffed and will respond as usual.

Please visit the Warrington Police Crimewatch Platform for more updates from the Police Department. https://bucks.crimewatchpa.com/search/warrington

State and County Update

All PA Fine Wine & Good Spirits stores will close on Tuesday, 3/17. A handful of stores will be open on Monday, 3/16. For a complete list and more information, please visit their website: https://www.lcb.pa.gov/Consumers/Pages/Coronavirus.aspx

– Bucks County Health Director, Dr. David Damsker, interview by PBS. https://bit.ly/2ILjFkb

– Bucks County Seniors can call 267-880-5700 for assistance, as well as information on services such as meal delivery and independent care. This number is answered Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. After hours and weekends, seniors and their caregivers can leave a message and the Area Agency on Aging will return the call.
– How to get tested for COVID-19: https://bit.ly/3aTtNTK
– Pandemics have happened throughout human history. See how they rank with this interesting infographic. https://bit.ly/2J16Mmh
During a press conference held on March 12, 2020, Governor Wolf strongly urged non-essential businesses in four Pennsylvania counties to close for 14 days from the start of the county’s mitigation period to protect employees, customers and suppliers and limit the spread of the virus through personal contact and surfaces.
As of March 14, 2020, those counties include: Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery.
As a matter of public health, it is the Pennsylvania Department of Health’s strong recommendation that businesses cease operations to mitigate the spread of this disease. The following types of businesses should temporarily cease regular operations:
– Community and recreation centers
– Gyms, including yoga/spin/barre facilities
– Hair salons, nail salons, and spas


Update March 6, 2020:

Warrington Township is being proactive and is committed to informing the residents of Warrington Township and the community on Coronavirus.

Please read the, Coronavirus Update, on the closings of some schools from Central Bucks School District.

The best source of information an individual can obtain would be from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) website, listed below.  The CDC will update their website as needed.  The CDC website has information on the Coronavirus, current situation, community preparedness, guidance for travelers among other information.  Links to some of the information on the Coronavirus are listed below.

COVID-19 Webpage:
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
Current Situation Assessment:
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/summary.html
Community Preparedness:
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/index.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fpreparing-individuals-communities.html
Guidance for Travelers:
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html
In addition to the CDC Traveler webpage, it is recommended that individuals contemplating travel should also consult the U.S. State Department’s travel advisory webpage:
https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories.html/

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