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Coronavirus Update MAR 16

Township Buildings and Park Playgrounds Closed to the Public; Operations to Continue

Monday, March 16, 2020

To update our residents on the Township’s efforts to better protect the community from the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), please take note of the following:

As of last night, there are ZERO confirmed cases of the virus in Springfield Township. This is good news, but we do not expect this to last.

In preparation for the lasting effect of the Coronavirus on our community and out of an abundance of caution, the Springfield Township Board of Commissioners have enacted a Township wide Disaster Emergency Declaration. Emergency declarations might sound scary, but they simply allow local governments to access capabilities and additional funding that can be used to respond to unique situations.

As this is a rapidly evolving situation, the Township would like to remind the community that it is not a time to panic. At the Federal, State, and County levels, prudent and appropriate measures are being taken to ensure that funding, programs, and materials are in place to address, prevent and combat the Coronavirus.

To support these efforts, Springfield Township will be taking the following steps:

  • Effective immediately, all Township buildings are closed to the general public in order to protect the health and safety of our employees and residents. This closure includes the administration/police building, the Free Library of Springfield Township, the recreation center on Willow Grove Avenue, and our public works facility.

We encourage all those who need township services, such as permits and/or non-emergency police matters, to communicate by email (available on our website) or by telephone whenever possible.The Police non-emergency number is 215-836-1601. For all other township operating departments, please dial 215-836-7600.

  • All scheduled recreation and library programs, as well as advisory board meetings and public facility rentals (i.e. library rooms and recreation center rentals), have also been cancelled through at least March 27;
  • The Springfield Township Police Department has implemented new protocols related to our officers’ response to minor, non-emergency calls for service. These steps are designed to continue to protect the public, while also protecting our officers from possible exposure to the virus.
  • Township parks will remain open, but playground areas/play structures are closed effective immediately. Playground equipment is difficult to sanitize, so we are taking this step out of an abundance of caution and in accordance with state and county guidance. If you choose to visit a park, please avoid playground areas and remember social distancing guidelines;
  • Trash and recycling collection will continue as normal. Please remember to place your refuse and recycling materials curbside no later than 7:00 AM on your collection day.

Individually, we must all must do our part to slow the spread of the virus. If you feel healthy, please continue your daily routine, but be smart. Keep your distance from others, avoid large crowds, and wash your hands often.

If you are not feeling well, stay home. If you are a senior citizen (or live with and care for a senior citizen or an individual with a higher risk of getting sick), you should try and avoid any unnecessary public outings and practice social distancing, avoiding personal contact with others. Please consider checking in on neighbors and family members who are at high risk.

These are unsettling times, but as we see other regions of the world emerge from this pandemic, we are learning what is working, and adopting best practices in preventing and combating the spread of the virus.

Springfield Township will continue to provide the most up-to-date information available and to adjust our policies as the situation evolves. Public health and safety is our number one priority.

Please visit our website at www.springfieldmontco.org for updates on the Township’s response to this rapidly evolving situation.

For more information on Coronavirus, please refer to Montgomery County's website which will be updated regularly: https://data-montcopa.opendata.arcgis.com/pages/covid-1

 

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