Covid-19 Updates & Resources

Below you will find the information and updates pertaining to the Covid-19 pandemic.

A Message from ALOM to Share Resources for Municipal Stakeholders

County and Regional Resources for Municipalities

The Covid-19 situation is evolving quickly and changing daily. Here is a quick list of resources you and your municipality can use to stay informed with the most current and applicable information:

ALOM is still dedicated to providing our local elected and appointed officials essential resources, education and advocacy. Stay tuned for updates and information, and feel free to call our office at 412-261-2521 or send us an email. We will be happy to serve you in any way we can during this pandemic.

Residents Asked to Refrain from Open Burning During Pandemic

The departments of Health and Emergency Services have joined forces to ask residents to “be a good neighbor” and reduce the amount of smoke and air pollution they produce during the COVID-19 crisis.

In most county municipalities (not all so check your municipal ordinances), recreational burning of clean, dry wood in a 3’ x 3’ pile at least 15’ from the property line is legal. However, officials are asking county residents to voluntarily refrain from recreational burning. The Health Department (ACHD) has observed an increase in legal recreational burning with some taking place for extended periods during the day.

Per ACHD Article XXI §2105.50.f, the open burning regulation “may be enforced by any municipal or local government having jurisdiction over the place where the burning occurs.” Municipalities are allowed to issue a citation or stop open burning if they see fit. Municipalities can enforce ACHD regulations or their own regulations, but local and municipality regulations must be at least as stringent as ACHD’s.

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Important legislative action alert provided by our partners at the Pennsylvania State Association of Boroughs

Action Alert: Urge State Senators to Allow Local Officials to Conduct Business Via Telecommunications During an Emergency Declaration

Click here to view the PSAB Legislative Alert