Murrysville Export Emergency Management Agency
February 10, 2021: PA Dept. of Health launches "Your Turn" vaccine determination portal
February 5, 2021: White House Fact Sheet: President Biden Announces Increased Vaccine Supply, Initial Launch of the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program, and Expansion of FEMA Reimbursement to States
February 1, 2021: PA Department of Health Vaccine distribution Info
January 27: Vaccine information shared by Westmoreland County:
January 20, 2021: Vaccine Updates from UPMC and AHN
From UPMC website:
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued emergency use authorization for two new vaccines to protect against COVID-19.
UPMC is now offering COVID-19 vaccines to both UPMC and non-UPMC health care workers, as well as seniors in our skilled nursing facilities. This is in accordance with guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Pennsylvania Department of Health.
We look forward to offering COVID-19 vaccines to the general population and protecting our communities. At this time, vaccines are not available to the public. Our hospitals and physician offices are not able to provide additional information and there is no waiting list to join. The Pennsylvania Department of Health is finalizing a larger vaccine rollout plan.
You can stay up to date on COVID-19 vaccination by subscribing below for our email updates and signing up for a MyUPMC account.
UPMC hospitals, doctors’ offices, and clinics cannot provide patients with COVID-19 vaccines at this time. Currently, there is no process to pre-schedule a vaccine and no waiting list to join.
From the Allegheny Health Network Website:
How can I get a vaccine once it is available to me?
Once the vaccine is available to you as determined by your state, you can get your COVID-19 vaccine free of charge at a convenient location – like a local retail or AHN pharmacy.
You can search for locations at VaccineFinder.org. Remember, some vaccines require two doses to be effective. It’s extremely important you get both and follow the suggested timeline.
If you’re a current AHN patient, sign up for MyChart and we’ll electronically alert you when you’re eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. To sign up, visit mychart.ahn.org. You’ll also be able to easily schedule your vaccine appointment in a few simple clicks.
If you already have a MyChart account, you’re all set — no other steps are necessary.
November 23: The Community Center is closed until further notice, due to Gov. Wolf's updated COVID-19 mitigation guidance.
November 18: The municipal offices are closed to the public until further notice. Please call 724-327-2100 for assistance. Thank you.
July 1: Effective IMMEDIATELY, Gov. Wolf issues mandatory face coverings order for all Pennsylvanians Read the Order
June 5: Effective JUNE 13, please observe our current park and facility use guidelines while in the Green Phase of COVID-19 mitigation.
Additional guidance information is available on the Pennsylvania Recreation and Park Society (PRPS) website here: https://prps.org/PandemicResources/Planning_and_Recovery/PandemicResources/Planning%20and%20Recovery.aspx?hkey=e08adb1e-c4c9-4009-a995-0191bb9695c7
A downloadable copy of the guidelines for sports, outdoor events, summer camps and more are available here: https://prps.org/common/Uploaded%20files/COVID%20documents/PRPS%20Expanded%20Reopening%20Guidelines%2020200603.pdf
Thank you for your patience and understanding while we all work together to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
May 27: The following are the facility statuses during Yellow Phase:
May 14: Murrysville Municipal Offices will be open for in-person transactions beginning Monday, May 18. All visitors must wear a mask. Normal operating hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. will be observed.
May 8: Gov. Wolf announces Westmoreland and 12 other counties will move to Yellow phase of reopening plan on May 15
April 27: Gov. Wolf announces May 1 reopening of limited outdoor recreational activities, to include golf courses, private campgrounds, marinas, and guided fishing trips, while following life-sustaining business guidance
April 23: Gov. Wolf lays out plan for reopening PA: Red, Yellow, Green phases, and construction projects could resume May 1
April 20: Gov. Wolf extends stay-at-home order through May 8
April 15: Gov. Wolf and Health Secretary sign order providing worker safety measures for businesses maintaining in-person operations. More information in the link below:
Effective at 8:00 p.m. on April 19, masks must be work by employees and customers at businesses maintaining in-person operations
Below, reported PA COVID-19 cases by County as of March 31:
Gov. Wolf has extended the Stay At Home Order for all 67 counties until April 30 beginning at 8:00 p.m. on April 1 . Read more about it here.
Learn more about the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and connect with resources for Pennsylvanians at the www.pa.gov website
The following link to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) provides up-to-date information concerning the COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
Follow the Murrysville Police Department, Murrysville Export Emergency Management Agency, and Municipality of Murrysville on Facebook for additional updates on the local management of the Coronavirus.
Below are Westmoreland County and Municipality of Murrysville Emergency Declarations
Please refer to the below information shared by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) regarding the COVID-19 (Coronavirus.)
Prevent the spread of COVID-19 if you are sick...…...
Call your doctor: If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever1 and symptoms of respiratory illness, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call your healthcare provider immediately.
Steps to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 if you are sick
Follow the steps below: If you are sick with COVID-19 or suspect you are infected with the virus that causes COVID-19, follow the steps below to help prevent the disease from spreading to people in your home and community.
Stay home except to get medical care
People who are mildly ill with COVID-19 are able to isolate at home during their illness. You should restrict activities outside your home, except for getting medical care.
Avoid public areas:Do not go to work, school, or public areas.
Avoid public transportation: Avoid using public transportation, ride-sharing, or taxis.
Separate yourself from other people and animals in your home
Stay away from others:
As much as possible, you should stay in a specific room and away from other people in your home. Also, you should use a separate bathroom, if available.
Limit contact with pets & animals: You should restrict contact with pets and other animals while you are sick with COVID-19, just like you would around other people. Although there have not been reports of pets or other animals becoming sick with COVID-19, it is still recommended that people sick with COVID-19 limit contact with animals until more information is known about the virus.
When possible, have another member of your household care for your animals while you are sick. If you are sick with COVID-19, avoid contact with your pet, including petting, snuggling, being kissed or licked, and sharing food. If you must care for your pet or be around animals while you are sick, wash your hands before and after you interact with pets and wear a facemask. See COVID-19 and Animals for more information.
Information for Household Members and Caregivers of Someone who is Sick
Call ahead before visiting your doctor
If you have a medical appointment, call the healthcare provider and tell them that you have or may have COVID-19. This will help the healthcare provider’s office take steps to keep other people from getting infected or exposed.
Wear a facemask if you are sick
If you are sick:
You should wear a facemask when you are around other people (e.g., sharing a room or vehicle) or pets and before you enter a healthcare provider’s office.
If you are caring for others: If the person who is sick is not able to wear a facemask (for example, because it causes trouble breathing), then people who live with the person who is sick should not stay in the same room with them, or they should wear a facemask if they enter a room with the person who is sick.
Cover your coughs and sneezes
Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze.
Dispose: Throw used tissues in a lined trash can.
Wash hands: Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or, if soap and water are not available, clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
Clean your hands often
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing; going to the bathroom; and before eating or preparing food.
Hand sanitizer: If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol, covering all surfaces of your hands and rubbing them together until they feel dry.
Soap and water: Soap and water are the best option if hands are visibly dirty.
Avoid touching: Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Avoid sharing personal household items
Do not share:
You should not share dishes, drinking glasses, cups, eating utensils, towels, or bedding with other people or pets in your home. Wash thoroughly after use: After using these items, they should be washed thoroughly with soap and water.
Clean all “high-touch” surfaces everyday
Clean and disinfect:
Practice routine cleaning of high touch surfaces. High touch surfaces include counters, tabletops, doorknobs, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets, and bedside tables. Disinfect areas with bodily fluids: Also, clean any surfaces that may have blood, stool, or body fluids on them. Household cleaners: Use a household cleaning spray or wipe, according to the label instructions. Labels contain instructions for safe and effective use of the cleaning product including precautions you should take when applying the product, such as wearing gloves and making sure you have good ventilation during use of the product. Complete disinfection guidance
Monitor your symptoms
Seek medical attention:
Seek prompt medical attention if your illness is worsening (e.g., difficulty breathing).
Call your doctor: Before seeking care, call your healthcare provider and tell them that you have, or are being evaluated for, COVID-19.
Wear a facemask when sick: Put on a facemask before you enter the facility. These steps will help the healthcare provider’s office to keep other people in the office or waiting room from getting infected or exposed.
Alert health department: Ask your healthcare provider to call the local or state health department. Persons who are placed under active monitoring or facilitated self-monitoring should follow instructions provided by their local health department or occupational health professionals, as appropriate.
Call 911 if you have a medical emergency: If you have a medical emergency and need to call 911, notify the dispatch personnel that you have, or are being evaluated for COVID-19. If possible, put on a facemask before emergency medical services arrive.
Discontinuing home isolation
Stay at home until instructed to leave:
Patients with confirmed COVID-19 should remain under home isolation precautions until the risk of secondary transmission to others is thought to be low.
Talk to your healthcare provider: The decision to discontinue home isolation precautions should be made on a case-by-case basis, in consultation with healthcare providers and state and local health departments.
1 Fever may be subjective or confirmed
2 Close contact is defined as—
a) being within approximately 6 feet (2 meters) of a COVID-19 case for a prolonged period of time; close contact can occur while caring for, living with, visiting, or sharing a health care waiting area or room with a COVID-19 case
– or –
b) having direct contact with infectious secretions of a COVID-19 case (e.g., being coughed on)
If such contact occurs while not wearing recommended personal protective equipment or PPE (e.g., gowns, gloves, NIOSH-certified disposable N95 respirator, eye protection), criteria for PUI consideration are met.
See CDC’s updated Interim Healthcare Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations for Persons Under Investigation for 2019 Novel Coronavirus.
Data to inform the definition of close contact are limited. Considerations when assessing close contact include the duration of exposure (e.g., longer exposure time likely increases exposure risk) and the clinical symptoms of the person with COVID-19 (e.g., coughing likely increases exposure risk as does exposure to a severely ill patient). Special consideration should be given to those exposed in health care settings.