Starting Friday, May 1, golf courses, marinas, guided fishing trips and privately owned campgrounds in Pennsylvania may reopen and are required to follow updated life-sustaining business guidance and FAQ
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued guidance on visiting parks and recreational facilities. These guidelines must be followed statewide by businesses and when engaging in outdoor activity while the state disaster declaration remains in effect. The guidelines will ensure the safety of individuals and families engaging in outdoor activities and adherence will help slow the spread of COVID-19.
Stay close to home: Pennsylvanians are encouraged to enjoy permitted outdoor recreational activities within their community and avoid crowding popular destinations.
Practice social distancing: Maintain the recommended minimum 6 feet apart from fellow recreationists. Pennsylvanians are also encouraged to wear a mask or protective garment that covers the nose and mouth any time they go outside. If a parking lot at a park is full or there are too many people on the same trail, find an alternate place to recreate. Cross the street to avoid running directly past another runner or wait longer at a golf hole for a fellow golfer to move forward.
Minimize risk to others: Individuals should only go out if they feel healthy and have not been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.
Practice good hygiene: Wash hands often with soap and warm water for 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer containing at least 60 percent alcohol. Avoid surfaces that are touched often, such as doorknobs and handrails.
Have a plan: Create a safety plan before heading outdoors. Explain to children the need to keep their distance from others, even if they happen to see a friend while outside. Discuss with partners, social distancing while on the golf course. Think through how to avoid other runners when waiting to safely cross a street at the same time.
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act creates a new temporary federal program called Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA).
In general, PUA provides up to 39 weeks of unemployment benefits to individuals not eligible for regular unemployment compensation or extended benefits, including those who have exhausted all rights to such benefits.
Individuals covered under PUA include the self-employed (e.g. independent contractors, gig economy workers, and workers for certain religious entities), those seeking part-time employment, individuals lacking sufficient work history, and those who otherwise do not qualify for regular unemployment compensation or extended benefits.
The Department of Labor and Industry plans to start accepting applications this Friday, April 17th. This program (PUA Benefits) is separate from the standard unemployment program and requires a separate registration. There will be a new application link so please DON’T apply using the existing link or your claim will be rejected.
Once the program is open, people will be eligible to receive backdated payments to January 27, or the first week they were unable to work due to COVID-19, whichever of the two dates is later.
In keeping with social distancing guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf, Bridgeton Township will limit public access to the Township Building until further notice.
Correspondence with the Secretary/Treasurer and the Zoning Office is available via e-mail, phone, the physical drop box at the township building, or US Postal Service.
We can accept payments for permits via the drop box and US Postal Service.
Field inspections will be done with social distancing with the contractor.
“Job” cards and approved plans will be sent via US Postal Service
The Township will not be accepting deliveries or allow access to the building for nonessential purposes.
Bridgeton Township remains staffed, with employees working on-premise or remotely as circumstances dictate.
Thank you for your patience while we all do our part to help contain the spread of coronavirus.