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City of Erie Closes All Park Facilities

ERIE, PA (April 06, 2020) – In an updated response to the
evolving COVID-19 pandemic and with guidance from the Erie County Department of
Health, the City of Erie has decided to close all City tennis courts.

The U.S. Tennis Association (USTA) issued a statement on
Friday, “Although there are no specific studies on tennis and COVID-19, medical
advisors …

Important information about COVID-19 for non-English speaking residents

Important information about COVID-19 for non-English speaking residents, from the Erie County Department of Health :

Arabic- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tsMa2PfdbDc&feature=youtu.be

Nepali- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmyEXrwwrLc&feature=youtu.be

Somali- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kiyy6siCU94&feature=youtu.be

Spanish- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ai-cd-SQ8gs&feature=youtu.be

Swahili- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVegOna8EME&feature=youtu.be

Ukrainian- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YLG3RT40IVc&feature=youtu.be

Upcoming City Council Meeting Canceled

Earlier today, Erie City Council announced that it will be canceling the City Council Meeting scheduled for April 1, 2020 at 9 a.m due to COVID-19. Questions or comments should be referred to the City Clerk, Rose Boyer at rboyer@erie.pa.us, or City Council President, James Winarski at jwinarski@erie.pa.us.

EXECUTIVE ORDER AND PROCLAMATION OF STATE OF EMERGENCY FOR THE CITY OF ERIE, PENNSYLVANIA

WHEREAS,
the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention (“CDC”) have declared COVID-19 a “public health emergency of
international concern,” and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
(“HHS”) Secretary has declared that COVID-19 creates a public health emergency;
and

WHEREAS,
on March 6, 2020, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf issued a Proclamation of
Disaster Emergency stating, in …

City of Erie Closes Public Areas, Parks, and Playgrounds

ERIE, PA (March 20, 2020) – The City of Erie is upgrading
our action steps to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus.  Effective today, March 20, 2020 at 2 p.m. all
City of Erie Parks, Playgrounds, and athletic courts are closed. 

The City of Erie Public Works Department cannot disinfect playground
equipment and benches between use, …

Important Tax Information

To ensure we are doing our due diligence for all of our employees,
their families and the citizens of the City of Erie, PA effective today, we are
implementing social distancing tactics for all of our employees. 

We have made available:

Online Payments: Credit card transactions can be made at https://cityof.erie.pa.us/residents/services/make-a-payment/Checks Only: An outside drop box for …

COVID-19 Helpful Information

The Erie County Health Department help line for COVID19 is: 814-451-6700.

There is also a dedicated line for those with limited English proficency if you would like to speak to a nurse which is: 814-451-7801.

English-COVID-19Download

Arabic-COVIDDownload

Nepali-COVID-19Download

Somali-COVID-19Download

Spanish-COVID-19Download

Swahili-COVID-19Download

Ukrainian-COVID-19Download

Other resources:

Department of Health:

 https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/disease/Pages/Coronavirus.aspx

Center for Disease Control and Prevention: 

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html

Multilingual Resources for COVID-19:

 https://switchboardta.org/blog/a-round-up-of-multilingual-resources-on-covid-19/?mc_cid=55a6c15918&mc_eid=c7e5b0efdc

Memorandum for City of Erie Employees

MEMORANDUM

To: All City Employees

From: Joe Schember, Mayor

Subject: COVID-19 Guidelines

Date: March 13, 2020

Good Afternoon, Fellow City Employees.

As of this afternoon, there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 (CoronaVirus Disease 2019) in Erie County, PA. However, as it spreads across the U.S., we have been meeting to develop a proactive plan for delaying the spread to Erie County. Our primary concern …

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