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Posted on: March 5, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Coronavirus (COVID-19): What to know and community updates

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As of March 12 there are 13 presumptive positive Coronavirus cases originating from municipalities in Montgomery County, but none from Norristown. Please refer to the CDC’s website for daily updates about the virus as it pertains to symptoms, treatment and travel information. All of this can be found on their website at  cdc.gov/coronavirus/20…

It is important to take proactive steps to protect yourself by simple means like washing your hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds, covering your cough/sneeze, disinfecting commonly touched surfaces, and staying home if you are not feeling well. 

En español aquí: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index-sp.html


PAW restores water service to customers

Pennsylvania American Water announced that it is putting a moratorium on service shut offs and reinstating service to previously shut-off customers. More information can be found at amwater.com for more information.

PECO

PECO is suspending service disconnections and waiving new late payment charges through at least May 1, 2020. In addition, PECO will continue to remind customers of existing bill assistance resources and energy assistance programs to support them through temporary or extended financial hardship. Go here for more information: PECO expands customer assistance programs


MUNICIPAL COUNCIL:

The regularly scheduled work session meeting of the Norristown Municipal Council on March 17 has been canceled.


MUNICIPAL DEPARTMENTS/SERVICES:

NORRISTOWN POLICE 

Police will be temporarily scaling back parking enforcement operations in our neighborhoods to accommodate the additional number of people who will be home. Window operations at the police department remain open.

CODE ENFORCEMENT

Effective immediately, the following activities have been suspended for a period of at least 30 days, this may be extended if needed: Rental Inspections; property transfer inspections; non-emergency housing complaints; and scheduled non-emergency inspections with the fire department.

PLANNING DEPARTMENT

All zoning, subdivision and grant program activities that require one-on-one contact with the public will be conducted through the Planning Department window at Municipal Hall. Small business consultation services shall be done by phone interviews until further notice. Small business seminars are suspended until further notice.

PUBLIC WORKS

Any in-person meetings have been canceled in lieu of phone calls. 


EVENT CANCELLATIONS:

Out of precaution, the following events have been canceled.

Norristown Recreation: Activities scheduled by the recreation department and/or hosted at the Norristown Recreation Center are suspended until further notice.

Norristown Police Department: The department has canceled all of their current and upcoming community events (TAPS at the high school, the citizens police academy) until further notice. 

Town Hall on the U.S. Census, March 16

Small Business Finance Lunch and Learn, April 4.

Town Hall, Justice & Mercy: Criminal Justice in Norristown, April 13.

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