Allegheny County Health Department lifts county coronavirus order, state limitations in effect countywide – WTAE Pittsburgh

ALLEGHENY COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT MEANS LOOSER RESTRICTIONS ON GATHERING SIZE . >> IT DOES, EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY IT NEARLY DOUBLES THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE ALLOWED IN OUTSIDE GATHERINGS HERE I ALLEGHENY COUNTY. IT GOES NOW TO 250 UNDER THE STATES ORDER AND ALL GUIDANCE HERE IN ALLEGHENY COUNTY WILL NOW FALL TO THE STATE. AS OF 3:30 THIS AFTERNOON WHEN ALLEGHENY COUNTY OFFICIALS ANNOUNCED THAT THEY HAVE LIFTED THEIR TIGHTER COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS, HEALTH THE PART DIRECTOR SAID THE DECISION TO END OF THE ORDER EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY IT WAS MADE BECAUSE ALLEGHENY CASE COUNTS HAVE REMAINED RELATIVELY LOW. SHE SAYS THEY ARE DOING MUCH BETTER THAN OTHER AREAS OF THE COUNTRY. THE DIRECTOR ADDS THEY WERE ABLE TO GET TO THIS POINT BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE WEARING THEIR MASKS AND BEING DILIGENT. THE PANDEMIC HAS HAD IN A NORMA’S IMPACT ON INDIVIDUALS, FAMILIES, COMMUNITIES, AND BUSINESSES. WE NEED TO REMAIN STRONG AS A COMMUNITY, KEEP KINDNESS, EMPATHY, AND LOVE AT THE FRONT OF YOUR ACTIONS. ALLEGHENY COUNTY’S MORE RESTRICTIVE ORDERS NO LONGER IN EFFECT, THE STATE ORDER IS. FOR MORE DETAILS ON THE STATES ORDER GO TO WTAE.C

Allegheny County Health Department lifts county coronavirus order, state limitations in effect countywide

Allegheny County Health Department Director Dr. Debra Bogen announced Thursday that the department’s orders to stem the spread of coronavirus cases in the county have been lifted, effective immediately. The state orders related to mask-wearing, mandatory telework, worker safety, building safety and hospital safety all remain in place. Additionally, business occupancy restrictions applicable to personal care service, indoor recreation and health and wellness facilities, entertainment venues, and bars and restaurants are also in effect. Under Allegheny County’s order, outdoor events and gatherings were limited to 100 people. The state’s order allows for outdoor gatherings of up to 250 people and indoor gatherings of up to 25 people. “Our case counts continue to remain relatively low and we are doing much better than other areas of the country,” Bogen said in a news release. “Throughout the pandemic, the department has used the most up-to-date information to make decisions to control the spread of the virus in our community. Those efforts have been effective. While we are lifting the more restrictive orders today, we hope that residents will continue to follow guidance in place to protect themselves, their friends and their families.”“We were able to get to this point because people are wearing their masks and being diligent,” said Bogen. “The lifting of these orders doesn’t change the importance of still wearing masks, maintaining physical distance, washing our hands frequently, and all of the other mitigation measures that have been impactful in the county. Health Department officials said the most effective means to reduce the spread of the virus continues to be wearing well-fitted masks over your nose and mouth and remaining physically distanced (at least 6 feet) and washing your hands appropriately.“The pandemic has had an enormous impact on individuals, families, communities and businesses. We need to remain strong as a community. Keep kindness, empathy and love at the front of your actions,” Bogen said.

Allegheny County Health Department Director Dr. Debra Bogen announced Thursday that the department’s orders to stem the spread of coronavirus cases in the county have been lifted, effective immediately.

The state orders related to mask-wearing, mandatory telework, worker safety, building safety and hospital safety all remain in place. Additionally, business occupancy restrictions applicable to personal care service, indoor recreation and health and wellness facilities, entertainment venues, and bars and restaurants are also in effect.

Under Allegheny County’s order, outdoor events and gatherings were limited to 100 people. The state’s order allows for outdoor gatherings of up to 250 people and indoor gatherings of up to 25 people.

“Our case counts continue to remain relatively low and we are doing much better than other areas of the country,” Bogen said in a news release. “Throughout the pandemic, the department has used the most up-to-date information to make decisions to control the spread of the virus in our community. Those efforts have been effective. While we are lifting the more restrictive orders today, we hope that residents will continue to follow guidance in place to protect themselves, their friends and their families.”

“We were able to get to this point because people are wearing their masks and being diligent,” said Bogen. “The lifting of these orders doesn’t change the importance of still wearing masks, maintaining physical distance, washing our hands frequently, and all of the other mitigation measures that have been impactful in the county.

Health Department officials said the most effective means to reduce the spread of the virus continues to be wearing well-fitted masks over your nose and mouth and remaining physically distanced (at least 6 feet) and washing your hands appropriately.

“The pandemic has had an enormous impact on individuals, families, communities and businesses. We need to remain strong as a community. Keep kindness, empathy and love at the front of your actions,” Bogen said.