Kane Centers Announce Visitor Restrictions

March 15, 2020 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

No visitors are being admitted to Allegheny County’s four Kane Community Living Centers, until further notice, except on an emergency basis, a spokeswoman said.

Amie Downs, county director of communications, said the decision was made based on recommendations from the state Department of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

The county’s four skilled nursing facilities in McKeesport, Glen Hazel and Scott and Ross townships serve elderly patients and people with long-term medical conditions. According to health experts, the elderly and those with serious underlying conditions are most at risk of serious complications from COVID-19.

 
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McKeesport Library, Branches Suspend Operations

March 15, 2020 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

Carnegie Library of McKeesport and its branches in Duquesne and White Oak are closed through March 29, a spokeswoman said Saturday.

All programming at the library and its branches is also cancelled through March 29. The closure was recommended by the state Office of Commonwealth Libraries, CLM said.

While the library is closed, there will be no overdue fines on items that are checked out, and any items that were requested to be held will remain held until the library reopens.

 
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Reports: COVID-19 Case in Clairton

March 15, 2020 |

By Jason Togyer | Posted in: Announcements

(This is a developing story and will be updated as new information becomes available.)

Clairton officials announced Sunday afternoon that a city resident who may be suffering symptoms of COVID-19 has been treated at AHN Jefferson Hospital.

Clairton Councilwoman Denise L. Johnson-Clemmons and Councilman Tony Kurta said via Facebook the city was notified and is working with Allegheny County Health Department to get additional information.

At a joint news conference Saturday, health officials from the county, AHN and UPMC reported Allegheny County’s first two confirmed cases of COVID-19. The patients were both adults, one in their 70s and one in their 60s, who were exposed to the virus during travel out of state.

 
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GOVERNOR ORDERS ALL K-12 SCHOOLS CLOSED

March 13, 2020 |

By Staff Reports | Posted in: Announcements

• State waives 180 day requirement
• Will consider extending closure if necessary

Gov. Tom Wolf on Friday ordered all Pennsylvania schools serving kindergarten through grade 12 to close for 10 business days, effective Monday.

School districts will not be penalized if they are unable to meet the state-mandated 180 days of instruction, Wolf said.

The closure is being ordered because of the spread of the so-called “novel coronavirus,” or COVID-19.

According to NBC News, over the past 24 hours, 200 people in Italy have died from the virus, which has caused more than 1,000 deaths in that country over the past few weeks.

On Friday afternoon, officials said there are 33 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Pennsylvania — mostly in the eastern part of the state — including the first confirmed case in a child.

At the end of the 10-day period, Wolf said, the state will decide whether extending the school closure is warranted.

 
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McKeesport Schools Closed Through April 14

March 13, 2020 |

By Staff Reports | Posted in: Announcements, McKeesport and Region News

McKeesport Area School District will be closed through April 14, the district announced via Facebook.

“At this time, the McKeesport Area School District has decided to close all campuses through spring break,” the district said. “Classes are tentatively scheduled to resume in McKeesport Area School District schools on Tuesday, April 14. In the event that this date would change, we will communicate that in a timely fashion.

“Please know that we understand the challenges and stress that a prolonged closure will put on our families. However, we believe that shutting down our campuses is in the best interest of protecting the health and welfare of every member of our educational community, especially those at a higher risk of contracting coronavirus. We will be here to assist our families in any way that we can during this time.”

 
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Library Hosts Mr. Rogers Discussion Friday Night

March 11, 2020 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

Carnegie Library of McKeesport will host “Mister Rogers and Philosophy: Wondering Through the Neighborhood” at 6 p.m. Friday (March 13), a spokeswoman said.

Panelists will include Holly Mohr, director of religious education, St. Mary of the Mount Catholic Church; Eric Mohr, philosophy professor at St. Vincent College; Sara Lindley, English professor at St. Vincent College; and Matthew Ussia, English professor at Duquesne University.

The panel will discuss the recent book “Mister Rogers and Philosophy,” edited by the Mohrs, which compares well-known elements in Rogers’ TV show with philosophical concepts presented by Plato, Socrates, Aristotle and Karl Marx.

 
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W. Newton Center to Recognize, Recruit Volunteers

March 11, 2020 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements, West Newton News

West Newton Center for Active Adults will hold a volunteer recognition event from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 7, a spokesperson said.

The event is designed to celebrate current volunteers and recruit new ones and will be held at the senior center, 103 E. Main St., and across the street at Simeral Square, corner of East Main Street and North Water Street in West Newton.

Events begin at 9:30 a.m. at the senior center with “What’s Cooking,” a class on cooking rotisserie chicken stir-fry led by Michelle Marker of Nutrition Inc.

 
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LifeSpan Slates St. Patrick’s Party, Bingo

March 11, 2020 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

LifeSpan will hold a St. Patrick’s Day Party for older adults from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. March 17 at its Mon Valley Community Resource Center in Olympia Shopping Center, 4313 Walnut St., Versailles, a spokeswoman said.

Admission is $10 includes lunch, treat bags and entertainment by Steel Clover. For more information, call (412) 664-5434.

 
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Transit Discussion Wednesday at Palisades

March 03, 2020 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

Port Authority of Allegheny County will host a community discussion about public transit at 5 p.m. Wednesday at the Palisades Ballroom, 100 Fifth Ave. at Water Street.

A spokesperson said the event is designed as a public forum for residents of the Mon-Yough area to learn more about long-range planning, service, fares and digital applications.

Residents will have the opportunity to ask questions of Port Authority officials, the spokesperson said.

 
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HSCC, Church to Host HIV Awareness Event

February 27, 2020 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements, Duquesne News

Human Services Center Corp. will hold an HIV/AIDS awareness day event for women and girls from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. March 11 at First Presbyterian Church of Duquesne, 719 Duquesne Blvd., a spokeswoman said.

The event will include speakers, prizes, free dinner and confidential HIV testing.

Reservations can be made by calling Deanna at (412) 829-7112 or emailing dsupancic@hscc-mvpc.org. Attendees who want to be entered into a raffle must RSVP by March 2.

 

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