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Coronavirus Resources

As with the rest of the city, the Allegheny West community is working to take care of its residents during this unprecedented global pandemic. While self-isolation precautions are in effect, especially, the Allegheny West Civic Council wants to make available as many local and national resources as possible to ensure health, safety – and a little happiness.

Resources for Residents

  • Local
  • National
  • Business
  • Happiness

City of Pittsburgh COVID-19 Updates

The City of Pittsburgh – led by the Department of Public Safety – is working in consultation with the Allegheny County Health Department, the Pennsylvania Department of Health, and the Centers for Disease Control to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Please stay alert for additional notifications and resources.

Website

Allegheny County: Coronavirus

Allegheny County is working cooperatively to ensure residents and visitors are safe. The county will continue to provide updates and information on COVID-19 through Allegheny Alerts, social media pages and their website.

Website  Allegheny Alerts 

URA/Urban League Rent & Mortgage Assistance

The COVID-19 Housing Stabilization Fund is designed to provide short-term assistance to workers who have experienced a reduction in hours and are facing a financial hardship to pay rent and utilities.

Press Release 

URA Neighborhood Initiative Fund

NIF is intended to assist nonprofits (including government agencies) and community-based organizations with neighborhood-scale projects. These projects include efforts that encourage neighborhood investment through vacant property reclamation and stewardship, historic preservation, etc.

Website  Press Release 

Northside Chronicle COVID-19 Resources

Compiled by The Northside Chronicle, North Side/Shore Chamber of Commerce and the Northside Leadership Conference. Please send updates and suggestions to editor@thenorthsidechronicle.com or jesse@pittsburghnorthside.com.

Google Doc 

Post-Gazette: Grocery Store Availability

Several major food marts have adjusted hours in response to high demand to allow time to restock shelves, while following social-distancing guidelines handed down by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Article 

Grab & Go School Meals

In partnership with the City of Pittsburgh, Housing Authority of Pittsburgh and local community partners, the District is ensuring food delivery to several offsite locations.

Website 

Collaborative List of Community Resources

There’s help out here during the virus so you can stay afloat while you’re staying safe!

Google Doc 

Northside Leadership Conference Updates

COVID-19 is affecting all of us: family, friends, neighbors, businesses, institutions. In these trying times it is critical that we come together as a community and support each other. Please see below how you can practice being safe and informed, and how you can continue to support the Northside.

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Center for Disease Control and Prevention: COVID-19

The de-facto source of all information about the coronavirus and its spread in the United States.

Preventing COVID-19  If You Are Sick  All Info 

How to Properly Wash Your Hands

ne of the best ways to keep you and your family healthy is by properly washing your hands. Despite being taught to wash our hands as children, many of us don’t know the proper techniques for washing our hands correctly, or how often we should be performing this important task.

Blog Post 

Presidential/PA Primary Update

In order to protect the health and safety of all voters, poll workers, and election officials while also ensuring access to voting, the legislature, Governor Wolf, and the Department of State worked together to pass legislation to reschedule the PA primary election to Tuesday, June 2nd.

More Information 

URA Relief for Small Businesses

The URA recognizes the potential hardships and needs small businesses are facing and may face due to COVID-19. We want to reassure our small business borrowers that we are here to work with you. If you have a loan from the URA and need to seek relief, please contact us – we are here to help.

Press Release 

New Sun Rising COVID-19 Resources

Get or Provide Financial Support for Small Businesses and Nonprofits in Need: Wellbeing for your organization, team, community and yourself during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Website 

Zoom

Zoom is a very popular video conferencing platform that allows for collaboration and communication no matter how far – or near – the other participants are. (Many of you, your partners or children are probably already using it.) You can sign up to access and use Zoom for free – or use Allegheny West’s Pro account for free, allowing you meetings of unlimited length.

To use the AWCC account, please let us know:

Event Name
Event Date
Event Start Time
Event End Time

Email Allegheny West Civic Council 

We’ll send you a meeting invitation to share with your participants once everything is set up!

Collaborative List of Community Resources

There’s help out here during the virus so you can stay afloat while you’re staying safe!

Google Doc