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COVID-19 INFORMATION UPDATES

Mt. Lebanon Emergency Management, in cooperation with St. Clair Hospital, Medical Rescue Team South and the Mt. Lebanon School District, is closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and will advise the public of any recommended actions. Please bookmark this page as we will update it as necessary. To report an emergency, call 9-1-1. For general questions, call our switchboard at 412-343-3400 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Visit the RESOURCES tab for a list of common reasons to visit municipal offices and what you can do instead.

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Updated 11:05 a.m.

This is the COVID-19 Daily Update from the Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD) for July 14, 2020.

Today’s report of 5,364 cases includes 331 new cases, 7 new hospitalizations and 1 additional death out of 4,536 test results. In the newest cases, ages range from 5 months to 99 years old with the median age being 30. Positive results are from tests that span June 8 through July 13. The Allegheny County Health Department and the Pennsylvania Department of Health are working with the laboratory to determine why there appears to be a lag in test results and hopes to have additional information for tomorrow’s briefing.

The full detail follows:

COVID Cases – 5,364 (+ 331)

This number includes 5,170 confirmed cases and 194 probable cases.

The ages, as well as the percentage of cases represented, of those in the county with COVID-19 are listed below.

00-04 – 57 (1%)
05-12 – 86 (2%)
13-18 – 162 (3%)
19-24 – 952 (18%)
25-49 – 2,188 (41%)
50-64 – 998 (19%)
65 + -- 921 (17%)

The gender of those with COVID-19 are listed below:

Female – 2,849 (53%)
Male – 2,515 (47%)

Additionally, there are 477 past or present hospitalizations (+ 7).

To date, there have been 199 deaths (+ 1). Of those, 187 are confirmed and 12 probable. All deaths are of individuals ranging in age from 23-103, with 84 being the median age of those who have died. The most recent death is of an 80-year-old with a July 12, 2020 date of death.

More detailed information is available on the county’s dashboard at https://bit.ly/ACHDcovid-19 

To see data on cases in Mt. Lebanon click here and then hover over Mt. Lebanon in the map. lebo cases

Two great county resources: Rumors addressed and the County COVID-19 hotline, which answers 24/7: 1-888-856-2774.

Mask Up Lebo2


Friday, July 10, 2020

Updated 11:30 a.m.

The Mt. Lebanon Ice Rink is open for limited operation, including rentals and skate lessons.

Many rules have changed and safety behavior, such as physical distancing and mask wearing, are required. Details on the ice center and figure skating are available here

Updated 9:40 a.m.

The Mt. Lebanon Artists Market, scheduled for October 3 and 4, presented by the Mt. Lebanon Partnership, has been cancelled.


Thursday, July 9, 2020

Updated 11:25 a.m.

Health Department Director Dr. Debra Bogen today announced that a new, two-week order has been issued to stem the spread of coronavirus cases in the county. The new order rescinds the June 28 and July 2 orders and takes effect at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, July 10, 2020.

Specifically, the new order does the following prohibits indoor dining or alcohol consumption at bars, restaurants, or any other business establishments in Allegheny County; permits take-out and delivery and sales of food and alcohol, as well as dine-in service, in outdoor seating areas; alcohol consumption, and take-out sales of alcohol may continue subject to any limitations; events and gatherings of more than 25 persons indoors and more than 50 persons outdoors in Allegheny County are prohibited.

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Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Updated 9:10 a.m.

The Municipal Building, 710 Washington Road, is open to the public Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. for tasks that cannot be handled online. Most questions you have or paperwork you need to file can be done online at www.mtlebanon.org. We ask that you check there first before coming in. Tax bills and other payments can be made in the boxes on the outside of the building.

If you do need to come inside, masks are required (unless you have a health condition that prohibits it) and will be provided to you if you do not have one. Physical distancing of at least six feet between other building guests and staff is also required. The lobby is open with an information kiosk and phone list so you can complete your tasks with the least amount of contact with others, to protect the safety of our visitors and staff.  Please observe all posted signs and warnings. We do reserve the right to re-close facilities if we find public behavior to be detrimental to health and safety. We appreciate all your contributions to keeping Mt. Lebanon safe.



Thursday, July 2, 2020

Updated 3:21 p.m.

Please note that masks are required in all municipal facilities and you must observe physical distancing of at least six feet. Please cover all sneezes and coughs with your elbow and properly wash hands or use sanitizer.

The municipality will continue to carefully monitor the public behavior and COVID-19 cases. If the public is not in compliance or if cases continue to rise, we may close facilities once again. We are in this together! Thank you!


Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Updated 3:50 p.m.

Secretary of Health Rachel Levine has signed an order declaring that masks must be worn throughout all public areas of Pennsylvania. There are some exceptions. Please see the order: https://www.governor.pa.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/20200701-SOH-Universal-Face-Coverings-Order.pdf 

Updated 12:40 p.m.

The Mt. Lebanon Public Library is grateful to its patrons for returning materials and staff is working hard to re-shelve materials and return others to their home libraries when our delivery service resumes. We also thank you for taking advantage of our many virtual programs.

We had hoped to open the building next week, but unfortunately, the library will remain closed until further notice for several reasons, including an uptick in local cases of COVID-19, the need to take more time to modify work spaces and to allow for urgent replacement of the air conditioner. The library will still offer myriad services, including virtual programming, virtual reference, and contact-free pickup of in-house items. Materials may be returned to the library Monday through Friday from 9-7 in the lower vestibule Castle Shannon entrance. Detailed information can be found at the library’s website, www.mtlebanonlibrary.org.

We understand this announcement is disappointing. The municipality is closely monitoring all available information and taking the appropriate steps to ensure the safety of employees, residents and the public. Keep up to date with municipal closings, openings and related announcements by going to www.mtlebanon.org/corona.

Updated 10:15 a.m.

Starting Wednesday, July 1, you will once again be required to pay full rates to park at municipal garages. We encourage you to pay with a credit/debit card either at the self-service pay kiosk or at the exit gate whenever possible to limit the need for you and our staff to handle cash.. Such stations will be sanitized in accordance with CDC guidelines.  


Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Updated 11:45 a.m.

St. Clair Hospital is now allowing visitors, with restrictions. See the graphic below for our updated Visitation Policy and visit our website for information on the changes we’ve made to ensure St. Clair is the safest environment possible for our patients, visitors and staff. www.stclair.org/safe-in-our-hands


Friday, June 19, 2020

Updated 9:35 a.m.

Park pavilions reopen 6/20. Reserve online today. 


Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Updated 11:00 a.m.

Block parties are back! Individuals filing for permits must fill out an additional release. To apply for a block party permit, you may complete the application and pay online at mylebo.mtlebanon.org or you may download the application and send it in with your check. 


Friday, June 12, 2020

Updated 11:00 a.m.

Municipal and school playgrounds are open. Here are the rules:

*Maximum of 25 people at one time

* Please limit your time if others are waiting

* Playgrounds are NOT sanitized regularly. Please bring your own hand sanitizer

* Avoid touching your face.

* Follow physical distancing guidelines and remain at least six feet apart.

PLAY AT YOUR OWN RISK


Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Updated 11:45 a.m.

The platform tennis courts are now open, with new rules and procedures. To sign up and get all the info, click here.


Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Updated 4:52 p.m.

The Mt. Lebanon Tennis Center is open, with new safety rules and procedures. You can register for court time right now! For details and online court reservations, click here.


Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Updated 8:20 p.m.

Mt. Lebanon Commission Releases Statement on Recreation Facilities, Programs and Pool Season

The Mt. Lebanon Commission, in close coordination with municipal staff and legal counsel, is actively reviewing the reopening of public facilities, recreation programs and other services currently closed due to the COVID-19 health crisis.  

Chief among the priorities for the reopening of any facility is that it must be done safely and in accordance with guidelines set forth by local, state and federal laws and health officials. 

There will be increased costs of operations and the budget impact is at the forefront of our decisions. Our facilities will require additional cleaning and updates to support social distancing. Employees will require additional safety equipment and training to perform their duties and to keep themselves and the public safe. We must also take into account staffing allocation and how the availability of paid and volunteer personnel affects the delivery of our programs and services. 

As always, we appreciate comments from the residents, and that too has factored into the conversations. 

Put simply, these discussions are complex, nuanced, involve many moving parts and shifting guidance, and we considered more than just a binary open/close decision. 

This process will take time to make sure we have thoroughly considered all the options to keep Mt. Lebanon residents safe, to continue to provide high quality services where we can responsibly do so and to expend taxpayer funds judiciously as we have been charged to do. 

The commission agrees with and supports the determination of the Municipal Manager not to open the Mt Lebanon pool for the 2020 season. 

That decision took into account the health risks, increased costs and other consequences of the operation of the municipal pool, along with a thorough review of reopening plans from our Recreation Department and outside associations. We reviewed concepts for scheduling, admissions and pricing to address the various logistical and safety issues, and projected the revenues and increased costs associated with those plans.  

This was not an easy decision. We recognize the importance of the pool to our community. 

We will continue the ongoing discussions focused on reopening currently closed municipal facilities, programs and services, and when we make changes our staff will post on our website at MtLebanon.org/corona and communicate through other channels of our public information office.


Friday, May 1, 2020

Updated 10:55 a.m.

COVID-19: 2020 Tax Considerations - changes to tax due dates for EIT and Real Estate Tax.

Earned Income and Net Profits Tax

The new due date for 2019 Final Returns and 1st quarter 2020 Estimated Payments for individuals is JULY 15, 2020.

In line with the Commonwealth’s and Federal Government’s decision to extend the due date for the filing of 2019 year-end returns, the Municipality and School District have affirmed our tax collection committee’s decision to extend the due date to July 15, 2020 in the best interest of our taxpayers and tax professionals.

2020 Real Estate Taxes

The Municipality has decided to extend the real estate tax face collection period to December 31, 2020. This three (3) month extension means our taxpayers will not accrue any penalty if they pay the face amount by 12/31/20. Pending School Board approval on May 18, 2020, the School District’s installment plan will change from three (3) to four (4) payments. The new payment dates are as follows.

Municipal Due Dates

2% Discount Period: June 1, 2020 - July 31, 2020
Face Period: August 1, 2020 - December 31, 2020
Penalty Period: After December 31, 2020

School District Due Dates
2% Discount Period: June 1, 2020 - July 31, 2020
Face Period: August 1, 2020 - September 30, 2020
Penalty Period: After September 30, 2020

School District Only - Installment Plan

1/4 Face Due September 30, 2020
1/4 Face Due October 31, 2020
1/4 Face Due November 30, 2020
1/4 Face Due February 28, 2021

eCheck Payment Option
In order to mitigate check processing and other mail contact for our staff, the Municipality and School District are encouraging all taxpayers who wish to pay by check to use our payment portal to pay by eCheck. Both taxing bodies are waiving any eCheck fees. An eCheck drafts directly from your check or savings account in 1-2 business days. Please visit https://mylebo.mtlebanon.org/ for more this payment option.

You may pay your Mt. Lebanon tax bills and fees (storm water, property tax and sewerage, etc.) in the labeled box outside the municipal building.

Updated - 9:15 a.m.

The Mt. Lebanon Inspections Office is following these guidelines for all construction projects in the Municipality: Beginning May 1, all businesses in the construction industry in the Commonwealth, including those in new construction, renovation and repair, as well as land subdivision and design-related field activities are permitted to maintain in-person operations pursuant to the Governor’s and Secretary of Health’s April 20, 2020 amendments to the Business Closure Orders so long as their activities strictly adhere to this guidance. Construction projects previously granted an exemption to continue in-person operations may continue operations but must adhere to this guidance. 

Permit applications will be accepted by mail or by a drop box in the rear vestibule of the Municipal Building. Applications will be reviewed in the order they are received. Approved applications will be mailed, as the office is still closed to the public. 

Additional information available here.


Monday, April 13, 2020

Updated -9:20 a.m.

Mt. Lebanon and Dormont residents in need of help as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic can get assistance from Neighborhood Aid, a newly organized group of municipal and borough staff and volunteers. 

A call to 412-253-4104, weekdays from 9 to 5, or a visit to neighborhoodaid.org will connect residents with a customer service representative versed in the vast array of available services, including help with obtaining food and medication, financial assistance, business resources and general information. Volunteers also are available for errands for those who cannot or should not leave their homes to get urgently needed supplies. 

The service is free, although residents are expected to pay for any purchases requested. The service will continue as long as the need exists.


Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Updated -5:00 p.m.

The Mt. Lebanon Police Department is monitoring its national networks to stay abreast of potential scams. Even though it’s a scary time, make sure you give due diligence to anything that doesn’t look or sound right. Specifically, the department has received warnings about:

* Robocalls that offer air-duct cleaning services, work-from-home opportunities, cut-rate health insurance, immune-system boosting supplements, free insulin and free coronavirus testing kits. 

* Do not fall for any scams promising expedited payment of your stimulus money. 

* Do not give out your Medicare number to anyone.

* Watch for phishing scams with emails and texts that look valid but want you to click on a link. The latest Covid-19 scam involves receiving a text message that states someone you have been in contact with has tested positive and you must self isolate and click the link for more information. DO NOT FALL FOR THIS - DO NOT CLICK THE LINK IN THE MESSAGE. Please let elderly neighbors, friends and family know about this scam.

More details available here.


Friday, April 3, 2020

Updated - 3:25 p.m.

In a meeting with Mt. Lebanon emergency medical services professionals today, we learned that medics are seeing patients who are waiting too long to call an ambulance for critical medical issues because they are concerned with catching COVID-19 at the hospital. Kaitlin Shotsberger, St. Clair Hospital’s executive director of quality care and management, says patients should absolutely call 9-1-1 if they are having a medical emergency and that the hospital is taking steps to ensure COVID-19 patients are separated from others having medical issues.

She also noted the hospital’s triage line, 412-942-2600, is available weekdays, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., to help and direct patients who feel they might have the disease. People who suspect they have COVID-19 should not report to the hospital without calling their personal physician, hospital triage or 9-1-1 first.


Monday, March 16, 2020

Updated - 1:45 p.m.

The Mt. Lebanon police and fire departments shared detailed information about current practice and some changes to usual procedures during the COVID-19 outbreak. In order to keep the community and our first responders safe, please follow these directions until further notice:

1. For emergency calls, where a person’s personal safety or property are immediately endangered, call 9-1-1 right away. Officers will continue to promptly respond to the scene in a manner appropriate to the emergency. Always call 9-1-1 to report emergency situations.

2. For reports of previous crimes, suspicious behavior (not currently occurring), information requests, general complaints and similar needs, please call 9-1-1. The dispatcher will provide the details to an officer who will screen the call to determine the appropriate response. For circumstances that may not require a face-to-face interaction, an officer will call the complainant by phone to see if the request for police assistance or information can be handled by phone.

3. We strongly discourage walk-in complaints at the Public Safety Center. As a precaution, the Public Safety Center has been locked down to exclude visitors and other non-essential personnel. If it is necessary to visit the Public Safety Center to meet with a police officer or firefighter, please follow the instructions posted at the rear entrance to the facility.

4. To request a copy of a police report, please call our records department at 412-343-4143, Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.

5. To request a copy of a Pennsylvania State Reportable Crash Report, please visit: http://www.crashdocs.org/. All reports for Mt. Lebanon reportable crashes, which involve an injury or vehicle that requires a tow, are available for download at this website.

6. Fingerprinting services, child safety seat installations and public safety center tours are suspended indefinitely. If you need to be fingerprinted, find an authorized "IdentoGO" location at https://www.identogo.com/

7. For drivers who were previously issued a warning notice by an MLPD officer and need to show proof that the item was corrected, please respond to the rear parking lot of the Public Safety Center and call 9-1-1. Remain in the parking lot, in your car and an officer will respond to assist you.

8. If you need to speak with a firefighter for a non-emergency reason, call 412-343-3402.