Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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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.

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Updated -11:10 a.m.

This is the Daily Update from the Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD). The following data includes all counts since March 14, when the first case was reported in the county:

Confirmed cases – 720
Hospitalization (past or present) – 113
Deaths – 10

All ten deaths are individuals who were over the age of 65.

To those who are or have been impacted by COVID-19, our thoughts are with you and, particularly, with those who have lost loved ones.

The ages and genders of those in the county who are sick with COVID-19 are listed below.

Ages—Number confirmed (percentage—all percents rounded)

00-04 – 2 (less than 1%)
05-12 – 4 (less than 1%)
13-18 – 9 (1%)
19-24 – 58 (8%)
25-49 – 294 (41%)
50-64 – 203 (28%)
65+ -- 150 (21%)

Gender

Female – 369 (51%)
Male – 351 (49%)

County Executive Rich Fitzgerald and Health Department Director Dr. Bogen will hold a briefing today at 4 PM. It will be streamed live on the county’s (@AlleghenyCounty) and the Health Department’s Facebook (@AlleghenyCountyHealth) pages.

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

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. 

More details available here.

Updated - 12:30 P.m. 

The Tuesday, April 14 Commission meting will be run online. But you can still be a part of citizens’ comments. 

In extraordinary circumstances, we have to be flexible. In order to continue proper social distancing protocol, the Tuesday, April 14 both the discussion and regular session commission meetings will be run virtually. So how can you participate in the public comment portion of the regular meeting? Easy. We’ll collect public comments by voicemail and play them back during the “Citizens Comments” portion of the meeting for the commission to hear. Your feedback will become a part of the official minutes of the meeting, as always. Please call 412-440-2059 and select mailbox number 1-2-3-4. Leave your comments just like you were attending the meeting, beginning with stating your name and address. And, just like the meeting, your comments are limited to a maximum of five minutes. Record your comments any time before NOON ON TUESDAY, April 14 to be included.

Monday, April 6, 2020

Updated - 9:15 a.m.

As a result of Waste Management’s decision to temporarily stop pickup of yard waste, Mt. Lebanon’s yard waste recycling drop-off program is available for Mt. Lebanon residents every Saturday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.until further notice. Drop off your yard waste at the golf course maintenance facility on Pine Avenue. Leaves in recyclable craft bags, small twigs, shrubs, brush and branches (under 3 feet) are accepted.

Friday, April 3, 2020

Updated - 3:25 p.m.

Governor Tom Wolf today recommended that all Pennsylvania residents wear a mask if they go outside their homes. He emphasized it should not be the surgical or N95 masks that medical professionals use

“But, if you must go out because you are out of food or medication, then wearing a mask, or even a bandana across your nose and mouth, could be an extra layer of protection," Wolf said.

“You don’t need a surgical mask – we need those for our health care workers and first responders. We have guidance on universal masking on our website, including instructions on how to make your own mask using materials you have at home.”

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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.

Updated - 9:35 a.m.

St. Clair Hospital could use donations of protection equipment and food. Details here.

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Updated - 4:00 p.m.

The Mt. Lebanon inspections office is operating under temporary changes related to the COVID-19 emergency and Governor Wolf’s order that allows only certain businesses to work. Get all the details here.

Updated - 1:38 p.m.

The April woody waste home collection event and the electronics and paper shredding drop off events are cancelled. The woody waste drop-off event is still on for every Saturday, 7 to 3, at the golf course.

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Updated - 12:45 p.m.

The county has posted a food distribution map to identify available food resources. The map is searchable by a variety of fields, and includes descriptions, eligibility and contact information for many of the sites. It includes school “grab & go” sites, food pantries and other options and is regularly updated. The map can be found at https://tinyurl.com/pghfoodmap. It is also available at bit.ly/ACHDcovid-19 under Help for Residents.

Monday, March 30, 2020

Updated - 3:45 p,m.

The Governor has extended the stay-at-home order through April 30. To that end, the following facilities remain closed to the public until further notice: The Mt. Lebanon Rec Center, Mt. Lebanon Tennis Center, Mt. Lebanon Golf Course, ALL Mt. Lebanon athletic fields, sport courts, batting cages and playgrounds (include those at the schools), the Mt. Lebanon Public Library, the Mt. Lebanon Municipal Building and the Mt. Lebanon Public Safety Center. Most municipal public meetings are cancelled (check the calendar on the homepage at www.mtlebanon.org to confirm.)

Parks remain open for passive use only (walking, running, etc.) but please leave six feet between you and other guests. Use the bathroom before you visit. Take any trash you generate with you as public works is working with a smaller crew. Clean up after all pets. Do not walk or hang out in groups.

The stay-at-home order means you should stay at home with some exceptions, including going to work, to volunteer, to get food (grocery store or takeout), to exercise (yes, you can walk your dog or go for a run!) and a few other reasons. To read the details about the governor’s order and all the allowable exceptions, click here.

The governor’s order mentions that police will be in charge of enforcement of this order—however, police efforts will be focused on education about the order and the benefit of social distancing rather than punishment.

Police Chief Aaron Lauth says at this point, the department will not be citing residents for being outside. He asks that all residents respect the order and observe social distancing of at least six feet when out of the house.

The governor’s order also asks residents to call the local non-emergency police number to report the operation of non-essential businesses. Mt. Lebanon does not have a non-emergency number, so the number to call to report would be 9-1-1.

If you are sick with symptoms consistent with the COVID-19 infection, this is the time to stay home. 

While using the parks, remember that you are in a public facility. Our disinfection protocols do not include outdoor surfaces including picnic tables. Guests continue to touch many of these surfaces. Therefore, a good portion of your safety relies on you. You should protect your health—and that of others—by following these guidelines:

  • Wash your hands regularly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Avoid touching your face.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw it away. If you don’t have a tissue, use your elbow.
  • Clean surfaces you touch regularly.

Friday, March 27, 2020

Updated - 3:58 p,m.

Let’s help Medical Rescue Team South Authority, our caring, expert emergency medical service provider! Do you have any of the following to donate?

  • Tyvek suits
  • Goggles or face shields
  • N95 masks

If you do, please send your name, email address and phone number to Amy Martin at amartin@mtlebanon.org. She will be in touch with collection information as soon as we have it. Please DO NOT contact MRTSA directly about your donation. They are busy and their building is on lockdown. Thank you. Remember, when you help MRTSA, you help us all!

Monday, March 23, 2020 

Updated - 4:55 p.m.

Trash and recycling pickup remains on schedule. However, in order for Waste Management to maintain its focus on municipal solid waste collection and disposal, and due to the reduced number of employees in the field, effective Tuesday, March 24, 2020, Waste Management is temporarily suspending the following services, which are considered non-essential during this period of emergency: 

  • Bulk Collection – furniture, carpet, mattresses, appliances, etc.
  • Spring and bulk clean-ups
  • Yard Waste Collection – grass clippings, brush, tree limbs, etc.

Please Note:

  • All trash/refuse must be bagged and sealed and, wherever possible, placed in containers. LOOSE ITEMS WILL NOT BE COLLECTED.
  •  All recyclable materials must be placed inside the recycling bin (including cardboard). ITEMS LEFT OUTSIDE OF BIN, WILL NOT BE COLLECTED.
  • WM will enforce the 15-bag limit, as reflected in our current contract.

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Updated - 8:55 a.m.

St. Clair Hospital response and information.

Friday, March 20, 2020

Updated - 11:55 a.m.

Good news for your pocketbook! Parking enforcement is being suspended immediately until further notice. This means no fee to park at meters, pay stations or either of the two garages in Mt. Lebanon. Permit holders: You will receive a free month. The parking office staff will notify you about the details and how it will be handled. On-street overnight parking will be permitted until April 30th. The police will re-evaluate at that point.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Updated - 4:56 p.m.

Want to know which Mt. Lebanon businesses are open during this time of social distancing? Who has takeout? The Mt. Lebanon Partnership put it all together for you here. If you’d like your Mt. Lebanon business to be added to the list, contact emilliron@mtlebanon.org.

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.