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COVID-19 News Updates

  • Wolf Orders: Masks Are Mandatory in All Public Spaces

    Wolf Orders: Masks Are Mandatory in All Public Spaces

    Wednesday July 1st, Governor Tom Wolf announced a new order signed by Dr. Levine. Under the order, signed under Dr. Levine’s authority under the Disease Prevention and Control Act, masks must be worn whenever a person leaves their home. The order takes effect immediately.Read More »
  • ATTENTION! Round 2 Delco Strong Grants Application Opens July 7th

    ATTENTION! Round 2 Delco Strong Grants Application Opens July 7th

    Round # 2 of Delco Strong Grants Available to Assist Local Businesses and Non-Profits. Applications for FOR-PROFIT businesses will be accepted July 7th through July 9th @ 5:00pm. Applications for NON-PROFIT businesses will be accepted July 7th through July 21st @ 5:00pm. For eligibility requirements and application instructions visit: https://delcostrong.delcopa.org/Read More »
  • Community Update – June 26, 2020 Going Green!

    Community Update – June 26, 2020 Going Green!

    ASTON TOWNSHIP COMMUNITY UPDATE For Release June 26, 2020   Aston Township Community Center The Community Center will remain closed until August 1, 2020 Aston Township Public Library The Aston Township Public Library currently remains closed to the public, please check their website (www.astonlibrary.org) or their Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/astonlibrary) for any updates to their re-opening date. Aston Township Parks and Playgrounds Parks and playgrounds will open on July 6, 2020 following CDC Guidelines. 6 feet social distancing must be practiced. Masks must be worn. It is recommended to bring hand sanitizer to use, as there is no place to wash your […]Read More »
  • Helping Small Businesses to be Great Again

    Helping Small Businesses to be Great Again

    (In the Aftermath of the COVID-19 Pandemic) On March 19, 2020 Governor Wolf ordered the Closure of all non-life-sustaining businesses in Pennsylvania to slow the spread of the COVID-19 Virus.  Restaurants and Bar Dine-In establishments were ordered to close on March 18th with enforcement to start on Saturday, March 21st.  Then on March 30th, the Governor issued a Stay at Home Order through April 30th which was subsequently extended until June 4, 2020.Read More »
  • Governor Wolf Amends The ‘Stay at Home’ Order – Through June 4, 2020

    Governor Wolf Amends The ‘Stay at Home’ Order – Through June 4, 2020

    With the April 1 statewide stay-at-home orders set to expire tonight at midnight, Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine today extended the orders for all counties in red, and signed new orders for the 24 counties moving to yellow at 12:01 a.m. tomorrow morning, May 8. The extended stay-at-home order remains the same as the original statewide stay-at-home order announced on April 1, which was set to expire tonight at midnight and is now extended to June 4. The yellow phase order provides guidance for those counties entering the yellow phase of reopening tomorrow. The yellow phase order […]Read More »
  • UPDATE: Township Building To Open on May 4th

    UPDATE: Township Building To Open on May 4th

    Township offices at 5021 Pennell Road will reopen with limited access beginning on May 4, 2020. All visitors will be required to strictly comply with the CDC social distancing and face covering guidelines. Visitors will be asked to wait outside and wear a mask while maintaining a distance of 6 feet apart as they wait to be accepted into the building. Once in the building visitors will be able to conduct business with the building department through the 2nd floor lobby service window. Permits may still be submitted to the Code Department may be done by mail, fax, email or a […]Read More »
  • Guidance For Businesses in Construction Industry

    Guidance For Businesses in Construction Industry

    Please visit our building department page for more information regarding PA State guidance for the safe operation of construction-related activity during the COVID-19 disaster emergency.Read More »
  • REPLAY: Delco County Council Press Conference COVID-19 Update

    REPLAY: Delco County Council Press Conference COVID-19 Update

    Delaware County Council will hold a press conference updating residents on COVID-19 on Friday, April 24 at 2:30pm. The event will be broadcast live on delcopa.gov and on the Delaware County Council’s Facebook page.Read More »
  • Governor Wolf Amends The ‘Stay at Home’ Order – Through May 8, 2020

    Governor Wolf Amends The ‘Stay at Home’ Order – Through May 8, 2020

    Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine announced that the statewide stay-at-home orders issued on April 1 to protect Pennsylvanians and mitigate the spread of COVID-19 will be extended until Friday, May 8 at 12:01 AM. The initial order was set to expire on April 30. “It is clear that our early and aggressive efforts to mitigate this spread of this highly contagious and deadly virus are working. While we begin to seek ways to move forward, it’s imperative that we continue to take strong precautions to protect Pennsylvanians and ensure that our health care system is not […]Read More »
  • US Families First Coronavirus Response Act

    US Families First Coronavirus Response Act

    EMPLOYEE RIGHTS - PAID SICK LEAVE AND EXPANDED FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE UNDER THE FAMILIES FIRST CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE ACT. The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act) requires certain employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. These provisions will apply from April 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020.Read More »
  • Why It’s Important To Wear A Mask In Public

    Why It’s Important To Wear A Mask In Public

    The Delaware County Director Public Relations would like to remind us that it's critical that we're all wearing masks when we're in public. COVID-19 can spread BEFORE we show symptoms.  Attached is a graphic explaining the importance.Read More »
  • Important update From Governor Wolf On School Closings

    Important update From Governor Wolf On School Closings

    Pennsylvania schools will remain shuttered for the rest of the academic year because of the coronavirus pandemic that has sickened thousands and caused hundreds of deaths statewide, under an order signed Thursday by the state’s education secretary. The extended shutdown order affects more than 1.7 million students in public and private K-12 schools. It means children will spend the rest of the year learning remotely.Read More »
  • Governor Wolf Urges All Pennsylvanians To Wear A Mask

    Governor Wolf Urges All Pennsylvanians To Wear A Mask

    Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf is urging all Pennsylvanians to wear a mask any time they leave their homes for life-sustaining reasons. To be clear, the Governor and Secretary of Health are urging everyone to reserve N-95 and paper masks for healthcare workers, and therefore are recommending the use of a cloth or homemade mask for everyday use.Read More »
  • TAX UPDATE: New Tax Filing Deadlines Established for COVID-19

    TAX UPDATE: New Tax Filing Deadlines Established for COVID-19

    Due to the COVID-19 Virus  the following tax deadlines are now in effect. Please consult each of the related agency websites for details and updates regarding future deadline changes and procedures. 2019 PA State Income Tax: July 15, 2020   www.revenue.pa.gov 2019 U.S. Federal Income Tax: July 15, 2020   www.irs.gov 2019 Aston Earned Income: July 15, 2020  www.keystonecollects.com 2019 Actual Business & Mercantile: July 31, 2020  http://www.mrrsllc.com 2020 Aston Township Real Estate Tax Discount: April 30, 2020   astontownship.net 2020 Delaware County Real Estate Tax Discount: April 30, 2020   www.delcopa.gov 2020 Business Privilege License: July 31, 2020  http://www.mrrsllc.comRead More »
  • Governor Wolf Amends The ‘Stay at Home’ Order – Through April 30, 2020

    Governor Wolf Amends The ‘Stay at Home’ Order – Through April 30, 2020

    As COVID-19 cases continue to grow and the state continues to seek relief to save lives and stop the spread of COVID-19, today Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine revised their “Stay at Home” orders to include Carbon, Cumberland, Dauphin and Schuylkill counties, bringing the state total to 26 counties under a stay-at-home order. This order takes effect at 8 p.m., Monday, March 30, 2020, and will continue until April 30. All stay-at-home orders are now extended through April 30. All Pennsylvania schools will remain closed until further notice. Non-life-sustaining business closures remain in effect. The order […]Read More »
  • Family Friendly Activities To Help Cope with COVID-19

    Family Friendly Activities To Help Cope with COVID-19

    As we join the nation in doing our best to blunt the impact of the Coronavirus, we thought it would be helpful to suggest some family fun activities to pass the time. Below we has begun to assemble a list of links for some inspiration. Thanks for doing your part. Be safe!Read More »
  • Trash and Recycling Update – March 20, 2020

    Trash and Recycling Update – March 20, 2020

    Due to the COVID-19 Virus and the limited/rotating staff currently operating at the Township, after today, Friday March 20, 2020 Aston Township Public Works will only be collecting TRASH AND RECYCLING from residents.  Tree branch as well as metal and appliance collection will not continue until further notice. We appreciate and thank you for your cooperation and understanding during this difficult time.Read More »
  • SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans Available for PA Businesses

    SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans Available for PA Businesses

    Governor Tom Wolf today requested that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) implement an SBA disaster declaration to provide assistance in the form of SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans for businesses and eligible non-profits in all 67 counties in Pennsylvania. “The impact of financial losses related to COVID-19 will be felt for years to come,” said Gov. Wolf. “But these low-interest loans can help bridge the gap between economic losses now and economic recovery in the future.”Read More »
  • Pennsylvania Workers Affected by COVID-19 May be Eligible for Unemployment and Workers’ Compensation Benefits

    Pennsylvania Workers Affected by COVID-19 May be Eligible for Unemployment and Workers’ Compensation Benefits

    Harrisburg, PA – Workers in Pennsylvania who are impacted by COVID-9 may be eligible for Unemployment and Workers’ Compensation benefits, Secretary of Labor & Industry (L&I) Jerry Oleksiak announced today. Unemployment compensation claims should be submitted online for faster processing. “As Pennsylvania and the nation implement mitigation efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19, it is important to relieve some of the financial pressures our workers are facing so they can focus on remaining healthy and safe,” said Secretary Oleksiak. “The best option is for employers to offer their employees paid time off. If leave is not available and your job has […]Read More »
  • Declaration of Disaster Emergency – Coronavirus (COVID-19)

    Declaration of Disaster Emergency – Coronavirus (COVID-19)

    As of March 13, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. Aston Township has issued a Declaration of Disaster Emergency due to the Coronavirus- “COVID-19”. What this means is the COVID-19 Coronavirus could endanger the health, safety and welfare of a substantial number of persons residing in Aston Township, especially our senior citizens, and create problems greater in scope than the Township may be able to resolve.Read More »
  • DELCO Alert and New Delaware County Coronavirus Website

    DELCO Alert and New Delaware County Coronavirus Website

    The Delaware County Department of Intercommunity Health Communications has established a Coronavirus (COVID-19) resource website to keep residents informed with up-to-date communication regarding the status of the virus in Delaware County.Read More »
  • Aston Township Board of Health Coronavirus Release

    Aston Township Board of Health Coronavirus Release

    Township residents are probably aware of the Coronavirus outbreak which first appeared in China and has now reached our shores. This virus, known as COVID-19, causes respiratory illness with symptoms ranging from mild to severe. Symptoms can include Fever, Cough, and Shortness of Breath and may appear anywhere from 2-14 days after exposure. Residents can reduce their risk of infection by doing the following: FREQUENT washing of hands with soap and water. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth. Avoid close contact with people who may be sick. As of today, there are no confirmed cases in Pennsylvania. Additional information can […]Read More »

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