LOCAL BUSINESSES PLEASE READ

ATTENTION ALL BELLEVUE BUSINESS WHO REFUSE TO ABIDE THE GOVERNORS ORDER TO CLOSE:

The Pa Governor’s Office has created a clear list of businesses that need to close and those who must remain open to provide essential services.  By remaining open you are risking the health and welfare of the residents of our community.  These are your future customers and they will remember who was defiant and placed the community at further risk of spreading the COVID-19 virus. 

Owners, you need to put the community safety ahead of your need to make a profit.  We are wholeheartedly requesting that you close your businesses for the recommended two week shutdown period to help reduce the spread of this virus.   

If it is any consideration we have a very large population of seniors.  If we experience a community spread in our area it will be tragic in these senior facilities and high rise apartment complexes.  Do the right thing and close down!

Chief Matthew Sentner, Bellevue PD

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HERE ARE THE GUIDELINES FROM THE GOVERNORS OFFICE:

The Wolf administration’s definition of nonessential businesses includes community and recreation centers; gyms, including yoga, barre and spin facilities; hair salons, barbers, nail salons and spas; casinos; concert venues; theaters; bars; sporting event venues and golf courses; retail facilities, including shopping malls, except for pharmacies or other health care facilities within retail operations. 

Licensed child care centers, except those in Philadelphia, must shut down. Adult daycare centers and senior community centers also must close.

Restaurants can remain open for carry-out, drive-thru and delivery orders, and shut down dine-in service.

The administration said essential services and sectors include, but are not limited, to food processing; agriculture; industrial manufacturing; feed mills; construction; trash collection; grocery stores; convenience stores; retailers of household goods; home repair, hardware and auto repair stores; pharmacy and other medical facilities; biomedical and health care facilities; post offices and shipping outlets; insurers; banks; gas stations; laundromats; veterinary clinics and pet stores; warehousing, storage, and distribution facilities; public transportation; and hotel and commercial lodging.