Castle Shannon Entering the Green Phase

Dear Resident,

As Pennsylvania transitions to the Green Phase and the Stay at Home restrictions are lifted by Governor Wolf, the Borough of Castle Shannon is opening access to community parks.

Our Borough agrees with the CDC on the importance of outdoor physical activity: “Staying physically active is one of the best ways to keep your mind and body healthy."  That said, we still want to encourage all residents to do so safely for the benefit of their families and the community at large.

The CDC Guidelines offer some "Dos and Don’ts" for your continued safety - you can find them here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/visitors.html

A few guidelines we would like to call specific attention to:

·         Please visit our neighborhood parks, but plan accordingly before you visit.  Bring hand sanitizer, masks, water, and other supplies, remain 6 feet away from each other, and take common-sense steps to prevent disease transmission.

·         Please avoid touching your face, eyes and nose. Cover your nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing with a tissue or flexed elbow.

·         Please remain home if you are sick or had been recently exposed to someone who was sick.  Transmission can occur even if you do not feel sick yourself.  If you have been exposed to sickness but still wish to be outdoors, do so privately and away from others. Avoid visiting crowded parks, using playground equipment, or participating in organized activities or sports.

The Borough has placed signage at parks and public facilities to promote these safety guidelines. If we all practice these common-sense behaviors, we expect to transition to our "new normal" as quickly as possible. (Please see below.)

Finally, as we phase out of some restrictions from the CDC, PA Department of Health, and the Allegheny County Health Department, the Borough's role will remain as a supportive and advisory service to our residents and businesses. We will give you the best public health information that we have, but it is ultimately each person's own responsibility to act in the interest of your family and community's health and safety.

Castle Shannon thanks all residents and businesses for working collaboratively to keep the community safe. We will continue to get through this difficult time together.

Sincerely,

Mark Heckmann
Borough Council President