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COVID-19 News and Resources

COVID PageCheltenham Township and all communities in Montgomery County are currently under the Red Phase novel coronavirus COVID-19 Stay-At-Home Order until June 4, 2020. All Pennsylvania schools remain closed until the end of the school year and non-life-sustaining business closures remain in effect. 

While Governor Wolf ordered the closure of all non-life-sustaining businesses in Pennsylvania to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus, Cheltenham Township will remain in operation to the fullest extent possible while implementing mitigation measures to protect and support its employees and the public.   
                                   
Cheltenham Township is committed to continuing to provide essential, life-sustaining services, such as Police, Fire, Emergency Medical Service and Refuse Collection, among others to the community during this difficult time. Our Police, Fire and Emergency Medical Services are fully staffed and operational as usual. For true emergencies, dial 911. The Police Department's non-emergency phone number is (215) 885-1600. Please do not call 911 to inquire about testing for COVID-19. Contact your healthcare provider for instructions and guidance.

With the exception of the Police Department, all Township buildings are closed to the public. Non-essential support services will be provided in limited capacity for the duration of any restrictions. For information about how individual departments are impacted by the pandemic, please visit the department pages frequently, as they will be updated a new information is received.


Administration
Building Permits, Planning & Zoning
Library Services
Parks & Recreation
Public Works
Tax Office

If you have questions regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, call (215) 887-1000 , ext. 339 or email: [email protected].

 


Information on Testing:

The Montgomery County Community Based Test Site is a drive through testing site located at Montgomery County Community College, 340 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell. The site is open Monday - Friday from 10:00AM - 4:00PM. Click here for more information and to register for a test.

Jenkintown Location: Covid-19 tests are now available at CVS Jenkintown, located at 835 Old York Rd, Jenkintown.  This is a drive through testing site; however you must make an appointment prior to arrival by calling 215-886-2923. The testing site is open from 8:30 AM – 7:30 PM daily.

There is no cost for this test. Insurance will be asked for, but is not required. You must be 18 years of age or older to receive a test at this location. A Doctor’s referral is not required at this location.
 
Please check the providers website to verify the above information is still accurate, get more information on testing criteria or to learn how to get tested at this location. 

You can also contact the Montgomery County Health Department for more information.




Governor Wolf's Plan for Pennsylvania's Recovery: This three-phased plan that provides citizens and businesses provides guidance for a safe and expedient reopening (released April 17, 2020).

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Business 
Assistance
 Programs & Unemployment Information
Click Here for a list of Business Assistance Programs available. Please note many programs are changing and being added, so please check back or updates.
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Montgomery County COVID-19 Resources       
Residents who have questions about Montgomery County specific information can call a public Inquiry Line at 610- 631-3000 between 8:00 A.M.- 3:00 P.M. Monday through Friday. 

Montco's Ready Radio FM station is now available to listen online: https://rdo.to/MCDPS. The messages are in English, Spanish, and Korean.

Montgomery County COVID-19 Website             
https://data-montcopa.opendata.arcgis.com/pages/covid-19

Montgomery County Office of Public Health
https://www.montcopa.org/513/Public-Health

Montgomery County Emergency Food Pantries and School Meals
Emergency Food Sites and School Lunch

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Pennsylvania Resources:
Commonwealth of PA Health Department
https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/disease/Pages/Coronavirus.aspx

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Official Center for Disease Control (CDC) COVID-19 Website

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

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Additional COVID-19 Guidance

https://www.nasponline.org/resources-and-publications/resources-and-podcasts/school-climate-safety-and-crisis/health-crisis-resources/talking-to-children-about-covid-19-(coronavirus)-a-parent-resource
Tips for Social Distancing, Quarantine, And Isolation During An Infectious Disease

What to do if you think you have COVID-19 
https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/disease/coronavirus/Pages/Symptoms-Testing.aspx

Steps to Help Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 if you contracted the virus
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/sick-with-2019-nCoV-fact-sheet.pdf

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Mental Health

Mental Health Resources:
Text HOME to 741741 from anywhere in the United States, anytime, about any type of crisis. A live, trained Crisis Counselor receives the text and responds, all from our secure online platform. The volunteer Crisis Counselor will help you move from a hot moment to a cool moment.

Mental Health Montgomery County Mobile Crisis provides immediate support for crisis situations, but also assistance with managing recurring or future crises. Support is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-855-634-HOPE (4673).  This service is available to anyone in Montgomery County, including children, teens, adults, and families.

Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus): A Parent Resource

https://www.nasponline.org/resources-and-publications/resources-and-podcasts/school-climate-safety-and-crisis/health-crisis-resources/talking-to-children-about-covid-19-(coronavirus)-a-parent-resource
 
mental health
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Unemployment

Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) FAQs
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act creates a new temporary federal program called Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA).In general, PUA provides up to 39 weeks of unemployment benefits to individuals not eligible for regular unemployment compensation or extended benefits, including those who have exhausted all rights to such benefits.
https://www.uc.pa.gov/COVID-19/CARES-Act/Pages/PUA-FAQs.aspx

COVID-19 Unemployment Opportunities in PA
https://www.pacareerlink.pa.gov/jponline/JobSeeker/COVID19Employment

Employee Rights PA 
https://www.uc.pa.gov/COVID-19/CARES-Act/Pages/PUA-FAQs.aspx

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Carry-Out Food
Take-Out Tuesday (Cheltenham) --  Facebook Event Link

CarryOutPa --
see who is available for carry out, delivery and curbside service.  https://www.carryoutpa.com/

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