Updates on COVID-19
3/30/20 - The COVID-19 pandemic is making everyone aware of hand washing and protecting other from coughs and sneezes. Along with theses essential steps, practices such as social distancing and isolation when appropriate can slow the rate of infection in the Borough. In light of the President and the Governor’s stay at home extension through April 30 orders, Borough officials and management advise people to continue staying mostly at home and to avoid groups of more than ten.
While this extension will affect many in our community through the cancelation of events and gatherings, there is a public health need for these measures. If large numbers of people become sick over the course of a few days, hospitals and other care facilities can become overwhelmed. “As a community we must double down on our approach to fighting this virus,” said Mayor Herbert. “To stop the spread we must commit ourselves to thoroughly practicing the recommendations made by the CDC without hesitation.”
Doing your part by staying safe at home and continuing social distancing when you must go out can make a big difference to your health and those in our Lansdale community. Mayor Herbert concludes, “Only by following these guidelines can we help bring this difficult chapter in Lansdale’s history to a close.”
3/25/20 - During their March 25, 2020 briefing, Montgomery County officials announced that Lansdale has its first positive COVID-19 patient. In accordance with HPPA laws, the only information released by the county regarding the patient is that he is a 29-year-old male; there are no further details provided regarding whether the patient is self-quarantined or hospitalized. While not unexpected, this latest development only underscores the importance of continuing to follow all mandates from Governor Wolf, continuing social distancing and regular handwashing, along with knowing and identifying symptoms in yourself and family.
“We must remain vigilant and dedicated to following the CDC guidelines now more than ever,” said Lansdale Mayor Garry Herbert. “For weeks COVID-19 has surrounded the Borough and we have been preparing for the inevitable future that a case would breach the Borough boundaries. I ask all residents to continue to take this event seriously and socially distance themselves from friends, family and neighbors in order to control the spread of the virus.” While the Borough certainly hoped this would not happen, we have been closely monitoring the rapid spread of COVID-19 not only in Montgomery County but in the state and nation. In light of today’s announcement, the Borough will continue to keep our citizens safe by evaluating all options available during this pandemic. “We will see this challenge out,” Mayor Herbert concluded. “And we will do so by continuing to be a community that protects each other by slowing the spread and flattening the curve.”
3/16/20 - Due to Governor Wolf’s announcement about closing recreation facilities surrounding COVID-19 the Borough is taking additional precautions to protect the health and safety of its residents. Effective, Monday, March 16, 2020 at 10:30am, all Borough playgrounds, basketball and tennis courts will be closed until further notice.
Lansdale Borough trails and open space will remain open to public access.
While using the Borough’s trails and open space, we encourage the community to practice maintaining a 6-foot distance from others. As the situation evolves, Lansdale Borough will continue to re-assess the status of our recreational facilities.
The health, safety, and welfare of Lansdale Borough residents is our greatest priority. We believe that by taking this step now, we will help protect the health and safety of our community by flattening the curve.
3/14/20 - Due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, Lansdale Borough will be functioning with limited staffing and operations until Monday, March 30, 2020. To encourage social distancing during this time, below are some of the steps the borough has put in place:
1. Borough Hall will be closed to the public
2. Essential services such as police, fire, EMS and borough utilities will remain operational
3. All customers are encouraged to pay their utility bill by:
- Phone: 1-888-844-8371
- Online: http://pa-lansdaleborough2.civicplus.com/299/Online-Utility-Bill-Payments?fbclid=IwAR3V6IygMprQ_XsNA31Lw1knyqYE_YmPTsytSalll6P_78mNNSMtvjFMJGs
- Dropbox: in the vestibule area in Borough Hall 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
4. Electric service applications can be submitted by:
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Appointment: please call 215-368-1691 to schedule
In accordance with the Governor’s containment recommendations (see link below), the Borough public meetings scheduled for next week have been CANCELLED. These meetings include the Economic Development Committee, Planning Commission, Zoning Hearing Board, Council Business Meeting and community meeting regarding upcoming road work in the Borough. Residents are recommended to stay home as much as possible to further reduce risk of being exposed to the virus. Find more information on how to take action and stop the spread of the virus here. https://www.governor.pa.gov/newsroom/gov-wolf-sec-of-health-outline-covid-19-mitigation-guidance-for-montgomery-county-commonwealth-of-pennsylvania/
We encourage everyone to sign up for up to date information via ReadyMontco at https://member.everbridge.net/453003085612338/login. Please follow us on social media for the most up to date information as well as finding additional information and resources regarding the Coronavirus on the Borough website at www.lansdale.org. Thank you for your cooperation during this unprecedented time period. If you have any questions please call 215-368-1691.
Updates from Lansdale Police Chief Trail
The officers of LPD will continue our service to the community without interruption 24/7. However, to provide the greatest level of safety to our community LPD officers will be handling non-priority and not-in-progress calls for service by phone. Persons desiring to have an officer respond in person can do so by advising the call taker they would like to see an officer in-person. This practice is being undertaken to provide social distancing to our community members. This practice will be reviewed in 14 days. LPD thanks the community in advance for their support and urges you to call 911 when and if police services are needed.
(3/6/2020) We are all very much aware of the changing dynamics regarding the COVID-19 virus. The Borough is monitoring information closely and based on reports we continue to evaluate participation/hosting upcoming public events. The health and safety of our staff and residents is paramount as we make decisions regarding public gatherings. To assure that the Borough continues to run and provide essential services, we will continue to follow the lead of the Montgomery County Office of Health and the Center for Disease Control. We encourage anyone who has questions about the virus to visit the County DOH and CDC websites for further information.