Borough Takes Precautions in Wake of COVID-19
Carlisle Borough Continues to Monitor and Amend Policies, Programs and Procedures as Deemed Necessary in Response to COVID-19
The Borough of Carlisle is closely monitoring the ongoing COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation in order to support and manage the risk to Borough residents. To minimize the risk of exposure, the Borough has initiated a continuity plan that will ensure the constant delivery of essential services to businesses and residents.
As we focus on delivery of essential services and protection of our residents and employees, we continue to evaluate the situation and latest developments through fact-based sources including the Center for Disease Control (CDC), World Health Organization, State Department of Health and Cumberland County. Part of the Borough’s ongoing monitoring effort includes evaluating policies, programs, and procedures and amending (as deemed necessary) to ensure the health and safety of our residents and employees. The following modifications have been put into effect today:
- Town Hall, 53 West South Street, will remain open to the public with limited access. All business will be conducted on the main floor’s lobby/reception area. Residents are encouraged to utilize the Borough’s website electronic pay option, or U.S. Mail for utility bills and parking ticket payments. A drop-off box is also located outside of Borough Hall.
- Utility Bills in Arrears: A temporary moratorium has been placed on water/sewer utility terminations in order to provide all residents the means to address hygiene and to limit the spread of the virus.
- Recreation Programs: Consistent with the State’s guidance regarding recreational areas and activities, the Borough’s Stuart Community Center will cancel all classes and programs through March 30. Staff has begun working on the process for refunds of those programs that have been impacted by this closure.
The Borough of Carlisle wishes to remind residents to wash hands often and for a duration of at least 20 seconds, regularly clean frequently touched surfaces with disinfectant household cleaners, avoid contact with people who are sick, practice proper cough and sneeze etiquette, use hand sanitizer, and refrain from touching your eyes, nose and face area.
The Borough also strongly encourages that residents practice social distancing, which helps reduce the spread of contagious diseases, like COVID-19. Per the CDC’s recommendation, social distancing involves remaining out of congregate settings, avoiding mass gatherings and maintaining distances.
Look for additional updates via future press releases and on our website.
Questions regarding utility billings may be directed to Stacey Hamilton or Richard Juday at 717-249-4422.
Questions regarding the Stuart Community Center programs and refunding policy may be directed to Parks and Recreation at 717-243-3318.