CDC GUIDELINES FOR HALLOWEEN AND OTHER UPCOMING HOLIDAYS
As many people across the United States begin to plan for fall and winter holiday celebrations, the CDC offers guidelines to help protect individuals and their families, friends, and communities from COVID-19. Click here to access the guidelines. Please be advised that the Borough does NOT facilitate holiday celebrations. If you do plan to celebrate the holidays, please follow these guidelines to help ensure everyone’s safety. Thank you!
MONTGOMERY COUNTY FLU CLINICS
The Montgomery County Office of Public Health (OPH) will be holding drive-thru flu clinics and weekly walk-up flu clinics in October. New this year is that all sites will be by appointment only. Residents must make an appointment and register for a flu shot at montcopa.org/3063/Flu or by calling 610-278-5145. These flu clinics are for people who live, work, or attend school in Montgomery County. OPH will provide flu vaccinations to those six months of age and older. Accommodations for persons with disabilities will be available. The vaccinations are at no cost for Montgomery County residents. OPH will bill those with insurance. Please click here for a list of testing locations and more information.
FACE MASK FLYER FOR BUSINESSES
The Montgomery County Department of Public Safety has created a flyer for businesses to post on their front doors to alert customers that face masks are required for entry. Please click here to view the flyer. They also created one in Spanish. Please click here to view that flyer. Please share and post these in your windows!
COVID-19 – IMPORTANT LINKS
- NWPD PHONE CHECK-IN SERVICE
- NWB EMERGENCY DECLARATION
- GOVERNOR WOLF’S STAY AT HOME ORDER
- GOVERNOR WOLF’S BUSINESS CLOSURE ORDER
MONTGOMERY COUNTY UPDATES
- The Montgomery County Public Inquiry line is open from 0800-1800, 7 days a week.
- Public Inquiry can be reached at 610-631-3000 or COVID19@montcopa.org.
- The inquiry line has fielded over 10,000 phone calls since March 12.
- Main themes for calls include: access to testing, businesses in violation of orders, who to notify, help by volunteering and donations.
- A Montgomery County public Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) donations warehouse has been setup in Upper Providence Township.
- Any potential donors should contact the public inquiry line at 610-631-3000 or email email@example.com.
- Donations are being accepted Monday through Friday, from 1000-1600.
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT FROM NWPD
The North Wales Police Department strives to protect and serve the community on a daily basis and especially in times of emergencies or situations requiring heightened health and welfare of the public’s safety. In an effort to keep the public and officers safe from any possible transfer of the COVID-19 Virus, the police department will begin to reduce the number of physical interactions between officers and the public in non-emergency situations. In no way will this reduce the police public safety and protection provided to the citizens of North Wales Borough and the people who work in and travel through the Borough.
The North Wales Police Department will be working diligently through the Covid-19 Virus mitigation guidelines as established by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf and the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety. We will continue to respond to all emergency calls for service and provide a high level of police response and professionalism. Officers responding to private residences and businesses for a non-emergency call for service may request the caller to meet them at the entrance or outside to reduce the possibility for any cross-contamination of the COVID-19 Virus. In some non-emergency situations, you may receive a return phone call from a police officer who will take the report over the phone to reduce the possibility of any COVID-19 Virus cross-contamination between the police and people contacting the police department for non-emergency police services.
The North Wales Police Department will continue to monitor the COVID-19 Virus and make all appropriate procedural changes needed to protect the citizens in which we serve on a daily basis. It is my hope that the partnership between the police and community can help us get through these situations and help us grow as a community and Borough.
Emergencies requiring immediate assistance, continue to dial 9-1-1
COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) INFORMATION
North Wales Borough Public Officials and Emergency Personnel are 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. 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.
How you can help prevent Stormwater Pollution:
Please report the following activities to the Borough if they are observed:
Sediment leaving a construction site
Spills such as chemicals, gas, diesel or oil
Illegal dumping activity into streams or storm sewers (Dial 911)
Sanitary sewer overflow
Dry weather flows from outfall pipes into streams (please allow 72 hours after a rain event to report)
Dumping or composting of firewood or leaves along stream embankments
Storage of firewood or other loose materials along stream embankments
During normal business hours (M-F, 8:00-4:00 P.M.): 215-699-4424
During all other hours: 215-699-9279