March 24 - UPMC begins directing patients in Blair County with symptoms consistent with COVID-19 to a specimen collection site in Altoona. The site is not open to the public, and walk-in patients will not be tested. The patient must be assessed and referred by their doctor, by appointment only, after showing symptoms consistent with the virus, and contacted by the UPMC Infection Prevention Team. Click here for UPMC testing info and hospital info.
March 23 – The PA Department of Education announced all schools in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania would remain closed at least through April 6th.
Click here to view the press release.
March 23 – The Governor of PA issued a stay at home order for specific counties.
March 20 – The Altoona City Council Worksession scheduled for Monday, March 23rd is canceled.
March 20 – City owned public buildings are closed to the public until further notice.
March 19 – The Governor of PA ordered closure of Non-Life Sustaining Businesses with enforcement actions.
March 18 – The Governor of PA requested that the U.S. Small Business Administration implement an SBA Disaster Declaration in order to provide assistance to small businesses and non-profits.
March 17 – APD announced on their FB page how they would be responding to calls from the public.
March 17 – The City announced city owned public buildings, including City Hall, would be closed to the public as of Friday, March 20th. Click here to view.
March 16 – The Governor of PA shut down all “non-essential” businesses.
March 16 – The Governor of PA announced statewide restrictions for residents.
March 15 – The Governor of PA ordered restaurants and bars to close dine-in service.
March 13 – The Governor of PA announced that all K-12 PA schools would be closed for 10 business days effective March 16.
March 11 – Mayor Pacifico issued a press release to provide information to the public. Click here to view.
March 11 – City meetings and authorities, boards and commissions meetings are canceled for March.
March 9 – The City reviewed and updated local preparedness plans, protocols and strategies.
March 6 – The Governor of PA confirmed two presumptive positive cases of COVID-19.