UPDATE - Fayette County Moving to Green Phase, Effective June 5, 2020
On May 29, Governor Wolf announced that Fayette County and counties in the surrounding region will be moving to the "green" phase of re-opening. This takes effect on Friday, June 5.
Guidelines and best practices for businesses re-opening, as well as more information on which businesses are allowed to re-open, are available here. Information on the three stages of re-opening (red, yellow, and green) is also available.
Fayette County, PA COVID-19 Resources
We have put together a large list of resources for individuals affected by COVID-19 in Fayette County. Click here for our list of resources for individuals.
For basic information on the COVID-19 coronavirus, including what to do if you are sick, fact sheets, strategies for preventing the spread, and more, visit the PA Department of Health COVID-19 Fact Sheets page.
Note: While we make every effort to create and maintain an exhaustive list, it is by no means complete, as the situation is ongoing and ever-changing.
- Fayette County Emergency Management Agency (EMA)/911
- Fayette County COVID-19 Coronavirus Update
- Fayette County, PA Facebook
- Fayette County EMA/911 Facebook
- Fayette County EMA/911 Twitter
For the most up-to-date local news in Fayette County, visit the Herald-Standard COVID-19 news page.
Important Phone Numbers
If you cannot find a resource you need, dial 211. If you have a medical emergency, dial 911.
We recognize that this is a very stressful time for owners and operators of businesses of all sizes in Fayette County. Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to provide relief to individuals and businesses affected by this crisis and the public safety measure of closing all non-life sustaining businesses.
Resources & Information
Sheltering Toolkit for wraparound services with information on funding, reimbursement, and best practices.
Our businesses page contains information, resources, and other important COVID-19 information for those who own and operate businesses. Click here to explore the businesses page.
For the latest guidance, information, news, and more tailored to our healthcare providers and first responders, please visit the PA Department of Health COVID-19 EMS and First Responders page.
Be aware that this link will send you to a non-county maintained page with information provided by the PA Department of Health.
What You Need to Do
Protect yourself and your community from getting and spreading respiratory illnesses like coronavirus disease 2019. Everyone has a role to play in getting ready and staying healthy.
We encourage residents to take “everyday preventive actions” to prevent the spread of illness and to keep our communities healthy.
Practice Social Distancing
Social distancing is a set of actions you can take to avoid close contact with others to prevent the spread of illnesses like COVID‐19.
- Stay home as much as possible.
- If gatherings are necessary, limit the number of people to 10.
- Call to check on family, neighbors, and older adults instead of visiting.
- Check with your healthcare provider about telehealth options.
If you are at higher risk for serious illness from COVID-19 because of your age or because you have a serious long-term health problem, please take extra actions to reduce your risk of getting sick. Learn more.
If You Are Feeling Sick
Stay home. If you develop a fever and symptoms of respiratory illness, such as cough or shortness of breath, stay home. Distance yourself from others in the household and if possible, stay in your own bedroom and use your own bathroom. If your symptoms worsen, call your healthcare provider.
Do not walk into a healthcare facility, urgent care clinic, or hospital before calling. Discuss your symptoms with your doctor. If your doctor believes that you need to be tested for COVID-19, your doctor can refer you to a testing site.
Practice the 3 C’s - Clean, Cover, Contain
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces and objects.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- If no tissue is available, cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve, not your hands.
- Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
Implement Mitigation Strategies in Your Community
The CDC’s "All Community Approach" mitigation strategy is focused on slowing the transmission of COVID-19 and reducing illness and death while minimizing social and economic impacts.
See the Actions for Protecting Communities from COVID-19 guide (PDF) for more information.
Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed COVID-19 cases.
These symptoms may appear 2 to 14 days after exposure.
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