LOCAL NEWS | MARCH 20, 2020

LOCAL NEWS | MARCH 20, 2020

LOCAL NEWS | MARCH 20, 2020

Governor Tom Wolf has ordered all non-life-sustaining businesses in Pennsylvania to close their physical locations, to slow the spread of COVID-19.  The mandate went into effect yesterday.  Enforcement actions against businesses that do not close physical locations will Saturday. Life-sustaining businesses may remain open, but they must follow the practices and measures defined by the Centers for Disease Control.

 

The Mifflin County Regional Police Department is joining other departments in response to COVID-19.  With any requests to have an officer come in person, the complainant will have to meet with the officer outside the residence (weather permitting) or at a nearby open sheltered area if weather conditions do not permit. Maintain approximately six feet from all other parties and refrain from unnecessary physical contact.  There will be no public admittance to the department, unless summoned by an officer.  If you feel you need to enter the Regional Police office, first contact the Non-Emergency Dispatch number at 717-248-9607.  If you have questions or concerns, contact Regional Police at 717-248-1900.  Above all else, if you have an emergency, call 911.

 

The Mifflin County Courthouse will be closed to the public effective Monday (March 23rd).  The offices will remain staffed. All business will be conducted by appointment or email only.  The President Judge has declared a Judicial Emergency in the 58th District, in effect until April 14th.

 

Representative Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) has temporarily suspended “walk-in” service at his district office locations. Representative John Hershey (R-Mifflin/Juniata/Franklin) will close his district offices to walk-in visitors effective today (March 20th).

 

The Borough of Lewistown has declared a disaster emergency.

 

 

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