PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The City of Pittsburgh has closed all non-essential city offices and facilities amid the coronavirus outbreak.
That closure took effect at noon today.READ MORE: Mouse Found In Reservoir Prompts Boil Water Advisory In Penn Hills
That includes offices in the City-County Building, senior living centers, in-person tax assistance and rec centers.
Roads, traffic lights and other infrastructure will continue to be inspected and city parks will remain open. However, the city recommends residents stay off of playground equipment to avoid germs.
All essential services will remain in operation, including all first responders and trash and recycling collection.READ MORE: Goodwill Seeks Participants For EARN, Work Ready Programs
KDKA’s Amy Wadas spoke to one woman who came down to the City-County building this afternoon to pay her taxes, only to find that she couldn’t.
“They’re saying that there’s a pandemic, that’s the reason they have to do that. If they believe that’s a valid concern, then I kind of understand that,” she said.
You can still call 911 for emergencies and 311 for information.
As of Monday at noon, Allegheny County officials said they have six cases of coronavirus.MORE NEWS: Shawn Mendes Bringing World Tour To Pittsburgh
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