COVID-19 Update: March 23

The Allegheny County Health Department today confirmed 48 positives cases of COVID-19, with six individuals hospitalized. The department is also aware of a number of additional cases that have not yet been updated in the system and expects these numbers to continue to grow.

The most important thing you can do to help stop the
spread is to stay at home and practice social distancing!


• Stay home and continue social distancing. 
• Continue to practice good hygiene. 
• Wash your hands often. 
• Cover your coughs and sneezes. 
• Frequently clean highly touched surfaces.

If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call your healthcare provider for medical advice.

If you are sick with COVID-19 or suspect you are infected with the virus that causes COVID-19, you should take steps to help prevent the disease from spreading to people in your home and community.

If you need to seek immediate medical care, please call 9-1-1 for assistance, or phone ahead before going to a doctor’s office or emergency department to allow staff at these locations to prepare for your arrival.

And visit for important information and tools to help you through this, including CDC’s self-checker.

In order to continue to ensure the safety of the residents and employees, the Borough buildings including the Fire Hall remain closed to the public and all programs and events have been postponed or cancelled.

The Borough will continue to answer phones, respond to emails, and accept mail as normal. Do not hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have by calling 412-276-0363, by emailing or through our Facebook Page via Messenger.

The Heidelberg Police Department and Volunteer Fire Department will continue operating as normal with regards to emergency response through the Covid-19 pandemic. Should there be a fire or emergency, they will continue to operate to the level you have come to expect.

If you are in need of assistance in getting groceries and/or prescriptions, the volunteers at HVFD will assist. Contact Chief Pollak at 412-956-3718.

Park users should practice social distancing by staying at least six feet apart from each other. If residents choose to use playground equipment, park benches or other outdoor items with touch surfaces, proper hand washing and/or use of hand sanitizer is strongly encouraged before and afterward.
ALL trash/refuse must be bagged, sealed and placed in containers. LOOSE ITEMS WILL NOT BE COLLECTED. In addition, they are suspending the performance of the following non-essential services during this period of emergency:
• Bulk Collection – furniture, carpet, mattresses, appliances, etc.
•Yard Waste Collection – grass clippings, brush, tree limbs, etc.

When reading information about COVID-19, make sure that you’re using trusted sources. Responding to Covid-19 In Pennsylvania Website:

Because conditions are rapidly changing, we will continue to monitor the situation and keep you updated.

Thank you for your anticipated patience and understanding during these uncertain times.