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Upper St. Clair Prepares to Move to the Green Phase

USC Administration - Thursday, May 28, 2020

In anticipation of southwestern PA region moving to the “green phase” under the Commonwealth’s “Process to Reopen Pennsylvania,” unveiled back on April 21, 2020, Upper St. Clair administrators continue to develop plans and schedules for the reopening of Township facilities and amenities. Last week the Township and Upper St. Clair School District took steps to allow for open play at tennis courts, sports courts, school district tracks and fields. All users continue to be instructed to follow guidelines and social distancing recommendations established by the Centers for Disease Control and the Pennsylvania Department of Health. 

Following this step, the Township staff is reviewing all available and current guidance to most effectively and safely allow for the use and enjoyment of additional municipal facilities. The next phase of the Township’s planning process is focused on the library, the municipal building, and the Community & Recreation Center, including outdoor aquatics and summer recreation. Elements of the plan are dependent upon clear guidance from state and county government officials. A tentative schedule will be released the first week of June.

In addition, on Monday, June 1, 2020, the Board of Commissioners will hold their Regular Meeting at 7:30 p.m. in the municipal building's Board of Commissioners meeting room, 1820 McLaughlin Run Road, Upper St. Clair, PA 15241. Any member of the public that may wish to participate and not attend in person can submit his/her questions or comments in writing by noon on Monday, June 1, 2020 to the main Township office at 1820 McLaughlin Run Road or via email to citizencomments@twpusc.org. Select board members will participate via audio conference. Click here to view the agenda.

Upper St. Clair Plans Limited Reopening Beginning Memorial Day Weekend

USC Recreation - Wednesday, May 20, 2020
As the region manages its way through the first week of the “yellow phase” under the Pennsylvania guidelines, Upper St. Clair Township and School District are set to begin the gradual reopening of the community’s outdoor resources.

This Friday, May 22, 2020, tennis courts and sports courts in Upper St. Clair will reopen for use. Singles play is encouraged. Also beginning on Friday, the Upper St. Clair School District will permit use of tracks, fields and outdoor basketball courts at all district buildings. Due to ongoing construction, access to the Upper St. Clair High School turf field and track will be limited to 4-9 p.m. Monday-Friday, and from 8 a.m.-9 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. All users should follow guidelines and social distancing recommendations established by the Centers for Disease Control and the Pennsylvania Department of Health.

As directed by Pennsylvania’s “yellow phase,” organized athletics, programs and permit-based activity are still prohibited on all Township and Upper St. Clair School District fields and within facilities. In addition, all playgrounds as well as the Community & Recreation Center (C&RC) remain closed through the “yellow phase” until further notice. Once the region enters the “green phase,” and upon further guidance from the Pa. Department of Health and Allegheny County Department of Health, additional decisions will be made regarding summer aquatics and organized athletics. The C&RC continues to waive membership fees through the closure.

“The Upper St. Clair community and region as a whole has worked extremely hard to get to this point permitting managed outdoor activity,” said Matthew R. Serakowski, Upper St. Clair Township Manager. “We want to thank everyone for your understanding and patience during this response. We ask that you continue to be respectful of one another, practice appropriate social distancing and enjoy the outdoors.”

Upper St. Clair administrators will continue to review available information and consult with local leaders regarding additional permitted activities. 

“It is our hope that we will be able to offer more overall access as the summer progresses,” Dr. John Rozzo, superintendent of schools, said. “Upper St. Clair is a community filled with caring individuals who work together for the greater good and find ways to help their neighbors through challenging times. I am certain we will emerge stronger than ever.”

Upper St. Clair Issues Proclamation for Emergency Medical Services Week

USC Administration - Thursday, May 07, 2020

The Township of Upper St. Clair Board of Commissioners issued an official proclamation designating the week of May 17-23, 2020 as Emergency Medical Services Week in Upper St. Clair.

It is especially important this year to recognize the value and sacrifices of emergency medical providers, in particular, Tri-Community South EMS Director Nora Helfrich and her dedicated and highly skilled team, as EMS services provide direct in-person care during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Emergency medical services is a vital public service and the members of the emergency medical services teams are ready to provide lifesaving care to those in need 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Access to quality emergency care dramatically improves the survival and recovery rate of those who experience sudden illness or injury and emergency medical services have grown to fill a gap by providing important, out-of-hospital care, including preventative medicine, follow-up care and access to telemedicine.

The emergency medical services system consists of first responders, emergency medical technicians, paramedics, emergency medical dispatchers, firefighters, police officers, educators, administrators, pre-hospital nurses, emergency nurses, emergency physicians, trained members of the public, and other out-of-hospital medical care providers.

The members of emergency medical services teams, whether career or volunteer, engage in thousands of hours of specialized training and continuing education to enhance their lifesaving skills.

“EMS STRONG: Ready Today, Preparing for Tomorrow" is the theme of Emergency Medical Services Week in Upper St. Clair. The community is encouraged to support this invaluable service in any way possible. Consider a subscription

The Upper St. Clair Board of Commissioners wishes to specifically recognize Tri-Community South EMS for its superior service to Upper St. Clair and the South Hills.

May 6 Upper St. Clair COVID 19 Update

USC Administration - Wednesday, May 06, 2020
As we look forward to the reopening of businesses in Allegheny County and the southwestern Pennsylvania region, we remind residents that Upper St. Clair staff is available to respond to calls for inquiries regarding permitting, tax payments and other related matters. The municipal building, tax office, community development office and public works building all remain closed to in-person service beyond Friday, May 8, 2020 and until further notice. 

The Community & Recreation Center will remain closed in the red and yellow phases as set forth by the guidelines contained in the Commonwealth's Process to Reopen Pennsylvania.

We remained encouraged, as a region, to move into the yellow phase of the Governor's plan, and what that may provide for our residents and business owners. As information is made available to Upper St. Clair staff and clarity is provided as to what activities are permissible, we will advise the community. Until then, we remind those who visit our parks, walking trails and essential businesses to be kind and respectful to others by practicing proper social distancing and following CDC and PA Department of Health guidelines. 
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