IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING MARCH 25th SPECIAL MEETING AT 6:00 PM:
Description: Due to the COVID-19 situation, in order to protect our community, we will be having our Council Meeting via a public conference call rather than a public in-person meeting.
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From Advanced Disposal
To All Parryville Residents
Advanced Disposal Services will be requiring that all waste be bagged using 32 gallon trash bags in order to be collected. Loose trash will be left at the curb and not picked up by our company. If residents are using containers, all trash must still be bagged in the container in order to be collected. Loose trash in containers will also not be collected. This process does NOT include recycling. Recycling must remain loose in containers. This process is for the protection of our employees as well as the residents of your municipalities in order to reduce the spread of the virus. Due to the late notification, we will continue to collect all trash that is curbside during the week of March 23 to March 27, 2020. Effective March 30th no loose trash will be accepted. We are asking all municipalities to inform their residents through their websites of this new procedure. We apologize for any inconvenience that this process will cause you and your residents but it is imperative that these steps be implemented immediately.
From the Office of the Mayor:
To All Parryville Residents
We have been in continuous contact with the Carbon County Emergency Management agency and this is their official statement pertaining to Coronavirus:
Sunday, March 15, 2020
Carbon County, PA
As of 12:00 p.m. Sunday March 15, there are no confirmed cases of COVID19 in Carbon County. However, there are 63 confirmed cases of COVID19 in the state of Pennsylvania.
Our neighboring counties of Luzerne (1), Lehigh (1), Monroe (6) and Northampton (1) have a total of 9 confirmed cases. We are continuing to monitor those numbers.
At this time, we are encouraging residents to carry on with their daily activities, but to avoid unnecessary travel and limit their exposure to large social gatherings. Most Churches and houses of worship have limited their services, and senior activities and other social events are appropriately being postponed.
Unless your employer has closed, continue to go to work. If you need to go grocery shopping, to the gas station, ATM, or use other facilities that may have been exposed, wear gloves, or use sanitizing wipes on the item, and on your hands. If you do go out among other people or into a crowd, we stress that you use good hygiene practices.
Check with your Physicians’ offices for appointments, and reschedule those that are not necessary.
Your day-to-day life does not need to stop, just be proactive in trying to stop the spread of this virus by practicing “social distancing”.
We ask you to think outside the box – you may not have any symptoms, but if you are or have been exposed to the virus, you might expose your family, neighbors, or even coworkers to it. Practice good hygiene. If you sneeze or cough, do it in your elbow, or into a tissue, and then wash your hands or use some type of sanitizer or disinfectant.
If you are sick or have flu-like symptoms, call your physician or your local Hospital. There are hotline numbers set up for St. Lukes Hospital, 1-866-785-8537 (STLUKES) and Lehigh Valley Health Network, 1-888-402-5846 (402-LVHN)
There are testing centers that are becoming available and with your physician’s recommendation, you may be able to be tested if you meet certain criteria.
We encourage you to stay healthy by staying home and limiting non-essential social and public activities. If you have any immediate medical concerns that we have not addressed, contact your family physician or the medical facilities’ numbers listed above.
As far as opening the new playground to be used while the children are off from school, unfortunately it is not complete and is not ready for use. We need to consider the safety of our children first. I hope everybody will understand the decision that I have made on this, Besides when this has all passed and things return to normal, I do not think there will be enough toilet paper or Lysol left in the stores to clean it properly!
If you feel that you need to be tested for the virus St Luke’s has a testing center at:
528 Delaware Ave
Palmerton, PA 18071
M-F 8am til 8pm
Su&Sa 9am til 3pm
As long as we, as a community, continue to be smart, safe, kind, and understanding (as we have always been to each other), we will get through this together.
Parryville Borough – Office Hours By Appointment
(610) 852-3812 (fax)