COVID-19 UPDATE 03/16/2020

COVID-19 UPDATE 03/16/2020

UPDATED MARCH 16, 2020, 4 PM

Dear Millvale Friends, Families and Business Owners,

The Borough of Millvale issued a Declaration of Disaster Emergency for the COVID-19 virus on March 14, 2020.  The Declaration is to ensure we are prepared and able to obtain the necessary resources for the Borough.

The Borough Office will be staffed but closed to face to face contact. Staff will be available by phone and email during the following office hours, M-F, 9 AM - 4 PM. Any payments can be placed in the drop-box in-front of the Borough Building, payments will be collected daily and processed per staff availability. Any requests for permits or reports can be made by phone or email and will be sent by email or US mail. All pavilion and hall rentals are suspended until April 1, 2020. Any rentals within this timeframe should contact Borough staff to reschedule.

The Shaler Area School District will offer free grab-and-go breakfast and lunch each weekday starting Tuesday, March 17. The meals will be packaged together and available for pick-up from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Northern Area Boys and Girls Club, 100 Howard Street, in Millvale (the former Holy Spirit Parish School) and Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 66 Grant Avenue, in Etna.

The free breakfast and lunch service is available to any student age 18 and younger. To encourage social distancing and prevent the spread of illness, we ask that students and families not congregate at the site after receiving the meals. This service is not available on the weekends. If you have additional questions, please contact Sue Cooke at

Police and Fire Departments are instituting procedural modifications, but no changes will occur in service or response time. As always call 911 with any emergency.

Utilities and trash services have not changed at this time.

The Borough asks that you follow guidance set-forth by the County, Commonwealth and Federal Governments, including:

The Federal Government is limiting gathering sizes to 10 persons and under.

The County and Commonwealth have ordered all bars and restaurants to close dine-in services, take-out and delivery options are not affected.

The Commonwealth requested all “non-essential” businesses closed.

Public Works will continue to operate as normal but with a modified workload.

Code Enforcement Occupancy Inspections will be rescheduled after April 1, 2020 (any penalties will be waived). Sale inspections will be scheduled with restrictions.

Zoning department will operate by email and phone through April 1, 2020. All permitting is subject to modification based on the County, Commonwealth and Federal guidelines.

Please recognize that the COVID-19 virus has made our normal lives fluid, we should expect continuing changes to our daily routines. Please continuously update yourself through approved social media, tv and radio.

Finally, please respect the safety and wellness of all persons as we work our way through this trying time.

Thank you and stay healthy,

Mayor Brian P. Spoales, Council President, James Machajewski, Jr., Borough Council, Borough Emergency Management and Staff