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Pa. COVID-19 Percent Positivity Rates Drops; Minor Cases by County Now Available

32,795 new cases of COVID-19 were reported last week. The statewide COVID-19 total case count now stands at 1,380,364. The commonwealth continues to rank 36th in cases per 100,000 nationally, with Tennessee, West Virginia, and Alaska now making up the top…

Commonwealth Releases Data on Vaccinated vs. Unvaccinated

The state Department of Health has released a report on COVID-19 post-vaccination cases, including the number of cases, hospitalizations, and deaths in the state that were seen in vaccinated and unvaccinated Pennsylvanians. Since January 2021, 95% of hospitalizations, 94% of…

Pa. COVID-19 Cases, Hospitalization Increase

27,888 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in the state last week, a 12% increase compared to the prior week. The statewide COVID-19 total case count now stands at 1,347,569. The commonwealth ranks 36th in cases per 100,000 nationally, with West…

American Rescue Plan Update

PSATS has received many questions recently on the American Rescue Plan funds, when to expect new regulations, and when and where townships will need to report on the use of these funds. Here are a few updates:  Reporting: Municipalities with populations…

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American Rescue Plan Federal Funding for Townships

Click here to see how much your township will receive. Note: The final numbers are slightly higher than originally reported.

Click here to learn about new PSATS Premier Partner Zelenkofske Axelrod LLC, who is providing discounted pricing to PSATS members for technical assistance for the ARP funding.

PSATS is providing resources for townships interested in learning more about this funding and how it may be used.

Town Hall Update on Federal Funding Regulations
Click here for a copy of the presentation for PSATS’ Virtual Town Hall on May 14 on the U.S. Treasury regulations, which contain important details on how townships can use these funds as well as reporting and compliance requirement. Click here to watch the May 14 Town Hall.

Click here to access the U.S. Treasury Regulations
Click here for a fact sheet about the American Rescue Plan. (Updated August 2021)
Click here for a sample budget resolution
Click here for the ARP revenue replacement calculator

COVID-19 Fact Sheets

PSATS has updated fact sheets to help townships navigate the latest mitigation orders, including what to do if an employee becomes sick or is exposed to COVID-19 and how to evaluate options for safe public meetings. The fact sheets are a PSATS member service that also link townships directly to the supporting state and federal orders and guidance.

  • Ensuring the Safety of Township Employees and the Public (under construction)
  • Meeting Guidance for Townships During Pa.’s Phased Reopening (under construction)
  • Guidance for Townships on Park and Recreational Facilities and Programs During the COVID-19 Pandemic (under construction)

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