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Posted on: March 17, 2020

Additional Action Regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

(March 17, 2020) The Manheim Township Board of Commissioners has taken additional precautionary measures and actions in response to the ever-changing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. As we continue in these difficult times, these actions are being taken to meet our goals of providing for the health and safety of our residents and employees.

The following actions have been taken and the following Manheim Township facilities and programs are affected by the precautionary measures:

  • Declaration of Local Disaster Emergency – The Manheim Township Board of Commissioners have officially executed a Local Disaster Emergency, coinciding with the Federal, State, and County declarations
  • Manheim Township Municipal Office – The Township office located at 1840 Municipal Drive has been closed to the general public effective March 17, 2020. This closure is to provide social distancing between the Township employees and the general public for everyone’s safety. All staff continues to work at the Township office and can be reached at 717-569-6408. This closure will remain in effect until at least Wednesday April 1st, 2020.
  • Manheim Township Police Department Lobby - The Township police department main lobby located at 1825 Municipal Drive has been closed to the general public effective March 17, 2020. This closure is to provide social distancing between the Township employees and the general public for everyone’s safety. This closure will remain in effect until at least Wednesday April 1st, 2020.
  • Manheim Township Public Library – The library was closed effective Monday, March 16th, 2020 and will remain closed until at least Wednesday April 1st, 2020. This closure includes the cancellation or postponement of all programs and activities within the time frame indicated.
  • Manheim Township Recreation and Park Planning Department – Recreation and park planning facilities were closed effective Monday, March 16th, 2020 and will remain closed until at least Wednesday April 1st, 2020. This closure includes the cancellation or postponement of all programs and activities within the time frame indicated. This also includes the preschool program at The Boettcher House. Effective March 17, 2020, this also now includes the Stauffer Mansion office. Please call 717-290-7180 for information on deadline extensions or other questions.
  • Overlook Golf Course – The Overlook Golf Course located at 2040 Lititz Pike has been closed to the general public effective March 17, 2020. This closure is in keeping with the Governor’s request to close non-essential facilities. This closure will remain in effect until at least Wednesday April 1st, 2020.

 Continued Efforts:

Our Township Emergency Management staff along with other Township staff and elected officials will continue to monitor the recommendations from the county, state and federal officials and health experts as this situation changes.  We will also continue to communicate with you, the community, of any additional impacts to the Township and its services as a result of the Coronavirus.  Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work through this unprecedented and dynamic situation.

We encourage you to monitor reliable sources on COVID-19 including:

PA Dept. of Health – https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/disease/Pages/Coronavirus.aspx

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-in-us.html

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