To minimize the risk of
the spread of COVID 19
The Borough Office is closed to walk-ins.
For assistance please
call: 776-1125 or 776-1126
or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Borough of Ridgway
for the 2019 Novel Coronavirus
The Federal and State governments are responding with
abundance of caution to the threat of 2019 Novel Coronavirus causing a COVID-19
epidemic. Ridgway Borough will comply with Federal and State directives as they
come. Ridgway Borough is exercising preparedness and caution in the following
The primary responsibilities of a Borough are to provide
essential services and public safety.
continue to provide essential services is assured by having a deep bench of
players. With two thirds to three quarters of the employees off sick, essential
services can continue to be provided.
A sick leave benefit removes the need for employees to
come to work sick putting other employees at risk of getting sick.
The health insurance benefit provides for treatment to
minimize the duration of illness and hasten the return to work.
To provide essential services to the residents of
Ridgway, three or more employees are trained for each function. Support
services are at risk as most of these are one person functions.
Ridgway Borough will continue to provide safe drinking
water, collect and treat wastewater, collect refuse and keep the roads
For water and waste water, the treatment technologies
employed are effective in killing corona viruses. This assures the COVID-19
will not be spread through Ridgway as a water borne disease. Drinking Ridgway
water does not spread disease. Discharge of treated Ridgway wastewater does not
spread disease. Sufficient inventory of treatment chemicals are maintained to
endure delays in delivery.
Removal of refuse assures there will be no increase
health risks associated with accumulated wastes.
The streets will remain open and passable to assure the
free flow of traffic particularly unencumbered passage of emergency response
vehicles and personnel (Ambulance, Fire and Police).
Should the threat of the spread of COVID-19 continue
decisions will have to be made relative to non-essential services including the
Summer Parks Program and Swimming Pool.
The Ridgway Borough Police Department, Fire Department
and Ambulance Corporation continue to serve the community round the clock every
day of the year. They are all adequately supplied and staffed to respond as
needed. In the event that demand exceeds supply, mutual aid agreements are in
The Borough is equipped to issue emergency notifications
in a very short time through the Swift Reach 911 notification system. Be sure
you are on the notification list by registering on the Ridgway Borough web
Public Service Announcement
The Borough of Ridgway
Implements Measures to Mitigate the
Potential Spread and Impact of Corona Virus
with measures taken by the Federal, State and County branches of government the
Mayor of Ridgway, Dr. Guillermo Udarbe, has taken a preemptive, proactive
measure to assure the Health, Safety and welfare of the residents of the
Borough of Ridgway by proclaiming a state of emergency due to the potential
threat associated with the 2019 Novel Corona Virus.
puts into action the standing Emergency Response Plan of the Borough. Residents
can rest assured that all emergency and essential services provided by the
Borough remain available.
by the Mayor also positions Ridgway to access federal and state funds for
reimbursement of expenses associated with local response to the Corona Virus
Pandemic. Further, it frees the borough from some time consuming requirements
of the Borough Code relative to purchases, contracts and meetings required to
deal with the Corona Virus threat.
the Borough of Ridgway can be confident that their local government has taken
action and will take further action as needed So that everyone can Keep Calm
and Stay Healthy.