PPA Actions In Response To Coronavirus (COVID-19)

March 16, 2020

The PPA is currently in contact with various state agencies to actively monitor the rapidly developing coronavirus (COVID-19) situation.

Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery counties are currently operating under aggressive social distancing guidelines. In Gov Wolf’s current Mitigation Guideline they are specifically instructing Supermarkets, pharmacies, and gas stations to remain open. They are “strongly recommending” nonessential business in these four counties to close for 14 days (March 28).

Late Sunday, March 15, Gov. Wolf ordered dine-in service at restaurants and bars in Allegheny, Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery counties to close for 14 days (March 30).  Businesses not complying with this order will be subject to enforcement action.  Click Here for more.

PPA has been in touch with PEMA, DEP, and other agencies to communicate the importance of heating oil and propane deliveries during this time.

We encourage you to notify PPA staff of any particular needs or concerns that you have so that we can communicate to the most efficient government employees to obtain the information or the help that you may need.

The PPATEC training program will be operating until March 18 to allow the current NORA Bronze Two Week Basic Oil Heat Program attendees to complete the class as a part of a condensed curriculum.

Our training facility will continue to follow Department of Health COVID-19 guidelines for business operations to ensure we are taking the necessary precautions for attendees.

PPATEC will be postponing all scheduled events from March 19 – March 27 as a precautionary measure. Attendees will be notified and contacted directly with more information.

We will be continuously monitoring and reassessing any scheduled classes after March 27.

The March 26 PPA Board of Directors meeting has been tentatively rescheduled to April 30. PPA conferences that are scheduled to take place in the upcoming months are still scheduled as planned.