On Monday Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf announced the lessening of some COVID-19 related occupancy restrictions across the state. Indoor venues like convention centers, sports arenas, or theaters can now open to 15% occupancy and outdoor venues are now allowed to open to 20% capacity; both of these are as long as the venue can maintain six feet of separation with guests and staff. Travel restrictions are also lifted and now people who have visited out of state or are visiting the state are no longer asked to self quarantine for 14 days.
Crawford County received nearly $1 million for small business grants from the Pennsylvania COVID-19 Hospitality Industry Recovery Program, known as CHIRP. CHIRP grants are specifically for businesses classified as food services or drinking places and can range from $5,000 to $50,000. To receive a Crawford County CHIRP Grant a business must meet all the criteria as outlined by the state of Pennsylvania, and Crawford County. Applications and everything you need to know can be found at https://crawford-county-chirp-initiative-crawfordcountypa.hub.arcgis.com/
The Pennsylvania State Police are investigating a report from Children and Youth Services that a teenage girl was raped in Crawford County’s Bloomfield Township. The alleged attacker is a teenage boy and authorities have declined to release any further details.
The University of Pittsburgh’s Swanson School of Engineering has revealed it plans to relocate it’s Manufacturing Assistance Center known as The MAC from the Homewood District in the City of Pittsburgh to the University of Pittsburgh in Titusville. Pitt plans to move and set up all of The MAC’s equipment in Titusville and begin teaching courses by this summer.
PennDOT is urging motorists in Cambridge Springs to avoid using Mcclellan Street between Grant and Forest Streets until emergency repairs can be finished on the roadway. Temporary repairs are in place after a water main burst over the weekend and PennDOT crews will be affecting proper repairs soon.