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That being said, we wanted to put together a collection of resources that you can use in order to stay up-to-date on current information be it for health concerns, resources on what local businesses are closed, what remains open for takeaway or delivery, and ways you can help out your neighbors in these troubling times.
We will get through this. But for now we all need to approach things safely and sensibly, and some of the following resources should be of help.
But First, a Disclaimer
Please note, we are not doctors. While we have a science background and have worked in the medical industries, we are not providing medical advice in this guide. This guide is simply a means to curate all of the resources we've found out there for advice, closures, ways you can help, and the like. If we are missing any resource, please contact us and we'll add relevant features in.
Pittsburgh Resources to Consult
Please check out the following resources put together by our friends from local tourist offices, media, and the like to stay up-to-date with adjusted business hours, closures, and new policies during these uncertain times.
- Pittsburgh Restaurants Offering Takeout and Delivery – Pittsburgh Magazine
- A Comprehensive List of Closures – City Paper
- How Can I Support Local Businesses in Butler County – Butler County CVB
- Pick-Up, Curbside, and Delivery Services in the Laurel Highlands – Laurel Highlands CVB
- State Park Facility Closures
As we find more resources regarding closures and adjusted hours, we will add them to this section as well. Please take a moment to support our fellow media and tourist offices by giving their sites a click. As this is a fluid situation that could change day by day, when in doubt please defer to recommendations by the WHO, CDC, and local health departments.
Ways You Can Help
Beyond the basic recommendations of isolating, avoiding crowds, and washing your hands, there are many donation portals set up to help those in need. In this section, we're sharing a few we've found. Some have come about as a result of recent events and a few have been around for a while that we personally want to highlight.
Please note: As with all donations, we recommend doing your due diligence in researching the organizers and where funding goes to prior to providing any financial information. We are not associated with any of the following, and, unfortunately, cannot make any guarantees on what happens to any given donation beyond what is listed.
- Virtual Tip Jar for Service Workers – PayPal and Venmo details for thousands of service workers in the region. Have a favorite? Give them a tip remotely to help out during these times.
- Pittsburgh Artists Emergency Fund – A GoFundMe to help out local artists who are currently out of work.
- Emergency Action Fund – Organized through the Pittsburgh Foundation, this fund will give money to various causes impacted due to the virus.
- 412 Food Rescue – A local nonprofit all about removing perfectly good food that is often considered waste and directing it to those in need.
- The Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank – Helping those in need get access to food in the greater Pittsburgh region.
This guide is a work in progress and we will update as we find more published information you should be aware of. If you know of a resource that is not available in the above list, please contact us and we'll add it in. Stay safe friends!