Allegheny County, PA – March 13, 2020 – Following guidance issued by Governor Wolf regarding the critical importance of social distancing in mitigating the spread of the Coronavirus, Senator Pam Iovino (D – Allegheny & Washington) announced today that beginning Monday, March 16th, her two District Offices in Bethel Park and Robinson Township will be closed to the public. This will remain in effect until further notice. Senator Iovino’s staff will continue to provide constituent services via phone, email, U.S. mail, and fax.
“Public health experts and epidemiologists are clear: after personal hygiene, the single most effective measure we can take to slow the spread of the virus, or ‘flatten the curve,’ is social distancing,” said Senator Iovino. “Closing my offices to the public is consistent with guidance to mitigate the spread of the Coronavirus by reducing unnecessary contact. This proactive and prudent action is taken out of an abundance of caution and to protect the health and wellbeing of my constituents also while keeping standard office services available to them. This is especially important given that a majority of my office visitors are senior citizens, the group most vulnerable to COVID-19.”
Almost all constituent services typically provided by Senator Iovino’s office will continue via phone, U.S. mail, email, and fax, however, a select few services will be temporarily unavailable until the offices’ closure to the public is lifted:
- Applying for Port Authority Senior ConnectCards
- Free notary services
Senator Iovino’s constituents seeking assistance may email her office at SenatorIovino@pasenate.com and contact her offices from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday:
Bethel Park Office
Phone: (412) 831-0250
Fax: (412) 831-2740
Robinson Township Office
Phone: (412) 788-2967
Fax: (412) 788-2970
Phone: (717) 787-5839
Fax: (717) 772-4437
Cancellation of Mobile Office Hours
Senator Iovino is also announcing that her previously scheduled mobile office hours on Tuesday, March 17th at Whitehall Public Library are cancelled.
State Capitol Closure
Senator Iovino’s announcement follows a decision by the Pennsylvania Department of General Services to close the State Capitol in Harrisburg to visitors. Access to the Capitol Complex will be limited to employees and people with badge key card credentials.
Full and updated guidance on the COVID-19 outbreak from the PA Department of Health can be found at health.pa.gov/topics/disease/Pages/Coronavirus.aspx.