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Brewerytown Sharswood NAC Program

3000 “D” W. Master Street

Philadelphia, PA 19112

Phone:  267-858-4246

Fax:  267-858-4153

   

             

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Are You Having Anxiety due to the Covid 19 Pandemic and the Civil Unrest of Black Lives Matter and are you disabled and about to lose  your home?  Are you physically and mentally about to lose your mind and your home?

“WHAT DO YOU DO, or WHO DO YOU TURN TO FOR ANSWERS”.

 

THE BREWERYTOWN SHARSWOOD COMMUNITY CIVIC ASSOCIATION

VIRTUAL COMMUNITY MEETING

 

Time: 11:00 am-12:00 pm

Topic: Community Meeting on Mental Health / Legal Clinic for the Disabled (Housing)

Time: Friday, Jul 31, 2020 11:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

 

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YOU MUST ATTEND THE VIRTUAL MEETING-PICK-UP OF GIVEAWAY IS AVAILABLE AFTER 12:30 PM (July 31, 2020)-3000 W. Master St.

 

THIS PROGRAM IS FUNDED BY THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA DIVISION OF COMMUNITY HOUSING DEVELOPMENT (DHCD)

The Latest on Brewerytown Sharswood Community Civic Association’s Response to the Coronavirus

As you know, the last few weeks have been challenging for everyone. In the midst of all of this uncertainty, Brewerytown Sharswood Community Civic Association (BSCCA) is here for you and your families. We are committed to keeping our office open for you, and our staff are working tirelessly to provide a clean and safe environment. We are overwhelmed by our staff’s ongoing commitment to serve this community.

We take our role in this community very seriously and appreciate your trust. As such, we wanted to update you on some of the things we are working on to serve you even better in these extraordinary times.

Protecting the Safety of Our Staff, Residents, Partners and Visitors:

  • NEW – Plexiglass Guards: We are in the process of installing plexiglass guards at the desk to shield our residents and staff from the spread of germs. Installations will be completed by July 31, 2020.
  • NEW – Staff/Volunteers Health Screenings: We have implemented a Staff/Volunteer/Presenter/Lessee Health Screening Program that includes all to a temperature reading and recording before starting a work shift, a meeting or workshop.
  • Cleaning Protocols: We continue to provide office staff with hand sanitizer and cleaning supplies to clean throughout the office daily. We will also continue to close daily at 5:30 p.m., or earlier, to allow for CDC-recommended cleaning protocols, including wiping down common areas and surfaces such as door handles, keyboards, mouse, and phones.
  • Social Distancing: Our staff are practicing social distancing, as recommended by the CDC, and we continue to ask that our residents, customers and visitors also follow social distancing measures, maintaining at least six feet between yourself and others — especially at the front desk, the community room and in the computer lab area.
  • Face Masks & Gloves: We are providing non-medical face masks and gloves to all to wear during visits at the office. Staff, visitors, presenters, residents may also choose to wear their own gloves and cloth face coverings.

Thank you from the board of Brewerytown Sharswood Community Civic Association!

SAFER AT HOME (“YELLOW”) PHASE

KEY UPDATES

• There City announced there will be no citywide curfewin Philadelphia this evening. City press release for today is available here.  
• Business owners should call 9-1-1 to report any suspicious or criminal activity. 
• All property owners are responsible for securing exposed storefronts with existing damage. If you need a list of contractors, please contact the Commerce Department’s Office of Business Services at 215-683-2100.
• Businesses should also reach out to their insurance companies as soon as possible to find out about coverage of damage and loss of business due to citywide civil unrest.
• PPA Parking meter enforcement has resumed todaywithin Center City and University City. City-wide enforcement of meters will resume Monday, June 22. When enforcement of parking meters resumes, contact-free payment options are available. Customers are encouraged to make contact-free payments through the PPA’s mobile payment app, meterUP. Mobile payments can also be made via meterUP by calling 1-877-727-5303.

Information on demonstration activity planned for tomorrow is not available at this time. Please continue to monitor the Delaware Valley Intelligence Center (DVIC) Business Operations Center portal at https://share.dhs.gov/dvicboc. for situational awareness and updates.

It should be noted that some of this information describes first amendment protected activities. The City of Philadelphia recognizes the constitutionally protected rights to assemble, speak, and petition the government. The City of Philadelphia safeguards these rights and only reports on first amendment protected activities for situational awareness in the interest of assuring the safety and security of the demonstrators and the public. 

• Transportation Updates
  • SEPTA bus, rail, trolley, and CCT service operating on a normal schedule. 
  • SEPTA Regional Rail will continue to operate on Lifeline Service until further notice. See SEPTA website for updates.
  • All passengers and operators on SEPTA systems are required to wear a face mask or covering starting today, June 8. 
  • PATCO is operating on a normal schedule. See PATCO website for updates.  
  • NJ Transit is operating normal service to Philadelphia. See the NJ Transit website for updates. 
  • Amtrak continues to operate service on an Essential Service Plan in response to COVID-19. See the Amtrak website for updates.
  • CSX is operating on a normal schedule at this time. 

 

• Road Closures
  • No Center City secure perimeter in place at this time. There are no plans to implement the perimeter today unless conditions warrant otherwise. 
  • Betsy Ross Bridge ramp from 90-E to 130-N CLOSED due to construction. Expect delays.
  • Benjamin Franklin Bridge is OPEN in both directions. There are no traffic diversions on to I-95 NB and SB at this time. The pedestrian walkway is open. For text alert updates on status of bridge access to Philadelphia, text DRPA to 888-777 or visit the DRPA website.
  • For updates from PennDOT on travel delays and traffic alerts, visit http://511pa.com/.
  • There is restricted access in the area of the Fire Administration Building on Spring Garden Street between 2nd & 3rd  Streets due to public safety operations. 3rd Street between Callowhill and Spring Garden is restricted to vehicular traffic and non-essential travel. 
  • Continue to plan for rolling road closures throughout the day by the Philadelphia Police Department Headquarters (“The Roundhouse”) in the area of 7thand Race Street
  • Rolling closures are expected as demonstration activity moves throughout the City.

 

GUIDANCE FOR BUSINESSES WITH DAMAGE

• Any business that has sustained damage as a result of the recent demonstrations in Philadelphia should call 9-1-1 to request a police report. The Philadelphia Police Department will assign a police officer to report to the location at a scheduled time to complete a report. Reports can also be taken at any police district. Please understand that there is an increase in 9-1-1 call volumes given the current situation, but your concerns and requests will be addressed as soon as possible. 
• Businesses should document damage sustained to business to the extent possible by:
o Taking photos of the damage.
o Obtaining a police report through the Philadelphia Police Department.
o Reporting damage to business insurance company.
o Saving camera footage for investigation.
• Businesses should reach out to the Commerce Department regarding resources for businesses that experienced damage from the looting.
 
• Philadelphia is now in the Yellow Phase of reopening as of June 5. The City’s Safer at Home plan and executive order outlines how Philadelphia will begin to reopen for business. The Philadelphia Department of Public Health continues to advise residents that they are “safer at home,” and should only leave to engage in essential activities.
 
• The City won’t be issuing day-by-day guidance on how businesses should begin to resume operations. At this time, all businesses who are allowed to operate during the ‘Yellow Phase’ are legally able to do so. We are hopeful that the unrest experienced last weekend is settling into more peaceful protests, as seen over the past few days. The City began reopening its own buildings for employees effective Monday, June 8 and will begin limited re-openings for the public in the near future.
 
• Continued Precautions: As they restart, businesses will be required by the Safer-at-Home Order to follow a safety checklist of operations called “Safe Mode” to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Additional recommendations for different types of businesses and activities are detailed in a separate set of industry-specific guidelines available here.
 
• Outdoor Dining guidelines pending: Outdoor dining will be able to resume for businesses that are currently licensed for such activities beginning June 12, under specific guidance that is still being developed by the City and within their existing footprint. That guidance and an application process to expand opportunities for businesses not currently licensed for outdoor dining will be made available sometime this week.
 
• Flush dormant building water systems: Philadelphia Water Department has developed guidance advising owners and operators of dormant buildings to flush building water systems before reopening to maintain water quality. Buildings that have been closed or used less frequently may experience problems with water quality due to stagnation.
 
• City Operations:  The City will implement a “Safe Return to Work” program as it brings employees back to work in a phased manner, based on a prioritized schedule that aligns with City and State guidelines while minimizing the potential for the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace. Starting today, public-facing City services will commence in phases.
 
• Guidance for businesses reopening:

FOLLOW PUBLIC HEALTH GUIDELINES

Please remember to continue following all health guidelines to stop the spread of COVID-19, as the pandemic is still ongoing. 

  • Wear a mask.
  • Stay six feet away from others.
  • Wash your hands frequently. 

The CDC provided guidance for public settings and public transportation encouraging social distancing and wearing cloth face coverings to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

If you need a prescription filled and your regular pharmacy is closed or inaccessible, you should first go to another store in the same pharmacy chain. All stores within a chain will have your prescription information. 

1. If you cannot find a store in the same chain, go to an open store from a different pharmacy chain and ask the pharmacist to request your prescription information from the chain you regularly go to. 
2. If your regular pharmacy was not part of a chain or other pharmacists cannot get the information, you should contact your doctor to get a new prescription.

 

NEXT STEPS

• At this time, no Center City secure perimeter or curfew is planned for tomorrow, June 8. Additional updates will be provided tomorrow as they become available.
• Businesses owners in Philadelphia who have questions about support for businesses affected by vandalism, can email business@phila.gov. The  business hotline at 215-683-2100 will be open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.  
• Anyone interested in volunteering to support business and corridor clean-up efforts can call the Office of Business Services hotline. 
• All donations to support affected businesses should be made to the local business organization or association.
• To receive emergency alerts from the City of Philadelphia, text ReadyPhila to 888-777.
• Continue to monitor the Delaware Valley Intelligence Center (DVIC) Business Operations Center portal at https://share.dhs.gov/dvicboc. for situational awareness and updates. The portal will be open based on the presence of demonstration activity in the City. 
 

New $20 Million POLICE STATION, proposed for NORTH PHILLY

A new $20 million Police Station is proposed for North Philly. Please see facebook for more information regarding this event. 

Details:

Wednesday June 10th at 2 PM – 3 PM

90°F Partly Cloudy
 
2012 W Susquehanna Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19121-1445, United States
 
Public Hosted by 32nd Ward RCO -Thirty Second Ward RCO and La Woods Of Susquehanna
 
Come out in the 🌞 sunshine to gather at social distance, in an outdoor space to discuss
the NEW POLICE STATION proposed for
2100 W. Diamond Street.
See the design, and ask questions. Your Opinion is Important!
*Please bring a chair
*Please wear a mask
*We will have hand sanitizer
 

https://www.facebook.com/events/s/come-outside-for-information/2649856308606492/?ti=as

Neighborhood Updates

Shout Out to Carrie Rathmann (Director of Strategic Planning) from Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia and her team for coming to the aid of the business owners at Rite Care Pharmacy at 2213 Ridge Avenue.  Habitat for Humanity board up the windows and doors at no cost to the owners to prevent further damages. The business was struck by criminals after the curfew was ordered.

Become part of Brewerytown Sharswood Coalition Text Messaging Group.  Text to 555888 and place in the message box SHARSWOOD and you will receive an immediate response thank you for signing up.  You will receive the latest announcements about free food pick up, where to get tested, attend call in and virtual meetings, learn about what’s in your community and around the city.

Community Generosity

 

We are so proud to be part of a community that cares and gives back during these difficult times. A $300.00 donation was made to the Brewerytown Sharswood CCA/NAC program by the Shaw family.  The family of four (4) especially their daughters Parker and Clark co-owners of Philly Crafty Girls managed by their mother Monique Shaw donated their profits from making pot-holders to the NAC. 

The girls donated the money so BSCCA could continue to help give food to families in the Brewerytown Sharswood community.  Not only did the girls want to donate the $300.00 they wanted to volunteer by helping to bag and give out food.  The entire family Blair (the father) and Monique (the mother) volunteered and look forward to helping out at the NAC.

 

IMPORTANT VOTING INFORMATION

Mail-In Ballot Deadline Extended for Six Counties,
Drop-Off Locations for Mail-in Ballots & Polling Locations
 
UPDATE: Governor Tom Wolf extended the deadline in six counties — Allegheny, Dauphin, Delaware, Erie, Montgomery and Philadelphia.
 
  • Mail-in ballots in these counties must be postmarked no later than Tuesday, June 2Voters can now go to a post office TODAY, June 2, to put their mail-in ballot in the mail.
  • The deadline to hand deliver mail-in ballots in all counties is still Tuesday, June 2, at 8 PM. See a full list of drop-off locations. Individual voters must return their own ballots, however some exceptions apply. Learn more.
  • Track the status of your ballot.
  • Have questions or concerns about voting by mail? Check out our FAQ.
 
Polling locations will be open on Primary Election Day June 2nd from 7 AM to 8 PM, but due to COVID-19, many polling places have been moved and consolidated. Check your polling place here. Voters are urged to wear masks and gloves, but personal protective gear is not required to vote.
 
 
The Committee of Seventy Voteswagon
 
 
C70’s successful partnership with the Philadelphia City Commissioners is extending through Election Day.
 
From 7am – 8pm at Sedgely Plaza, 2815 Ridge Avenue in Philadelphia on June 2nd, Philadelphia City Commissioners staff and C70’s VOTESWAGON will meet voters to allow them to drop off their completed mail ballots. Individual voters must return their own ballots.

This message brought to you by the Committee of Seventy

Saving your Home Zoom Meeting!

Brewerytown Sharswood CCA/NAC is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
 

Join us for live discussions about Saving Your Home Speak to someone from Community Legal Services about mortgage or property tax foreclosure; Representative from PhillyVIP about planning a Will free if eligible; and a City Representative from the Department of Revenue about city resources and extensions.

 
Topic: Saving Your Home
Time: May 7, 2020 02:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
 
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Meeting ID: 989 3067 4013
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