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“Lewisburg in Lights” Continues on April 15th

Lewisburg in Lights Continues

Community Connection and Inspiration

Where: St Mary’s Park on15th Street in front of the pool.

Date: April 15th Time: 7 pm

Rain Date: April 22nd at the same time

There is light at the end of this tunnel.  We all were plunged into something we were not prepared for and we’ve all been changed from the things we’ve experienced this year.  There have been missed opportunities, loved ones who have passed away, and fears that have been made a reality.  It has been a tough year and one that we would all like to move forward from.  We want to take some time to honor the things we have experienced from this year, but also to look forward to the light ahead.

On Thursday evening, April 15th  at 7 pm we will gather together at St Mary’s Park for a time of remembering this past year, but also to share our hopes going forward.  We will be lighting luminaries, having a time of poetry, singing, and sharing together as a community.

RAIN DATE: April 22 at the same time.

What do we need from you?  1. Show up for this event.  2. Stop by the CommUnity Zone Tuesday – Friday from 10 – 4 pm to write the name of a loved one who passed this past year or a hope you have for the future on one of our luminary bags. 3. Share this message with as many people in our community that you can!

ALSO: We need volunteers to help with the lighting and setting up of the luminaries. Please contact us at the CommUnity Zone to get on our list. [email protected].

The luminaries will be a magical, peaceful night of light. In order to make the best experience possible for everyone, we ask that you please adhere to the following:

  • Masks will be required. You must wear face-covering at all times during the event to help protect yourselves, other participants, and volunteers from COVID-19.
  • In order to amplify the soft yellow light of the luminaries, personal lights are not allowed (this includes flashlights, strobe lights, blinking lights, light-up toys, jewelry/clothing, sleds, etc.). The trail will be plenty bright for you to comfortably see where you are going.

Sponsored by the CommUnity Zone, in collaboration with Beaver Memorial United Methodist Church, Buffalo Valley Recreation Authority, Campus Theatre, Lewisburg Downtown Partnership, RiverWoods Senior Living Community, and St. Paul’s United Methodist Church.

Downtown Lewisburg Safely Re-Opens

In collaboration with the Lewisburg Downtown Partnership and local small business Creature Feature Design, the SBDC created two videos featuring ways retailers and restaurants are enacting CDC and PA Department of Health guidance to keep their employees and customers safe as they reopen.

Downtown Lewisburg Reopens: Dining from Bucknell SBDC on Vimeo.

Downtown Lewisburg Reopens_ Shopping from Bucknell SBDC on Vimeo.

Valley Covid19 Resources

  • PA 211.org: Find health and human services information for everyday needs and crisis situations
  • 2020 U.S. Census: Participate in the 2020 U.S. Census to shape our future in PA
  • http://www.visitcentralpa.org/ Susquehanna River Valley Visitor’s Bureau – find out if your favorite Susquehanna River Valley restaurant is still available for take-out or delivery; check out updates to the calendar of events and look for COVID-19 official updates.

CHECKLIST FOR BUSINESSES THAT SERVE THE PUBLIC

All businesses conducting in-person operations must do the following:

  • Clean and disinfect high-touch areas frequently and continue to regularly clean all other areas of the building(s);
  • Establish and implement a plan in case the business is exposed to a probable or confirmed case of COVID-19 (see guideline document for full description)
  • Prevent large groups from entering or leaving the building by staggering work start and stop times;
  • Limit the number of people in employee common areas, and ensure these areas are cleaned frequently;
  • Conduct meetings and trainings virtually. If a meeting needs to be held in person, limit the number of employees to 10 and maintain a social distance of six feet;
  • Make sure employees have access to soap and water to wash their hands;
  • Provide non-medical masks for employees to wear at all times and make it mandatory to wear masks while on the work site. Employers may approve masks obtained or made by employees according toDepartment of Health policies;
  • Make sure the facility has enough employees as applicable to follow these protocols and conduct business effectively and safely;
  • Discourage non-essential visitors from entering the business premises;
  • Communicate these procedures to all employees to ensure that everyone knows how to be safe.

Any business that serves the public inside a building or other defined area must follow the above internal operations guidance and take the additional precautions listed below:

  • Conduct business with the public by appointment only, whenever possible;
  • If appointment-only service is not feasible, limit the number of people inside the building to no more than 50% of the total maximum occupancy;
  • Modify the hours of business so that there is enough time to clean and restock;
  • Install shields or other barriers at registers and check-out areas to physically separate cashiers and customers, or take other measures to maintain social distancing between customers and employees;
  • Encourage customers to use online ordering by providing delivery or pick-up options;
  • Designate a specific time for people at high risk to use the business at least once a week;
  • Require all customers to wear masks while on the premises. Businesses that provide medication, medical supplies or groceries must provide an alternate, no contact, means of delivering goods for customers who cannot wear a mask.
    • However, individuals who cannot wear a mask due to a medical condition (including children under the age of 2 years per CDC guidance) may enter the premises and are not required to provide documentation of such medical condition
  • In businesses with multiple check-out lanes, limit use to every other register. After every hour, rotate customers and employees to the previously closed registers and clean the other registers and surroundings;
  • Schedule handwashing breaks for employees at least every hour; and
  • Assign an employee to wipe down any shared contact surface before the customer touches it.

No business is required to conduct in-person operations, and should not do so if the business is unable to do so in accordance with this guidance. Businesses permitted to conduct in-person operations that are unable or unwilling to comply with these requirements may engage in curbside delivery to customers so long as strict social distancing and other mitigation measures are followed.

REQUIREMENTS FOR COMMUNICATING WITH EMPLOYEES AND ANY ON –SITE CUSTOMERS

Businesses conducting in-person operations or serving the public are required to make employees and

customers aware of the guidance provided by the Commonwealth to keep people at their establishment safe.

  • Print,
  • Sign, and
  • Post the “COVID-19 Safety Procedures for Businesses” flyer in employee common space and, if the business serves the public, near the business’s public entrance(s) in prominent location(s).

Based on PA Emergency Order document entitled GUIDANCE FOR BUSINESSES PERMITTED TO OPERATE DURING THE COVID-19 DISASTER EMERGENCY TO ENSURE THE SAFETY AND HEALTH OF EMPLOYEES AND THE PUBLIC, dated 5/6/2020.