LAMB ANNOUNCES OFFICE CLOSURES TO MITIGATE COVID-19 SPREAD
(WASHINGTON, DC) – Today, Representative Conor Lamb (PA-17) announced changes to the office operations of his local district and Washington, D.C. offices.
Effective Monday, March 16 all PA-17 office locations will be closed to the public indefinitely and staff will work on a telework status.
"The health and safety of the residents of our region continues to be my highest priority," said Lamb. "Congress has passed bipartisan legislation to dramatically increase the resources our medical experts have to provide testing and funding to support public health experts. Just as importantly, we are working to protect working families during this crisis, expanding access to paid leave for people who get sick or have to care for their children and family members, and expanding access to unemployment benefits for people who lose their job due to the economic fallout from the coronavirus.
"The recent announcement by local officials of the first confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our region requires that we take proactive steps to reduce the spread of the coronavirus. We are closing our offices to the public in accordance with the guidance from health experts to limit contact through social distancing.
"I encourage everyone to take this public health emergency seriously and continue following the guidelines of both the CDC and local public health officials. It is important that we all wash our hands, avoid contact with those who may be feeling sick, check on seniors and our more vulnerable neighbors, practice social distancing, and contact medical professionals if you have signs of the coronavirus."
All PA-17 offices, including Beaver County (724-206-4860), Mt. Lebanon (412-344-5583), Penn Hills (412-871-2060) and Washington, D.C. (202-225-2301) will serve constituents virtually. The offices will be closed indefinitely beginning the week of March 16, but staff will be teleworking, answering calls and voicemails, emails and online requests from constituents. All meetings will be held virtually.
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