Erie County is now under a "stay at home" directive. Questions can be directed to Erie County Health Department at 451-6700.
For the most up to date information on the COVID-19 response please use the following websites:
Governor Wolf has declared a State of Emergency in Pennsylvania in order to be able to quickly respond to changing events in the response to COVID-19. Local municipalities are being encouraged to follow suit in order to better serve their residents. Residents are encouraged to practice social distancing which has proven effective in mitigating the spread of previous contagious viruses. PLEASE FOLLOW THIS DIRECTIVE.
What is social distancing? Mostly common sense. Avoid crowds; maintain a 3 - 6 foot set back from other people; stay home, ESPECIALLY if you feel sick or may be more susceptible to any virus. In addition, wash your hands often with soap and water, don't touch your face or eyes, clean common surfaces often, and cough into a disposable tissue or your elbow.
We will get to the other side of this event.
SIREN TESTING IN CORRY
January, April, July, October >> on the 15th of those months @ 12:00 Noon.
Please refer to the "Plan & Prepare" webpage for action to be taken, should the siren go off outside of testing times.
Erie County is leading the way by implementing cutting-edge technology that allows 911 Call Centers to now receive text messages from people in need.
The National Emergency Number Association's slogan is "Call if you can, text if you can't." Erie County 911 & other 911 authorities still prefer citizens to make a voice call to 911, if at all possible. Text-to-911 should not take the place of making a voice call to 911.
Eventually, all 911 Call Centers across the USA will have the ability to receive text messages, but for now, Text-to-911 is only available in a limited number of regions, and Erie County is one of those select areas - making it ahead of the curve nationally.
What is "Response"? Emergency Management is not "in charge" of the disaster response. When activated, the Emergency Operations staff reports to the Emergency Operations Center (EOC). The EOC coordinates with various levels of government, non-profit organization, etc. to coordinate information, equipment & supplies to the City, Township & Borough Governments responding directly to the emergency.
You may have wondered how the name "Conelway Regional Emergency Management Agency" (CREMA) originated. In 2003, the municipalities of Concord Township, Elgin Borough and Wayne Township decided to work together to provide emergency management for their residents. The name was created by using the first letters of each municipality.
In 2012, Amity Township, Venango Township & the City of Corry requested membership to the agency, but the original name has been retained.