PITTSBURGH, PA (July 2, 2020) Mayor William Peduto released the following statement today as the greater Pittsburgh region faces a record surge in COVID-19 cases on the eve of the Independence Day Holiday:
“As we go into a holiday weekend while also experiencing massive levels of new COVID-19 cases in Allegheny County, I strongly and emphatically urge Pittsburgh residents to be careful and smart, and to reconsider any plans for large July 4 gatherings.
The Department of Public Safety has already urged residents to take several safety precautions.
It is necessary to emphasize that we all must follow Governor Wolf’s orders to wear masks at all times, and to keep social distancing and washing hands. If you can, please just stay home. We are at a critical juncture in the fight against the pandemic and letting our guards down, even for a beloved summer holiday, will only make things markedly worse for our families, friends and neighbors.
If we all do our part and make the simple sacrifices necessary, we can and will beat this virus. We must do it together.”
Tonight, the City-County Building is illuminated to recognize Poison Prevention Week and the 50th Anniversary of "Mr. Yuk" in partnership with Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.
For questions about the lighting at the City-County Building, please reach out to the Office of the Mayor.