NOTICES:

Elections Office Announcement: The state voting system has erroneously sent out duplicate e-mail notices to voters stating that their ballots have been mailed. Individuals should ignore the duplicate notification. This is simply a computer-generated e-mail issue and there is no reason to call the Greene County Elections Office. See the full announcement Here.

2020 GENERAL ELECTION ABSENTEE / MAIL-IN BALLOT RETURN SITES AND UPDATED PRECINCT LISTINGS
In accordance with the provisions of the Pennsylvania Election Code, notice is hereby given to the electors of Greene County, Pennsylvania, that the Plan for Absentee and Mail-In Ballot Return Site for the 2020 General Election is available. Please Click to View the Plan HEREFor an updated listing of Precinct Locations please click HERE.

Greene County COVID-19 Update

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
WAYNESBURG – The phased reopening of the Commonwealth consists of three phases; red, yellow and green followed by a phase out period. The Governor has allowed Greene County to progress into the yellow phase of the COVID-19 reopening plan beginning Friday, May 15, 2020. As we progress toward recovery, we want to remind residents that the virus is still here, active, contagious and easily spread. We understand this has not been easy, but now is not the time to change behaviors that have successfully kept our rates of illness low.
 
The yellow phase does not significantly change individual personal protective equipment or social distancing requirements. The major change is that some previously shuttered businesses can begin reopening and child care is again available. Also, gatherings of individuals are limited to no more than 25 people. As of today, the Governor has not provided data points nor a timeframe to move from the yellow phase to the green phase of the reopening plan. 
 
Our number one concern continues to be the safety and welfare of our residents. After much thought, conferring with industry experts and regional partners, it is with much desolation that the Greene County Commissioners announce cancellations and changes to our traditional summer events.
 
  • All traditional county summer camps are cancelled.
  • All county swimming pools will remain closed throughout the summer.
  • Flashlight Drag Races for May and June have been cancelled.
     
Although these traditional summer activities have been cancelled, we continue exploring opportunities to provide some limited activities throughout the summer that will conform to CDC and DOH guidelines. Optional activities may include computer gaming, outside games, walking clubs and disc golf in smaller groups. Please keep an eye out for additional information as we progress toward recovery.
 
The Electronics Recycling event at the Greene County Fairgrounds on May 20, 2020 will be conducted using a drive-through traffic pattern and residents will not get out of their vehicles. The Greene River Trail remains open and county pavilions and the facilities at the fairgrounds remain available for private events provided CDC and DOH mitigation standards are followed. Playgrounds will be opened at the earliest opportunity provided by reopening guidelines.
 
We ask all Greene County residents to be patient and continue to be vigilant with behaviors designed to reduce the spread of the virus. The idea of gradually opening businesses and returning to normal through a measured re-opening is to prevent a second wave of the virus as we return toward normal activities. The worst-case scenario is that through irresponsible behavior, the second wave exceeds local medical capability and we have already used large portions of our personal protective equipment meant to slow the spread.
 
For the most up-to-date, reliable information, please refer to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s website for Responding to COVID-19 in Pennsylvania or the county’s website. Additional information can be obtained on the Greene County Commissioner’s Facebook page or by calling (724) 852-5210.

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Southwest Training Services announces Summer Youth Work program

1 May 2020
The Southwest Training Services has announced the 2020 Summer Youth Work program for Greene and Washington Counties. Applicants can be ages 14 to 24 and meet the eligibility guidelines. Positions are $10.35/Hour for up to 6 weeks of employement.

RACG Rehabilitation Efforts in Crucible

30 April 2020
WAYNESBURG - The Redevelopment Authority of the County of Greene (RACG) received a $250,000 Tax Credit through the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development to further assist in stabilizing homes in Crucible.

Second Round of State Funding for PA Businesses

26 April 2020
Today, on behalf of Governor Tom Wolf, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin announced that 160 companies in 43 counties have received $13.5 million in funding during the second round of the COVID-19 Working Capital Access Program (CWCA).

Greene County Stay-at-home Order Extended

23 April 2020
WAYNESBURG - As you should be aware, the Governor of Pennsylvania has extended the statewide STAY AT HOME order which includes Greene County. This order will now last through May 8, 2020. Additionally, Governor Wolf ordered all employees and customers of essential businesses to wear a mask.

Conservation District Coloring Contest

8 April 2020
The Greene County Conservation District would like to announce a coloring contest open to all Greene County Pre-K children. The top three entrants will receive new bicycles and helmets as prizes.