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Community and Recreation Center Reopens July 6

USC Administration - Sunday, July 05, 2020

Allegheny County announced late on July 4 that it added new exemptions to its July 2 order. The change now exempts pools, gyms and fitness facilities from the 25-person limit for gatherings. As a result, the Community & Recreation Center will reopen on Monday, July 6.

Reservations at the Community & Recreation Center for the outdoor pool, indoor lap swimming and group exercise are now available. Camp St. Clair and the Upper St. Clair Tennis Development Program activities will resume as scheduled on Monday, July 6.

The three-hole golf course, parks, trails and playgrounds remain open for visitors. As always, you are asked to follow the latest health guidelines and use respect. Thank you for your patience and cooperation through this fluid situation.

Upper St. Clair Follows New ACHD Order and Cancels Activities of 25 or More

USC Administration - Thursday, July 02, 2020

Due to a new order announced late Thursday from the Allegheny County Health Department, the Township of Upper St. Clair must abruptly cancel activities of 25 people or more starting Friday morning, July 3.

The Community & Recreation Center and outdoor aquatics will close until further notice. Camp St. Clair and Upper St. Clair Athletic Association activities will also be canceled due to the Allegheny County Health Department’s new requirement. The Upper St. Clair Library will operate curbside services only.

Upper St. Clair’s parks, trails, playgrounds, three-hole golf course and sports courts will remain open. Visitors are encouraged to follow Allegheny County Health Department guidelines and be respectful of each other.

As we receive more information from the Allegheny County Health Department, we will continue to bring you more updates, both on the Upper St. Clair website and social media accounts. Thank you for your patience as we all navigate through this fluid situation.

Upper St. Clair Announces the Reopenings of Facilities

USC Administration - Monday, June 22, 2020

The Township of Upper St. Clair is pleased to announce the reopening of the library on Monday, June 22, 2020 and the Community & Recreation Center at Boyce Mayview Park on Wednesday, June 24, 2020.

For the safety of visitors and employees, some changes will be in affect. Face masks are required in the library. Tables, chairs and play areas will not be available. Library materials must be returned to the outside book returns. Inside returns will not be accepted. Curbside service is still available for those who do not feel comfortable entering the building. Please click here for the updated library hours and other frequently asked questions.
 

Cleanliness and safety are also top priorities at the Community & Recreation Center. Fitness equipment is spread out on the first and second floors to accommodate social distancing. The gym will be used for group exercise, camps and other programs. Open gym for basketball, pickleball and volleyball will not be immediately available. Group exercise classes begin June 29 and will require reservations. On July 7, the playroom will open by reservation for child care.

Reservations are required for the outdoor pool and indoor lap pool. The indoor leisure pool and spa are closed until further notice. On a first come, first serve basis, the resistance channel will be open for water exercise and water walking. Capacity will be limited to seven individuals. For more information to plan your visit, please click here.

Upper St. Clair staff thanks residents and visitors for their patience and understanding during the COVID-19 closures. We missed you! Please continue to respectful of each other and use social distancing whenever possible.

Upper St. Clair and South Fayette Fireworks Display Postponed

USC Administration - Friday, June 12, 2020
After thorough consideration, the municipalities of Upper St. Clair and South Fayette postponed their annual Fourth of July fireworks display. Administrators believe they will be unable to safely and fairly restrict the crowd size to comply with the Commonwealth requirements for large group gatherings. The safety of the residents and visitors is paramount. 

The two communities are looking at the possibility of holding the event in the fall. Follow the municipalities' websites and social media accounts for updates.

Upper St. Clair and South Fayette have teamed up to launch fireworks from Fairview Park since 2016. Many spectators gather at the Community & Recreation Center at Boyce Mayview Park to watch the fireworks. 

Upper St. Clair Announces Schedule to Reopen Facilities and Resume Programs

USC Administration - Thursday, June 04, 2020

Following the Commonwealth's announcement to move the southwestern PA region, including Allegheny County, to the green phase effective Friday, June 5, 2020, the Township of Upper St. Clair announces the reopening and resumption of facilities and programs. The following tentative schedule is subject to change pursuant to federal, state and county guidelines. 

Reopening to the Public Monday, June 8, 2020
-Municipal Building including the Community Development and Tax Offices
-Public Works Building - Administrative Offices
-Library Curbside Service - Click here for more information.

Resumption of Certain Programs, Monday, June 15, 2020
-Upper St. Clair Tennis Development Program - Summer Clinics
-Camp St. Clair "Meet the Counselors" Week

Reopening to the Public Monday, June 22, 2020
-Library
-Camp St. Clair

Targeted Reopening and Resumption of Programming Wednesday, July 1, 2020
-Community & Recreation Center, including outdoor aquatics. Click here for more detailed information. 

For many weeks, Upper St. Clair administrators have been reviewing all available and current guidance while working with the Upper St. Clair School District, the Upper St. Clair Athletic Association (USCAA) and the Upper St. Clair Tennis Development Program to most effectively and safely allow for the use and enjoyment of the municipal facilities. Additional facilities that will reopen for programmed and organized activities include the Township athletic fields through the USCAA beginning Saturday, June 6, 2020 or shortly thereafter. 

Playground usage is permitted starting Saturday, June 6, 2020. 

The golf course, which is currently open, will remain "free play" until further notice. 

As always, we request residents and participants respect one another while utilizing Township facilities or participating as a spectator. Kindly follow acceptable CDC guidelines, PA Department of Health guidelines and guidelines of the particular athletic organization. 

Upper St. Clair staff is excited to reopen and resume activities. Enjoy your summer! 

USC Department of Recreation Releases Reopening Plans

USC Recreation - Thursday, June 04, 2020

Following the Commonwealth's announcement to move Allegheny County to the green phase, Upper St. Clair's Department of Recreation & Leisure Services has determined a way to safely reopen the Community & Recreation Center and provide some summer programming. We appreciate your continued understanding and cooperation as we navigate through the new guidelines and procedures due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Community & Recreation Center Reopening
-Reopening by July 1, 2020
-Hours of operation will be Monday-Friday 6 a.m.-8 p.m.; Saturday 6 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday 12 p.m.-5p.m.; Outdoor pool 11 a.m.-7 p.m. daily
-Outdoor pool will be open for leisure usage during regular hours. In following the Governor Wolf’s order, no more than 250 people total will be allowed in the outdoor facility at a time.
-The indoor aquatics facility will be open only for lap swimming and exercise. Lap swimming will be by reservation (more information on reservations to come).
-Fitness equipment has been moved to accommodate social distancing.
-Group exercise will be reservation based to allow for social distancing (more information on reservations to come).

Who Can Use the Community & Recreation Center?
-The facility will be open for all members.
-Members cannot bring guests.*
-Only residents of Upper St. Clair can purchase daily admissions Monday-Friday.* No daily admissions will be for sale on the weekends. A proof of residency is required for daily admission purchases (children and adults).
-All children ages 14 and under using the indoor or outdoor facility must be accompanied by his/her parent/guardian at all times.
-Non-residents can only enter with a membership.
-Current members have the option to freeze their memberships for two months at a time if they are uncertain.
-Non-members who wish to purchase memberships will be able to do so.

*All previously purchased and complimentary passes will not be accepted at this time, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Some Community Programs to Resume
-Camp St. Clair, for children entering 1st-7th grades in the 2020-21 school year, will begin June 22, 2020.
-A “Meet the Counselor” week for Camp St. Clair will be held the week of June 15, 2020.
-Camp St. Clair will take place at Boyce Mayview Park.
-Panthers Paws is canceled for summer 2020.
-Additional summer programs will begin in July. Go to www.twpusc.org/crc/registration to register.

Organized Sports
-The Upper St. Clair Athletic Association is permitted to begin on June 6, 2020 or shortly after.
-The Upper St. Clair Tennis Development Program will begin summer clinics on June 15, 2020.

Upper St. Clair Playgrounds
-Upper St. Clair playgrounds are permitted for use starting June 6, 2020.

Upper St. Clair 3 Hole Golf Course
-The course is open for free play. 

For additional questions, please call the recreation staff at 412-221-1099. Updates will be posted on the Community & Recreation Center’s website and social media accounts.

Upper St. Clair Prepares to Move to the Green Phase

USC Administration - Thursday, May 28, 2020

In anticipation of southwestern PA region moving to the “green phase” under the Commonwealth’s “Process to Reopen Pennsylvania,” unveiled back on April 21, 2020, Upper St. Clair administrators continue to develop plans and schedules for the reopening of Township facilities and amenities. Last week the Township and Upper St. Clair School District took steps to allow for open play at tennis courts, sports courts, school district tracks and fields. All users continue to be instructed to follow guidelines and social distancing recommendations established by the Centers for Disease Control and the Pennsylvania Department of Health. 

Following this step, the Township staff is reviewing all available and current guidance to most effectively and safely allow for the use and enjoyment of additional municipal facilities. The next phase of the Township’s planning process is focused on the library, the municipal building, and the Community & Recreation Center, including outdoor aquatics and summer recreation. Elements of the plan are dependent upon clear guidance from state and county government officials. A tentative schedule will be released the first week of June.

In addition, on Monday, June 1, 2020, the Board of Commissioners will hold their Regular Meeting at 7:30 p.m. in the municipal building's Board of Commissioners meeting room, 1820 McLaughlin Run Road, Upper St. Clair, PA 15241. Any member of the public that may wish to participate and not attend in person can submit his/her questions or comments in writing by noon on Monday, June 1, 2020 to the main Township office at 1820 McLaughlin Run Road or via email to citizencomments@twpusc.org. Select board members will participate via audio conference. Click here to view the agenda.

Upper St. Clair Plans Limited Reopening Beginning Memorial Day Weekend

USC Recreation - Wednesday, May 20, 2020
As the region manages its way through the first week of the “yellow phase” under the Pennsylvania guidelines, Upper St. Clair Township and School District are set to begin the gradual reopening of the community’s outdoor resources.

This Friday, May 22, 2020, tennis courts and sports courts in Upper St. Clair will reopen for use. Singles play is encouraged. Also beginning on Friday, the Upper St. Clair School District will permit use of tracks, fields and outdoor basketball courts at all district buildings. Due to ongoing construction, access to the Upper St. Clair High School turf field and track will be limited to 4-9 p.m. Monday-Friday, and from 8 a.m.-9 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. All users should follow guidelines and social distancing recommendations established by the Centers for Disease Control and the Pennsylvania Department of Health.

As directed by Pennsylvania’s “yellow phase,” organized athletics, programs and permit-based activity are still prohibited on all Township and Upper St. Clair School District fields and within facilities. In addition, all playgrounds as well as the Community & Recreation Center (C&RC) remain closed through the “yellow phase” until further notice. Once the region enters the “green phase,” and upon further guidance from the Pa. Department of Health and Allegheny County Department of Health, additional decisions will be made regarding summer aquatics and organized athletics. The C&RC continues to waive membership fees through the closure.

“The Upper St. Clair community and region as a whole has worked extremely hard to get to this point permitting managed outdoor activity,” said Matthew R. Serakowski, Upper St. Clair Township Manager. “We want to thank everyone for your understanding and patience during this response. We ask that you continue to be respectful of one another, practice appropriate social distancing and enjoy the outdoors.”

Upper St. Clair administrators will continue to review available information and consult with local leaders regarding additional permitted activities. 

“It is our hope that we will be able to offer more overall access as the summer progresses,” Dr. John Rozzo, superintendent of schools, said. “Upper St. Clair is a community filled with caring individuals who work together for the greater good and find ways to help their neighbors through challenging times. I am certain we will emerge stronger than ever.”

May 6 Upper St. Clair COVID 19 Update

USC Administration - Wednesday, May 06, 2020
As we look forward to the reopening of businesses in Allegheny County and the southwestern Pennsylvania region, we remind residents that Upper St. Clair staff is available to respond to calls for inquiries regarding permitting, tax payments and other related matters. The municipal building, tax office, community development office and public works building all remain closed to in-person service beyond Friday, May 8, 2020 and until further notice. 

The Community & Recreation Center will remain closed in the red and yellow phases as set forth by the guidelines contained in the Commonwealth's Process to Reopen Pennsylvania.

We remained encouraged, as a region, to move into the yellow phase of the Governor's plan, and what that may provide for our residents and business owners. As information is made available to Upper St. Clair staff and clarity is provided as to what activities are permissible, we will advise the community. Until then, we remind those who visit our parks, walking trails and essential businesses to be kind and respectful to others by practicing proper social distancing and following CDC and PA Department of Health guidelines. 

PA Authorizes Construction Activities Starting May 1 and USC Extends Closures Through May 8

USC Administration - Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Beginning Friday, May 1, construction business in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is permitted to maintain in-person operations. Allowable construction activities include new construction, renovation and repair, land development and subdivision and design-related activities. This may be accomplished under specified guidance through the PA Department of Health. Upper St. Clair inspectors also will be available for construction inspection activity. While the Township of Upper St. Clair municipal building, tax office, community development office, and public works buildings all remain closed to in-person service until further notice, the staff is available during normal business hours under the “drop box protocol” for the processing of permits, tax payments, questions, and phone calls.

In accordance with Governor Wolf’s “Process to Reopen Pennsylvania,” unveiled on April 21, Pennsylvania is in the red phase with stay-at-home orders and life-sustaining operations only. In consideration of those directives, the Community & Recreation Center (C&RC) and the Upper St. Clair Library will remain closed through May 8.

C&RC membership fees for the month of April were waived for all active members. Upper St. Clair staff is pleased to announce this waiver will continue into the month of May, as long as the C&RC remains closed. The “Process to Reopen Pennsylvania” states that all “indoor recreation, health and wellness facilities (gyms, spas) and all public entertainment (casinos and theaters)” are to remain closed through the red and yellow phases.

Room rentals at the C&RC and the McLaughlin Run Activity Center through May 8 are canceled and deposits will be refunded. All recreation programs and activities are also canceled through May 8.  Recreation staff, as always, is available to answer questions by phone at 412-221-1099.      

The library will continue to not assess fines during the closure. Residents should continue to keep items at home until such time the library reopens. Access to the library’s e-resources remains available, however the ability to hold items is temporarily disabled through the Allegheny County Library Association due to high demands.

Upper St. Clair leaders are diligently reviewing all available information, including state and federal guidelines, as Allegheny County and our region draw closer to the yellow phase. In the interim, playgrounds and sports courts in Upper St. Clair remain closed until further notice. This includes, but is not limited to, all playground equipment, tennis courts, basketball courts, outdoor hockey courts, sand volleyball, etc. Park walking and hiking trails remain available for residents and visitors. Park users are asked to follow the Pennsylvania Department of Health guidelines and practice proper social distancing.

Upper St. Clair staff remains encouraged that each day and week we get closer to realizing the reopening of local businesses and facilities. There is much work to accomplish as we continue through the spring and prepare for the summer determining as to what those operations may entail. As the C&RC staff posted on the main window of the building, it goes for all municipal operations, “We Miss You,” and look forward to once again engaging with our residents, friends and neighbors. 

















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