February 25, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine

As information is changing quickly, we will continue to update this page to assist in keeping the public and healthcare providers informed of COVID-19 vaccine updates. 

Frequently Asked Questions

The Montgomery County Office of Public Health is required to follow the Pennsylvania Department of Health’s plan for vaccine prioritization for distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine. The goal is for everyone to be able to easily get a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as large quantities are available. At this time, vaccine supply remains extremely limited.

The City of Philadelphia receives their vaccine from the Federal Government directly and is not required to follow the Pennsylvania Department of Health’s vaccine prioritization plans.

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COVID-19 VACCINATION REGISTRATION 

This page was last updated on 1/20/2021.

The Montgomery County Office of Public Health has started scheduling appointments for the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for Phase 1A which includes qualifying healthcare staff who live or work in the county. 

If you have received ANY type of vaccine in the past 14 days, or plan to get a vaccine in the next 14 days, YOU CANNOT GET THE COVID VACCINE UNTIL 14 DAYS HAVE PASSED.

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The Office of Public Health will review the responses and send a registration link to persons that fit into the 1A category, which will take them to an appointment system. Appointment confirmation and a medical license, badge, or paystub verifying employment will be required to receive a vaccination.

  • Healthcare Offices and Healthcare professionals: Individuals employed by a healthcare office should have their office complete one survey form for all staff.
  • Private Healthcare Contractors: Private contractors who work in the healthcare industries listed in the Phase 1A category below, and who do not have a primary employer may apply as an independent contractor. In this case, “Business Name” would be “Your Name Private Contractor.” Business contact information would be the individual’s contact information. A description of the individual’s work in the healthcare industry (as described above in 1A) should be included under “describe the service your agency providers.”

Pre-Reg Individuals

Pre-registration for individuals is for:

  • Persons ages 65 and older
  • Persons ages 16-64 with high-risk conditions:
    • Cancer
    • Chronic kidney disease
    • COPD
    • Down Syndrome
    • Heart conditions, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease, or cardiomyopathies
    • Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) from solid organ transplant or from blood or bone marrow transplant, immune deficiencies, HIV, use of corticosteroids, or use of other immune weakening medicines
    • Obesity (body mass index [BMI] of 30 kg/m2 or higher but < 40 kg/m2)
    • Severe Obesity (BMI ≥ 40 kg/m2)
    • Pregnancy
    • Sickle cell disease
    • Smoking
    • Type 2 diabetes mellitus

QUESTIONS?

Any questions or concerns regarding vaccine registration MUST be directed to the Montgomery Country Office of Public Health at publichealth@montcopa.org. Veoci, our survey provider, will not be able to address any inquiries or provide any assistance on this matter.

VACCINE CLINIC INFORMATION

Clinics will run Monday through Friday from 8:30 to 3:45 p.m. Due to the limited supply of vaccine available at this time, only eligible people will be scheduled appointments over the next few weeks. Appointments are required to receive the vaccine, no walk-up registration will be accepted. As more vaccine doses become available, more appointment slots and vaccination clinics will be opened.

PA LONG-TERM CARE FACILITY STATE COVID-19 VACCINATION PARTNERSHIP

The PA Department of Health will be matching Long Term Care Facilities NOT enrolled in the federal partnership with potential vaccinators. Please fill out this form only if you are not already enrolled with the federal program and are interested in being matched with a state vaccination provider:

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PADOH Vaccination Phases

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ENSURE THE SAFETY OF YOUR BUILDING WATER SYSTEM AND DEVICES AFTER A PROLONGED SHUTDOWN

Follow the CDC Guidance for Building Water Systems, which describes 8 steps to take before you reopen your business or building.

PERFORM ROUTINE CLEANING

Follow the Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfecting to develop, implement, and maintain a plan to perform regular cleanings to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19.

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Permit & Rental License Update

Permits & Rental Licenses can only be paid via check, cash is no longer accepted.

Bulk Item Collection Resumes the Week of May 11, 2020

Waste Management is pleased to announce that bulk item collection will resume in your community on your regularly scheduled collection day the week of May 11th, 2020. Bulk items include furniture, mattresses, carpet, and appliances.

Please know that due to anticipated heavy volumes, some bulk items may have to be picked up on additional days. Our hard-working drivers will collect the materials as quickly as possible based on crew availability.

Thank you for your continued patience and understanding.

Waste Management

Legal Notice West Pottsgrove Township Meeting Announcement

Due to the current Disaster Emergency Declaration declared by Governor Wolf and the local Emergency Declaration declared by the Board of Commissioners of West Pottsgrove Township related to the COVID-19 pandemic, and as permitted by Act 15.

The Township will be altering the process of conducting its advertised Board of Commissioner Meetings scheduled on May 6, 2020 and May 20, 2020, and the West Pottsgrove Township Municipal Authority Meeting scheduled for May 14, 2020 and the West Pottsgrove Township Planning Commission Meeting scheduled for May 21, 2020.

Public participation at these meetings shall be limited to remote access, via computer, tablet, smartphone, or phone.

This will allow any member of the public to indicate they would like to speak and offer comment during the public comment portion of the meetings.

Members of the public who wish to participate or listen to the meetings may call-in or log-in.

Directions for connection to and participation in the meeting are listed below.
The meeting will be streamed through GoToMeeting and will be recorded and made available thereafter on the Township’s website www.westpottsgrove.org.

Meeting Access Information

To join the meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/615843317

This meeting is locked with a password: ##meetingPassword

You can also dial in using your phone.

United States: +1 (312) 757-3121

Access Code: 615-843-317

New to GoToMeeting? Get the app now and be ready when your first meeting starts:

https://global.gotomeeting.com/install/615843317

Sincerely, 

West Pottsgrove Board of Commissioners
Craig Lloyd, Manager 
Jamie Ottaviano, Esquire, Solicitor

Important Message from Waste Management

Because of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Federal and State Declarations of Emergency have been issued that recommend non-essential employees shelter in place and work from home when possible to promote social distancing. As a result, Waste Management has significantly reduced its “field” workforce and is focusing on the performance of essential services during this unprecedented emergency.

Because of its importance to the health and safety of our society, municipal solid waste collection and disposal is deemed an “essential service” in most instances, and so Waste Management’s employees dedicated to collecting and disposing of trash are in the field continuing to perform this critical function.

In order for Waste Management to maintain its focus on municipal solid waste collection and disposal, and due to the reduced number of employees in the field, effective Monday, March 30, 2020, Waste Management is temporarily suspending the performance of the following services, which are non-essential during this period of emergency:

  • Bulk Collection – furniture, carpet, mattresses, appliances, etc.

When the Declarations of Emergency and social distancing recommendations have been eased and Waste Management’s workforce returns to pre-pandemic levels, these services will be restarted. Waste Management will provide notice when the service(s) will resume.

We have been a part of this community for many years and know that together we will be resilient. Thank you for your partnership during this critical time.

Charles Raudenbush, Jr.
Public Sector Services
craudenbush@wm.com
215-801-9108

Rewarding Volunteer Opportunities

There are hundreds of ways to make a difference. Attend a free volunteer information session near you at www.rsvpmc.org

Over the past 45 years, RSVP volunteers have made a difference with 15,000 children improved their reading skills through literacy programs. 10,000 Medicare recipients were counseled on health insurance. 8,000 adults improved their literacy of developed GED.

How can you help?

  • Help children and adults improve their literacy
  • Counsel Medicare recipients
  • Counsel Nonprofit agencies
  • Mentor deserving students
  • Tutor students in math
  • Help a child how to read

RSVP will help you find an assignment that fits your schedule, utilizes your skills and matches your area of interest. 

(610) 834-1040 or download the flyer for more information. 

 

Tire Collection Dates

Saturday, May 9th 2020
Montgomery County Community College
340 DeKalb Pike, enter at 1313 Morris Road, Blue Bell, PA 19422
(in the Central Lot, 1D)
9:00 am – Noon

Saturday, May 30th 2020
Green Lane Park
2298 Green Lane Road, Morrow Pavilion,
Green Lane, PA 18054
(near the tennis courts)
9:00 am – Noon

Saturday, June 27th 2020
Western Montgomery Career and Technology Center
77 Graterford Road, Limerick, PA 19468
9:00 am – Noon

The Montgomery County Commissioners authorize these FREE events to prevent tires from being improperly disposed of and to reduce breeding grounds for disease-carrying mosquitoes.

The tires that are collected will be shredded and repurposed by a local business into products for civil engineering and playground material.

  • Montgomery County residents only
  • No businesses!
  • Free of charge
  • 10 tires per vehicle maximum
  • Rims and tires on rims accepted
  • Accepted: passenger, light truck, motorcycle, ATV, bicycle, wheelbarrow, and lawn
    mower tires
  • Not accepted: farm equipment or construction vehicle tires

Download Flyer

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Dates

Free residential collection events are held outdoors from 9am-3pm. Residents may attend any Household Hazardous Waste event held by Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, or Philadelphia Counties. 

Dates:

Saturday, April 25
Boyertown Middle School East
2020 Big Rd. • Gilbertsville

Saturday, May 2
Indian Valley Middle School
130 Maple Ave. • Harleysville

Saturday, May 16
Temple University–Ambler Campus
enter at 1431 E. Butler Pike • Ambler

Saturday, June 13
Norristown Area High School
1900 Eagle Dr. • Norristown

Saturday, June 20
Abington Junior High School
enter at 2056 Susquehanna Rd. • Abington

Saturday, September 26
Spring-Ford 9th Grade Center
400 South Lewis Rd. • Royersford

Sunday October 25
Lower Merion Transfer Station
1300 N. Woodbine Ave. • Penn Valley

Download Flyer

Household Electronics, Appliances, and Metal Recycling Day | Sat 3/7/2020

Green Allies is teaming up with West Pottsgrove Township to hold our Household Electronics, Appliances, and Metal Recycling Day on:

Saturday March 7th, 2020
9:00AM to 1:00PM
100 Upland Rd, Pottstown, PA 19464 (Behind Target)

Electronics and Appliance Flyer 2020 (PDF Download)

Electronics Collection List

  • Computer Towers
  • Tablets
  • Printers
  • Phone Systems
  • Flat Screen TV’s 
  • CD’s and DVD’s
  • Computer Ink Cartridges
  • Laptop Computers
  • Servers
  • Flat Screen Monitors
  • Stereos and Radios
  • Game Consoles
  • Cords and Wires
  • Cell Phones and Calculators

Additional Fee’s for

  • Conventional TV’s & CRT Monitors ($45-$75 depending on size)
  • Flat Screen TV’s (First one free, $5 per additoinal)

Appliance and Metal Collection List – All Free

  • Washers and Dryers
  • Dishwashers
  • Ranges (Stoves)
  • Metal (Any)
  • Air Conditioners
  • Dehumidifiers
  • Ref100 Upland Rd, Pottstown, PAridgerators
  • Microwaves

All process (after costs) goes to the student run 501c3 nonprofit.

Thank you for your support! All questions can be directed to ken@green-allies.org or (267) 371-2288