Butler County Public Information

For Immediate PRESS RELEASE (#4) 

March 21, 2020 

Confirmed COVID 19 case in Butler County: 

Butler County leadership was made aware of a positive Covid 19 test at 11:30 am 03/21/2020 by PEMA Leadership. We have been in contact with local Healthcare providers, and municipalities to support any needs they may have.  We encourage everyone to continue to use the CDC and Pennsylvania Department of Health guidelines for social distancing, handwashing and testing as well as heed the Presidents and Governors guidelines for self-quarantine.  We will continue to evaluate the situation within the County and region and provide support for our partners and the public. 

Media Contact:  Amy Marree at 724-284-5211 ext.4 or amarree@co.butler.pa.us  

March 18, 2020

A disaster emergency has been declared in Butler County. 

The Butler County Commissioners made the announcement at a press conference shortly before noon Wednesday at the Butler County Courthouse. 

This declaration authorizes the county’s emergency response team in coordination with state and federal agencies to take whatever action necessary to reduce the spread of coronavirus. 

All those entering the County Government Center will now undergo a health screening by Butler County Sherriff’s Department employees. Additional specific information can be found on Butler County’s website. 

A total of about 60 test kits have been collected in Butler County and sent for testing but those results will not be received for another 3 or 4 days so as of now, no confirmed cases of coronavirus exist in Butler County. 

Additional update to this story will be made as they become available. 

You can hear the entire press conference here

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