The downside of yellow: Unlimited, free Downtown Pittsburgh parking coming to an end

by PublicSource Reporters

Allegheny County reported no new COVID-19 deaths Monday, with a current total of 143. Following its first weekend in the yellow phase of reopening, the county reported another 38 COVID-19 cases, bringing the total to 1,641. The number of past and present hospitalizations is 294.

In Allegheny County, White people represent 54% of all cases; Black people 21%; Asian people 2% and the races of the remaining cases are unknown.

Pennsylvania reported 87 new COVID-19-related deaths and 822 new cases, bringing the totals to 4,505 deaths and 63,056 cases.

In a step toward normal business activity, parking meter enforcement will resume Downtown on Wednesday, the City of Pittsburgh and Pittsburgh Parking Authority announced Monday. The authority will allow the first half-hour of parking to be free, in an effort to assist pickup and takeout businesses. Enforcement, which had been halted since mid-March across the city, will remain suspended in all other city neighborhoods and business districts.

The Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry on Sunday announced the launch of the state’s Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation program, which provides 13 additional weeks of unemployment benefits for those who have used up their payments.

This program comes from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security [CARES] Act. Individuals are eligible for the additional payments if they have already exhausted regular state or federal benefits after July 6, 2019.

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The downside of yellow: Unlimited, free Downtown Pittsburgh parking coming to an end

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