City Of Corry News Release - State of Emergency Declaration

     The City of Corry Government on March 20, 2020, has signed a State of Emergency Declaration for the entire City of Corry which will remain in effect as long as the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s State of Emergency remains in effect.   As part of the City of Corry State of Emergency Declaration, the City will be coordinating with the Erie County Government on the enforcement of Governor Wolf’s order to close all non-life-sustaining businesses in Pennsylvania to slow the spread of Covid-19.  The list on non-life-sustaining businesses that was put out by Governor Wolf on Thursday March 19, 2020 is attached to this release as a link. 

      The City of Corry is asking all businesses and citizens to work with us on compliance of Governor Wolf’s orders.  If you have any questions regarding what is included in non-life-sustaining business, you are asked to call the City Building at (814)-663-7041 or the City of Corry Police Department at (814)-664-2222. 

      The City of Corry Government will be reducing services to only those that are deemed necessary to support City operations.  All City Government Buildings will be closed to the public and staff that can work remotely will do so.  The only building that will be open to the public, so they can seek assistance or information, will be the City of Corry Police Department lobby at 20 E. South Street, Corry, PA 16407. 

            The City of Corry has also closed all City parks indefinitely. We are requiring that all citizens and visitors stay out of all City parks for the foreseeable future. This includes Mead Park, City Park, Seneca Park, The Beaver Complex, Plastics Field, and the soccer fields.

      Both the City of Corry Fire Department and City of Corry Police Department will continue to answer emergency calls.  The Police Department will continue to respond to non-emergency calls.  Non-emergency calls may be handled by a telephone call from the officers who are on duty to assess the situation and determine if they need to come out to the scene of the call.  This is in coordination with the Erie County Dispatch/911 center in order to have the same protocols during this state of emergency for all police departments in Erie County. 

      The state of emergency and City operations may change in the coming days and weeks depending on recommendations from the United State Government, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Department of Health, Erie County Government and the Erie County Department of Health.

     We again are asking citizens and businesses to work with us to help prevent the spread of Covid-19 and to make this transition as smooth as possible. 

      The City of Corry Government is not panicking, we are just following protocols that were discussed during management meetings and at the Monday March 16, 2020 City Council meeting.  We are asking that citizens and businesses also do not panic and follow Governor’s Wolf’s orders.

     During this state of emergency, The City will be reviewing all procedures, polices, and fee schedules. If changes are made, they will be posted on the Facebook page, website, and to the news media.

By everyone working together we can all make it through the Covid-19 epidemic.

Helpful Links

  • Gov. Wolf’s order is here.
  • A video statement from Gov. Wolf is here.
  • Sec. of Health’s order is here.
  • A list of life-sustaining businesses is here. 

Business Loans and Support

     The Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) offers working capital loans that could be of assistance to businesses impacted by COVID-19. Resources and information will be posted to http://dced.pa.gov/resources as they become available. The U.S. Small Business Administration, in addition to local funding partners, may also be a source of assistance for affected businesses. 

     The Wolf Administration today announced the availability of low-interest loans for small businesses and eligible non-profits in all 67 counties in Pennsylvania through the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

     Businesses seeking guidance from DCED can also contact its customer service resource account at ra-dcedcs@pa.gov or by calling 1-877-PA-HEALTH and selecting option 1.