Given the uncertainty and anxiety surrounding the coronavirus epidemic, we want to assure you that we are taking steps to protect the health and safety of patrons, tenants and employees at Caste Village and Weyman Plaza.
We will comply with directives issued by the State of Pennsylvania and Allegheny County for mandatory business closure and follow CDC and Health Department guidelines regarding facility access and sanitation. Currently, the State has mandated closure of all restaurant and bars for in-house service, but they may offer food take-out and delivery services. There should be no gatherings of 50 persons or more at any site.
In addition, Allegheny County is recommending temporary closure of “non-essential” businesses to limit exposure and transmission of this coronavirus. The list of non-essential businesses includes: child care services, recreational facilities, gyms/fitness facilities, hair/nail salons, entertainment venues, sports facilities, and social clubs. Many of our tenants will be responding to these directives. Princess Lanes and Prior’s Tavern are closed at least until April 1st.
Essential businesses, which include pharmacies, grocery stores, gas stations, banks, and medical care facilities, may remain open, but they are encouraged to consider reduced hours and limit situations where patrons are in close proximity.
This is a rapidly-changing situation, and we are monitoring directives from the State, County, CDC, and local medical experts. We are increasing cleaning of entry areas, doors, elevators, and shared restroom facilities and reminding everyone to follow recommended hygiene practices. As businesses close and adjust hours, our security patrols will be more frequent and more visible.
Be assured that we will take appropriate steps to keep Caste Village and Weyman Plaza open while paying attention to health and sanitation. Staff members are working hard to maintain a safe environment and will continue to do so. We appreciate your continuing patronage during this challenging time and thank you in advance for your cooperation.