March 18, 2020

Dear Mount Gretna Borough Residents,

We continue to monitor the COVID-19 threat and what it might mean for our community.  Federal and State recommendations and orders changed recently and we want to update you on local impacts.

On March 16, 2020, Governor Wolf ordered statewide shutdown of non-essential stores for 14 days as of midnight, including all community centers, gyms, entertainment centers, and non-essential retail. Bars and restaurants were included, except for takeout and delivery.

The Porch and Pantry in Mt. Gretna Borough will therefore be closed until at least April 1.  However, orders for pastry and bread can be placed for pickup – email

During this period, we encourage you to

  1. Follow CDC suggestions for avoiding personal risk
  2. Avoid gatherings of more than 10 people.
  3. Apply for a mail-in ballot for the April 28th Primary Election (
  4. (Landlords) let potential renters know about current constraints on group sizes, local venue closings, etc, making this perhaps not the best time to visit this area.

To protect our borough staff, we are restricting traffic into our office.  However, you may call or drop off materials if necessary; we remain on call to serve and protect our community.  That includes looking beyond the 14-day period for any potential impact on May activities here in the borough.  Our maintenance staff has secured supplies for a longer duration if necessary. Branch and Leaf Collections will proceed as planned.

Our next Borough Council meeting is scheduled for 6 pm on April 13th.  There will be a light agenda that evening, and we encourage anyone with an issue to bring to the council to do so at a future meeting so we can limit personal exposure during this time.

We will continue to monitor the situation and take steps as needed to enhance safety. We hope you stay safe and healthy.

Bill Kleinfelter, President

Mount Gretna Borough

(717) 964.3270

Updates to follow if necessary