Effective June 1, 2020, Juniata County Government facilities will be open to the public by pre-arranged appointment only. Individuals needing to conduct county related business must contact the office they need via telephone or email for specific instructions related to services for that office. IF it is determined that the requested services must be conducted onsite, individuals will be provided with a specific date and time for their appointment.
For detailed information on the opening visit the Reopening Instructions page.
COVID-19 Response Page
Keep up to date with the county’s response to the recent pandemic as well as resources available to the public during this time (unemployment, business loans, legislation, CDC guidelines etc). The page is located on the right hand side of your screen under COVID-19 Response or by clicking HERE.
County Commissioners Request Move to Green Phase
The Honorable Tom Wolf
225 Main Capitol Building
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17120
Dear Governor Wolf:
As elected Juniata County Commissioners, we take the safety of our constituents very seriously.
We have encouraged our citizens to adhere to conditions laid out by your administration for the
COVID-19 Pandemic Emergency Declaration which included the Stay-at-Home recommendation. However, the curve has been flattened, Intensive Care Unit (ICU) beds are available, ventilators are abundant, personal protective supplies are obtainable, and Health Care Providers are available for care of patients. In addition, the Juniata County residents have been adhering to your instructions for social distancing.
Upon moving to the yellow phase of your Process to Reopen Pennsylvania, some of our small businesses have returned and small groups have assembled; all the while continuing to adhere to social distanting and masking. However, now is the time to move Juniata County to the green phase. Our citizens are cognizant to the safety needs for protection from this disease. We are assured that our citizens will do the right thing to continue these actions not only to ensure their own safety but also for the safety of those they encounter.
Juniata County is primarily rural and enjoys a large population of agricultural interests. The County Commissioners request that each County be evaluated individually for determining movement to returning to normal operations. The safety and security of our community remains our primary objective. The Commissioners have taken an oath to uphold the Constitution of the United States and the Pennsylvania Commonwealth. We are requesting on behalf of our Citizens to move into the next (green) phase to normalcy.
Juniata County Commissioners
Alice J. Gray, Chairperson
Todd A. Graybill, Vice Chairman
Mark R. Partner, Secretary
There will be no meeting of the county commissioners on June 2nd due to the Primary Election. The next meeting is scheduled for June 9th. Information on the meetings plus agenda’s and minutes may be found on the Commissioners page.
Commissioner Todd Graybill on Census 2020. #2020Census
Commissioners’ Meeting Format Changes Due to COVID-19
The next public meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. Please remember that meetings are still being held in accordance with Resolution 2020-3, which states that the Commissioners’ weekly public meetings will be, until further notice, restricted to no more than a total of ten (10) person(s) in the Meeting Room at any given time.
Members of the public are invited to attend meetings of the County Commissioner’s remotely during this COVID-19 pandemic. For instructions on how this can be achieved, please click HERE.
Agenda’s for the meetings may be found HERE.
June 2nd Primary in Juniata County
Details for the Primary Election may be found on the Voter Registration page.
Has Your Household Completed the Census 2020?
While we’re all at home now is the time to respond to the 2020 Census. The U.S. Census Bureau collects information on the people, places and economy of America to help government officials make important decisions like how much federal funding and community services to provide each jurisdiction.
Currently only 59.5% of Juniata County residents have responded.
The fun activities outlined below reinforce to children and families the importance of responding to the 2020 Census:
- For pre-K, read and show children the Everyone Counts! story and activity book, which features people of different sexes, ages, races, ethnicities, and abilities.
- For grades K-2, encourage children to learn about the numbers of people nationwide who speak English, Spanish, and other languages at home.
- For grades 3-4, prompt children to compare the characteristics of people in their state with the characteristics of people in three states in other regions of the country.
- For grades 5-6, ask children to calculate data on languages spoken in the United States and talk to them about the findings.
- For grades 7-8, have your kids discover how the diversity of the United States has changed over time by examining historical data and changes to census questions about race and ethnicity.
- For grades 9-12, ask your teens to analyze the growth in minority-owned businesses over the past decade.
If you haven’t completed the Census 2020, it’s time to stand up and be counted so our communities will receive a fair share of resources from the federal government.