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Health department holds coronavirus press conference

Chair of the Board of Health Lee Harrison described resources available at the Allegheny County Health Department and CDC.

By Benjamin Nigrosh, Assistant News Editor

March 3, 2020

The Allegheny County Health Department will not have COVID-19 test kits for “a few months,” Kristen Mertz, ACHD medical epidemiologist, said at a press conference Monday morning. 

Las Palmas cited for health violation

The Allegheny County Health Department cited Las Palmas #2 for one low-risk health code violation Tuesday.

By Jon Moss, News Editor

January 30, 2020

The Allegheny County Health Department cited Las Palmas #2 for one health code violation Tuesday.

Forbes Street Market cited for two low-risk health code violations

The Allegheny County Health Department cited Pitt’s Forbes Street Market for two low-risk health code violations on Monday.

By Jon Moss, News Editor

January 7, 2020

The Allegheny County Health Department cited Pitt’s Forbes Street Market for two health code violations Monday.

Halal Pitt food cart opens again after reinspection

The Halal Pitt food truck was permitted by the Allegheny County Health Department to reopen on Friday after being closed for multiple safety violations.

By Emily Wolfe, News Editor

November 19, 2019

An Allegheny County Health Department inspector cleared the halal food cart to reopen one day after it was ordered to close.

Halal Pitt food cart ordered to close after health inspection

Allegheny County Health Department called for the temporary closure of the Halal Pitt food cart for health violations.

By Emily Wolfe, News Editor

November 15, 2019

The Halal Pitt cart, which is not affiliated with the University, was placed on red placard status after it received nine violations during an ACHD inspection.

Las Palmas receives 13 health code violations

The Las Palmas restaurant received 13 health violations from the Allegheny County Health Department Thursday.

By Erica Guthrie, Assistant News Editor

November 15, 2019

Las Palmas #2, a convenience store and taco stand located at 326 Atwood St. in South Oakland, received 13 health code violations from a health inspector from the Allegheny County Health Department Thursday.  Of the violations, two were considered to be high risk, two were medium risk and nine were low risk. The violation...

ACHD finds one high-risk health code violation at Perch

The ACHD cited The Perch for one high-risk violation and six low-risk violations Monday.

By Emily Wolfe, News Editor

September 24, 2019

The Allegheny County Health Department visited The Perch at Sutherland Hall Monday for its first inspection in close to a year, citing the dining hall for one high-risk health code violation and six low-risk violations.

Bruegger’s reopens after health department re-inspection

 two high-risk violations and two low-risk violations in a Monday report.

By Erica Guthrie, Senior Staff Writer

August 15, 2019

Bruegger’s Bagel Bakery in Oakland has reopened for business on Tuesday, after it was ordered to close on Saturday by the Allegheny County Health Department.

Fire at U. S. Steel plant cuts power to key pollution control systems

U.S. Steel’s Clairton Coke Works plant.

By Jon Moss, News Editor

June 18, 2019

An electrical fire occurred at U.S. Steel’s Clairton Coke Works plant early Monday morning rendering desulfurization, or pollution control, systems inoperational, according to the Allegheny County Health Department.

Cathedral Cafe passes health department reinspection

The Cathedral Cafe has been cited for eight health code violations in the Allegheny County Health Department’s most recent inspection of the facility.

By Jon Moss, News Editor

May 24, 2019

The Cathedral Cafe passed a Friday reinspection by the Allegheny County Health Department after being cited for eight health code violations last Monday.

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