Harrisburg will suspend parking enforcement through the remainder of the city’s disaster declaration, it was announced this afternoon.
Mayor Eric Papenfuse said today that the city and parking operator SP+ will extend its moratorium on ticketing for on-street parking meters, residential zone parking and street sweeping until the disaster declaration is lifted.
On March 16, Papenfuse declared a disaster emergency in the city due to the COVID-19 health and resulting economic crisis.
The declaration halted ticketing through March 29, a date that has now been extended indefinitely, until the emergency ends.
The declaration also closed public access to city buildings and has resulted in a number of other actions, including a temporary halt to residential evictions throughout the city.
By state mandate, schools are also shut down, and “non life-sustaining” businesses have been ordered to close their physical locations.
Today, the state Department of Health reported a nearly 50-percent increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases since yesterday, to 1,687 cases statewide.