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Posted on: June 10, 2021

Health Department Provides COVID-19 Update

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Chester County Health Officials announced today that 83 percent of all eligible Chester County residents (age 12 and above) are partially or fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  Taking it one step further, of those age 18 and over (which follows t...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Chester County Commissioners Recognize Pride Month

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#Chesco Commissioners issued a proclamation this morning recognizing June as LGBTQ Pride Month. Pride flags will fly at the Justice Center and the Government Services Center throughout the month of June.

The proclamation was accepted by Dawn Pratt represen...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: June 3, 2021

Brian Woodard Receives Scholarship for PA Act 120 Municipal Police Academy Training

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In the year following the march by 4,000 people to the Historic Chester County Courthouse for a June 4, 2020 Black Lives Matter rally, positive changes continue. Brian Woodard is experiencing that change, as the second recipient of a Municipal Police Acad...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: May 27, 2021

Chester County Officials and Community Organizations Commemorate Veteran Gravesites in Coatesville

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The Chester County Recorder of Deeds and Veteran Affairs departments, along with the Chester County Commissioners and several community organizations, commemorated deceased veterans and placed flags and markers on their gravesites at Old Evergreen Cemeter...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: May 27, 2021

Restore Chester County Survey Reveals Confidence in Activities and Events

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With the lifting of many PA COVID-19 restrictions taking place next week, the results of the Restore Chester County survey reveal that vaccination status, safety measures and social distancing will continue to play a major role in individuals’ confidence ...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: May 25, 2021

Chester County Sheriff’s Office Offers Free Inspections of Children’s Car Seats

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As Chester County residents get out and about in the warmer weather, the best seat in the house—or in the car—for children is a car seat that fits the child and the vehicle – and that  is installed correctly.

The Ches...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: May 24, 2021

$4.2 million Approved in Open Space Preservation and Park Improvement Grant Awards

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Chester County Commissioners Marian Moskowitz, Josh Maxwell and Michelle Kichline approved the awarding of $4.2 million in open space preservation and park improvement grants at the most recent public Commissioners’ meeting. The grants are made available ...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: May 20, 2021

County Archives’ 1777 Property Atlas Earns National Award

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This week’s first in-person Chester County Commissioners’ public meeting held since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic took on historical meaning in more ways than one.  Held in Courtroom 1 of the Chester County Historic Courthouse, the meeting i...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: May 18, 2021

2021 Primary Election Results for Chester County

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 Chester County Voter Services has encountered technical difficulties with the central scanning of mail-in and absentee ballots, resulting in a delay in the reporting of the county’s Primary Election results. A rescanning of the mail-in...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: May 14, 2021

Commissioners Announce Unified Effort to Support Farms

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The Chester County Commissioners and Chester County Ag Task Force announced the start of a countywide agriculture economic strategic plan this week, during a visit to Herban Farms, located on the grounds of Cheyney University. The plan will strengthen agr...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: May 13, 2021

Chester County Journeying Toward Freedom with 2021 Town Tours

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Join Chester County this summer in “Journeying Toward Freedom” during the 2021 Town Tours and Village Walks program! 

This year’s program will kick off on Thursday, June 17, with a virtual ceremony and Juneteenth Comm...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: May 12, 2021

Chester County Health Department Extends COVID-19 Pfizer Vaccine to 12 to 15 Year-Olds

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Following the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practice (ACIP) recommendation of the Pfizer vaccine for those ages 12-15,  Chester County Health Department officials will offer the Pfizer vaccine at its walk-in or drive-thru clinic locati...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: May 10, 2021

Health Department Partners with EMS Agencies to Offer At-Home COVID-19 Vaccines

As part of its effort to ensure every eligible Chester County resident who chooses to have a COVID-19 vaccine is able to receive one, the Chester County Health Department has partnered with local Emergency Medical Services (EMS) agencies to schedule at-ho...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: May 8, 2021

Restore Chester County Summer and Fall Activity and Events Survey

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Lifting of COVID Restrictions Emphasizes Need for Residents’ Feedback

With the May 31 lifting of PA COVID-19 restrictions announced by the State earlier this week, members of Restore Chester County urge county residents to complete a brief survey to gauge willingness to participate in activities and events over the summer a...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: May 6, 2021

Health Department Opens Daily Walk-in Clinics for COVID-19 Vaccine

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Chester County Health Department officials announce a number of COVID-19 vaccine clinics now offer walk-in vaccinations.   County health officials encourage everyone who is eligible, but has not yet received the vaccine, to take advantage of this...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: April 30, 2021

Chester County Commissioners Recognize Envirothon Winners

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Chester County Commissioners Marian Moskowitz, Josh Maxwell and Michelle Kichline recognized three high school teams from Chester County at a recent public Commissioners’ Meeting, for their accomplishments in the 2021 Envirothon student competit...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: April 29, 2021

Chester County Breaks Ground on Schuylkill River Trail Extension

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Chester County Commissioners Marian Moskowitz, Josh Maxwell and Michelle Kichline were joined by partners from PennDOT, the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission, Schuylkill River Greenways and the Circuit Trails to break ground on Chester County&a...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: April 27, 2021

Chester County Announces Steps for May 18 Primary Election Support

The Chester County Board of Elections has approved measures to ensure the eligible ballots of all county voters are counted in the May 18 Primary Election. Those measures include the placement of 13 secure ballot drop boxes for mail-in and absentee ballot...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: April 23, 2021

Commissioners Approve $50,000 to Support First-Time Home Buyers in City of Coatesville

Chester County Commissioners Marian Moskowitz, Josh Maxwell and Michelle Kichline recently approved a contract for $50,000 with Coatesville-based non-profit Movement Community Development Corporation (MCDC) to provide outreach and budgeting guidance for c...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: April 15, 2021

County Receives Grant to Help Address Gaps in Southern Chester County Internet Access

The PA Department of Labor and Industry has awarded a $200,000 grant to conduct a Southern Chester County Internet Access Study, following concerns raised by community and business representatives of the region, and a successful application by the Chester...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: April 13, 2021

Health Department Update on Pause of J&J COVID-19 Vaccine

Following guidance from federal and state health agencies, and out of an abundance of caution, the Chester County Health Department has paused the administration of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. This pause is scheduled to remain in place, per the PA ...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: April 13, 2021

Commissioners appoint Karen Barsoum as Director of Voter Services

Chester County Commissioners Marian Moskowitz, Josh Maxwell and Michelle Kichline announce the appointment of Karen Barsoum as Director of Chester County’s Department of Voter Services.  

Mrs. Barsoum brings to Chester County Voter Servi...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: April 9, 2021

Health Department opens COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments to Everyone age 16 and over

The Chester County Health Department announced today that everyone age 16 and over who lives and works in Chester County is now eligible to schedule an appointment to receive a free COVID-19 vaccine.  The move by the county health department brin...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: April 8, 2021

Chester County’s Envirothon Student Competition Returns - Virtually

The Chester County Envirothon, a schools-based tradition that challenges students’ knowledge of the natural environment, continues this year, virtually.  

 The 2021 Chester County Envirothon, scheduled for Wednesday, April 14, w...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: April 8, 2021

County Receives $34.5 Million for Emergency Rent and Utility Assistance for County Residents

Individuals and families in Chester County who are facing challenges in paying rent and utility bills brought on by the pandemic, can receive help through the Chester County Emergency Rent & Utility Assistance Program.  

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: April 7, 2021

Chester County to Hold Virtual Open Space Summit

Chester County Commissioners Marian Moskowitz, Josh Maxwell and Michelle Kichline, along with leaders of Chester County’s Planning Commission and Parks + Preservation, are hosting the annual Open Space Summit on Thursday, April 29, 2021. &nb...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: April 6, 2021

Chester County Launches Teen Talk Line

Chester County teens now have a new tool for mental health and wellness. A Teen Talk Line, targeting 12 to 18 year-olds, is now taking calls and texts to support young people who are feeling overwhelmed, stressed, sad, isolated, or confused. 

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: April 1, 2021

County Participates in Prevention Events to Combat Opioid Epidemic

Chester County’s Department of Drug & Alcohol Services (CCDDAS) recognizes the impact COVID-19 has had, and will continue to have on our communities, and notes that the opioid and overdose crisis, along with other substance use disorders are...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: March 29, 2021

Health Department Introduces New COVID-19 Vaccine Registration System

The Chester County Health Department has launched a new vaccine registration system for its COVID-19 vaccine program. The new system helps everyone who has already registered with the county health department to easily book a vaccine appointment, and ensu...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: March 27, 2021

Chester County Holds Memorial Events This Weekend Honoring COVID-19 Victims

This weekend, Chester County is honoring the memory of the 747 people in the county who have lost their lives to COVID-19. Three memorial tributes are being held this weekend at three County parks, marking one year since Chester County recorded its first ...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: March 21, 2021

Chester County to Hold Memorial Events Honoring COVID-19 Victims

In observance of the one-year anniversary of the first recorded COVID-19 death in Chester County, the County Commissioners announce plans for memorial displays that will be located at three places in the north, central and south parts of Chester County.&a...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: January 29, 2021

Letters Sent to Chester County Voters Who Requested ‘Permanent’ Vote-by-Mail Ballots

By Monday, February 1st, staff at Chester County’s Voter Services will have sent letters to all county voters who selected the ‘permanent’ vote-by-mail option for the 2020 elections.  The letter asks ‘perma...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: November 5, 2020

Update on Election Results in Chester County

Following a 24-hour-a-day ballot-counting operation, Chester County has completed the count of all in-person, mail-in, and absentee ballots received by 8:00 p.m. on Election Day.  These results are posted on www.chesco.org/elections.  Pe...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: October 16, 2020

Commissioners Announce $10 Million COVID-19 Public School Grant Program

Chester County Intermediate Unit to administer grants for all public school districts

The Chester County Board of Commissioners is pleased to announce a major grant program that will provide financial support to public schools in Chester County, all impacted by COVID-19. The Chester County COVID-19 Public School Grant Program provides $10 ...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: October 15, 2020

Board of Elections Approves Polling Place Locations for Election Day 2020

The Chester County Board of Elections has approved the polling place locations for the November 3rd General Election.  There will be 192 polling locations opened throughout Chester County that will house all 230 precincts. 

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: October 14, 2020

Commissioners Announce $15 Million for Childcare Support to Relieve Impact of COVID-19

Chester County Intermediate Unit to administer grants to eligible county families and eligible childcare providers

The Chester County Board of Commissioners announced today two significant grant programs that will provide financial relief to Chester County families requiring childcare services and to childcare providers that have experienced costs related to COVID-19 ...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: October 9, 2020

County Commissioners Approve $3.5 Million in COVID-19 Grants for Resilient, Innovative Non-Profits

Recognizing the importance of the nonprofit sector to the high quality of life throughout the region, the Chester County Commissioners approved the allocation of $3.5 million to help Chester County nonprofits recover from the impact of COVID-19. The&n...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: October 8, 2020

Chester County Launches "Simple Ask: Wear a Mask" Campaign as Flu Season Starts

During this most critical time when COVID-19 is converging with the start of flu season, the Chester County Board of Commissioners is launching a public health campaign called “Simple Ask: Wear a Mask.” The campaign will directly suppo...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: October 8, 2020

Chester County Recognizes Fire Prevention Week Noting no Deaths due to Fire in 2019

This week, the Chester County Commissioners joined other local, county, state, and federal officials in recognizing Fire Prevention Week 2020.  The Commissioners signed a proclamation noting October 4th through the 10th as Fire Prevention Week in...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: October 6, 2020

Chester County Schedules Tree Seedling Giveaway

Events on October 16th at Warwick County Park and East Marlborough Township; October 17th at Exton Park

 COVID-19 may have forced the cancelation of Earth Day celebrations back in April, but taking care of the environment and preserving the planet is a year-round goal in Chester County. As a result, Earth Day celebrations are continuing into the fa...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: October 2, 2020

Chester County Provides Update on Support for North Coventry Fire Victims

Specific affordable housing now tops the list of needs

Chester County’s Department of Community Development provided an update today on the progress of the 45 families displaced from their apartments by the devastating fire at Ashwood Apartments that took place on July 30th in North Coventry Townshi...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: October 1, 2020

Chester County Nationally Recognized for Performance Management Leadership

Chester County Government has added a consecutive national recognition for performance management leadership to its list of accolades.  The International City/County Management Association (ICMA) last week bestowed a second Certificate of Achieve...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: September 28, 2020

Chester County Sheriff’s Office Reveals Names of New K-9s

Public suggest hundreds of names – Zeeke and Moose make the cut

The two young K-9s in training to become four-legged deputies in the Chester County Sheriff’s Office now have their names – selected from more than 600 suggestions sent in by Chester County residents of all ages.  Zeeke and Mo...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: September 25, 2020

Chester County Announces Steps for November Election Support

Plans include secure drop-off locations for mail-in and absentee ballots
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The Chester County Board of Elections approved this week a number of measures to ensure the eligible ballots of all county voters are counted in the November 2020 Election. Those measures include the placement of 11 locations for secure drop-off of mail-i...

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Posted on: September 17, 2020

Commissioners Approve $1.8 Million to Prevent Evictions, Provide Rental Assistance

To combat an anticipated increase in evictions due to COVID-19, the Chester County Commissioners approved this week $1.8 million in CARES funding to help cover rental payments and additional services for those with job and income losses.

“Previous programs...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: September 16, 2020

Chester County Statement Regarding COVID-19 Antibody Testing

Even before COVID-19 made its way to our region, Chester County’s Health Department enacted a public health plan that ensured our businesses, schools and universities, hospitals, long-term care facilities, non-profits, churches and citizens were...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: September 10, 2020

Who Owned Your Property in 1777? Chester County Unveils Interactive Tool to Help You Trace It

Just in time for the anniversary of the Battle of the Brandywine tomorrow, Chester County Archives and Records Services has released a new interactive tool that helps you discover who lived on your property in September 1777.

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: September 8, 2020

Sheriff’s Office Expecting “Delivery” of Two Young K-9s, Seeking Names

Sheriff Fredda Maddox seeks help from Chester County’s young people to help name the four-legged recruits

The Chester County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce that it is expecting! Later this month, two young K-9s, destined to become Chester County Deputy Sheriffs, will be “delivered” to Chester County to begin their traini...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: September 4, 2020

Health Department Confirms COVID-19 Outbreak in High School Cheerleading Team

Chester County Health Department (CCHD) Officials reported today an outbreak of COVID-19 within a Downingtown-based high school cheerleading team attending a private camp through the school.  Six members of the team, all female ranging in age fro...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: September 4, 2020

Commissioners appoint David Stauffer as Director of Parks and Preservation

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Chester County Commissioners Marian Moskowitz, Josh Maxwell and Michelle Kichline announce the appointment of David Stauffer as Director of Chester County’s Department of Parks and Preservation.  Stauffer moves to this new role followin...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: September 2, 2020

Commissioners Approve $2.3 Million in Community Revitalization Program Funding

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Five Chester County communities are now set to receive more than $2.3 million in grants from Chester County’s Community Revitalization Program (CRP) fund.

The boroughs of Atglen, Honey Brook, Oxford and Spring City and the City of Coatesville hav...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: August 28, 2020

Commissioners Complete 2-Day Tour of Chester County Restaurants to Assist with Compliance

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The Chester County Commissioners just completed a two-day tour of restaurants in the county, to advise on preparedness for potential restaurant enforcement calls from state officials.  Key to the visits was guidance on demonstrating readiness for...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: August 28, 2020

Chester County COVID-19 Business Task Force Charts Plans for Next Phase of Economic Recovery

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Members of Chester County’s COVID-19 Business Task Force, selected as the Economic Cabinet, met this week with county industry leaders to begin addressing the county’s efforts for economic recovery necessitated by the impact of the COV...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: August 27, 2020

Commissioners Recognize National Recovery Month and Donate $50k for Substance Abuse Treatment

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Chester County Commissioners Marian Moskowitz, Josh Maxwell and Michelle Kichline opened their August public meeting last night by recognizing and supporting the County’s efforts to address substance abuse. 

The Commissioners presented a...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: August 24, 2020

Chester County to Participate in “International Overdose Awareness Day”

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As part of Chester County’s commitment to tackle the opioid and heroin epidemic, the County’s Department of Drug & Alcohol Services announces the County’s participation in “International Overdose Awareness Day&a...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: August 7, 2020

Chester County Provides Update on Support for North Coventry Fire Victims

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Specific donation requests continue, with community partners lending valuable help

Chester County’s Department of Community Development provided an update today on the most urgent needs of the 45 families displaced from their homes by the devastating fire at Ashwood Apartments that took place on Thursday, July 30th in North Co...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: July 30, 2020

Commissioners Announce Key Administrative Leadership Appointments

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Chester County Commissioners approved today the appointment of new Chester County Solicitor Nicole Forzato at their public commissioners’ meeting. This approval is the third of three administrative leadership appointments made by the Commissione...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: August 6, 2020

Department of Drug and Alcohol Services Announces New Prevention Services

New community partnerships increase drug and alcohol prevention services for community organizations, schools and all residents.

Chester County’s Department of Drug and Alcohol Services announces new partnerships with local agencies to ensure comprehensive Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug (ATOD) prevention services are available to community organizations, schools, and all...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: July 23, 2020

Justice Center Prepares for Return of Jury Trials

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This week the Chester County Justice Center prepared for the return of jury trials with a full scale exercise that tested plans to keep jurors safe while preserving the fairness of court proceedings. About 40 volunteers from various county depart...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: July 22, 2020

Chester County Resumes In-Person, First Responder Training

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Ensures first responders remain prepared for emergencies during Pandemic

The Chester County Department of Emergency Services (CCDES) has resumed in-person training for first responders, with escalated precautions, at the Public Safety Training Campus in Coatesville. 

“Having a comprehensive reopening plan all...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: July 16, 2020

Chester County Launches Fascinating Digital Timeline of Local History

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Just when your summer needs a virtual boost, the Chester County Archives & Records Services is launching a digital timeline of Chester County history that’s informative, engaging and utterly absorbing.

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Posted on: July 15, 2020

Chester County Commissioners' Statement re PA COVID-19 Increased Restrictions

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The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is now entering a new stage in the collective fight against COVID-19. With today’s announcement from Governor Wolf of increased restrictions, Chester County is committed to taking the next careful steps toward pr...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: July 9, 2020

Planning Commission to Hold Virtual Public Meeting on Southern Chester County Trail Project

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Last year, the Chester County Commissioners accepted a grant award to perform a study that would examine the feasibility of developing a multi-use trail to serve the communities in southern Chester County.

On Tuesday, July 14, the Chester County Planning C...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: July 8, 2020

Chester County Farmers Rise to the COVID Challenge

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The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged our nation in so many profound ways, and agriculture, an essential business in every way, has been no exception.

From owner-operators of small, suburban produce farms to commodity crop farms on thousands of acres &n...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: July 6, 2020

PA CareerLink® Chester County Expands Virtual Services for Jobseekers and Businesses

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Selected on-site services now available by appointment only

PA CareerLink® Chester County is expanding the virtual services provided to jobseekers and employers and will offer limited on-site services by appointment only beginning Monday, July 6, 2020.

PA CareerLink® Chester County has provided esse...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: June 26, 2020

County Adds Call Center for Questions on Reopening

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Call center number 610-344-6225; open Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

As Chester County begins its green phase of operation during the COVID-19 pandemic, County officials have added a call center service for business and resident questions on reopening guidelines and practices.  Part of the “Restore Chest...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: June 22, 2020

Chester County Agricultural Land Preservation Board Announces Funding Opportunities

Applications invited for Agricultural Conservation Easement Programs by August 7, 2020

The Chester County Agricultural Land Preservation Board is accepting applications for two competitive programs funded by the Chester County Commissioners – the Commonwealth/County Program and the Chester County Challenge Grant Program.  ...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: June 19, 2020

Commissioners Confirm Chester County Ready for Green on June 26th

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Responding to Governor Wolf’s announcement today that Chester County will move to green on June 26th, Chester County Commissioners Marian Moskowitz, Josh Maxwell and Michelle Kichline confirm that the county is fully prepared to further relax re...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: June 10, 2020

Chesco Health Officials Permit Practices for Organized Sports During Yellow Phase

The Chester County Commissioners and Chester County Health Department are committed to ensuring the health and safety of our County as it transitions through Governor Wolf’s phased reopening. Both recognize that minimizing the impact of COVID-19...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: June 4, 2020

Chester County’s move to the yellow phase, from 12:01 a.m. on Friday, June 5th.

At 3:30 p.m. today, Thursday, June 4th, Governor Wolf will make an announcement confirming Chester County’s move to the yellow phase, from 12:01 a.m. on Friday, June 5th.  During the Yellow phase, restrictions will be relaxed so that Ch...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: May 23, 2020

Mail-In Ballot Information

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Chester County Voter Services is working every day, including weekends, to process mail-in ballot applications and return them to applicants. If you have applied for a mail-in ballot and have not yet received the ballot, click here and Voter Services will...

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Posted on: May 30, 2020

Government Offices & Court Plans for Re-opening During Yellow Phase

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Courts and court-related services start back on June 2nd
County programs and services return with some restrictions on June 5th

Twelve weeks after moving to essential services-only, Chester County Government and Courts are preparing to open the doors once again of County facilities on Market Street and Westtown Road, as well as the Magisterial District Courts throughout the County...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: May 27, 2020

“Restore Chester County” Releases Online Toolkit

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Toolkit for Businesses and Residents as County Prepares for Yellow Phase

The Chester County Commissioners announced today the launch of RestoreChesterCounty,org, a comprehensive online toolkit that offers guidelines specifically designed for Chester County’s 15,000+ businesses and 525,000 residents as they move from ...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: May 26, 2020

Webinar to Prepare Chester County Businesses to re-Open

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The Chester County COVID-19 Business Task Force hosted the first in a series of webinars for county businesses and organizations preparing to reopen, revise or even expand operations due to the impact of the coronavirus. The first webinar, led by Lucia Mu...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: May 22, 2020

Statement from the Chester County Commissioners on moving to yellow on June 5th

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We are pleased that the Governor has responded to our appeal to relax restrictions in Chester County, and on June 5th, Chester County can begin to move forward in a safe and cautious way. 

Our “Restore Chester County” program i...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: May 20, 2020

A message from Chester County Commissioners...

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Chester County ready for yellow on June 4th. Governor Wolf, let us prove it.

How and when do we relax restrictions in Chester County in light of COVID-19? This is a question that drives us constantly, and that is the foundation for our daily (and often nightly) meetings and conversations. We continue to seek the answer to this que...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: May 15, 2020

Getting Chester County’s Businesses Prepped to Open

County’s COVID-19 Business Task Force leverages countywide partnerships to determine needs of all businesses, and ensure readiness for reopening

In less than two weeks of announcing the formation of a business task force to help re-open, repair and restore Chester County’s economy affected by COVID-19, the Commissioners have brought together a team to focus on the county’s futu...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: May 13, 2020

Chester County Government Extends Essential Services-only to June 4

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Commissioners’ planning phased re-opening with input from COVID-19 Business Task Force and County Health Department

Chester County Government officials announce the extension of the County’s essential services-only operation to help slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).   The extended period runs to Thursday, June 4th.

The Commissioners will cont...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: May 8, 2020

Chester County secures permission for COVID-19 antibody testing

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Full scale antibody testing of priority healthcare, first responder and long-term care facility individuals to begin at two locations – Longwood Gardens and County’s Public Safety Training Campus

After nearly a month of intensive efforts by Chester County Government to overcome restrictions imposed for antibody testing, the County confirms it is now able to begin point-of-contact testing for essential function individuals who are on the front line...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: May 4, 2020

Grant Program Established for Small Businesses and Ag Enterprises Affected by COVID-19

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Webinar to explain grant eligibility and the application process scheduled for Thursday, May 7 at 10 AM

A grant program created at the request of the Chester County Commissioners provides funding for small businesses and agricultural enterprises in the county that were unable to take advantage of any federal and commonwealth existing COVID-19 response progr...

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Posted on: April 30, 2020

Payment of Chester County Property Tax Deadline Extended

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The Chester County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously at this week’s public Commissioners’ Meeting to extend the deadline for payment of County property taxes, due to the economic impact of the coronavirus.  

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: April 30, 2020

County Commissioners Announce Formation of COVID-19 Business Task Force

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Task force to provide local input into re-opening, repairing and restoring Chester County’s economy

Even as Pennsylvania remains under a stay at home order by Governor Wolf, the Chester County Commissioners have been meeting – virtually – with business and economic leaders and health officials, to formulate plans to get Chester Count...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: April 29, 2020

Commissioners Extend Essential Services-only to May 15, Plan to re-open County-Owned Parks

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After consultation with County health officials, the Chester County Commissioners announce the extension of the County government’s essential services-only operation through to Friday, May 15, 2020 at all county buildings.  

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: April 21, 2020

Health Department adds COVID-19 Data for Long Term Care Facilities

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In its effort to continue providing comprehensive public information regarding coronaviruses cases in Chester County, the Chester County Health Department has added new data to its COVID-19 webpages, focused on long term care facilities and personal care ...

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Posted on: April 20, 2020

Stay at Home Ordered Extended to May 8, 2020

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Governor Wolf and the Secretary of Health have extended the statewide Stay-at-Home Order until May 8th.

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Posted on: April 6, 2020

Chester County to Initiate COVID-19 Antibody Testing for Essential Service Individuals

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The Chester County Commissioners and County health and emergency services officials announced today the County’s plan to undertake antibody testing of priority individuals who are currently performing essential functions in the fight against COV...

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Posted on: April 5, 2020

Chester County Officials COVID-19 Briefing and Update

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Chester County Commissioners Marian Moskowitz, Josh Maxwell and Michelle Kichline, along with Health Department Director Jeanne Casner, will provide an update on Chester County coronavirus case facts, actions being taken, and support being given to variou...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: April 2, 2020

Chester County reports two more COVID-19 related deaths

Chester County health officials and the Chester County Coroner report two more coronavirus (COVID-19)-related deaths.

 A 79-year-old male from Honey Brook, died on April 1, 2020.  He had been hospitalized and had a number of underlying co...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: March 31, 2020

Commissioners extend essential services-only for Chester County Government to April 30

In line with Governor Wolf’s extension of the Stay at Home order to April 30th, and to help slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), the Chester County Commissioners announce the extension of the County’s essential services-only oper...

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Posted on: March 30, 2020

First COVID-19 Related Death Reported in Chester County

Chester County health officials and the Chester County Coroner today reported the first coronavirus (COVID-19)-related death in the county. The 89-year-old male who resided in Willistown Township, died on Sunday, March 29, 2020.  He had been hosp...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: March 25, 2020

Commissioners extend essential services-only for Chester County Government

The Chester County Commissioners announce the extension of the County’s essential services-only operation to help slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). The extended period runs to Monday morning, April 13th. The Commissioners’ dec...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: March 19, 2020

Chesco Authorized by State to take the lead in Delco's Health Response to COVID-19

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Intergovernmental cooperation agreement moves responsibility from PA Department of State to Chester County for duration of the coronavirus pandemic

Noting the longstanding emergency response partnership between Delaware County and Chester County, Chester County Commissioners’ Chair Marian Moskowitz led a joint press conference today, alongside Delaware County officials, to announce approval...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: March 15, 2020

Restaurants/Bars Ordered by Governor to Close Dine-in Service

Under the guidance of the Department of Health, using his authority under the state’s COVID-19 disaster declaration order, Governor Tom Wolf today ordered all restaurants and bars to close their dine-in facilities at 12:01 AM on Monday, March 16...

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Posted on: March 14, 2020

Commissioners support Governor Wolf’s aggressive coronavirus mitigation plan for Chester County

Governor’s announcement today follows yesterday’s decision by Commissioners to scale County Government services to essential functions only for two weeks

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The Chester County Commissioners and the County’s health and emergency services officials confirm their support for Governor Wolf’s aggressive mitigation plan for Chester County, announced this afternoon. 

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: March 14, 2020

Second presumptive positive COVID-19 case in Chester County

 Chester County Health Department officials announce a second presumptive positive COVID-19 case in Chester County. The Health Department is conducting contact tracing and is reaching out to individuals who may have been in contact with this indi...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: March 12, 2020

Chester County and West Goshen Law Enforcement Individuals Quarantined Due to Possible Coronavirus E

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The Chester County Commissioners and County Health officials announced today the possible exposure to coronavirus (COVID-19) of a small number of county-based law enforcement officials who were responding to an incident in West Chester on Sunday, March 8,...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: February 13, 2020

Commissioners Establish Transition Team

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As they enter the sixth week of their term as the Chester County Board of Commissioners, Marian Moskowitz, Josh Maxwell and Michelle Kichline this week formally established a county transition team, with the purpose of taking a fresh look at the way Chest...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: February 12, 2020

Commissioners Approve Environmental and Energy Advisory Board Appointments

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The Chester County Commissioners voted today to appoint 15 individuals to the County’s new Environmental and Energy Advisory Board. The members of the Board include Chester County residents along with representatives of businesses, energy initia...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: January 23, 2020

Commissioners Invite Applications for Chester Water Authority Board Position

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The Chester County Commissioners are accepting applications from qualified residents for one of three positions representing Chester County on the Chester Water Authority (CWA) Board.  

Chester County residents who qualify for the CWA Board must b...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: January 17, 2020

Commissioners File Injunction Against Sunoco to Prevent Construction on County Property

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Chester County Commissioners Marian Moskowitz, Josh Maxwell and Michelle Kichline approved today the filing of a Petition for Injunctive Relief to prevent Sunoco Pipeline LP from proceeding with construction of the Mariner 2 pipeline on County property. &...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: January 6, 2020

Commissioners Announce 2020 Organizational Leadership

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Chester County Commissioner Marian Moskowitz was elected Chair of the Chester County Board of Commissioners during this morning’s Board of Commissioners organizational meeting. 

Commissioner Josh Maxwell was elected Vice Chair. The votes...

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Posted on: June 11, 2021

FREE Summer Concert + Movie Series

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We're excited to bring even more family fun to our parks this summer! Our FREE Summer Concert + Movie Series begins June 15th. Mark your calendars because you won't want to miss these incredible performances and favorite family movies! V...

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Posted on: March 2, 2021

New Summer 2021 Park Programs are Here!

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We are excited to announce the return of our educational programs  -  AND the launch of a new reservations system! Take a look at our new, exciting program choices, and set up your new account and REGISTER HERE.

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Parks + Preservation News
Posted on: February 5, 2021

Expanded Camping Season at Hibernia County Park

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Chester County is excited to announce that the camping season has been expanded at Hibernia County Park from APRIL to NOVEMBER! The new season has just been opened in CivicRec for reservations from April 2, 2021 (in conjunction with the April 3rd opening ...

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Posted on: March 4, 2020

Chesco History

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Chester County Archives & Records Services have created a digital timeline reflecting nearly 340 years of Chester County history. Accompanied by richly produced photos and fascinating descriptions, the digital timeline features more than 40 historic e...

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Spotlight on Chester County
Posted on: September 13, 2020

Simple Ask: Wear a Mask

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Chester County Government would like your help in a public health campaign that urges residents and businesses to wear face masks, as we head into a critical period when COVID-19 converges with the start of flu season. You can help by spreading the messag...
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Posted on: March 4, 2020

Restore Chester County

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The Chester County Commissioners have brought together business, economic, education and government leaders to form the core team of the COVID-19 Business Task Force. The team is focusing on best practices for reopening and restoring Chester County’s qual...

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Posted on: March 4, 2020

Agriculture

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We work to preserve agricultural lands to support local farmers, protect natural and historic resources through prime farmland preservation, and strengthen the agricultural economy.

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Posted on: March 4, 2020

Open Lands

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We partner with land trusts and municipalities to permanently preserve open lands, protect natural resources, and provide public access to nature.

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Posted on: March 4, 2020

Parks + Trails

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We engage the community to be out in nature through a variety of programs and events that promote health and wellness while educating and preserving natural, cultural, historic, and recreational resources.

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