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 operation to April 30th. The continuation of essential services-only helps to protect the health and safety of both Chester County’s 2,400 full and part-time employees, and individuals and families throughout the county.
Chester County Government moved to essential services-only on Saturday, March 14th in advance of other counties in the region, taking the lead in measures to keep residents and employees as healthy as possible.
The essential services identified by Chester County Government range from the 9-1-1 Center, Chester County Prison, Pocopson Home long-term care facility, the Chester County Youth Center and the Coroner’s Office, to crucial court-related and Human Services functions. Following state guidelines, a no visitor policy remains at the Chester County Prison, at Pocopson Home and at the Chester County Youth Center.
Chester County Health Department and Emergency Services staff continue to work every day alongside the PA Department of Health and other partners, to provide education, mitigation, communication and investigation services related to COVID-19 for both Chester County and Delaware County residents. In the weeks since moving to essential operations, the Commissioners, the County’s administrative staff and department leaders have established special programs, services and public information to support individuals, families and businesses affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
The Commissioners will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and adjust the status of essential services-only as necessary.