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Posted on: February 24, 2021

Chester County COVID-19 Update - Thursday, February 25th, 2:00 pm

Chester County Commissioners Marian Moskowitz, Josh Maxwell and Michelle Kichline, along with Chester County Health Department Director Jeanne Franklin, will give an update on Chester County’s COVID-19 status.

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: February 23, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Partnership Sets Model for Large-scale Vaccination Opportunities

Two of Chester County’s leading COVID-19 vaccine providers came together on Saturday for a one-day clinic that vaccinated close to 1,500 individuals in Phase 1A against COVID-19. This event combined the vaccine dose supply received by Chester Co...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: February 18, 2021

Health Department and Chester County Hospital Partner on One-Day COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic

One-day mass vaccination clinic to be held at West Chester University’s Sturzebecker Health Sciences Center

Two of Chester County’s leading COVID-19 vaccine providers have come together to create a one-day mass vaccination clinic this Saturday, February 20th, for 1,500 individuals in Phase 1A who live and work in Chester County.  The clinic i...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: February 9, 2021

Chester County Releases Draft Climate Action Plan for Public Input

Chester County Planning Commission to hold public meeting on March 4

The Chester County Planning Commission, in partnership with the Chester County Environmental and Energy Advisory Board, is holding a virtual public meeting to present the county’s proposed Climate Action Plan on Thursday, March 4, at 6:30pm.

The ...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: February 5, 2021

Commissioners Award $10 Million in Grants for Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

Chester County Commissioners Marian Moskowitz, Josh Maxwell and Michelle Kichline announced today the awarding of $10 million in grants to 333 Chester County small businesses.   The individual grants, made available through round two of the Chest...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: February 1, 2021

First Recipient of Scholarship Toward Diversifying Chester County Law Enforcement Announced

Chester County resident Bakari Green, Jr. has been named the first recipient of a scholarship focused on diversifying law enforcement in Chester County. The scholarship to the Delaware County Community College Municipal Police Academy is the first award m...

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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: January 22, 2021

Pre-Registration for COVID-19 Vaccination Now Open

Residents of Chester County can now pre-register for the COVID-19 vaccine by completing a form found on the Chester County Health Department’s COVID-19 web page.  

 The form for individuals who live and work in Chester County ca...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: January 20, 2021

Statement Regarding the Recent COVID-19 Vaccine Phase 1A Additions and Vaccine Supply

The Chester County Health Department is processing the impact of the recent changes made by the Pennsylvania Department of Health, moving those over the age of 65 and those 16-64 with certain medical conditions into Phase 1A. This change adds 90,000+ elig...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: January 17, 2021

Youth Ambassadors and Law Enforcement Build Bridges and Skills with De-escalation Training

A Chester County Sheriff’s Office initiative with local law enforcement officers and African American teen-ambassadors leads to friendship and training.

Seven months after Chester County youth group Sanji Strong led a peaceful Black Lives Matter rally in West Chester, ambassadors from the group honored Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy by attending de-escalation and media resolution t...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: December 23, 2020

Health Department adds Information on COVID-19 Vaccine to Website

Working in tandem with state and federal guidance, Chester County health officials are planning to begin a schedule of phase 1 vaccinations by the end of December. The first two groups within phase 1 that will receive the vaccine later this month are fron...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: December 23, 2020

Eviction Prevention Court Services to Expand in Chester County

Friends Association’s successful pilot in Downingtown area leads to additional legal and financial eviction prevention support for the Coatesville and surrounding area

Chester County’s Eviction Prevention Court, a program that provides a combination of legal representation, financial assistance and social services for individuals or families facing eviction, is gaining momentum and funding – resultin...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: December 23, 2020

Chester County’s Triple-A Bond Ratings Reaffirmed

Chester County Government has received notification that all three ratings agencies – Moody’s, Standard & Poor’s and Fitch Ratings – have reaffirmed the county’s triple-A rating status for the 12th con...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: December 17, 2020

Melton Center Affordable Housing Construction to Begin

A total of 51 new affordable homes – apartments and townhouses – are set to begin construction on land adjacent to the Charles A Melton Arts and Education Center in West Chester.  The $14.6 million project is a partnership bet...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: December 10, 2020

$3.5 Million in Pandemic Relief Awarded to Non-Profits

Chester County’s Commissioners have stepped up to help local nonprofits recover from the impact of COVID-19. Through the Restore Chester County Nonprofit Innovation & Resiliency Fund, the Commissioners obtained $3.5 million in federal CARES ...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: December 10, 2020

Commissioners approve resolution authorizing Declaration of Disaster Emergency due to COVID-19

At this week’s public meeting, the Chester County Commissioners approved a Declaration of Disaster Emergency, effective from December 1st for 90 days.  The Declaration is pursuant to the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Services Code a...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: December 9, 2020

Tribute made to Bob O’Leary - Champion of Chester County Parks and the Chester Valley Trail

Nestled on a fresh piece of recently cleared land and part of the Chester Valley Trail, sits a freshly planted redbud tree and memorial bench purchased by the Friends of Chester Valley Trail, honoring their late friend and dedicated member Bob O&rsquo...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: December 4, 2020

Chester County Announces Important Updates to its “Restore Chester County” Program

The Chester County Commissioners and members of the Chester County COVID-19 Business Task Force announced today, important updates to the Restore Chester County website, introduced earlier this year to support businesses, organizations and residents impac...

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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.

The 1777 Chester County Proper...

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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.

Chester County Archives & Records Se...

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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

Southern Chester County Trail proposed network

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 11, 2020

Commissioners Award $5 Million in Grants for Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

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Grants of up to $25,000 awarded to 248 Chester County small businesses and ag enterprises through County’s Main Street Preservation program

Chester County Commissioners Marian Moskowitz, Josh Maxwell and Michelle Kichline announced today the award of $5 million in grants to 248 Chester County small businesses and agricultural enterprises.  The individual grants, made available throug...

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Posted on: June 11, 2020

Opioid Epidemic and Substance use Disorders Remain During COVID-19 Pandemic

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County continues support with virtual naloxone training, treatment and recovery support services

Recognizing the impact that COVID-19 has had, and continues to have on the Chester County community, the County’s Department of Drug and Alcohol Services reminds residents that the opioid and overdose crisis, along with other substance use disor...

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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: June 1, 2020

Statement from the Chester County Commissioners regarding the tragic death of George Floyd

As individuals, and together, we are saddened by the injustice of  George Floyd’s death.  We express our deepest condolences to Mr. Floyd’s family, his friends and to everyone who has wept at the unnecessary, painful ...

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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.  

In addition,...

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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 23, 2020

Governor Wolf Announces STAY AT HOME Order for seven counties, including Chester County

This afternoon Governor Wolf announced a “Stay at Home” order for seven counties, including Chester County.  The order begins at 8pm tonight and continues until April 6th.  
What does this mean? 
 
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Governor's "Stay at Home" Order 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 19, 2020

Chester County and Delaware County Press Conference

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March 19, 2020 at 11:00 AM

Press Conference will also be live-streamed on Facebook.

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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

second presumed positive case of COVID-19 is confirmed

 

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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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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Posted on: March 12, 2020

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

All six individuals showing no symptoms of coronavirus

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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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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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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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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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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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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