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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: July 5, 2020

Restore Chester County Webinar Features Mortgage and Rent Relief Program Update

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The next in a series of webinars hosted by the Chester County COVID-19 Business Task Force, focusing on mortgage and rent relief for county residents, is scheduled for Thursday July 9, 2020 at 3:30 p.m. 

The webinar covers the CARES Rent Relief pr...

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Posted on: June 27, 2020

Chester County Webinar Series: “COVID-19: Avoiding Liability in the Workplace”

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The Chester County COVID-19 Business Task Force will host the sixth in a series of free webinars on Thursday July 2nd, 2020 at 3:30 p.m. The webinar will feature Brian D. Boreman, head of Employment Law practice and co-chair of the litigation department a...

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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 25, 2020

Commissioners approve $1.77 Million for Affordable Housing Developments

New developments will be located in in West Chester and Kennett Square

Chester County Commissioners Marian Moskowitz, Josh Maxwell and Michelle Kichline approved this week two contracts that award more than $1.7 million in funds to support two affordable housing projects in Chester County. The two developments are the Melton...

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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

RestoreChesCo Webinar: Forecasting COVID-19 Cases in SEPA: a Unique County-Level Model Project

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The Chester County COVID-19 Business Task Force will host the fourth in a series of free webinars on Thursday June 25th, 2020 at 11 a.m. This webinar will feature Dr. David Rubin of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and professor of pediat...

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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 14, 2020

‘Restore Chester County’ Webinar: Energizing Businesses During COVID-19

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The Chester County COVID-19 Business Task Force will host the third in a series of free webinars on Thursday June 18th, 2020 at 3:30 p.m. This webinar will feature business coaching group SCORE and will explore the services and resources that are availabl...

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Join Webinar on Thurs, June 18th at 3:30 PM 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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Main Street Grant Recipients Chester County Government News
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 9, 2020

“Restore Chester County” Building Consumer Confidence Webinar

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The webinar will take place on Thursday, June 11 at 3:30 PM

The second in a series of free webinars presented by the Chester County COVID-19 Business Task Force will be held Thursday, June 11th at 3:30 p.m. The webinar, which was rescheduled after severe weather caused countywide power outages, is designed to help...

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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 2, 2020

POSTPONED! Restore Chester County webinar series with building consumer confidence

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POSTPONED: This event has been postponed due to significant power outages in portions of Chester County, and due to the fact that two of the presenters are without power. A new date and time for this webinar will be announced soon.

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The next webinar, scheduled for Thursday, June 4th at 3:30 p.m., focuses on how businesses can build consumer confidence as they increase public interaction during the re-opening process. Led by speakers Brian Myers, Chief Technology Officer at C...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: June 2, 2020

Chester County Primary Election Results

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Chester County Primary Election results will be available at https://pennsylvania.totalvote.com/Chester. Results will be posted throughout the evening, beginning after 9:00 pm.

Mail-in and Absentee Ballot Drop-off Sites

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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 31, 2020

Additional Secure Drop-off Locations for Mail-in and Absentee Ballots

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Total of six secure ballot drop-off locations available throughout the county on
Monday, June 1st and Tuesday, June 2nd

The Chester County Board of Elections approved today the addition of five secure drop-off locations for mail-in and absentee ballots for the 2020 Primary Election.These  additional sites have been created to accommodate voters who are concerned t...

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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 22, 2020

County holds first in series of “Restore Chester County” webinars to prepare businesses to re-open

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Free managing risk webinar scheduled for Tuesday, May 26th, 3:30 p.m.

The Chester County COVID-19 Business Task Force is hosting the first in a series of webinars for county businesses and organizations looking to reopen, revise or even expand operations due to the impact of the coronavirus.  

This first webinar, sc...

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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 20, 2020

Voter Services Receives Donation of 1,500 Face Shields

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Thanks to two separate donations of face shields, Chester County voters and poll workers will have even greater protection from the threat of the spread of coronavirus on primary election day, June 2nd. 

The offer of 1,000 face shields made by Boo...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: May 18, 2020

Chester County Polling Places for June 2, 2020 Primary Election

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Chester County Voter Services has published the list of polling places for the June 2, 2020 election.

Chester County is providing the maximum level of personal protection equipment for every precinct, to ensure the safety of both poll workers and the membe...

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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 11, 2020

Chester County Precincts on Primary Election Day

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The current directive by Governor Wolf, for Chester County to remain in the red “stay at home” phase related to COVID-19, will not alter the process of voting at Chester County precincts on Primary Election Day, scheduled for June 2, 2...

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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 23, 2020

Chester County Bottles 825 Gallons of Hand Sanitizer for Front Line COVID-19 Workers

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Hand sanitizer donated by Eight Oaks Farm Distillery and bottles donated by Wawa

Chester County’s Department of Emergency Services took delivery this week of three 275-gallon containers of specially made hand sanitizer, and quickly proceeded to bottle, label and begin distributing the solution to the County’s healt...

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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 16, 2020

Recording Available: Telephone Community Briefing - Mental Health & Wellness, and Support

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The recording of the telephone community briefing, hosted by the Chester County Commissioners and leaders from the Chester County Department of Human Services is available available for playback. The recording of the briefing offersvguidance for individua...

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Posted on: April 8, 2020

All Commonwealth Building Flags at Half-Staff to Honor Victims of COVID-19 Pandemic

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Commonwealth and County flags at Chester County Governing buildings have been lowered to half-staff, until further notice, as ordered by Governor Tom Wolf, to honor the victims of the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic.

All Chester County residents are encour...

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Chester County Government News
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

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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: March 2, 2020

Information on Coronavirus

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Learn the facts, share the facts, stop the fear

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Posted on: March 3, 2020

Decade-Long Effort to Conserve One of the Largest Blocks of Open Space in Mid-Atlantic Completed

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Acquisition of nearly 1,000 acres in southeastern Pennsylvania completes the initiative, protecting open space for diverse species and public recreation

Read the full news release 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 29, 2020

Chester County Earns National Award for Excellence in Financial Reporting

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The Chester County Controller’s Office received notification this week of an award bestowed upon them by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA).  A Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in...

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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 15, 2020

County Offers Fresh Start for Diversion Program for Juveniles at Age 18

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Thanks to a new service offered through the Chester County Court system, any juveniles that successfully complete a diversion program, and are qualified to have their record expunged, will have their record expunged upon turning 18 years old.  Th...

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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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Chester County Government News
Posted on: January 2, 2020

Chester County Commissioners Take Official Oath of Office

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New Board of Commissioners notes transition plans

The three incoming members of Chester County’s Board of Commissioners, Marian Moskowitz, Josh Maxwell and Michelle Kichline, took their official oath of office today, administered by President Judge Jacqueline C. Cody.   

In anticipation ...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: January 2, 2020

Chester County Library Named as a Top-Rated Library in America

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On the heels of being awarded numerous other accolades for 2019 including Pennsylvania Library Association’s State Library of the Year Award, the Chester County Library was named as one of America’s Top-Rated Libraries – earn...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: December 3, 2019

Decades to Doorways Initiative Calls on Public to “Be The Key”

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County recognition of National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week includes debut of new campaign.

The recent proclamation recognizing National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, signed by Chester County Commissioners Michelle Kichline, Kathi Cozzone and Terence Farrell, set the stage for Chester County Decade to Doorways’ latest effort ...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: November 27, 2019

Chester County Youth Center Receives Statewide Award for Community Service Dog Treat-making Program

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The Chester County Youth Center recently received a Pennsylvania Juvenile Detention Centers and Alternative Programs (JDCAP) award for a dog treat-making program, an initiative that helps Youth Center residents earn community service hours.  The ...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: November 20, 2019

Commissioners Invest in United Way’s Mobile Home Reassessment Project

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Chester County Commissioners Michelle Kichline, Kathi Cozzone and Terence Farrell recently presented a check for $10,000 to the United Way of Chester County to support the organization’s Mobile Home Reassessment project.  The donated fu...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: November 1, 2019

Commissioners Provide $250,000 for Phoenixville Senior Center Property Infrastructure

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Commissioners provide $250,000 in funding for Phoenixville Area Senior Center property infrastructure

Thanks to $250,000 in funding authorized by Chester County Commissioners Michelle Kichline, Kathi Cozzone and Terence Farrell, the crumbling retaining wall at the back of the Phoenixville Area Senior Center will be rebuilt. 

The much-needed fundin...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: October 31, 2019

Feasibility Study to Examine Southern Chester County Trail Project

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Chester County Commissioners accept grant award for study

Chester County Commissioners Michelle Kichline, Kathi Cozzone and Terence Farrell formally accepted a grant award this week that will allow work to begin on a study to examine the feasibility of developing a multiuse trail to serve communities in southern...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: October 30, 2019

Commissioners Appoint Leonard Rivera to Chester Water Authority Board

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The Chester County Board of Commissioners approved the appointment today of Kennett Square lawyer Leonard Rivera, Esquire to the Chester Water Authority (CWA) Board.  Mr. Rivera fills the board position vacated by the resignation of Christopher B...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: October 29, 2019

Commissioners Propose $5 million to Help Preserve Embreeville State Hospital site for Open Space

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Chester County Commissioners Michelle Kichline, Kathi Cozzone and Terence Farrell introduced a county resolution at today’s Sunshine public meeting committing $5 million in county open space funds to help ensure the Embreeville State School and Hospital c...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: October 23, 2019

Residents, Officials Begin Testimony on Day One of Mariner East Pipeline Hearings

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Chester County Commissioner Kathi Cozzone Among Those to Testify About Daily Life Along Pipeline

The first of two days of local hearings on the Mariner East pipeline included impassioned testimony from Chester County and Delaware County residents and officials about their safety concerns, as well as demands that Sunoco Pipeline cease construction of ...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: October 18, 2019

Chester County Commissioners Announce Details of Pipeline Hearings Where More Than 40 Residents, Mun

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Judge to Hear Testimony October 23-24 at Historic Courthouse in West Chester

Chester County Commissioners Michelle Kichline, Kathi Cozzone and Terence Farrell are announcing details of two days of hearings that will occur in Chester County so residents and municipal officials, parties to the case, can testify locally about their s...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: October 21, 2019

Chester County Library Named 2019 Library of the Year

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The Pennsylvania Library Association named the Chester County Library as “Library of the Year” Tuesday during the association’s annual conference in Erie, Pennsylvania. The Chester County Library is the second in Pennsylvania...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: October 18, 2019

County Commends PennDOT for Progress on U.S. 202 Improvements

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County will continue to work with PennDOT on future enhancements

U.S. 202, one of Chester County’s major transportation arteries, has seen a lot of changes in recent years that have benefited people who live, work and visit here thanks to the work done by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: October 3, 2019

Commissioners Establish New County Employee Benefits that Support their Families and the Community

Parental leave, volunteer time off and discounted childcare added to benefits program

Chester County Commissioners Michelle Kichline, Kathi Cozzone and Terence Farrell approved a series of new employee benefits for full-time County of Chester employees at a recent public Commissioners’ Meeting.  The benefits include paid...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: September 20, 2019

Commissioners Establish Chester County Environmental and Energy Advisory Board

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The Board will create a Climate Action Plan

Chester County Commissioners presented plans today for the County’s new Environmental and Energy Advisory Board to an audience of municipal representatives at the County’s annual stormwater management conference.  The Commissi...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: September 18, 2019

Open House Evenings to Demonstrate new Voting Equipment

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Demonstration evenings scheduled for September 23 to 26 at the Government Services Center

Chester County’s Department of Voter Services announces four evening opportunities to see the county’s new voting equipment in action, prior to this November’s election.  Open house evening demonstrations of the new ...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: August 29, 2019

Commissioners Establish Pipeline Safety Advisory Board

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Chester County Commissioners Michelle Kichline, Kathi Cozzone and Terence Farrell approved today a resolution establishing the Chester County Pipeline Safety Advisory Board, created to review any activity undertaken by pipeline operators throughout the co...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: August 21, 2019

Commissioners Take the Lead in Mariner East Pipeline Safety Evaluation

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Comprehensive analysis more robust than a risk assessment, appointing independent assessors for research, data and public safety impacts

In yet another move that focuses on the safety of County residents, Chester County Commissioners Michelle Kichline, Kathi Cozzone and Terence Farrell have instructed the County’s Department of Emergency Services to oversee a comprehensive indepe...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: July 25, 2019

Commissioners Approve $2.5 million for Community Revitalization Program

Chester County Commissioners Michelle Kichline, Kathi Cozzone and Terence Farrell unanimously approved $2.5 million in grants through the County’s Community Revitalization Program (CRP) at this morning’s public meeting.

 “For more than 16 years, t...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: May 29, 2019

Commissioners Approve Clean Energy Financing Program for Commercial Properties

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The Chester County commissioners recently approved a resolution calling for the county to participate in C-PACE, a clean energy financing program for commercial properties.

C-PACE, which stands for Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy, is a financial ...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: May 17, 2019

Commissioners "Break Ground" on Habitat for Humanity Development in West Grove

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The Chester County Commissioners, along with the West Grove Mayor and Borough Council members, "broke ground" yesterday on a Habitat for Humanity development in West Grove that will provide 40 affordable housing units for hardworking families in...
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Chester County Government News
Posted on: May 2, 2019

Chester County celebrates 30 years of preserving open space with first report on economic impact

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Chester County Commissioners announce “Return on Environment” study at Open Space Summit

Surrounded by the rolling fields and wildlife of ChesLen Preserve, Chester County officials—along with the region’s leading land conservation and economic development partners—unveiled the first study on the economic benefits...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: April 22, 2019

Commissioners Approve $3.8 million in Open Space Preservation grant awards

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The Chester County Commissioners marked Earth Day today with the announcement of $3.8 million in open space preservation grants. The grants, approved unanimously at the County’s public meeting earlier this month, are made available through the C...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: April 15, 2019

Chester County to Celebrate 30 Years of Open Space Preservation

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Public invited to attend May 2 Open Space Summit

Chester County residents are invited to attend a celebration that will mark the 30th anniversary of the open space preservation program in this county and recognize the economic benefits of these efforts.

 The Chester County Open Space Summit will...

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Posted on: April 8, 2019

Commissioners Renew Challenge to end Homelessness

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Decade to Doorways, Chester County’s plan to end chronic homelessness, steps up efforts for community support

Following news of the recent report of a four-year decline of homelessness in Chester County, Commissioners Michelle Kichline, Kathi Cozzone and Terence Farrell gathered recently with representatives from regional organizations that support the efforts to...

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