The Chester County Commissioners and the Chester County Health Department held a press conference to update the public on the coronavirus. Click here to view.
Governor Wolf today announced mitigation efforts expanding to Chester and Bucks counties beginning tomorrow, March 15.
Montgomery, Delaware, Bucks, and Chester Counties:
- Essential services will be available: police, fire and emergency medical services, and essential services for vulnerable populations.
- A no visitor policy has been implemented for correctional facilities and nursing homes and will be evaluated for other facilities.
- Supermarkets, pharmacies, and gas stations will remain open. The administration issued guidance for non-essential businesses during county-specific mitigation periods to protect employees, customers, and suppliers and limit the spread of the virus through personal contact and surfaces.
- Freedom of travel will remain, but the governor and his administration ask all people to refrain from non-essential travel.
- Governor Wolf has announced that all K-12 Pennsylvania schools will be closed for 10 business days effective Monday, March 16. Read more.
Carolyn Comitta cancels all in-person campaign events in the wake of COVID-19 MONDAY, MARCH 16 — In the wake of COVID-19 and to ensure the health and safety of those within our community, we have canceled every in-person campaign event. All fundraisers have been canceled and we have transitioned into phone-banking instead of door knocking. We are looking into alternative means of campaigning including virtual fundraisers, virtual town halls, etc.
We want to ensure everyone that work is being done to create a conversation and also ensure the safety of those within our community. We also welcome people to visit the Chester County website and state health department for the most up-to-date information about COVID-19. “We must take action to ensure the safety of our community,” says Comitta. “The safety, wellbeing, and health of our community is our top priority.
We must work together to make sure that tests are available and to make sure that correct, clear information is available to everyone. Our hearts go out to all who have been already affected. We must protect those who are high-risk and ensure, through social distancing and other measures, that we keep our community safe.”
We stand with our community in the wake of this virus. We must remember to look upon each other and not against each other. Our hearts go out to all who have been affected and we are working directly (with social distance) with community members as to how to continue the conversation.
In the wake of this, we strongly suggest mail-in voting for all those who are able to. You may visit votespa.com to apply. The process for applying is incredibly simple and we encourage all to apply and send-in your ballot. The deadline to send in a voted mail ballot is by 8:00 PM on election day. For more information and to register either for absentee voting or for mail-in ballots, please visit votespa.com.
March 17, 2020 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
The Chester County government will host a telephone Town Hall for all Chester County business owners and managers impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19). The Telephone Town Hall will provide updated guidance on “essential services” and, more importantly, provide information about assistance programs that are available to help businesses navigate through these unprecedented times.