Today the Pennsylvania Department of Health announced 693 additional cases of COVID-19 in the state, bringing the total number to 4,087. Delaware County has 45 additional cases, bringing the total number of cases in Delaware County to 300.
Delaware County Council continues to urge residents to follow Governor Wolf’s Stay at Home Order, which will help prevent the spread of the virus and protect our community. The order took effect on Monday, March 23 and will continue until at least April 6. Individuals may leave their residence only to perform allowable individual activities and allowable essential travel. More information about the order can be found here.
Many residents are following this guidance, which will help to flatten the curve. We can’t mitigate the virus unless all residents are following the guidance.
The COVID-19 pandemic can cause fear and anxiety for some residents and there are additional stressors added for some due to loss of jobs. Social distancing and isolation can also be difficult for some residents. The County’s Department of Human Services has some resources and coping strategies available here.
Food assistance is available to residents in need during the COVID-19 pandemic. Schools and organizations across the County are providing grab and go meals to residents in need. An interactive map with locations and information about food assistance can be found here.
The County has a website dedicated to information on the Coronavirus, including prevention, resources and a FAQ section with links to the Chester County Health Department, the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the CDC.
The Chester County Health Department has updated their website to include data and maps for Delaware County COVID-19 cases. Residents can visit the website for COVID-19 data and information on how to keep themselves, their family and friends, and the community healthy.
It can also be accessed on the Delaware County’s COVID-19 website by clicking on the blue COVID-19 banner.
There are two local numbers for residents to call for COVID-19 related resources and questions. Residents can call the Chester County Health Department Hotline at 610-344-6225.
They have staff on site from 8:30am-4:30pm, seven days a week answering questions. They have also partnered with the Greater Philadelphia Coronavirus Helpline, which is staffed 24/7. Residents can call 1-800-722-7112.