From the Eddystone Borough Council (3-20-20):
In response to the COVID-19 virus, Eddystone Borough has declared a State of Emergency. We’ve implemented the following measures:
- Out of an abundance of caution, all Borough sponsored events will be canceled.
- To promote social distancing as prescribed by State officials, public access to all Borough buildings will be restricted to the police entrance on 12th Street ONLY.
- All essential personnel will report to work as usual.
- Police patrols will continue 24/7 as usual.
- EMT hours have been expanded.
- Trash will continue to be collected as usual.
- Building permits will be issued for emergency projects ONLY.
- We are following Governor Wolf’s directive that all non life sustaining businesses are closed until further notice.
- TheEaster Egg hunt Scheduled for April 4th, 2020 is canceled.
- The Eddystone Borough Council Workshop meeting scheduled for Monday April 6th, 2020 at 7 P.M. is canceled.
- Payment for local borough taxes will be accepted by U.S. Mail. The discount period has been extended until April 30th, 2020.
- Any Senior Citizens experiencing difficulty with obtaining their required prescribed medications should contact borough hall at 610-874-1100 for assistance.These restrictions will remain in effect until Monday, April 12th, 2020 at 8:00 am. The Borough will continue to coordinate with County, State and Federal agencies to modify these measures accordingly.
(Link to Full PDF Document)
The Borough Secretary and Police Department Secretary will be located in the police department office. The front door of Borough Hall will be locked, and the only point of entry will be the Police Department entrance on 12th Street. All police & employees will enter through the Borough Hall main entrance using their keys.
It is recommended that whenever possible you conduct your business by telephone or make an appointment to meet with borough personnel.
Borough Office: 610-874-1100 firstname.lastname@example.org
Police Office: 610-874-9325 email@example.com
Food emergency? Community Food and Nutrition Programs in Delaware County (link)
If you need a police officer, call 911.
If you believe you are exhibiting symptoms of the COVID-19 virus, first call your family doctor or Primary Care Physician.
You can also contact the PA Department of Health at 1-877-724-3258 (which is also 1-877-PAHealth). This is a 24/7 contact number.
A Code Red alert will be issued later today. (Went out 9:40 pm 3-13-20)
Register for Code Red alerts by clicking on the link on this page.
From the Eddystone PD (3-13-20):
“The Eddystone Police department will still respond to calls and patrol the borough, though it will attempt to limit in-person contact if possible.
“Out of an abundance of caution, the Eddystone Police Department is implementing new procedures in response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. The purpose is to ensure the health and safety of our community as public safety is our number one priority. The Eddystone Police Department and other law enforcement agencies have procedures in place to provide mutual aid on a local level should law enforcement agencies have staffing issues due to illness.
“For emergency and non-emergency calls, residents will continue to call 911. Non-emergency calls will be handled over the phone. Police response will be addressed as needed. Police Officers will make every effort to have limited contact with the public for the safety and protection of the community members and police officers.”
COVID-19 Information and Resources (April 2, 2020)
All 67 Pennsylvania counties under Stay At Home order.
President Trump approved the Governor’s request for a major declaration on March 30 under Major Disaster Declaration FEMA-4506-DR.
Governor Wolf has signed Senate Bill 422, which reschedules the 2020 primary election from April 28 to June 2.
PA State Dept. of Health Press Releases (updated)
Positive COVID-19 Cases by Municipality with Map
COVID-19 Resource Links for Delaware County
COVID-19 Event Historical Summary:
On March 7, 2020,The Pennsylvania DOH State Lab in Exton confirmed the state’s first presumptive positive COVID-19 cases, and Governor Wolf signed the COVID-19 Disaster Declaration. On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the novel coronavirus a pandemic. On March 13, 2020, the United States declared a national emergency. On March 18, 2020, Governor Wolf confirmed the state’s first COVID-19-related death.
COVID-19 Resource Links for Delaware County Website:
PennDOT offices closed, staff working remotely. Staffed crews on regular schedule. SEPTA All services operating a “Continuous Saturday Schedule” schedule (03-29-2020). Rear door boarding begins 04-01-2020. Route 101 trolleys replaced by shuttle buses. Route 102 trolley service suspended. AMTRAK Service schedules significantly reduced (03-29-2020). Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) remains open and operational.
Delaware County Emergency Operations Center operating at the DES facility. Volunteer management and staffing remain at Glen Mills School. Email support at firstname.lastname@example.org No faxes please, scan and email.
Alternative Care Site
The Glen Mills School will serve as an Alternative Care Site for the region. The PA Department of Health will be managing the site as a SE PA Regional asset. Volunteers are needed to support the Alternative Care Site at the Glen Mills School. The site will serve as a medical facility specifically for patients who have not tested positive for COVID-19, but are being treated for low-acuity conditions at regional hospitals, in the event that a hospital is full treating COVID-19 patients. There is an urgent need for volunteers including: active and retired medical and healthcare professionals such as doctors, nurses, dentists, pharmacists and veterinarians; medical and nursing students; Behavioral Health professionals; Support, Administrative and Logistic Staff; Citizen Corps of Delaware County Volunteers can register on the Delaware County Citizen Corps website: www.delcocitizencorps.com
Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) from Delaware and Montgomery Counties activated.
Public Health & Medical
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and its Department of Health authorized Chester County to assumed primary responsibility as Delaware County’s health department (03-20-2020). Volunteers are working with Chester County in the combined public health call center.
Positive COVID-19 Cases by Municipality with Map
Public Health Information and Support
Chester County Health Department Hotline at 610-344-6225. Staffed 8:30am-4:30pm, seven days a week answering questions. Phone prompts after hours.
Greater Philadelphia Coronavirus Helpline at 800-722-7112. Staffed 24/7.
The PA DOH added COVID-19 resources in multiple languages.
The translated materials include: symptoms, what to do if you’re sick and how to stop the spread ofgerms. Printable flyers and shareable digital images can also be found on the page.languages include Spanish, French, Simplified Chinese, Arabic, Dari, Farsi, Russian, Swahili, Ukrainian, Vietnamese, Amharic, Nepali, Haitian Creole, Pashto and Somali. The website can be found here:
State Department of Health COVID-19 Daily Report
State and Federal Disaster Assistance For Businesses
On March 25, Governor Wolf announced that new funding is available to help small businesses impacted by COVID-19 through a new program under the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority’s Small Business First Fund, the COVID-19 Working Capital Access Program. Find out more about the program and how to apply. The Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development offers working capital loans that could be of assistance to businesses impacted by COVID- 19. Resources and information can be found here as they become available. Loan applications can also be downloaded at sba.gov/disaster. Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via the SBA’s secure website at disasterloan.sba.gov/ela
Delaware County Government
Court House and Government Center closed to public. Government Center offices will operate with a reduced and staggered staff to ensure the continuity of government. All employees will be screened before entering County buildings. Directors have been given staffing guidance as it pertains to their department.
Public School Districts, Private & Parochial Schools Status
All K-12 Pennsylvania schools closed effective Thursday, March 19. The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) announced (03-23-2020) that all schools in the Commonwealth will remain closed through at least April 6, 2020. A waiver from the U.S. Department of Agriculture allows eligible schools to serve meals to low income students in a non-congregate setting, such as a drive- through or grab and go, during this closure. University / College Status o All Pennsylvania schools closed effective Thursday, March 19.
Nursing/Skilled Care Facilities
Facilities are restricting access to patients and staff.
Commerce / Major Employers
Governor Wolf orders closure of all non-life-supporting businesses (03-19-2020) https://www.governor.pa.gov/newsroom/all-non-life-sustaining-businesses-in- pennsylvania-to-close-physical-locations-as-of-8-pm-today-to-slow-spread-of-covid-19/
Pennsylvania State Police began enforcement of the Governor’s order 03-23-2020.
As of 4-2-20, the Delaware County MRC has 427 medical volunteers, including 35 physicians and 148 registered nurses, and 578 non-medical volunteers listed on ServPA.
Volunteers needed to help staff Regional Alternate Care site www.delcocitizencorps.com
(Delco volunteers not allowed to Chesco call center for concerns of cross contamination.)
Citizen Corps, MRC, CERT, ARES, DelCART, CISM, DCORT, Chaplains all activated.
Medical Reserve Corps: To join – www.serv.pa.gov
Spontaneous volunteers can register at www.delcocitizencorps.com Volunteer Coordinator: 215-439-1407
Feeding information: email@example.com
Facebook: Delaware County Emergency Services 911
Facebook: DELCO Citizen Corps
SE PA Region Emergency Operations Centers
Bucks County EOC open. BucksEMA@buckscounty.org
Chester County EOC open. firstname.lastname@example.org 610-344-5005
Delaware County EOC open. email@example.com 610-565-8700
Montgomery County EOC open. firstname.lastname@example.org 610-631-6530
City of Philadelphia EOC open. EOC.Manager@Phila.gov 215-686-1100
Residents are encouraged to register for the DelcoAlert
notification system which alerts residents of updates and emergencies. You can register here: www.delcopa.gov/delcoalert/delcoalert.html