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Posted on: May 4, 2020

Coronavirus Daily Update: August 14, 2020

This daily update will provide details on the status of emergency services, Township operations and more along with links to useful information during the Coronavirus outbreak.

July 1, 2020 Update: The Pennsylvania Secretary of Health, Dr. Rachel Levine, expanded on the business safety order signed in April requiring masks to be worn in businesses.  The new order requires masks to be worn whenever anyone leaves home.  This order is effective immediately. To view official press release, visit Expanded Mask-Wearing Order.

June 19, 2020 Update: Commissioners, Marian Moskowitz, Josh Maxwell and Michelle Kichline announce that Chester County will move to green phase of reopening on June 26, 2020.  Visit Chester County Moves To Green to view announcement and get details on what residents and businesses need to know about going to green.

June 16, 2020 Update: Visit Use of Parks and Facilities During Yellow Phase of Reopening to view updated rules and restrictions.

June 9, 2020 Update: Chester County is currently offering PCR (nasal swab) tests for individuals with symptoms or who have had a known close contact with a positive case in the last 14 days. Testing will be offered at multiple sites throughout the week. 

Visit Covid19 Nasal Swab Testing to view locations and registration eligibility requirements.

June 4, 2020 Update:  If you observe trees down in a roadway, please contact the East Whiteland Township Police Department at 610-647-1440 (non-emergency number).  If a tree falls on your property (driveway, yard, fence etc.), this would be the responsibility of the home or business owner.  

April 27, 2020  Update:  Governor Wolf has given temporary permission to taxing authorities, such as East Whiteland Township, to provide relief to our real estate property taxpayers by extending the 2020 discount period.. East Whiteland Township expects to extend our discount period 60 days to June 30, which coincides with the end of the face period. The East Whiteland Township Board of Supervisors will formally consider adoption of a resolution to grant that extension at a meeting on May 13, 2020.

Township Operations

Although the East Whiteland Township Building is closed for health and safety reasons, the Township remains open for business. Please call 610-648-0600 for assistance or contact staff by email. Staff continues to provide essential services to the community.

The Township Building will remain closed through May 8th..

Click here for an email directory

Emergency Services 

Police, fire and EMS personnel continue to respond to emergency calls. Please call 911 for assistance.

Parks and Recreation 

All Parks and Recreation programming and facility usage has been cancelled until further notice.

As of April 20, we stopped accepting Summer Camp registration forms. Depending on when the appropriate authorities lift the stay-at-home order, we will consider accepting more camp registration forms. We remain hopeful that we will be able to hold our summer camp program as scheduled.

Public Meetings 

All public meetings for April have been cancelled. Details for May meetings will be announced in the near future.

Announcements from Governor’s Office 

Governor Wolf last night presented a plan for reopening Pennsylvania with a targeted May 8 start date in some areas of the state. The governor said the southeastern part of Pennsylvania will be among the last areas to reopen.

The plan categorizes reopening into three phases: red, yellow and green. Phases will be assigned based on conditions in a county, counties or region.

Click here to read more about the announcement and to view the full plan 

On Monday, Governor Wolf extended the stay-at-home order until Friday, May 8. The governor’s initial order was set to expire on April 30.

Click here for more information on the governor’s May 8 order

Resources

Chester County Health Department

Pennsylvania Department of Health 

Chester County Office Of Mental Health  New PA primary date


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