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Posted on: May 28, 2020

Chester County Website Established to Guide Businesses and Residents Prepare For Yellow Phase

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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 the red phase to the yellow phase on June 5th. Visitors to the website will immediately be presented with access to a Business & Org Toolkit as well as a Resident Toolkit.  The Business & Org toolkit lists guidelines that span industries, including a checklist for knowing if your business is ready, how to get it to that point, and how to find resources for obtaining Personal Protective Equipment. Business and organizational leaders can then drill deeper by accessing 20 different business and organization sectors, including everything from agriculture and office settings, to restaurants, personal care, schools, religious organizations and more.

All information found on the website is drawn from federal, state and county guidelines. Feedback from Chester County’s nine chambers of commerce and businesses was compared with PA mitigation recommendations, to make sure the toolkit includes Coronavirus prevention strategies that are realistic and therefore will be followed by county businesses. The guidelines are designed to supplement – not replace – any state, local, safety laws, rules and regulations applicable to a particular industry segment. These guidelines are based on the best practices as they stand now, and will be updated as our community’s needs and circumstances change. The Commissioners are continually receiving feedback from the community that contributes to updates.

Restore Chester County is an initiative launched by the county’s COVID-19 Business Task Force, a collaborative of business, economic, education and government leaders formed by the Chester County Commissioners last month to focus on reopening and restoring Chester County’s economy affected by COVID-19. Chester County businesses have been sharing their innovative ways to safely offer services by emailing the task force at business@chesco.org, and many of those strategies are shared throughout RestoreChesterCounty.org in vignettes that feature the business owners and their stories.

Stories from the 20 business and organization sectors will be shared in the social media campaign #RestoreChesCo throughout the summer. Chester County businesses and residents are also encouraged to share their reopening experiences, tips and insights using the hashtag #RestoreChesCo

The Commissioners are making this information accessible to residents so they can know what to expect as they support local businesses, and feel protected and confident when they do.


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