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Posted on: January 14, 2021

Coronavirus Daily Update: January 19, 2022

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.

January 19, 2022 Update:  Residential households can order one set of 4 free at-home tests from starting today.

January 11, 2022 Update:  Visit COVID-19 Test to view information about the locations of two additional testing sites in Chester County, reporting at-home test positive results and more.

January 5, 2022 Update:  Visit January 4, 2022 Update from the Pennsylvania Department of Health to view current COVID-19 trends in vaccinations, cases, hospitalizations and information on ways to protect yourself and loved ones. Visit COVID-19 Treatment Options to view information from the PA Dept. of Health Physician General on what is available.

December 30, 2021 Update:  Chester County Health Department is currently reviewing the recent changes to the CDC's COVID-19 recommended quarantine and isolation periods.  Visit CDC COVID-19 Information to view press release.

May 26, 2021 Update:  Effective Memorial Day, Monday May 31, 2021, all COVID-19 restrictions related to gatherings, restaurants and businesses will be lifted. The current order requiring Pennsylvanians to wear a mask will be lifted when 70% of PA residents 18 and older are fully vaccinated. Visit Updated Mask Order to view guidance for those who are fully vaccinated.

March 16, 2021 Update: Governor Wolf announces more options for restaurants/other businesses and increases for mass gatherings maximums effective April 4th.  Visit Gov Wolf Covid-19 Update 3/15/21 to view official announcement.

November 19, 2020 Update:  Governor Wolf and PA Secretary of Health, Dr. Rachel Levine, have issued four new mitigation efforts due to the rise in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in the Commonwealth.  The new mitigation efforts include the following:

  • Protecting Our Health Care System (Memorandum issued to acute care hospitals outlining expectations to care for Pennsylvanians who need care during the pandemic)
  • New Traveler Testing Order (Order issued requiring negative COVID-19 test 72 hours prior to entering PA or mandatory 14-day quarantine when returning from other states)
  • Strengthened Masking Order (New order strengthens masking order issued April 15th to include increased mandatory mask directives)
  • Recommendations for Colleges and Universities (Departments of Health and Education issue recommendations for colleges and universities to implement a testing plan for when students return to campus following the holidays)

As we enter into the holiday and flu seasons, we encourage you to visit Wolf Administration COVID-19 Announcements to view complete details on how to help keep your family and community safe during this challenging time.

September 9, 2020 Update: Governor Wolf announced on September 8, 2020 that Pennsylvania restaurants may increase indoor dining to 50 percent occupancy beginning Monday, September 21, 2020.  To ensure that these businesses operate safely and to assure employees and customers they can work and dine safely, restaurants will commit to strictly complying to all public health safety guidelines and orders through a self-certification process.

 Visit Restaurant Self-Certification Process to view complete details about how this program will work and what will be required of restaurants as Pennsylvania continues to mitigate the spread of Covid-19.

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 until further notice.

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 

Visit Use of Parks and Facilities for updated information during Green Phase.

On May 14, 2020, East Whiteland Township Board of Supervisors had to make the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Summer Camp program due to Covid-19 concerns.  Information regarding 2021 Summer Camp will be updated in the Spring.

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


Chester County Health Department

Pennsylvania Department of Health 

Chester County Office Of Mental Health  

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