COVID-19 Update, May 22: All of Pa. to go ‘Yellow’ June 5; 17 counties go ‘Green’ on May 29

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times @mikemcgannpa Gov. Tom Wolf announced Friday afternoon that the entire state of Pennsylvania would move out of lockdown into Yellow status, effective June 5, with eight counties moving to Yellow and 17 additional counties moving to the fully open Green status on May 29. “We know not only that we succeeded in slowing case growth, but that our actions, our collective...

Chesco to start antibody testing for COVID-19 for key personnel

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Chester County will be the first county in Pennsylvania to start testing essential personnel for COVID-19 with a blood antibody test, county health officials announced Monday afternoon, during a video community conference. County Commissioner Chair Marian Moskowitz announced the testing initiative at the end of the teleconference — noting that testing will be done...

Chesco agrees to provide Health Dept. services for Delco during COVID-19 crisis

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Chester County and Delaware County officials announce an agreement for Chesco to prive health department services for Delco during the COVID-19 crisis. COVID-19 has taken its first life in Pennsylvania, Gov. Tom Wolf said Wednesday — in Northampton County. Additionally, the state is reporting 185 cases, while Chester County is now reporting 10 cases within the county...

Chesco Health: vaccinations recommended after mumps outbreak

The Chester County Health Department (CCHD) is issuing a public health announcement regarding a mumps outbreak linked to attendees of a social dance event – Baile Mejicano or Mexican Dance – that took place at the Chase Center on the Riverfront in Wilmington, DE on February 10, 2018. CCHD is now seeing the illness spread within Chester County.    Send article as PDF   ...

Chesco: Drug Take Back Day is Sat.

Chester County’s Department of Drug & Alcohol Services is raising community awareness for National Prescription Drug Take Back Day taking place on Saturday, April 29th. Organized nationwide by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), National Prescription Drug Take Back Day provides local sites for safe, convenient and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while educating the...

New clinic hours for Chester Co. Health Dept.

WEST CHESTER — The Chester County Health Department is changing the days and times it offers many of its clinical services to the public, effective May 1. Personal health services include immunizations and testing for tuberculosis, HIV and sexually transmitted infections. According to Jeanne Casner, County Health Director, “The Health Department is an important community partner to offer these...

County gives $10K to Schuylkill River Heritage Area

Commissioner Terence Farrell; Kurt Zwikl, Executive Director of the Schuylkill River Heritage Area; Commissioner Kathi Cozzone and Commissioners’ Chair Ryan Costello. WEST CHESTER — Chester County Commissioners presented the Schuylkill River Heritage Area with a check for $10,000 at this week’s Commissioners’ meeting, as well as a citation to the organization for its efforts in achieving the...

West Nile found in Chester Co. mosquitos

The Chester County Health Department is informing residents that mosquito samples collected in Uwchlan Township on June 24 have tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV). This is the first positive mosquito sample identified in Chester County for the 2014 season. The mosquito traps are placed in various locations in the County as part of routine surveillance by Health Department officials. The Health...

Op/Ed: Commissioners praise county workers for storm efforts

By Ryan Costello, Kathi Cozzone, & Terence Farrell, Chester County Commissioners Chester County Commissioners (from left) Kathi Cozzone, Terence Farrell and Ryan Costello. Chester County’s winter weather certainly qualified as an extreme emergency this year. Residents endured multiple huge snow storms and devastating ice storms that made county roads dangerous. Schools and businesses were closed...