County extends essential only policy

Chester County commissioners today announced they're extending the essential-services only policy through the end of April. The move follows Gov. Tom Wolf's extension of the Stay at Home order. County government established the essential services-only policy on Saturday, March 14.

Essential services identified by the county range from the 9-1-1 Center, Chester County Prison, Pocopson Home long-term care facility, the Chester County Youth Center and the Coroner's Office to crucial court-related and Human Services functions, a press release said.

Following state guidelines, a no visitor policy remains at the Chester County Prison, at Pocopson Home, and the Chester County Youth Center.

Chester County reported its first COVID-related death on March 30. Delaware County has reported a total of six deaths. There have been 63 COVID-related deaths in Pennsylvania. Total cases statewide are 4,843.

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