Health

Pa. chooses DelCo as testing site

Delaware County has been selected by the Pennsylvania Department of Health to be the host county for a new large-scale COVID-19 testing site for the Pennsylvania Southeast Community Health District, which includes Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lancaster, Montgomery, and Schuylkill counties. The COVID-19 drive-thru testing site, located at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital ...

 
 

New COVID-19 test sites in ChesCo

The Chester County Health Department has finalized two additional locations for COVID-19 testing providers to establish free test sites, available by appointment around the county. Free PCR testing is now available at the Chester County Government Services Center, Westtown Road in West Chester. A second testing site opens today, Tuesday, Jan 11, at the Technical ...

 

Sheriff, hospital team up for cancer awareness

Thanks to a collaboration with Chester County Hospital, this October the Chester County Sheriff’s Office’s patrol cars are accessorizing with pink cancer ribbons in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The goal is to raise awareness that leads to education, encourage those facing the disease, honor those who survived it, and remember loved ones who succumbed to ...

 

DelCo hosting flu shot clinics

Delaware County Council and the Department of Intercommunity Health are announcing multiple free public flu shot clinics to be held in October. Flu shots will be available to all residents of Delaware County, 3 years of age and up. No insurance is required, and no appointments are necessary. These will be drive-thru clinics, which provide a safe and convenient ...

 

ChesCo schedules vaccine clinics

With the start of flu season quickly approaching, the Chester County Health Department announces details of county-wide flu vaccination clinics, open to the entire community at area schools. The clinics are scheduled from late September through November. In addition to the flu vaccine, the Health Department will offer COVID-19 vaccines at most community vaccine ...

 

Unionville Flu Clinic is Sept. 23

Unionville High School has again partnered with Chester County Health Department to serve as a community flu vaccine clinic. The Unionville Flu Clinic will take place on Thursday, Sept. 23 from 3 to 6:30 p.m. at Unionville High School. All families and members of the community are encouraged to attend and receive a flu vaccine from the Health Department. A second ...

 

Mask mandates are back in school

In a reversal from just last month, Gov. Tom Wolf's administration has issued a new mask mandate for all K-12 schools and childcare centers. The mandate goes into effect on Sept.7. Wolf had said that it would be up to the individual school districts. Last week he asked the state legislature to enact a law for the mandates, but legislators declined. Next, he said he ...

 

Updated COVID-19 guidance for DelCo

People in Delaware County are being urged to wear masks in public indoor spaces regardless of vaccination status. The Pennsylvania Health Alert Network has issued the recommendation that all people, regardless of vaccination status wear a mask in public indoor settings. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued updated COVID-19 guidance based on new ...

 

Pa. COVID related services resume in DelCo

The Pennsylvania Department of Health will resume COVID-19 related services for residents of Delaware County, according to a press release issued by the county. These services include case investigation and surveillance, data reporting, testing and vaccination oversight, public health communications, official guidance (e.g., masking, social distancing), and ...

 

ChesCo big on vaxx percentage

Chester County Health officials have announced that 83 percent of all eligible Chester County residents (age 12 and above) are partially or fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  Taking it one step further, of those age 18 and over (which follows the governor’s benchmark), 92 percent are partially or fully vaccinated.  According to county health officials, these figures ...

 

PAWS teams now therapy ambassadors

PAWS for People, the Newark -based pet therapy organization just added two more stars to its list of accomplishments. A group of pet therapy teams from PAWS was selected to be members of the National Dog Show Therapy Dog Ambassador Team and, at the same time, took part in Bark Ranger training at the Valley Forge National Historical Park. As members of the National ...