COVID-19 : Township Procedures & Hours, PA Reopening Information, Facts & Resources
A Note From Penn Township
Penn Township has been, and is continuing to monitor the COVID-19/Coronavirus pandemic closely. We are dedicated to keeping Penn Township residents, businesses and visitors safe and healthy while also providing them with accurate information and resources. With that in mind, we decided to create this page to keep our residents and business owners informed and updated on the ins and outs of the pandemic. We wish everyone well and urge you follow the guidelines put in place by the CDC and Health Department to assist in avoiding spread in our community.
What is Penn Township Doing to Minimize Risk?
On Sunday, March 15, 2020 the Penn Township Board of Supervisors approved Resolution 2020-06 Declaration of Disaster Emergency. This declaration will allow the Township to take the necessary steps to meet the demands of this emergency. This proclamation will be in effect until the National Emergency is lifted.
Large facilities and groups within Penn Township are being asked to come up with and share their action plans for this pandemic. Our Emergency Management Coordinator, Chuck Freese, is gathering those plans. He is charged with coordinating and forwarding unmet needs and requests to the county.
Penn Township Office Hours and Procedures During the COVID-19 Pandemic - UPDATED 7/22/20
Chester County is now in the green phase of reopening. The green phase eases most restrictions with the continued suspension of the stay at home and business closure orders to allow the economy to strategically reopen while continuing to prioritize public health.
While this phase will facilitate a return to a “new normal,” it will be equally important to continue to monitor public health indicators and adjust orders and restrictions as necessary to ensure the spread of disease remains at a minimum.
WORK & CONGREGATE SETTING RESTRICTIONS
- Continued Telework Strongly Encouraged
- Businesses with In-Person Operations Must Follow Updated Business and Building Safety Requirements
- All Businesses Operating at 50% Occupancy in the Yellow Phase May Increase to 75% Occupancy
- Child Care May Open Complying with Guidance
- Congregate Care Restrictions in Place
- Prison and Hospital Restrictions Determined by Individual Facilities
- Schools Subject to CDC and Commonwealth Guidance
- Large Gatherings of More Than 250 Prohibited
- Masks Are Required When Entering a Business
- Restaurants and Bars Open at 50% Occupancy
- Personal Care Services (including hair salons and barbershops) Open at 50% Occupancy and by Appointment Only
- Indoor Recreation, Health and Wellness Facilities, and Personal Care Services (such as gyms and spas) Open at 50% Occupancy with Appointments Strongly Encouraged
- All Entertainment (such as casinos, theaters, and shopping malls) Open at 50% Occupancy
- Construction Activity May Return to Full Capacity with Continued Implementation of Protocols
Get the Facts
How does COVID-19 spread?
- The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.
- Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
- Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
- These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
Where do I get tested for COVID-19?
The Chester County Health Department offers testing site throughout the county. You can check the testing site schedule here. You must register for these tests in advance, you can register on their website.
Testing is also offered by select CVS Minute Clinics and Rite Aid Pharmancys. Learn more about testing sites, at home testing and results here.
COVID-19 Resources from the State and County
Kids & COVID-19
This is a scary time for all of us, but it is particularly scary for children who may not understand what is going on. The National Association of Psychologists have put together guidelines, tips and resources to help parents talk with their children about the coronavirus, personal hygiene and reassurances. Check it out: Talking with Your Children About Coronavirus: A Parent Resource.