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KEY UPDATES June 8, 2020

As of 12:00 PM June 7th, there are 25 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Schuylkill Township and 2 deaths.

Chester County is now in the Yellow phase of re-opening.  A quick reference chart on what is and isn’t allowed during this phase may be found here.  Chester County’s RestoreChesterCounty.org is an online toolkit that offers specific guidelines for the County’s residents and businesses.  Additional information can be found on the Governor’s  Process to  Reopen Pennsylvania website.

COVID-19: Nasal Swab Testing
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.  Click here to learn more and to register:
https://www.chesco.org/4514/Coronavirus-COVID-19-Nasal-Swab-Testing

Governor Wolf announced that 12 more counties will be going green on June 12th.  Read the full announcement here.

For statistics on the COVID-19 impact regionally and worldwide, please visit the following sites:
Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CCSE) at John’s Hopkins University (world-wide)
PA Department of Health (Commonwealth of Pennsylvania)
Chester County Health Department (local)

For more information resources on COVID-19, please visit Chester County’s Coronavirus information website: https://www.chesco.org/4376/Coronavirus-COVID-19

A COVID-19 human services resource guide is available at https://www.chesco.org/615/Mental-HealthIntellectual-Dev-Disabiliti

The Township government continues to operate on an essential services-only basis. The municipal building remains closed to the public. No on-site Township public meetings and events will be held until further notice. The Township is holding virtual public meetings of the Board of Supervisors and other Township organizations – meeting information is published on the website . Township staff is working remotely and will respond to emails and phone messages (610) 933-5843. The Police Department continues to operate for the protection and safety of the community. For police assistance in a non-emergency situation, please call (610) 935-2440.

Township permit processing and inspections resumed with the opening of construction on May 1st. All construction activity must follow state guidance to keep workers and the public safe. The state Department of Labor and industry has compiled Frequently Asked Questions on the guidance.

Permit applications should be mailed to the Township office or dropped off in the bin at the front door with the permit application fee. NO IN-PERSON CONSULTATIONS WILL TAKE PLACE until further notice. Approved permits will be mailed to the applicant or may picked up in the front bin by appointment. As per the township’s standard practice, inspection appointments are Monday & Wednesday mornings and Friday afternoons. Inspection appointments must be scheduled 48 hours in advance.

The Phoenixville Area School District is still providing meal support to students. Grab and Go lunches will continue throughout the summer on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at all five locations; Fridays will include weekend bags for families. Please click here for more information.