KEY UPDATES June 19, 2020
As of 12:30 PM June 19th, there are 27 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Schuylkill Township and 2 deaths.
Governor Wolf today announced that Chester County is one of 12 counties that will move to the Green phase of reopening on Friday, June 26th. The press release may be seen here. A quick reference chart on what is and isn’t allowed during this phase may be found here.
“By participating in small actions recommended by the CDC and the Pennsylvania Department of Health, we can continue to break transmission links even while we resume our daily activities,” Gov. Wolf said. “Things like washing hands, bringing our own water to sports practice and, of course, wearing masks.”
According to peer-reviewed studies in the New England Journal of Medicine and a recent study from Cambridge and Greenwich universities, mask-wearing prevents people from unknowingly giving COVID-19 to others and can be critical as we prepare for a possible resurgence of the virus in the fall.
Chester County’s Commissioners confirm Chester County ready for green on June 26th. See their announcement here.
Schuylkill Township’s Board of Supervisors strongly advises continued caution as we move forward and urges everyone to keep in mind that they are still at risk, no matter what reopening phase Chester County is in. The Centers for Disease Control recently released updated guidance on venturing out and staying safe.
The Township building will reopen to the public on a limited basis Monday, July 6. Access will be by appointment only and masks must be worn. Visitors will only be allowed in the lobby and all business will be conducted through the window counter. In-person meetings will still be prohibited until further notice. Additional information will be made available prior to reopening regarding hours, staffing, and visitor protocols. Even though the building will be open for appointments, we are still strongly encouraging that whenever possible, communications and business continue to be conducted electronically/virtually.
An update on Township public meetings of the Board of Supervisors and other Township organizations will be available on or before July 6th.
At this point, Township staff will continue to work 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.
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.
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.
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