The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Eastern Pennsylvania District Office and the Chester/Delaware Counties SCORE Chapter are holding live webinar training on the SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Program for small businesses and private non-profits due to COVID-19.
The webinar will provide answers and help residents understand:
Who is eligible for an SBA Disaster (EIDL) loan
What you need to have in hand before filing your application
Q&A time devoted to answer your specific questions
Webinars are being held daily through April 3 from noon to 1:30 pm.
Up to 700 volunteers are needed to support an Alternative Care Site at the Glen Mills School in Delaware County. The site, currently being set up by members of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, National Guard and the Delaware County Department of Emergency Services will serve as a medical facility specifically for patients who have not tested positive for COVID-19, but are being treated for low-acuity conditions at regional hospitals, in the event that a hospital is full treating COVID-19 patients.
There is an urgent need for volunteers including:
Active and retired medical and healthcare professionals such as doctors, nurses, dentists, pharmacists and veterinarians
Watch a video of Delaware County Council Chair Brian Zidek, and Emergency Services Director Tim Boyce announcing that the Glen Mills School will serve as a Federal Emergency Medical Station for the region.
Governor Wolf issued a phased reopening plan. On June 26th at 12:01 a.m., Delaware County entered the green phase. The Borough of Yeadon reopened during the yellow phase and will continue to follow the safety measures and guidelines.
Some of the notable changes under the green phase are as follows:
Large gatherings of more than 250 people are prohibited;
Construction activity may return to full capacity with continued implementation of protocols;
These safety precautions have been enacted to prevent a COVID-19 outbreak and will be adjusted as necessary.
Anyone coming into the Borough will have to wear and mask and maintain six feet of space from others. Remember to wash your hands regularly and thoroughly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, to cover your mouth with a tissue or your clothing when you sneeze and/or cough, or do so into your elbow. Also, stay at home if you have symptoms of the virus.
DO NOT enter the Borough if you are having coronavirus symptoms, such as a fever, cough, sneeze, loss of taste, etc., or if you have been in contact with someone who has tested positive or suspected to be positive.
Residents are encouraged to mail in tax payments, fines, etc. If you need to pay tickets, citations, and/or taxes you may mail them to the Borough at 600 Church Lane, Yeadon, PA 19050, or put them in the mailbox located outside by the lobby doors. If you encounter any emergency, please call 911.
Trash and recycling pickup will follow the regular schedule. Street sweeping will be performed as needed. Vehicles will not be ticketed during this time.
The Yeadon Public Library (YPL) will offer curbside pickups the week of June 8th. YPL will also offer free grab and go meals (breakfast and lunch) every Tuesday beginning June 9th through August 11th.
Lunches for school age children are available from 11 am-1 pm, Monday through Thursday, until further notice, at Evans Elementary School, 900 Baily Road.
Borough Hall rentals are suspended until further notice. The playground, basketball courts, and exercise equipment at the Yeadon Community Park will be open and signage displaying the guidelines will be posted. Please follow these important safety measures.
The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) recommends frequent handwashing for at least 20 seconds. When using hand sanitizer make sure it contains at least 60% alcohol. Also, avoid touching your face especially with unwashed hands.
Telehealth Helpline for Early Learning Professionals in Delaware County: 855-464-9342, press 3
Spiritual Care Help Line number is 717-303-3538. Trained volunteers will provide a listening ear and a calming spirit to those who call.
The Delaware County COVID-19 Telehealth Helpline is 24/7 Clinical and Certified Peer Specialist Support beginning Tuesday April 21 at 12pm:
855-464-9342- press 1 for a Mental Health Clinician, press 2 for a Certified Peer Specialist
Delaware County Crisis Connections Team is a 24/7 Mobile Mental Health Assessment in the home or community- 855-889-7827
Delaware County Ombudsman are available to resolve complaints and issues on behalf of individuals residing in long-term care settings, such as nursing homes, assisted living facilities and personal care homes- Available Monday- Friday 8:30am-4:30pm- 610-872-1868.
County contracted MH Facilities concerns or complaints can call 610-713-2365
County contracted OIDD Facilities concerns or complaints can call 610-713-2400
Magellan Health Services contracted facilities concerns or complaints can call 1-888-207-2911
Donations and Volunteering
Residents or organizations who would like to donate handmade facial masks, as well as other protective supplies, medical supplies, equipment, and in-kind donations, can call 1-800-253-3102 or email: EOC@DelcoDES.org
Donations will be distributed by the Delaware County Emergency Services Department.
There are two local numbers for residents to call for COVID-19 related resources and questions. Residents can call the Chester County Health Department Hotline at 610-344-6225. They have staff on-site from 8:30 am-4:30 pm, seven days a week answering questions. They have also partnered with the Greater Philadelphia Coronavirus Helpline, which is staffed 24/7. Residents can call 1-800-722-7112.
As noted previously, the Borough of Yeadon will be closed for normal business and for non-essential personnel (as determined by the borough manager), except for Police and Fire departments. Only essential employees are to report for duty. All other activities such as weddings, funerals, paying of tickets or citations and ordinary resident commerce within the borough has been temporarily suspended. Police and Fire activity will continue. If you encounter any emergency (as you would before), please call 911.