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COVID Testing

Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing Continues at Mercy Fitzgerald Week of Jan. 25

Delaware County will continue conducting public drive-thru COVID-19 testing the week of January 25, 2021 at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital in Darby.

Testing will be available for insured and uninsured individuals 12 years of age or older who live or work in Delaware County and have COVID-19 symptoms, were exposed to COVID-19, or are considered critical/essential workers.

Individuals must pre-register at to receive a test.

If you have health insurance, please bring your insurance card to the test site. However, there are no out-of-pocket costs or co-pays for COVID-19 testing. Masks or face coverings must be worn.

Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital
1500 Lansdowne Avenue
Darby, PA 19023

Monday, Jan 25: 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan 26: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan 27: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Thursday, Jan 28: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday, Jan 29: 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Residents can call Delaware County’s Department of Intercommunity Health at (610) 891-6129 with any questions regarding COVID-19 health services.

More information about these COVID testing events at

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500 Block of Church Lane Closed to Traffic Monday, January 25

On Monday, January 25, 2021 the 500 block of Church Lane will be closed to traffic.

Southbound traffic on Church Lane will be diverted to Baily Road whereas northbound traffic will be diverted to Myra Avenue & Bonsall Avenue.

The Police Department will permit local access to the businesses within the detour area to the maximum extent possible.

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Covid 19 Testing Chester

COVID-19 Testing Sites in Chester

The Chester City Bureau of Health and the Health Board presents free COVID-19 Testing on/at the following dates and locations. For additional information about the events, please call Rosetta Carter, Director of Community Health Education Services, at (610) 447-7700, ext. 7955.

February 13

10 AM – 2 PM
Bethany Baptist Church, 1121 Tilghman St., Chester, PA 19013

February 26

10 AM – 2 PM
Crozer Library, 620 Engle St., Chester, PA 19013

February 27

10 AM – 2 PM
Laborers’ Local 413, 222 Penn St., Chester, PA 19013

March 12

10 AM – 2 PM
Crozer Library, 620 Engle St., Chester, PA 19013

March 13

10 AM – 2 PM
Laborers’ Local 413, 222 Penn St., Chester, PA 19013

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Virtual Energy Faire

Rep. McClinton Hosts Virtual Energy Fair Thursday January 28

State Representative Joanna McClinton presents the 2021 Virtual Energy Fair on January 28, 2021, 6 pm – 7 pm via Facebook Live! Join to learn how you and your neighbors can stay warm and save money on your utility bills during the winter season. Hear from representatives of PECO, PGW, Philadelphia Water Department, Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, and other local agencies to learn about the LIHEAP program, home weatherization options, and other cost-saving resources.

In addition to the Virtual Energy Fair, free energy resource bags will be distributed to constituents on Tuesday, January 26, and Wednesday, January 27, 8:30 am-4:30 pm at Rep. McClinton’s office located at 52 S. 60th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19139.

If you have any questions, please call 215-748-6712.

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County Vaccination

Delaware County Vaccination Update – January 22

People who live or work in Delaware County can now pre-register for the COVID-19 vaccine by completing a form found on the Chester County Health Department’s COVID-19 website. Vaccines are free of charge and for people age 16 and older who live or work in Delaware County. Sign up via the form found here.

Completion of the form registers a person’s interest in receiving the vaccine, and the information provided helps the Chester County Health Department to place each individual into the Phase 1A, 1B, 1C, and Phase 2 categories. The recent change in Phase 1A groups, announced earlier this week by the PA Department of Health, led the Chester County Health Department to revise its original pre-registration survey.

Read the full press release at

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Nile Swim Club to Receive State Historical Marker

The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission approved the Nile Swim Club for the dedication of a state historical marker. There will be a ceremony dedicating the new marker on Saturday, May 22, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 12 p.m. More details will follow regarding the event soon.

Nile Swim Club was one of the earliest African American owned and operated swim clubs in the U.S. The story of its establishment is an important example of a marginalized group successfully working for equality. In the mid-20th century, Yeadon was a segregated community, but in 1957, three black men applied for membership in the newly opened Yeadon Swim Club. When they were denied, the black community worked together to raise the money to buy land and build a swimming club of their own.

Learn more about the Nile at

County Vaccination

Delaware County Vaccination Update

  • Phase1A now includes individuals 65 and older and those ages 16-64 with certain underlying medical conditions. The Chester County Health Department is updating its vaccine interest forms. They are available at
  • Anyone who previously submitted the form for Group1B and now qualifies for Group1A does NOT need to complete a new form. You will be notified when you are able to make an
  • Please be patient as vaccine remains VERY limited. Vaccine supply has not increased for Pennsylvania The state is still receiving the same limited supply as it was in the beginning of January.
  • Delaware County will be opening a Vaccine Call Center next week. The call center will be staffed by people who can help to answer questions and assist those without access to a computer or an email.
  • As of Jan. 20, 14,605 COVID-19 vaccines were administered in Delaware County, which is the fourth-highest numbero of any county in the state, and Delaware County is the fifth most-populous county in the state. This number is closely aligned with the state average on a per capita basis.

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Delaware County to Stream Participation in COVID-19 Memorial Service

Delaware County will participate in a national COVID-19 Memorial on Jan. 19. Delaware County Council will hold a tribute beginning at 5:15 p.m., which will be streamed live on the County’s website.

The ceremony serves as a time to remember those we have lost to the COVID-19 pandemic. Members of the community are invited to watch live and participate by lighting a candle in their window or inside of their home. Municipalities are invited to light up their government buildings that evening and churches are invited to ring bells at 5:30p.m.

Tragically, to date, the COVID-19 pandemic has led to the death of over 387,000 Americans and we have lost 1,053 beloved Delaware County residents to the virus. These are our family members, friends, neighbors, coworkers, and members of our community.

During this pandemic, many family members and friends were not able to say goodbye to their loved ones due to public health concerns or travel restrictions, causing even more pain during an already difficult time of grieving.

In the midst of this deadly pandemic, where so many are grieving the loss of a family member, friend, neighbor, or coworker, it’s important that we pause and reflect, and remember each person we have lost. We hope this memorial will serve as a collective healing for our community.

The memorial will be live-streamed beginning at 5:15 p.m. at and on County Council’s Facebook page.

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