Category: Community

Covid testing in Upland

Delaware County Offers COVID-19 Testing in Upland

Delaware County will be offering drive-thru and walk-up COVID-19 testing for residents in Upland on November 30-December 2 and December 4.

Testing will be conducted by trained medical staff utilizing a nasal swab (PCR) test kit.

Testing is open to all residents 12 years of age and older and individuals who work in Delaware County who have covid-19 symptoms or who have had a known exposure to someone with covid-19 or are critical/essential workers. Critical and essential workforce—including first responders, healthcare system employees, grocery workers—and those at higher risk, including residents over the age of 65 and those with pre-existing health conditions, will be given priority.

Testing is available for both insured and uninsured individuals. There are no out-of-pocket expenses or co-pays for those with health insurance. Individuals are asked to bring their insurance card to the testing site. A prescription from a doctor is not required. Upon arrival, individuals will need to complete a registration form and a consent form. Masks/face coverings are required at the test site.

Test results typically take up to 4-7 business days and will be sent by mail.

Registration is required. Pre-register online at

US Army Reserve Center
500 West 24th Street, Upland, PA 19013

11:00 AM – 3:00 PM on the following days:
Monday, November 30
Tuesday, December 1
Wednesday, December 2
Friday, December 4

Questions? Call (610) 891-6129

Please note that in the event of inclement weather, testing may be canceled.

Covid testing in Upland

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Public Safety Committee Meeting – Saturday, November 28

A Public Safety Committee Meeting will be held on Saturday, November 28 at 9:30 am.

The meeting is open to public participation via Zoom using the information below:

Public Safety Committee Meeting
Nov. 28, 2020 09:30 AM Eastern Time

Join Zoom Meeting:

Meeting ID: 934 7789 7477
Passcode: 19050

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Youth Volunteers

Library Seeks Volunteers for Virtual After-School Program

Yeadon Public Library is seeking local teens and young adults to volunteer in our virtual after-school program.

Middle and high school students are needed to assist our elementary students with homework help, projects and activities. We are also seeking high school and college students to assist in facilitating weekly clubs such as coding, gaming, book clubs, arts & crafts, etc.

High School Seniors needing community service, please contact Yeadon Public Library @ 610-623-4090.

Volunteer forms can be picked up at the library or email us at

Visit the Yeadon Public Library online at

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A Day of Thanks: Pick Up A Platter – Free Dinners Available Monday through Wednesday

Men of Action Brothers of Faith will conduct its A Day of Thanks event as a “Pickup A Platter” event due to COVID. Delicious platters with all of the fixins will be available at locations in Upper Darby (11/25), Yeadon (11/24), and Darby (11/23) on separate days Monday through Wednesday, 4:00 through 7:00 pm. More info

Masks are required so stop by and grab a platter or two and go. We look forward to seeing you!

Free Thanksgiving Dinners

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Trash Collection Could be Affected by Closure of Delaware County Transfer Station

Please be advised that Yeadon Borough’s trash pickup schedule may be impacted due to the temporary closure of the Delaware County Waste Authority Transfer Station #3 in Marple Township due to COVID-19. As we receive further information, additional notice(s) will be posted. We appreciate your patience. Please feel free to contact the borough with any questions or concerns.

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Yeadon Public Library Updates: New Online Programs for Seniors; Modified Services During Library Closure

The Yeadon Public Library is pleased to announce the first two online programs for seniors (age 60 and over) being offered in collaboration with the County of Delaware Services for the Aging (COSA):

Chronic Pain Self-Management: Online Program for Seniors

Mondays 9:30 AM to Noon from November 16th through December 21st

WISE: Wellness Initiative for Senior Education Online Program

Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m. from November 17th through December 22nd

Registration is required to participate; Contact Ellen Williams, COSA Health & Wellness Program at or call 610-499-1937.

Other Library News

The interior of the Library remains closed to patrons at this time.

However, we are offering curbside service to our patrons for books, cds, dvds, etc. Requests will be taken online at, via phone 610-623-4090 or email us at

You will receive a phone call from the library when your order is ready. When you arrive, please call and a staff member will place your items on a table outside the front entrance of the library for you.

You may also return any materials you have in our drop box. All materials will be quarantine for 96 hours and then checked in. No fines will be accessed to your account.

Hours for pick up are:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday: 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Wednesday: 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Saturday: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Other services being offered are:
Printouts: Do you need something printed? You can send your documents to Please include all your contact information and we will notify you when documents are available. Black & white prints are 15¢ per page & color 25¢.

Copies & Faxes: Bring your documents to the library and we will make your copies. Black & white prints are 15¢ per page & color 25¢. Fax are $1.00 per page.

If you do not have a library card – please email with your name, address, phone number, and birth date. You will receive an email with a library card number and receive a physical card via mail.

If you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact us:

Clay Payne
Library Executive Director
Yeadon Public Library
809 Longacre Blvd.
Yeadon, PA 19050
Phone (610) 623-4090

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Delaware County Turkey Giveaway Friday, November 20 at Darby Recreation Center

Please join Rep. Joanna McClinton for her annual Delaware County Turkey Giveaway on Friday, November 20, 2-3 pm at the Darby Recreation Center.

Delaware County Turkey Giveaway

Friday, November 20, 2:00-3:00 PM
1022 Ridge Avenue
Darby, PA 19023

In partnership with Fresh Direct, 150 turkeys will be distributed to families in need. Additionally, Gateway Health will be on-site to provide free COVID-19 testing to individuals on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please help us spread the word by the sharing this event with your neighbors and constituents!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Rep. Joanna McClinton’s office at 215-748-6712.

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Drive thru food drive

Support Local Food Pantries at Drive Thru Food Drive Events


Delaware County Department of Human Services, in conjunction with Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon and Rep. Steve Barrar present a series of contactless food drives.

People are to drive through the parking lot, and volunteers will take items from their trunks to trucks for the pantries.
Items needed include: dry food goods, peanut butter, canned meats & tuna, stews, rice, beans, soups, cereal, & items that cannot be purchased with SNAP benefits – paper towels, toilet paper, dish soap, laundry detergent, toothpaste, deodorant, bar soap for bathing, baby diapers & wipes, formula, hand sanitizer, & cleaning wipes.

Food will be donated to Delco food pantries.

For more information please contact Gayle Oddi: 610-713-2376

9:00 am to 11:30 am
Garnet Valley Middle School, 601 Smithbridge Rd, Glen Mills, PA 19342

1pm to 3:30 pm
Ridley High School, 901 Morton Avenue Folsom, PA

DECEMBER 5, 2020
9 am to 11:30 am
Haverford Township Municipal Building, 1014 Darby Rd Havertown, PA
Drop off – enter from Darby Rd, turn left, and left again into lot behind Wawa

DECEMBER 5, 2020
1 pm to 3:30 pm
Radnor Police Department, 301 Iven Avenue, Wayne, PA
Drop off upper level, in the circle

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