Category: Community


Grocery Shopping Services Available to Senior Citizens

During the COVID-19 pandemic, The County of Delaware Services for the Aging (COSA) and Community Transit are partnering to offer seniors an alternative to in-person grocery shopping. Community Transit drivers are available to get grocery lists and payment from seniors and shop and deliver their items. Seniors can stay safely in their homes. The cost of the shopping and delivery will be subsidized by COSA. To contact Community Transit for this service, call 215-900-2519 or email


Food Resources During COVID-19

Beginning Monday, March 30, residents can pick up a box of food on Mondays and Thursdays between 10 AM and noon at sites throughout the city. One box will be given per household. The boxes will have a five-day supply of food to make meals.
The following sites will offer food from 10 AM to noon:

People’s Emergency Center
3750 Lancaster Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Upper Room Baptist Church
7236 Ogontz Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19138

Opportunity, Inc.
5900 Lansdowne Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19151

Christ Church South Philly
229 Moore St.
Philadelphia, PA 19148

Mitchell Elementary School
5500 Kingsessing Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19143

Resurgence Church1738
West Atlantic St.
Philadelphia, PA 19140

West Kensington Ministry
2140 N Hancock St.
Philadelphia, PA 19122

Dare 2 Imagine Church
6610 Anderson St.
Philadelphia, PA 19119

Shekinah SDA 531 Chew Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19120

Association of Former Gang Members
1631 W Susquehanna Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19121

Keep the Faith Ministries
1906 Harrison St.
Philadelphia, PA 19124

Parkside Association
1719 N. 52nd St.
Philadelphia, PA 19131

Richard and Friends
1916 E Venango St.
Philadelphia, PA 19134

Triumph Baptist Church
1648 W Hunting Park Ave.

Giving Heart Ministries
6506 Elmwood Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19142

1711 S Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA 19148

Overbrook West Neighbors
Philadelphia, PA OWN
5925 Lancaster Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19151

Iglesia Cristiana Avivamiento
5500 Tabor Rd.
Philadelphia, PA 19120

Mizpah SDA
4355 Paul St.
Philadelphia, PA 19124

Christian Compassion CDC
6100 Cedar Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19143

No ID or proof of income is required.

Volunteers Needed to Support Alternative Care Site

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
  • Medical and nursing students
  • Behavioral Health professionals
  • Support, Administrative and Logistic Staff
  • Citizen Corps of Delaware County

If interested, please register online at

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.

Volunteers for Glen Mills facility

Coronavirus Updates & Resources

Mayor’s Proclamation

Governor Wolf’s COVID-19 Disaster Declaration
Mayor Hepkins’ Emergency Proclamation Letter

Borough Resources

The Borough of Yeadon will be closed for normal business and for non-essential personnel. Only essential employees are to report for duty. All activities at the Hall have been suspended, such as Hall rentals. If you need to pay tickets, citations, and/or taxes you may mail it 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.

Effective Saturday, March 14, 2020 the Yeadon Public Library will be closed.

All permits and rental inspections are suspended until further notice. New resale inspection applications will not be accepted at this time.

Parks and fields are closed to the public. Gatherings of two or more people are prohibited at this time.

Lunches for school age children are available from 11am-1pm, Monday through Friday, until further notice. In Yeadon, lunches may be picked up at Evans Elementary School, 900 Baily Road. See all lunch pickup locations in the William Penn School District.

Governor Wolf announced on March 30th that schools are closed until further notice.

Trash and recycling pickup will follow the regular schedule.

Yard Waste Drop Off is postponed. Street sweeping will be performed as needed.

Sign Up for Emergency Notifications

Residents are encouraged to register for the DelcoAlert notification system which alerts residents of updates and emergencies. You can register here: Sign Up for Delco Alerts
Delco Alert Emergency Notification System signup


Wearing Face Masks: Information on wearing face masks when leaving your home
See also: COVID-19 Face Mask Guidance (Chester County Health Department)
Use of Cloth Face Coverings to Help Slow the Spread (Delaware County)

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.

Centers for Disease Control Resources

Coronavirus COVID-19
How to Protect Yourself
Symptoms & Testing
Frequently Asked Questions

Pennsylvania Department of Health Resources

Business guidances for Sanitation and Social Distancing (April 5)
Coronavirus FAQs
PAcast Virtual Press Conference
Responding to COVID-19 Guide

Governor’s Office

Support and Referral Helpline for Pennsylvanians in Need of Behavioral Health Resources and Referrals During COVID-19 Public Health Crisis (April 3)
Governor Wolf Calls for Universal Masking (April 3)
List of Non-Life Sustaining Businesses
Issued ‘Stay at Home’ Order (March 23)
Close All Non-Life Sustaining Businesses (March 19)
Close Non-Essential Business (March 16)
Statewide Mitigation Efforts (March 16)
Close Dine-In Services (March 15)
Mitigation Guidance (March 13)
PA School Closures (March 13)
COVID-19 Disaster Declaration (March 6)

Delaware County

Delaware County COVID-19 Prevention, Resources, and FAQs
Community Resources during COVID-19 crisis
The following information can be found on Chester County’s website in an effort to help Delaware County mitigate the spread of the COVID-19.
Call for information and guidance at 1-877-PA-HEALTH (1-877-724-3258).
Grocery Shopping Services Available to Senior Citizens
Delaware County Data & Maps
Report Potential Exposure
Delco Alert (Emergency Notification System)
Things to Do at Home
Life Sustaining Businesses FAQ & Waiver Application
Food Assistance Locator

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:

Donations will be distributed by the Delaware County Emergency Services Department

Delaware County Council on Twitter | Facebook

Resources and Questions

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.


Office of Unemployment Compensation: Information for workers impacted by COVID-19

U.S. Small Business Administration

Disaster Assistance

Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development

COVID-19 Working Capital Access Program (CWCA)


Virtual Field Trips
Scholastic – Join Zoom Meeting
Learn at Home
Libby, by Overdrive Library App
Xfinity Opens Free WIFI during COVID-19 Emergency
Philly Zoo at 2 (Facebook Live Series)


Event Updates Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

The Camp Garrett Open House scheduled for Wednesday, March 18 has been postponed.

Additionally, the Darby Creek Valley Association‘s annual Spring Cleanup has been postponed.

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.

Thank you.

Coronavirus FAQ

Coronavirus Update: Pennsylvania Schools Closed

All PA Schools Closed for Two Weeks

Governor Tom Wolf announced that all K-12 Pennsylvania schools will be closed for 10 business days effective Monday, March 16. The Wolf Administration will continue to monitor COVID-19 in the commonwealth, and at the end of 10 days will reevaluate and decide whether continued closure is needed.

FDA COVID-19 Resources

For a comprehensive resource of information about the current coronavirus outbreak, please see the Food and Drug Administration’s COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions page.