Category: COVID-19 News

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 chesco.org/4562/delco-testing

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.

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Delaware County

Holiday Guidance Issued During the COVID-19 Pandemic

As Thanksgiving and the holiday season approaches, many people look forward to spending time with family and friends. This year looks much different due to the COVID-19 pandemic and residents are strongly urged to reconsider traditional holiday plans.

COVID-19 cases in Delaware County have been rising and the county has now exceeded the highest number of outbreaks since the height of the pandemic. At the height of the pandemic, there were 232 cases a day in Delaware County. On Nov. 18, Delaware County reported 287 cases, bringing the total of positive cases in Delaware County to 17,184. There have been 836 COVID-19 related deaths in the county.

Public health investigators are linking a majority of cases in Delaware County to social gatherings and are strongly urging people to not host gatherings this holiday season. The safest way to celebrate the holidays this year is to celebrate virtually or with just the people in your household.

“While it’s extremely difficult to not gather with the ones we love this year, it’s necessary if we want to mitigate the spread of the virus and protect our loved ones and the community,” said Delaware County Council Chairman Brian Zidek. “It’s a small price to pay now in order to protect our community and schools and businesses who may be forced to shut down if our numbers continue to rise.”

The Chester County Health Department has issued Holiday Guidance during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Holiday Guidance:

  • Limit in-person holiday gatherings to only people you live with or limit to a small group of individuals with whom you are regularly in contact.
  • Keep visits short – gatherings that last longer pose more risk than short gatherings.
  • Host a virtual holiday dinner with extended family or friends, especially if they are at higher risk for illness from COVID-19.
  • Prepare traditional family recipes for family and neighbors and deliver them in a way that doesn’t involve contact with others.

See the full guidance here.

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Delco STrong 3

Round #3 of Delco Strong Grants Available to Assist Local Businesses and Non-Profits during the COVID-19 Pandemic

ONLINE APPLICATION WINDOW OPENS ON NOVEMBER 2

On October 21, Delaware County Council unanimously voted to authorize the use of remaining, already allocated CARES Act funding to further assist Delaware County businesses and non-profit organizations that have suffered loss from business interruptions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Modeled after the popular Delco Strong and Delco Strong 2 grant programs offered in May and July, “Delco Strong 3” will allow Delaware County businesses and non-profit organizations to apply for a grant.

Read the full press release at delcopa.gov.

For-Profit Businesses
Applications for grants from for-profit businesses will be accepted from Monday, November 2 at 5:00a.m. through Friday, November 6 at 5:00p.m. Applications will not be accepted before or after that time.
Applications can be submitted online through the Delco Strong website: https://delcostrong.delcopa.org/

Non-Profit Organization Grants:
Applications for grants from non-profit organizations will be accepted from November 2 at 9:00a.m through November 13 at 5:00p.m.
Applications can be submitted through The Foundation for Delaware County’s website. Details about the application process can be found here: https://delcofoundation.org/delco-strong-3/

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Health Center

County Council Approves Yeadon Site for Community Health Center

From the Delaware County Daily Times:

Delaware County Council approved an agreement for a location in Yeadon to serve as a community health center that will eventually be a site to distribute a COVID-19 vaccine and to serve as the county’s health department once that’s established.

Council unanimously approved entering into a five-year lease agreement with Yeadon Shopping Center, L.P. for a 1,235 square-foot former community shopping center at 125 Chester Ave. The agreement puts the cost at $185,4000 a year so that the space can be used to provide flu vaccines and COVID-19 tests – and eventually COVID-19 vaccines, when they become available.

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COVID Testing in Upland

Delaware County Offers COVID-19 Testing in Upland Sept. 24

Delaware County will be offering drive-thru and walk-up COVID-19 testing for residents on September 24 in Upland.

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 5-7 business days and will be sent by mail. Please note that individuals have the option of receiving test results through an online portal hosted by HNL Lab Medicine. Individuals who elect to provide an email address will be able to create an online account on the MyHNLAccess portal at https://myhnlaccess.force.com/Patients/hnlloginpage where they can access their results. Individuals who test positive will also receive a call from the Chester County Health Department.

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

September 24, 2020 – 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Individuals are asked to pre-register online at www.chesco.org/4562/delco-testing or by phone at (610) 891-6129; walk-up testing will also be available. Please note that in the event of inclement weather, testing may be canceled.

Additional public COVID-19 testing sites in Delaware County will be announced in the coming weeks. An interactive map with dozens of COVID-19 test sites in Delaware County is available at www.delcopa.gov/testing. For more information about COVID-19 testing, symptoms and resources for the community can be found at www.delcopa.gov/ich/resources/coronavirus.html.

Covid Testing

County Offering Flu Shot and COVID-19 Screening Events in Millbourne

Two Separate Events

At Philadelphia Sikh Society: 6706 Garden Court Road, Millbourne, PA 19082

Flu Shots: Tuesday, Sept 15, 10 am – 4 pm
The flu clinic is for any Delaware County resident age 3 years of age and older.

COVID-19 Testing: Wednesday, Sept. 16, 10 am – 4 pm; Thursday, Sept. 17, 10 am – 4 pm
The COVID-19 testing is available for individuals who live or work in Delaware County, that have COVID-19 symptoms or have been exposed to COVD-19 or are critical/essential workers.

Flu Shots Millbourne

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COVID-19 testing for Delaware County Residents – August 25, 26 and 27 in Aldan

Delaware County will be offering drive-thru and walk-up COVID-19 testing for residents on August 25, 26 and 27 in Prospect Park.

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

Testing is available for residents 12 years of age and older who have COVID-19 symptoms, have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, or who may be symptomatic. Testing is open to all residents and individuals who work in Delaware County. 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 residents. There are no out-of-pocket expenses or co-pays for those with health insurance. Please bring your insurance card to the testing site. A prescription from a doctor is not required. Upon arrival, residents will need to complete a registration form and a consent form. Residents are required to wear a mask/face covering at the test site.

Test results typically take up to 5-7 business days and will be sent by mail. Effective August 11, residents have the option of receiving test results faster through an online portal hosted by HNL Lab Medicine. Residents who elect to provide an email address will be able to create an online account on the MyHNLAccess portal at https://myhnlaccess.force.com/Patients/hnlloginpage where they can access their results. Residents who test positive will also receive a call from the Chester County Health Department.

John P. McBlain Community Center
210 Shisler Avenue, Aldan, PA 19018

August 25: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
August 26: Noon – 5:30 PM
August 27: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Residents are asked to pre-register online at www.chesco.org/4562/delco-testing or by phone at (610) 891-6129; walk-up testing will also be available. Please note that in the event of inclement weather, testing may be canceled.

Additional public COVID-19 testing sites in Delaware County will be announced in the coming weeks. An interactive map with dozens of COVID-19 test sites in Delaware County is available at www.delcopa.gov/testing. For more information about COVID-19 testing, symptoms and resources for the community can be found at www.delcopa.gov/ich/resources/coronavirus.html.

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COVID-19 testing for Delaware County Residents – August 18 and 20 in Prospect Park

UPDATE: Due to inclement weather the previously announced testing event on August 19 has been canceled.


Delaware County will be offering drive-thru and walk-up COVID-19 testing for residents on August 18 and 20 in Prospect Park.

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

Testing is available for residents 12 years of age and older who have COVID-19 symptoms, have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, or who may be symptomatic. Testing is open to all residents and individuals who work in Delaware County. 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 residents. There are no out-of-pocket expenses or co-pays for those with health insurance. Please bring your insurance card to the testing site. A prescription from a doctor is not required. Upon arrival, residents will need to complete a registration form and a consent form. Residents are required to wear a mask/face covering at the test site.

Test results typically take up to 5-7 business days and will be sent by mail. Effective August 11, residents have the option of receiving test results faster through an online portal hosted by HNL Lab Medicine. Residents who elect to provide an email address will be able to create an online account on the MyHNLAccess portal at https://myhnlaccess.force.com/Patients/hnlloginpage where they can access their results. Residents who test positive will also receive a call from the Chester County Health Department.

Interboro High School
500 16th Avenue, Prospect Park, PA 19076

August 18: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
August 19: Noon – 5:30 PM
August 20: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Residents are asked to pre-register online at www.chesco.org/4562/delco-testing or by phone at (610) 891-6129; walk-up testing will also be available. Please note that in the event of inclement weather, testing may be canceled.

For more information on testing and an interactive map with dozens of COVID-19 test sites in Delaware County, visit www.delcopa.gov/testing. Additional public COVID-19 testing sites in Delaware County will be added and announced in the coming weeks. More information on COVID-19 testing, symptoms, and resources can be found on the Delaware County website at www.delcopa.gov/ich/resources/coronavirus.html.

Public Health Town Hall

Virtual Public Health Town Hall to be Held August 20

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to be a public health crisis. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Delaware County is making history by establishing a public health department.

Join WHYY, Delaware County Council, and The Foundation for Delaware County for a public town hall to learn more about the plans for this new public health department, an update on COVID-19 in Delco, and the results of Johns Hopkins year-long public health study.

All members of the public are encouraged to register for the event online.

Panelists:

  • Dr. Beth Reznick, Senior Scientist, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Rosemarie Halt, Health Policy Consultant for Delaware County
  • Grace Gianturco Gorenflo, Principal, Gorenflo Consulting, Inc.
  • Dr. Monica Taylor, Delaware County Council
  • Frances Sheehan, President, The Foundation for Delaware County

Moderator

  • Sandra Clark, Vice President for News and Civic Dialogue, WHYY

Thursday, August 20, 2020
4:00-5:30 p.m.

REGISTER ONLINE