Coronavirus Updates & Resources

A Message from Mayor Hepkins and Yeadon Borough Council (April 18, 2020)

Mayor’s Proclamation

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

Borough Resources

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;
  • Businesses with in-person operations must follow updated Business and Building Safety Requirements, which can be found at https://www.governor.pa.gov/covid-19/business-guidance/;
  • All businesses operating at 50% occupancy in the yellow phase may increase to 75% occupancy;
  • Masks are required when entering a business;
  • Restaurants and bars open at 50% occupancy;
  • Personal care services (including hair salons and barbershops) open at 50% occupancy and by appointment only;
  • Indoor recreation, health and wellness facilities, and personal care services (such as gyms and spas) open at 50% occupancy with appointments strongly encouraged;
  • All entertainment (such as casinos, theaters, and shopping malls) open at 50% occupancy;
  • Childcare may open complying with guidance;
  • Schools subject to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Commonwealth guidance; and
  • Continued telework is strongly encouraged.

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.

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

Prevention

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

Stimulus Checks

IRS.gov – Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info Here
Pandemic Unemployment Assistance is compensation for self-employed, independent contractors, gig workers, and others not eligible for regular unemployment compensation.

Schools

Reopening Schools: William Penn School Board Meeting Wednesday, August 5
William Penn School District: Reopening Schools 2020

Housing

Assistance available through the Delco CARES Program to qualified renters and homeowners in Delaware County who have been financially impacted by the pandemicDelcoPA.gov press release, (9/1/2020)
Rent and mortgage assistance programs administered by the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency
Applications available June 29 at PHFA.org; submissions can begin July 6

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

Testing Sites

Find COVID-19 testing sites in Delaware County

Hours and availability may vary. Please check with individual testing providers first for pre-registration requirements and details.

September 24 – Upland, PA click for details
Center for Family Health at Eastside, 125 9th St., Chester, PA 19013Tuesdays and Thursdays 7:30 am – 11:30 am, by appointment only. Call 610-471-0279 to schedule.
Sayre Health Center – Sayre High School, 59th & Locust St. Philadelphia, PA 19139
Springfield CVS – 795 Baltimore Pike, Springfield, PA 19064

Governor’s Office

Wolf Administration Reminds Pennsylvanians of Importance of Contact Tracing, Advises of Possible Scams (August 12, 2020)
Wolf Administration Provides Recommendation for School and Recreational Youth Sports (August 6, 2020)
Wolf Administration Provides Updated Guidance to Safely Reopen Pennsylvania’s Schools (July 16, 2020)
Wolf Administration: Hazard Pay Grants Now Available for Front-Line Workers in Life-Sustaining Industries (July 16, 2020)
Wolf Administration Announces Targeted Mitigation Efforts in Response to Recent COVID Case Increases (July 15, 2020)
Gov. Wolf Announces Protections from Foreclosures and Evictions Through Aug. 31 (July 9, 2020)
Wolf Administration Releases Updated FAQs for Summer Recreation, Camps and Pools (July 9, 2020)
Gov. Wolf: Sec. of Health Signs Expanded Mask-Wearing Order (July 1, 2020)
Wolf Administration Outlines Preliminary Guidance for Phased Reopening of Schools (June 3, 2020)
PennDOT Extends Expiration Dates on Driver Licenses, ID Cards, and Learner’s Permits (May 27, 2020)
Governor Wolf Announces Real Estate Industry May Conduct Limited Business Transactions Statewide (May 19, 2020)
Gov. Wolf, Sec. of Health Take Actions on Stay-at-Home Orders, Issue Yellow Phase Orders (May 8, 2020)
Protections from Foreclosures and Evictions Through July 10 (May 7, 2020)
Governor Wolf Extends Statewide Shutdown through May 8 (April 20, 2020)
Support and Referral Helpline for Pennsylvanians in Need of Behavioral Health Resources and Referrals During COVID-19 Public Health Crisis (April 3, 2020)
Governor Wolf Calls for Universal Masking (April 3, 2020)
List of Non-Life Sustaining Businesses
Issued ‘Stay at Home’ Order (March 23, 2020)
Pennsylvania Extends Personal Income Tax Return Filing Deadline to July 15, 2020 (March 21, 2020)
Close All Non-Life Sustaining Businesses (March 19, 2020)
Close Non-Essential Business (March 16, 2020)
Statewide Mitigation Efforts (March 16, 2020)
Close Dine-In Services (March 15, 2020)
Mitigation Guidance (March 13, 2020)
PA School Closures (March 13, 2020)
COVID-19 Disaster Declaration (March 6, 2020)

Delaware County

Holiday Guidance Issued During the COVID-19 Pandemic (11/18/2020)
Round #3 of Delco Strong Grants Available to Assist Local Businesses and Non-Profits during the COVID-19 Pandemic (11/3/2020)
Applications for Delco CARES Housing Assistance Program Available September 1 (9/1/2020)
Delaware County Announces COVID-19 Public Testing Site in Upper Darby (7/31/2020)
Bringing Back Delco Webinar for Childcare Facility Owners – August 4, 6:00 PM (7/30/2020)
Delco Businesses Urged to Report Price Gouging and may be Eligible for Restitution
Delaware County Announces COVID-19 Public Testing Site in Sharon Hill (7/22/2020)
Deadline Extended for Round 2 of Delco Strong Grants (7/10/2020)
County Council to Resume In-Person Meetings Beginning July 14 (7/10/2020)
Round #2 of Delco Strong Grants Available to Local Businesses and Non-Profits (7/1/2020)
Going Green and What it Means (6/26/20)
Governor Wolf Announces Delaware County Will Move to Green Phase June 26 (6/19/20)
Council Approves CARES Funds to Assist Businesses and Non-Profits with Economic Loss (6/17/2020)
PA $225M Main Street Small Business Grant
Progress Toward Green: Updated data measuring Delaware County’s progress toward entering the Green Phase (6/16/2020)
Delaware County Libraries Offer Contactless Pickup (6/12/2020)
Delaware County Council Votes to Expand Funding to Delco Strong (6/5/2020)
Find COVID-19 testing sites in Delaware County
Delaware County Launches Bringing Back Delco Task Force (5/30/20)
Update on the June 2 Primary Election in Delaware County (5/21/20)
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Recovery Funding Accepting Applications (5/21/20)
County Council Chairman Brian Zidek Gives Update COVID-19 (5/20/20)
Delaware County Council Announces the Creation of a COVID-19 Memorial (5/20/20)
Video: Delaware County Council Press Conference (5/14/20)
An Update on COVID-19 Testing in Delaware County (5/12/20)
Human Services Launches Emergency Assistance Program to Help Low-Income Families Amidst COVID-19 (5/8/20)
Community Invited to Create Cards and Signs for Long-Term Care Facilities (5/1/20)
Testing guidance for people without a healthcare provider (4/27/20)
Delaware County Launches Delco Strong Small Business Support Program
Video message from Delaware County Council (4/19/20)
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
Delaware County Interfaith Food Assistance Network (DIFAN): Facebook | Temporary COVID-19 hours and locations
Diaper Bank – Catholic Social Services Chester City
CityTeam Chester Emergency Assistance Programs (updated hours and closures 3/16/2020)

Foreign Language Coronavirus/Covid-19 Resources from Chester County Health Department:
Spanish | Arabic | Vietnamese | Urdu | Bengali

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 Child Care Providers are open for Essential Personnel.

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.

Volunteer
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.

Unemployment

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)

Primary Election

May 26 Update on the June 2 Primary Election in Delaware County
Details and deadlines for the June 2, 2020 Primary Election
Register to vote by May 18, 2020
Sign up for an absentee or mail-in ballot by May 26, 2020

Additional

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)