A Message from Mayor Hepkins and Yeadon Borough Council (April 18, 2020)
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.
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Residents are encouraged to register for the DelcoAlert notification system which alerts residents of updates and emergencies. You can register here:
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COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution
Delaware County: Please see COVID-19 Vaccine Information from Delaware County Intercommunity Health Coordination.
List of all vaccine providers | Delaware County, PA
Pennsylvania: Please see COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution on the Pennsylvania Department of Health website for vaccine provider locations and information about the phases of vaccine distribution.
COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution | PA Department of Health
Delaware County COVID-19 Call Center
Call 484-476-2100 between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm Monday through Friday for assistance with COVID-19 related questions including vaccines and testing. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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Pandemic Unemployment Assistance is compensation for self-employed, independent contractors, gig workers, and others not eligible for regular unemployment compensation.
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