The Governor has called a State of Emergency for at least two weeks that will close all Pennsylvania Public Schools (Parochial Schools have followed), as well as all non-essential businesses. Employers are asked to encourage employees who can, to telecommute/work from home, while practicing social distancing. For applicable school students, grab and go meals will be available at Evans Elementary in Yeadon, as well as Penn Wood Middle School in Darby between the hours of 11:00 am and 1:00 pm. Additional information can be obtained via the WPSD website.
In addition, the County has also instituted specific State of Emergency instructions for Delaware County. Each Delco Mayor is to provide a proclamation for their respective municipality. Consequently, the Borough of Yeadon is following suit. Therefore, for the next two weeks, as Mayor, the following proclamation is hereby in effect:
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.
In a further effort to maintain Social Distancing to slow down the spread of the disease, all gatherings of 50 or more people is hereby prohibited until further notice. This includes parties, concerts, weddings, funerals, places of worship, all business establishments and the like, that constitutes 50 or more people. This proclamation will be strictly enforced by Yeadon Police.
All residents are encouraged to continue to tune in to responsible media outlets to receive the latest updates as this fluid situation develops. All residents are also encouraged to check our borough website for the latest updates.
Your continued patience and diligence is greatly appreciated. Working together, we can all get through these unprecedented times…
Rohan K. Hepkins