Public Transportation

SEPTA service is operating on a continuous Saturday schedule until further notice. Riders are to begin to board buses and trolleys from the rear door. On board payments are suspended. Riders with disabilities can still board through the front of the bus. Regional Rail service is operating on an ESSENTIAL SERVICE schedule. SEPTA is also limiting the amount of riders on board to further promote social distancing.

Countywide Stay-At-Home/Shelter-In-Place Order: IN EFFECT

            By order of Governor Wolf, the Stay-At Home Order has been extended until April 30th. ALL residents of Delaware County are to remain in their homes. You may continue to work if your employer is a life-sustaining business. Residents are only allowed to leave their homes for trips to food markets, doctor appointments and any other necessary outings. While out, practice the principles of Social Distancing.

Coronavirus/COVID-19 Hotlines

            Questions about Coronavirus/COVID-19 can be answered using the following hotlines:

  • Greater Philadelphia Area Coronavirus Hotline available 24/7:


  • Chester County Health Department available daily 8:30A.M. to 4:30P.M.



            Anyone with symptoms of coronavirus wishing to be tested should contact their primary care physician. If you do not have a primary care physician, contact the Crozer Hotline at 610-447-6730.

Confirmed Cases of COVID-19

Cases can be tracked using the following link:

All Non-Life-Sustaining Businesses To Close

            By order of Governor Wolf, only businesses that are classified as “life-sustaining” are permitted to operate. Non-life sustaining businesses are to remain closed.

Businesses requesting waivers should use the following link:

To report a noncompliant business, contact the city of Chester Emergency Operations Center at (610) 447-7765

Monday – Friday from 8:30A.M. to 4P.M. Please do not call 911 to file reports. 

Daycares & Schools

The Chester-Upland School District and all daycares are to remain closed until further notice.

City of Chester Government Operations

City Hall – City Hall will be closed to the general public for the month of April.

Meetings – All public meetings will be live streamed on the city’s Facebook Page.

The City of Chester is scheduled to hold two (2) Deliberative Meetings and two (2) Council Meetings during the month of April.  To reduce the amount of days that persons would need to travel to attend these meetings, city officials have decided to move the Deliberative Meeting dates to the same day that corresponds with the bi-weekly Council Meetings.

As a result of these changes, Deliberative and Council Meetings for the month of April will take place on the following days and times:

Wednesday – April 8, 2020:

Deliberative Meeting (10am)

Council Meeting (approximately 10:30am)


Wednesday – April 22, 2020:

Deliberative Meeting (10am)

Council Meeting (approximately 10:30am)


City of Chester News and Information Facebook page: