We will be providing updates and releases for Coronavirus / COVID-19 in this section of the website.

Updated – March 31, 2020:  The City will only be delivering essential services until further notice. Regular trash pickup will continue. Residents who report new bulk trash pickup requests should expect delayed response times as the city is working with limited staff that operate on staggered schedules.

Reporting Services:

Streets Department:
Calls for emergency services, contact: (610) 447-7888 or (610) 447-7745

Emergency Contacts:

City of Chester Office of Emergency Management:
(610) 447-7765

Helpful information:

  1. 1-877-PA-HEALTH
  2. 1-800-722-7112
  3. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
  4. PA Health

Coronavirus Updates

FREE COVID-19 Testing

(Stop COVID-19 Chester City) WHEN: Every Wednesday, Thursday & Friday beginning 9/9 until 10/2 TIME: 9am – 4pm WHERE: Chester City Hall

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Financial Assistance Available for Renters and Homeowners

Beginning on July 6, Pennsylvania residents can apply for the CARES Act Rent or Mortgage Relief Program being offered by the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency. Renters can receive up to $750 a month for up to 6 months, paid directly to their landlord. Those with...

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Delco Strong Grants for Local Business and Non-Profits

Round # 2 of Delco Strong Grants Available to Assist Local Businesses and Non-Profits Online application window opens on July 7  On June 17, Delaware County Council unanimously voted to authorize the use of CARES Act funds to further assist Delaware County businesses...

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Guidance for Delco in Green Phase

On June 25 Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine signed amended green phase orders for the 12 counties moving to green at 12:01 a.m., on June 26. The counties include Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Erie, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lehigh,...

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Free COVID-19 Testing

The City of Chester in partnership with Delaware County Council and the Chester County Health Department will host a FREE COVID-19 Testing event for the community. If you have health insurance, please bring card. NOT MANDATORY WHEN: Saturday – June 27, 2020 WHERE:...

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Guidance for Delco in Yellow Phase

Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine signed amended yellow phase orders to include 10 counties moving to the yellow phase at 12:01 a.m. on June 5. The counties include Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lehigh, Northampton,...

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May 8 – Weekly Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Current Confirmed Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases in city of Chester:             According to Chester County Health Department’s data and maps for Delaware County, as of Friday, May 8, 2020 there are 272 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the city of Chester.  This number...

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May 1 – Weekly Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Current Confirmed Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases in city of ChesterAccording to Chester County Health Department’s data and maps for Delaware County, as of Friday, May 1, 2020 there are 201 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the city of Chester. This number accounts for...

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April 24 – Weekly Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Current Confirmed Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases in city of Chester:             According to Chester County Health Department’s data and maps for Delaware County, as of Friday, April 24, 2020 there are 105 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the city of Chester.  This...

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