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

PA Statewide Stay-at-Home Order Extended Until May 8

Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine announced that the statewide stay-at-home orders issued on April 1 to protect Pennsylvanians and mitigate the spread of COVID-19 will be extended until Friday, May 8 at 12:01 AM

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April 19 – Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Universal Masking             Employees and customers are required to wear masks inside essential businesses. Businesses are ordered to deny entry to any customers who are not wearing a mask, unless the business is providing medication, medical supplies, or food, in...

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April 18 – Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Universal Masking             Employees and customers are required to wear masks inside essential businesses. Businesses are ordered to deny entry to any customers who are not wearing a mask, unless the business is providing medication, medical supplies, or food, in...

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April 17 – Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Universal Masking             Employees and customers are required to wear masks inside essential businesses. Businesses are ordered to deny entry to any customers who are not wearing a mask, unless the business is providing medication, medical supplies, or food, in...

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April 16– Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Universal Masking: UPDATE             Employees and customers are now required to wear masks inside essential businesses. Businesses are ordered to deny entry to any customers who are not wearing a mask, unless the business is providing medication, medical supplies,...

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April 15 – Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

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...

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April 14 – Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

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...

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April 13 – Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

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...

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April 12 – Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Severe Weather Warning There is a Severe Weather Warning for tonight, Sunday 4/12/2020. Heavy rain with accumulation up to 1-1.5” with winds 25-35mph and gusts up to 45-60mph. Scattered Thunderstorms are possible. Anticipate possible flooding on city streets. DO NOT...

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April 11 – Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

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...

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April 10 – Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

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...

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Grocery Shopping Assistance for Seniors

During the COVID-19 pandemic, The County of Delaware Services for the Aging (COSA) and Community Transit are partnering to offer seniors an alternative to in-person grocery shopping. Community Transit drivers are available to get grocery lists and payment from seniors...

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April 9 – Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

UPDATE: Schools & Daycares By order of the State’s Education Secretary, all Pennsylvania schools are closed through the rest of the academic year. Daycares are to remain closed until further notice. UPDATE: Public Transportation The Wilmington/Newark regional rail...

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April 8 – Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Food Delivery for Seniors During the COVID-19 pandemic, The County of Delaware Services for the Aging (COSA) and Community Transit are partnering to offer seniors an alternative to in-person grocery shopping. Community Transit drivers are available to get grocery...

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April 7 – Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

City Basketball Courts & Playgrounds             All city of Chester Parks are officially closed to the public. In effort to minimize social gatherings in our parks, all basketball court rims will be removed.  Residents who wish to exercise or walk in these areas...

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April 6 – Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Potential Exposure Report Residents of Delaware County can now submit a Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) potential exposure report. If you suspect that you have been in contact with a COVID-19 case within the last 14 days, you can follow a report at the following link:...

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April 5 – Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Potential Exposure Report Residents of Delaware County can now submit a Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) potential exposure report. If you suspect that you have been in contact with a COVID-19 case within the last 14 days, you can follow a report at the following link:...

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April 4 – Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Universal Masking             The CDC and Governor Wolf now recommend that the general public wear a basic cloth mask anytime they leave their home for life-sustaining reasons. Medical-type masks should be reserved for healthcare workers. More information can be found...

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