On Sunday, March 22, 2020 data and maps provided by the Chester County Health Department indicated two confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the city of Chester. However, the most up to date information accessible to us show that the two persons confirmed to have COVID-19 are not Chester residents. It is possible that this was initially reported as city of Chester cases if the persons who tested positive for the virus were tested at a facility in our area— most specifically if that testing site has the same zip code as the city of Chester. As the information surrounding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to change, we want to make sure we are providing the public with the most accurate information we have available at the time. For anyone who wishes to track COVID-19 cases in our area, you can access the data & maps at https://www.chesco.org/4376/Coronavirus-COVID-19.
City of Chester officials would like to remind the public that while no cases have been confirmed in the city, it is imperative that we all continue to follow state mandates and other recommendations provided to the public to help mitigate the spread of the virus. We should all continue practicing social distancing and adhering to the 2 week, countywide stay-at-home order issued by Gov. Tom Wolf.
Additionally, we also recommend that any person who thinks he/she may have been exposed to the virus or who may be exhibiting symptoms, to please contact their Primary Care Physician. Contacting your doctor will ensure that the proper assessments are conducted to secure the needed documentation should a COVID-19 test be needed. If you do not have a primary care physician, contact the Crozer Hotline at 610-447-6730.
Office of Mayor Thaddeus Kirkland
Office of Mayor Thaddeus Kirkland
Date: Sunday, March 22, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
contact: Aigner Cleveland
Mayor Thaddeus Kirkland Requests COVID-19 Testing Site After First Cases of Virus Confirmed in Chester
As of March 22, data and maps provided by the Chester County Health Department indicate two confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the city of Chester.
(CHESTER, PA) – The city of Chester Office of Emergency Management has announced that two adults in the city have tested positive for the Coronavirus (COVID-19). According to data and maps aggregated by the Chester County Health Department and in coordination with the Chester County Department of Emergency Services, the two adults are females, ages 63 and 71.
“This administration has been in constant communication with the city’s Emergency Management Coordinator Fire Commissioner William Rigby IV,” said Mayor Kirkland. “We are not surprised that cases have been confirmed in our city that is why we have been issuing daily briefings and updates to our residents related to COVID-19. Our city officials are following all of the recommendations given to us. The city’s Office of Emergency Management has been doing an amazing job keeping us updated, which is a tough task because this issue is very fluid and sensitive.
As numbers are steadily increasing in this area, I am requesting that a COVID-19 testing site be placed in the city of Chester. I intend to speak to the appropriate officials in the next coming days to ensure that this request is granted. While our numbers are small now, I want to ensure that residents here have quick access to testing services.”
The city of Chester has created a Coronavirus Resource page. The resource page provides residents with daily briefings issued by the city of Chester Office of Emergency Management, food distribution sites for students and food pantry locations.
In addition to city updates and services, the page highlights recommendations and other helpful links from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Gov. Tom Wolf’s Office and Delaware County.
City of Chester’s Coronavirus Resource Page:
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