As cases dwindle, Chesco to step down as health lead for Delco’s COVID response, Aug. 1

WEST CHESTER – As the COVID-19 crisis unfolded across southeast Pennsylvania in March, 2020, Chester County was willing to stand up to help a neighbor — Delaware County, which lacked its own Health Department — to assist in the management of the pandemic. With cases now in steep decline — largely because of high vaccination rates in the two counties — that neighborly help is no longer...

County: high vaccination rates have COVID case numbers falling

Chester County Health Officials announced Thursday that 83 percent of all eligible Chester County residents (age 12 and above) are partially or fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  Taking it one step further, of those age 18 and over (which follows the Governor’s benchmark), 92 percent are partially or fully vaccinated.  According to county health officials, these figures indicate that Chester...

Chester County opens walk-in sites for COVID vaccine

Chester County Health Department officials announced a number of COVID-19 vaccine clinics now offer walk-in vaccinations.   County health officials encourage everyone who is eligible, but has not yet received the vaccine, to take advantage of this free, convenient option. From Friday, May 7, the Health Department’s walk-in vaccine clinic at the Exton Square Mall (former Sears store) will offer...

Chesco Health launches new vaccine reg. system; everyone in 1A eligible for appointments

WEST CHESTER — The Chester County Health Department has launched a new vaccine registration system for its COVID-19 vaccine program. The new system helps everyone who has already registered with the county health department to easily book a vaccine appointment, and ensures appointments are allocated specifically to the individuals who are being contacted. An email sent this morning to all Phase...

Elected officials reach out to schedule vaccine appointments

Chester County Commissioner Michelle Kichline (right) making phone calls to county residents to book COVID-19 vaccine appointments, Saturday. Also pictured are (background left to right) State Sen. Carolyn Comitta (D-19), and State Rep. Dan Williams (D-74. WEST CHESTER — All three Chester County Commissioners, and a number of state elected officials joined Chester County Health Department staff...

County Health, Chester Co. Hospital partner for one-day vaccine clinic to help appointment backlog

The vaccine clinic site at West Chester University WEST CHESTER — Two of Chester County’s leading COVID-19 vaccine providers have come together to create a one-day mass vaccination clinic this Saturday, Feb. 20, for 1,500 individuals in Phase 1A who live and work in Chester County. The clinic is by appointment only, and the Chester County Health Department has contacted individuals who are...

Chesco opens pre-registration for COVID vaccinations

WEST CHESTER — Residents of Chester County can now pre-register for the COVID-19 vaccine by completing a form found on the Chester County Health Department’s COVID-19 web page. The form for all individuals age 16 and over who live and work in Chester County can be found at www.chesco.org/covidvaccine. Completion of the form registers a person’s interest in receiving the vaccine, and the information...

Commissioners OK organized sports practices

WEST CHESTER — Chester County took another step toward a more normal life, by announcing that organized team sports practices will be permitted — under certain circumstances — beginning Thursday. Games and competitions are still not permitted. In a statement issued Wednesday, the Chester County Commissioners and Chester County Health Department said they are committed to ensuring the health...

COVID-19 Update, May 22: All of Pa. to go ‘Yellow’ June 5; 17 counties go ‘Green’ on May 29

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times @mikemcgannpa Gov. Tom Wolf announced Friday afternoon that the entire state of Pennsylvania would move out of lockdown into Yellow status, effective June 5, with eight counties moving to Yellow and 17 additional counties moving to the fully open Green status on May 29. “We know not only that we succeeded in slowing case growth, but that our actions, our collective...

Chesco to start antibody testing for COVID-19 for key personnel

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Chester County will be the first county in Pennsylvania to start testing essential personnel for COVID-19 with a blood antibody test, county health officials announced Monday afternoon, during a video community conference. County Commissioner Chair Marian Moskowitz announced the testing initiative at the end of the teleconference — noting that testing will be...