press release, Chester County, 3/25/20
The Chester County Commissioners announce the extension of the County’s essential services-only operation to help slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). The extended period runs to Monday morning, April 13th. The Commissioners’ decision fully supports the “Stay at Home” order issued by Governor Wolf this week, and helps to protect the health and safety of both Chester County’s 2,400 full and part-time employees, and individuals and families throughout the county.
Chester County Government moved to essential services-only on Saturday, March 14th in advance of other counties in the region, taking the lead in measures to keep residents and employees as healthy as possible.
Chester County Commissioners’ Chair Marian Moskowitz said, “The County’s essential services have long been identified in our continuity of operations (COOP) plan, so while making the decision was not an easy one, enacting it was relatively straightforward.”
“Making that decision has proven to be very prudent,” added Moskowitz. “The build-up of prevention measures put in place over the past week by us, by the State and our neighboring counties have been necessary to make every effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. And although we have put an end-date of April 13th on our plan to return to full services, we will continue to evaluate and monitor the need to remain at essential services-only beyond that date.”…
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