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DELCO ALERT - May 27, 2020

Hello, this is Mayor Barbarann Keffer with some messages for our Upper Darby Community. We have now passed the point where we’ve been living more days in 2020 under an emergency declaration than not. This has been a really tough time for most of us and we will get through it together. The pandemic has been a huge disruption in ways we could never have previously imagined. I am sorry to report that there will be no July 4th fireworks this summer or open-air outdoor movie nights or National Night Out. These gatherings are just not possible under the current public health guidance. Read full message HERE



DELCO ALERT - May 19, 2020

Hello, this is Mayor Barbarann Keffer with some reminders about coronavirus, free food distribution and this week’s Township Council meeting. I want to express my heartfelt sympathies to those who have lost a loved one to coronavirus and, in general, to everyone whose lives have been disrupted by the pandemic through financial insecurity or other hardships. This has been a really tough time for most of us and we’ll get through it together. I am pleased to announce that Upper Darby township, in partnership with the Share Food Program, will be offering free boxes of food to township residents.Read full message HERE



DELCO ALERT - May 13, 2020

Hello, this is Mayor Barbarann Keffer with some messages for our Upper Darby Township community. First off, I want to express my heartfelt sympathies to those who have lost a loved one to coronavirus and, in general, to everyone whose lives have been disrupted by the pandemic through financial insecurity or not being able to visit with family. We here in the township are working to deliver municipal services as well as programs to protect our residents and small business owners through the pandemic and beyond. Many thanks to our first responders and essential employees who, every day, work to keep us safe and fed.Read full message HERE


DELCO ALERT - May 6, 2020

Hello, this is Mayor Barbarann Keffer with some messages for our Upper Darby Township community. Tonight, Council will hold its monthly committee meeting. Details on how to view the meeting are on the township website. Because Council will not be voting, there is no public comment period in this meeting. Frequent updates about Coronavirus-related programs and services, like food distribution, mental health and grant programs can be found on the township website: upperdarby.org and official township Facebook page: Upper Darby Township - Government. If you do not have access to the internet and need information on these programs, please call the Mayor’s Request Line at 610.734.7625.Read full message HERE


DELCO ALERT - April 26, 2020

Hello, this is Mayor Barbarann Keffer with some reminders for the Upper Darby Township community. As you may know, the Pennsylvania Primary was moved to Tuesday, June 2nd. The Township Holiday has also been moved to Tuesday, June 2nd. Trash and recycling will be collected on its regular schedule this week. Please make sure that your trash is placed in a sealed bag and that mattresses are wrapped in plastic. Your cooperation helps protect our sanitation workers and our neighborhoods.Read full message HERE


DELCO ALERT - April 22, 2020

Hello, this is Mayor Barbarann Keffer with a message for the Upper Darby Township community. I want to offer my sympathies to those who have lost a loved one to coronavirus. It is distressing to hear of the continued rise in new cases and fatalities in our Township and I want to thank our health care workers, first responders, and those working in life sustaining businesses for their hard work to keep our community going.Read full message HERE


DELCO ALERT - April 18, 2020

Hello, this is Mayor Barbarann Keffer with a message for the people of Upper Darby Township. I would like to express my condolences for the victims of COVID-19 and their families. The number of people in our community who have tested positive continues to rise. There are signs that physical-distancing measures are working but we are not out of the woods yet. The Governor has announced a three-phase plan for Pennsylvania but cautioned that reopening cannot happen until the spread of coronavirus slows further.Read full message HERE


DELCO ALERT - April 15, 2020

Hello, this is Mayor Barbarann Keffer with a message for Upper Darby Township. The number of people in our community who have tested positive continues to rise (as does the number of people who test negative). There is a lot of uncertainty, a lot of people are hurting, are isolated and disappointed. We likely have a ways to go. Things will improve if we continue to work together. Please maintain physical-distance, wear a mask while out in public; don’t throw your gloves on the ground or in a shopping cart. The more we work together consistently to contain the virus to bring it to a standstill, the quicker this part of our lives will be over. Be strong for each other Upper Darby. In the future, we will all look back and be proud of how we responded to this unprecedented challenge.Read More HERE


DELCO ALERT - April 9, 2020

Hello, this is Mayor Barbarann Keffer with an update for Upper Darby Township. This is a strange and challenging time and I’d like to thank everyone who is doing their part to comply with Governor Wolf’s Stay At Home order. The number of positive cases being reported for Upper Darby and Delaware county continues to increase. This rise in cases shows how important it is to stay home unless it is necessary for work, weekly grocery shopping, or medical care. Self-isolating is not easy but I know that Upper Darby residents care about protecting the vulnerable and are strong enough to come through this challenge together.Read More HERE


DELCO ALERT - April 4, 2020

Hello, this is Mayor Barbarann Keffer with an update on the coronavirus and Upper Darby Township. As you may have heard, Governor Wolf and the PA Department of Health are now encouraging Pennsylvanians to wear masks whenever they leave the house. Masks help prevent people from sharing illness. You do not need a surgical or N95 mask. Please save those for health care professionals and first responders. Instructions on how to make simple protection can be found on the Township website – upperdarby.org.Read More HERE


Help Stop the Spread

Governor Tom Wolf is encouraging members of the public to wear homemade cloth or fabric masks. Save surgical masks and N95 respirators for our health care workers and first responders. Remember this saying: "My mask protects you, your mask protects me." Find full details and instructions to make a homemade mask at: https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/disease/coronavirus/Pages/Stop-the-Spread.aspx


DELCO ALERT - April 1, 2020

Good morning, Mayor Barbarann Keffer here with an update on the corona-virus. The safety and well-being of our residents is our top priority. As more testing is done, the number of people who test positive in our community will certainly rise, but it is not cause for panic. We all need to be strong for each other and prepared for this to get worse before it gets better. Now more than ever it is critically important that we all continue to practice social-distancing and strictly observe the Governor’s stay-at-home order. Social distancing means staying home unless absolutely necessary, only shopping for essentials once per week or less, and only interacting with people who live in your home who are also strictly observing these recommendations. Read More HERE

Details regarding the April 1st Council meeting can be found at: https://www.upperdarby.org/meetings/council/710/20200401/council-committee-meeting.


March 28th Update & Video Message

Please view the latest video from Mayor Barbarann Keffer regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus).


Governor Wolf and Health Secretary Issue ‘Stay at Home’ Orders to 7 Counties to Mitigate Spread of COVID-19

Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine issued “Stay at Home” orders to Allegheny, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Monroe, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties, as the state seeks relief to save lives and stop the spread of COVID-19. Detailed guidance can be found HERE


Mayor Keffer's March 23rd Update

Please view the latest video from Mayor Barbarann Keffer regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus)


DELCO ALERT - March 22, 2020

This is Mayor Barbarann Keffer with an update on Upper Darby Township’s efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. After Delaware County merged forces with Chester County’s Health Department, we learned that as of today, 11 township residents have tested positive for the virus. Our hearts go out to the afflicted and their families and for their quick recoveries. Read More HERE

Details regarding the March 25th Council meeting can be found at: https://www.upperdarby.org/meetings/council/726/20200325/council-meeting.


March 19th Update & Video Message

Upper Darby, PA, March 19, 2020- Limiting non-essential travel is key to stopping the spread of COVID-19. Mayor Barbarann Keffer and her administration have taken important steps to protect residents and employees. The Township Government will continue to provide services, but the Upper Darby Township Building is closed to the public. In addition, the Township Libraries, Parks, and Senior Centers are closed.


COVID-19 (aka "Coronavirus") Update - March 17, 2020

In an effort to comply with updated guidance, the March 18th Township Council Meeting is postponed. The Township is making every effort to ensure that future meetings are conducted in a manner that protects the health of our Township Council, along with members of Boards and Commissions, while also complying with the Pennsylvania Sunshine Act. It is absolutely critical that the government continues to function during this and any future emergency and that is why plans and protocols are being put in place to ensure the continuity of government.


COVID-19 (aka "Coronavirus") Update - March 15, 2020

Limiting non-essential travel is key to stopping the spread of COVID-19. Mayor Barbarann Keffer and her administration have taken important steps to protect residents and employees. The Township Government will continue to provide services, but the Upper Darby Township Municipal Building will be closed to the public for 48 hours on Monday, March 16 and Tuesday, March 17.


COVID-19 (aka "Coronavirus") Update - March 14, 2020

On March 13th and 14th Governor Tom Wolf announced new guidance to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Upper Darby Township has updated their response in accordance with guidance from Federal, State, and County officials. Read full details here.


COVID-19 (aka "Coronavirus") Emergency Declaration - March 13, 2020

Today Mayor Barbarann Keffer signed an Emergency Declaration for Upper Darby Township due to the effects of the COVID-19 Coronavirus. The Township is taking steps to support the effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. Read full details here.


COVID-19 (aka "Coronavirus") Update - March 12, 2020

Mayor Barbarann Keffer has been closely monitoring the global outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) including high level coordination with the PA Department of Health, the Delaware County Emergency Services Center, the Upper Darby School District, and the Township leadership team. On Thursday, March 12th, based on new information from the State, Mayor Keffer immediately met with Interim Superintendent of Police Bernhardt, Interim Fire Chief Gove, and senior members of her administration to continue strengthening the Township’s response plan for COVID-19. Read full details here.


COVID-19 (aka "Coronavirus") Update - March 6, 2020

Local, County, State, and Federal officials are coordinating their response to COVID-19, the illness caused by the 2019 novel coronavirus. Upper Darby Township's Mayor and high level officials have been in direct communication with Delaware County, Delaware County Director of Emergency Services, and the Secretary of the PA Department of Health.

This morning Gov. Wolf announced that there are two presumptive cases of COVID-19 in Pennsylvania; one of which is an adult in Delaware County. This afternoon Delaware County held a press conference where they noted that the case in Delaware County is not community spread. The individual had traveled to an area in the United States where COVID-19 is present and came in direct contact with the virus. The individual is currently in their home in isolation. The PA Health Department is conducting aggressive contact tracing to determine who the individual may have come in contact with. The Health Department is contacting those individuals and no further information about the individual is available at this time. Read full details here.