COVID-19 Update - March 12, 2020

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Upper Darby Township

COVID-19 (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.

Upper Darby Township is committed to maintaining public safety and keeping the public informed as we take critical steps to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus. On Thursday, Gov. Tom Wolf and PA Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine provided an update on the State’s COVID-19 mitigation efforts and guidance to reduce the spread of the virus. In accordance with Federal, State, and County Guidance:

  • All non-essential travel is strongly discouraged in Upper Darby Township.
  • All non-essential large gatherings are strongly discouraged in Upper Darby Township.
  • All non-essential visits to Township Buildings and Facilities are discouraged.

The Township Municipal Departments are open and operating all essential services. We encourage you to call before you come to any Township Building, including Police headquarters and local Fire stations, to determine if you are able to be assisted by phone. The Main Township phone number is 610-352-4100 and a full contact list is available at www.upperdarby.org/contact/directory. As always, in case of any emergency dial 911.

If it is essential that you access the Township Building, please be advised that we are taking precautions to limit contact. Visitors will be limited to the first floor where they will be able to access the Tax Office, Licenses & Inspections and Health Department Services which have been relocated to the first floor temporarily. Parking tickets can be paid online at www.upperdarby.org/payticket or in person at the Parking Enforcement Office in the Basement level of the Township Building.

In addition, we encourage residents and businesses to submit their taxes by mail to:

Upper Darby Township

100 Garrett Road

Room 102

Upper Darby, PA 19082

In order to discourage non-essential travel and to safeguard the residents as well as the staff, Mayor Keffer will be asking Township Council to extend the deadline to receive the 2% discount on property taxes from March 31st to April 30th.

If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, which can include fever, cough, and shortness of breath, please call your health care provider or call the PA Department of Health at 1-877-PA HEALTH. In addition, please continue to take everyday precautions by washing your hands for at least 20 seconds, avoid touching your face, and avoid sick people. COVID-19 is spread through close contact and so all are encouraged to take the precaution of avoiding crowds and keeping distance from others.

This is a rapidly changing situation and residents are strongly encouraged to sign up for the Delco Alert System by visiting www.delcopa.gov