COVID-19 Emergency Declaration - March 13, 2020

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Upper Darby Township

COVID-19 (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 Coronavirus.

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.
  • All Religious leaders are encouraged to exercise discretion in order to mitigate the spread of illness.

Upper Darby Township is taking the following steps:

  • Effective Saturday, March 14th, Watkins Senior Center and Pilgrim Gardens Senior Center will be closed. Seniors who rely on Watkins Senior Center for lunch should call 610-734-7652.
  • Effective Sunday, March 15th all Upper Darby Township Libraries will be closed.
  • Effective Monday, March 16th the Upper Darby Welcome Center will be closed.

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 As always, in case of any emergency dial 911.

If it is essential that you access the Township Building, please be advised that we have put precautions in place 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. Parking tickets can be paid online at 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 The township is meeting with stakeholders throughout the day and more information will continue to be released.