COVID-19 Update - March 14, 2020

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Upper Darby Township

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update – March 14, 2020

On March 13th and 14th Governor Tom Wolf announced new guidance to reduce the spread of COVID-19. 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.

Residents are encouraged to stay calm, stay home, and stay safe. Please don’t panic. Food stores, pharmacies, gas stations, and their suppliers will remain open.

Upper Darby Township is taking the following steps to encourage social distancing:

  • Effective Saturday, March 14th, Watkins and Pilgrim Gardens Senior Centers are closed. Seniors who rely on Watkins Senior Center for lunch should call 610-734-7652..
  • Effective Saturday, March 14th Upper Darby Parks and Welcome Center are closed. Department Leisure Services’ permits have been cancelled.
  • Effective Sunday, March 15th all Upper Darby Township Libraries will be closed.
  • NOTE: Upper Darby School District schools will be closed for 2 weeks effective Monday, March 16th per Gov. Wolf's announcement.

The Township Municipal Departments are open and operating all services including regular trash and recycling pick up.

Limiting non-essential travel is key to stopping the spread of COVID-19. We strongly 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.

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

Residents and businesses should submit their taxes by mail to:

Upper Darby Township
100 Garrett Road
Room 102
Upper Darby, PA 19082

Parking tickets can be paid online at or by mail.

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 asked to wash their hands upon entering the building and will be limited to the first floor.

In compliance with guidance from Delaware County Council, Township Council meetings will proceed as scheduled at this time. Special precautions will be taken to ensure the health and safety of both the Council Members and the public. However, meetings of other Boards and Commissions will be postponed until further notice.

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