PRESS RELEASE - March 19, 2020

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Upper Darby Township Mayor Reminds Residents to Stay Calm, Stay Home, and Stay Safe

Mayor Keffer Signs Emergency Declaration, Extends Tax Discount, and Implements Proactive Plan to Mitigate Spread in Upper Darby


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.

“I want to assure everyone that we are fully prepared to continue operating the government through this challenging time,” said Keffer. “This is a tough time for all of us. It is also the time for us to come together as a community to help reduce the spread of the Coronavirus.”

The deadline to receive the 2% discount on municipal taxes has been extended to April 30th. In the meantime, property owners are strongly encouraged to mail your payment in the envelope included with your tax bill or directly to the Township at: Upper Darby Township; 100 Garrett Road; Room 102; Upper Darby, PA 19082.

Parking enforcement is still in effect with a focus on safety violations such as double parking, blocking crosswalks, blocking driveways, parking on the sidewalk, parking in a fire zone, blocking a fire hydrant, and parking in a bus stop. Parking meter violations will continue to be enforced to ensure that everyone has the chance to access essential businesses such as grocery stores and pharmacies. Parking Tickets should be paid online at www.upperdarby.org/payticket or by mail.

“Township administration and staff are working together to ensure continuity of services. We appreciate your understanding as we move through this unchartered, rapidly-changing territory,” said Keffer

Mayor Keffer stresses the importance of staying home and encourages residents to use this time to participate in the 2020 Census. By now, residents should have received a letter with instructions to complete the 2020 Census. They can also visit 2020census.gov to participate online. It’s safe, easy, and confidential.

“I want to encourage all residents to stay calm, stay home, and stay safe,” said Keffer. “This is an uncertain time but it’s also an opportunity to realize the best in ourselves and our community. Thank you for doing your part to stop the spread of Coronavirus. We’re all in this together.”