DELCO ALERT - April 1, 2020

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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.

If you are experiencing any of the virus symptoms: fever, shortness of breath, dry coughing, please call your primary physician immediately. If you do not have a primary physician or if you have any other questions related to the corona-virus, please call the Greater Philadelphia hotline at: 1-800-722-7112 that’s 1-800-722-7112.

While we all work through this health emergency together, all township buildings remain closed to the public, as do libraries, parks including athletic fields, courts, and playground equipment, and senior centers. I’d like to thank our township employees who are working staggered shifts to provide public safety and municipal services to keep us safe and to keep things running as normally as possible.

To that end, tonight, township council will hold its 2nd virtual meeting. Full details of the meeting can be found at www.upperdarby.org. You can also call 610-734-7625 for details of how to call into the meeting.

Public Comments should be submitted to Township Council at comments@upperdarby.org or by calling 484-393-5861. Be sure to include your name and address when submitting public comments so that they can be included in the record.

Additionally, you can find more important resources on the official township Facebook page, “Upper Darby Township – Government” and the township website: upperdarby.org.

One other very important matter for our Township, today is National Census Day and if you haven’t already completed the census, I encourage you to do so. Census data is used to distribute hundreds of billions of federal dollars each year and impacts healthcare, roads, and schools. The census can be completed online at 2020census.gov. Let’s make Upper Darby Count, now and for the future.

If you have questions or concerns about municipal issues, please send an email to: request@upperdarby.org or call the request line at: 610.734.7625.

I know this is a tough time for everyone but our community is too strong and too important to not pull together and get through this. Thank you for your cooperation so far. Let’s stay calm, stay safe and stay home. Thank you.