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Chester County Moves to Green Phase

On June 19th, Governor Tom Wolf announced that Chester County, as well as 12 additional counties will move from the yellow phase to the green phase of reopening from the COVID-19 pandemic at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, June 26.

Work & Congregate Setting Restrictions
  • Continued Telework Strongly Encouraged
  • Businesses with In-Person Operations Must Follow Updated Business and Building Safety Requirements
  • All Businesses Operating at 50% Occupancy in the Yellow Phase May Increase to 75% Occupancy
  • Child Care May Open Complying with Guidance
  • Congregate Care Restrictions in Place
  • Prison and Hospital Restrictions Determined by Individual Facilities
  • Schools Subject to CDC and Commonwealth Guidance
Social Restrictions
  • Large Gatherings of More Than 250 Prohibited
  • Masks Are Required When Entering a Business
  • Restaurants and Bars Open at 50% Occupancy
  • Personal Care Services (including hair salons and barbershops) Open at 50% Occupancy and by Appointment Only
  • Indoor Recreation, Health and Wellness Facilities, and Personal Care Services (such as gyms and spas) Open at 50% Occupancy with Appointments Strongly Encouraged
  • All Entertainment (such as casinos, theaters, and shopping malls) Open at 50% Occupancy
  • Construction Activity May Return to Full Capacity with Continued Implementation of Protocols
  • All businesses must follow CDC and DOH guidance for social distancing and cleaning
  • Monitor public health indicators, adjust orders and restrictions as necessary

 

Restore Chester County

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The County Commissioners have create an online hub to connect businesses with resources to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. Click the icon above for more information and to visit the Restore Chester County website. 

Uwchlan Township Update

The Township has declared a Declaration of Disaster related to the COVID-19 pandemic as of 4:30 PM March 13th, 2020. In response to the pandemic, Uwchlan Township has activated an essential employee only operation due to COVID-19 (coronavirus). All non-essential personnel will be working remotely, when possible. The Township will continue to monitor the situation and make changes to this policy as needed. We thank you for your understanding and cooperation at this time.  The Township encourages all residents with questions and concerns related to COVID-19 to visit the Chester County Health Department by clicking the graphics below. 

Township parks have been reopened, however playing fields (for group games and organized sports), pavilions and playground areas remain closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Governor Wolf’s Process to Reopen Pennsylvania

The Governor’s Office has released their Process to Reopen Pennsylvania plan. The administration will utilize a three-phase matrix to determine when counties and/or regions are ready to begin easing some restrictions on work, congregate settings, and social interactions. As of June 5th, 2020, Chester County and Uwchlan Township have been moved into the Yellow Phase.

   

Chester County is currently in the Yellow phase of the Governor’s three-phase plan. The following information was taken directly from the the Governors website. 

 96385756_1634964930002777_6479142609091559424_oAs regions or counties move into the yellow phase, some restrictions on work and social interaction will ease while others, such as closures of schools, gyms, and other indoor recreation centers, hair and nail salons, as well as limitations around large gatherings, remain in place. For example, retail locations will be able to open with forthcoming guidance in place that is substantially similar to the worker safety and building safety order. Otherwise retail will be able to allow for curbside pickup. The purpose of this phase is to begin to power back up the economy while keeping a close eye on the public health data to ensure the spread of disease remains contained to the greatest extent possible. 

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 A target goal for reopening has been set at having fewer than 50 new confirmed cases per 100,000 population reported to the department in the previous 14 days. So, for example, an area with a population of 800,000 people would need to have fewer than 400 new confirmed cases reported in the past 14 days to meet the target. An assessment will determine if the target goal has been met. The administration will work closely with county and local governments to enable the communities to reopen and transition back to work. 

The Commonwealth is also working to ensure there is: 

  • Enough testing available for individuals with symptoms and target populations such as those at high risk, health care personnel, and first responders. 
  • Robust case investigation and contact tracing infrastructure is in place to facilitate early identification of cluster outbreaks and to issue proper isolation and quarantine orders. 
  • Identification of area’s high-risk settings including correctional institutions, personal care homes, skilled nursing facilities, and other congregate care settings, and assurance that facilities have adequate safeguards in place such as staff training, employee screening, visitor procedures and screening, and adequate supplies of PPE to support continued operations.

Important Information

  • Contact information can be found below, please visit the Building and Zoning Department sections of the website for more information.
  • Township offices are closed to the public, with no public being admitted into Township buildings until further notice. All non-essential Board, Commission, Committee and Council meetings are postponed until further notice.
  •  Township parks have been reopened, however playing fields (for group games and organized sports), pavilions and playground areas remain closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Trash and Recycling pickup will continue on a normal schedule (with potential delays due to COVID-19), however the following requirements are now in place for trash/recycling pickup:
    • All trash must be bagged and tied. Loose items will be not be collected.
    • All recyclable materials must be placed inside your recycling container, including your flattened cardboard. Recyclable items left outside of your recycling container will not be collected. 

Phone and Email Directory

The Township strongly encourages the use of email to conduct regular business.

Building/Permit/Zoning Department

Tara Giordano Building and Zoning Official Ext. 324tgiordano@uwchlan.com
Lee RuthBuilding InspectorExt. 325lruth@uwchan.com
Michael HolmesCommercial Inspector/Fire MarshallExt. 326mholmes@uwchlan.com
Beth McDonaldPermit Coordinator Ext. 320bmcdonald@uwchlan.com

Township Administration

Scott GreenlyTownship ManagerExt. 362sgreenly@uwchlan.com
Katie Churchill Assistant Township ManagerExt. 330kchurchill@uwchlan.com
Susan BernhardTreasurer/Finance DirectorExt. 318sbernhard@uwchlan.com
Denise JohnsonUtility BillingExt. 310djohnson@uwchlan.com

Public Works

Jeff SeeseSewer SuperintendentExt. 531jseese@uwchlan.com