Released: May 20, 2022
On Thursday, May 19, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported Delaware County is currently experiencing High COVID-19 Community Level Transmissions. New COVID-19 cases per 100,000 population (7-day total) were calculated using data collected from Thursday, May 12 through Wednesday, May 18, 2022. New COVID-19 admissions per 100,000 population (7-day total) and percentage of inpatient beds occupied by COVID-19 patients (7-day average) were calculated using data from Wednesday, May 11 through Tuesday, May 17.
The Delaware County Health Department (DCHD) has been calculating similar weekly statistics in anticipation of a possible return to the High Community Level Transmission designation.
“When a county is designated as High Community Level Transmission, that is the highest warning signal that residents need to take additional precautions to prevent the spread of COVID -19,” said DCHD Director Melissa Lyon. “This is especially true to protect individuals who are at high risk of COVID-19 disease complications and those who are not eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations.
The Delaware County Health Department strongly encourages the public to follow the CDC’s recommendations of universal masking indoors regardless of vaccination status.
Effective, Monday, May 23, County employees and people visiting any County Government Building will be required to wear a mask regardless of vaccination status.
It is also important for individuals to stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters and to get tested if they have symptoms. Individuals at risk for severe illness should consider taking additional precautions and speak to a healthcare provider about the most appropriate course of action for their situation.
Those who have a medical condition or are taking medications that weaken their immune system may not be fully protected even if they are up to date on their COVID-19 vaccines. They should talk to their healthcare providers about additional precautions that may be necessary.
Residents are encouraged to take advantage of the third round of free, at-home COVID-19 tests, currently available to every U.S. household. Orders can be placed at https://www.covid.gov/tests or by calling 1-800-232-0233 (TTY 1-888-720-7489).
Delaware County residents can receive a COVID-19 vaccination or booster at the newly renovated Delaware County Wellness Center located at 125 Chester Avenue, Yeadon Pa.,19050, or at DCHD-Chester at 151 W. 5th Street, Chester PA., 19013.
Walk-ins are welcome at each location and appointments can be scheduled via:
For more information and assistance, the Delaware County Health Department Wellness Line is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. In addition to responding to phone calls, the Wellness Line also responds to email inquiries.
Phone: (484) 276-2100 (Available 24/7)