Malvern Borough COVID-19 Update
Malvern Borough continues to monitor best practices advised by Governor Wolf, the PA Department of Health, and the Chester County Health Department with regards to the Coronavirus pandemic. Borough Hall remains closed to the public until further notice due to the COVID-19 virus. The Malvern Public Library will also be closed during this time. Essential services, such as those provided through the Borough administration, emergency services, and the Public Works Department, will continue at this time. This situation continues to be fluid and we encourage individuals to monitor the Malvern Borough website for updates.
For administrative services, please call 610-644-2602. For police assistance, please dial 911. We urge you to check www.malvern.org periodically for more information and updates.
Tax & Sewer Payments
During the time the Borough Hall is closed to the public, real estate tax and sewer payments may be made through mail in payments or by placing payments in an envelope in the dropbox located on the exterior of Borough Hall. The dropbox is secure and being checked daily. Please be advised that Borough Council extended the deadline for tax payments with the adoption of Resolution No. 810 as outlined below:
- Discount period – Payment during the discount period outlined on your Real Estate Tax bill is extended until August 31, 2020.
- Face period – Payment during the face period outlined on your Real Estate Tax bill is extended until December 31, 2020.
Permits and Construction
Effective May 1, 2020, public and private construction activity will be authorized to continue subject to guidelines issued by Governor Tom Wolf and the PA Department of Health. The guidelines may be accessed below:
PA GUIDELINES FOR CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITY
In accordance with these provisions, Malvern Borough is implementing the following procedures for permits. Please see the guidelines below:
- Permit applications, including building, zoning, subdivision & land development, and Zoning Hearing Board applications, must be submitted via email or drop-off by appointment only. Pick-up of permits will be by appointment only.
- All transactions for permit drop-off and pick-up will be handled in the parking lot of Borough Hall.
- All meetings with contractors for projects will be done virtually. No in-person meetings at Borough Hall are permitted.
Contractors are expected to following the guidelines as set forth by Pennsylvania and the Borough will monitoring sites for compliance.
Malvern Borough Park & Recreation Areas
During this time, the Borough’s parks and playgrounds will remain closed until further notice. As previously outlined, this closure shall include:
- All playground equipment and the gazebo at Burke Park
- Basketball courts and baseball field at Quann Park
- Basketball court at Herzak Park
- All playground equipment at Rubino Park
- Baseball fields and playground equipment at the Paoli Memorial Grounds
- Battlefield area at the Paoli Battlefield Park
Individuals are still permitted to walk through the parks, such as on the pedestrian pathways in Burke Park, but are not permitted to congregate at this time. The walking trails in the Randolph Woods Nature Preserve and Paoli Battlefield Park will remain open for use during this time. Malvern Borough is continually monitoring the guidance from the Chester County Health Department and the PA Department of Health. We will provide updates on these facilities as guidance allows.
Beginning Saturday, May 16, 2020, the tennis courts at the Paoli Memorial Grounds will be open to members. The Malvern Park & Civic Association has established guidelines for the use of the tennis courts. Please contact Bill Huffman of the Malvern Park & Civic Association if you are a member for additional information. Bill Huffman may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Malvern Fire Company has cancelled the annual Fire Company Fair scheduled for July. The Malvern Fire Company has also been forced to cancel their annual golf tournaments. Information on the cancellations and ways in which individuals may continue to support the Malvern Fire Company are provided in the link below:
MALVERN FIRE COMPANY – EVENT CANCELLATION & DONATION INFORMATION
The annual Malvern Memorial Parade, originally scheduled for May 31, 2020, has been rescheduled to September 20, 2020 at 1:30 PM. Please visit the link below for information on the annual Malvern Memorial Parade:
MALVERN MEMORIAL PARADE
As of May 15, 2020, data provided by the Chester County Health Department indicates that there have been thirteen (13) positive COVID-19 cases in Malvern Borough. No deaths have been reported. There have been cases all through Chester County and we should be mindful of the impact this pandemic has had on the surrounding communities. Residents are strongly encouraged to follow the guidelines issued by Pennsylvania, including regularly washing your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, wearing a mask when in public, limiting non-essential travel, and staying home if you are sick.
We encourage all residents during this time to also monitor the Chester County Health Department’s COVID-19 website. This is an excellent resource for information and the maps are regularly updated. A link has been provided below:
CHESTER COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH COVID-19 WEBSITE
Governor Tom Wolf has extended the Stay-At-Home Order for this region until June 4, 2020. Information on the amendment to the Stay-At-Home Order are provided in the link below:
GOVERNOR WOLF’S AMENDED STAY-AT-HOME ORDER
Information on life-sustaining businesses currently permitted to operate as outlined by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is provided below:
UPDATED – LIFE SUSTAINING VS NON LIFE-SUSTAINING BUSINESS INFORMATION