COVID-19


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Looking for resources and information? Visit our Resource Page at the link below: http://www.malvern.org/community-corner/covid-19/resources-for-covid-19/


Governor Wolf Issues Stay at Home Order

The Governor of Pennsylvania has issued a Stay-at-Home order which includes Chester County beginning at 8pm this evening March 23rd, 2020.  This order has been extended until June 4, 2020 for our region.

It is very important to ensure you are following social distancing to protect you and your family from this illness. Keep a minimum of six feet away from others, wash your hands with soap and water often for at least 20 seconds, and only leave your house if the action is required to sustain life.

Examples of life sustaining actions include going to the grocery store, pharmacy, doctor’s office, or a hospital. If you absolutely must travel, gas stations will remain open. Do not travel in groups, when you can, go to the grocery store alone to prevent crowding, and limit personal interaction with others.

If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 please contact your health care provider. For up to date information please visit the Chester County Health Department’s website at the link provided below:

CHESTER COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

For complete details on the Stay at Home order, please visit the link below:

GOVERNOR WOLF – UPDATED STAY-AT-HOME ORDER INFORMATION


DECLARATION FROM MAYOR BURTON

In response to the COVID-19 virus outbreak effecting the region, Mayor David Burton has declared a Local Disaster Emergency. The intent of this declaration is not to alarm, but rather as a measure to improve our government’s ability to manage novel coronavirus transmission and minimize COVID-19 in our community. We are now in the most critical time of this pandemic, in that we have a window of opportunity to proactively mitigate the disease. This declaration is to ensure that the residents and business owners in the Borough of Malvern will have all the assistance that is needed during this time of national emergency. The full declaration may be accessed below:

DECLARATION OF LOCAL DISASTER EMERGENCY


BOROUGH HALL CLOSURE

Effective immediately, as a caution to the COVID-19 virus and at the recommendation of the Chester County Health Department, Borough Hall is closed to the public until further notice. 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.

Individuals paying tax and/or sewer bills during this time are encouraged to mail in payments or place payments in an envelope in the dropbox located on the exterior of Borough Hall.

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.

We encourage all residents during this time to also monitor the Chester County Health Department’s COVID-19 website. A link has been provided below:

CHESTER COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH COVID-19 WEBSITE


Updates from Malvern Borough 

Malvern Borough, like many other government entities, is working to proactively help mitigate exposure and limit the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). With the recent pandemic declaration, we are activating certain measures to increase social distancing and help with sanitation efforts. These include:

  • Restricting the use of the Borough building and meeting room to outside groups.
  • Staff are being prohibited from all non-essential external meetings, trainings, and conferences.
  • Extra care is being given when it comes to sanitizing public and/or high traffic areas.
  • Outdoor public events are currently being evaluated.  Please watch the Malvern Borough website for information on these activities.

Malvern Borough is working closely with the Chester County Department of Emergency Services and the Chester County Health Department to monitor the COVID-19 Virus effecting communities around the world. While there are no confirmed cases here in Chester County, the Department of Health has advised of some common sense practices all residents should be exercising:

  • Wash your hands thoroughly and frequently. This should be done for a minimum of 20 seconds and with soap and water when available. Hand sanitizer can be used if soap and water are unavailable.
  • Do not travel to affected countries and/or locations. Visit the website established by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to check locations.  A link has been provided below: CDC COVID-19 AFFECTED LOCATIONS WEBSITE
  • Avoid large gatherings if possible.
  • If you are not feeling well or sick, stay home. Self-quarantine is the best way to stop the spread.
  • Clean surfaces that are touched frequently (i.e. doorknobs, handles, phones, etc.).

We are continuing to work with the Chester County Health Department and Chester County Department of Emergency Services to monitor the progression of the virus and if the need for more stringent policies or measures are to be put into place, we will advise accordingly. As of now, we ask residents and business owners to take this same proactive approach and follow the Centers for Disease Control’s recommended prevention guidelines.  While there is no need to panic as there are currently no confirmed cases in Chester County, we as a community need to be cognizant of our role in helping to prevent the unnecessary spread of the virus to those who are the most vulnerable.

Please continue to monitor the Chester County Health Department and Center for Disease Control websites. Follow these prevention guidelines to reduce your own chance of infection and thereby reduce the chance you will infect others. Practice voluntary social distancing by avoiding large gatherings and distancing yourself from others.