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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Data Hub/Information

Check out the County Facilities and Departments page for information on hour changes, postponements and closures with different offices in the County.

A message from the Health Department:

Coronavirus is a rapidly evolving situation that our department is monitoring with local, state & federal agencies. For the most up-to-date information please go to the CDC website or the PA Department of Health.

We understand you have questions & concerns, most of which can be answered on those websites. We will also continue to update this page as information becomes needed for our community.

We ask for your cooperation in looking at this page or going to the CDC or State websites for those answers instead of calling our department. This will allow our staff to receive updates and answer calls coming from the State DOH, doctors offices, hospitals and other healthcare providers regarding this disease outbreak. However, if you continue to have questions regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19), please call the Health Department at 215-345-3318. Thank you very much.

Important Phone Numbers:
COVID-19 Information Hotline: 
800-383-0371

#1 - Bucks County Health Department
#2 - Bucks County Consumer Protection
#3 - Community and Economic Development
#4 - Bucks County Housing and Human Services

Additional Community Resources:
Area Agency on Aging:
267-880-5700
Bucks County General Number:
215-348-6000
Bucks County Behavioral Health Hotline:
215-399-5681
Bucks County Social Complaints
(for citizen complaints not related to businesses or other identified priorities): 215-328-8500

Bucks County Department Contact Directory

 

Pa Department of Health Handwashing Poster
Signs of WIthdrawal. If you need help, go to the BCDAC, Inc.

PA Department of Health Coronavirus Spread InfographCoronavirus (COVID-19) Information

County Briefing 04-02-20

County Briefing 03-27-20

County Briefing 03-24-20

Commissioners' Message - Stay at Home
03-23-20

County News Briefing 03-19-20

Staying Safe during the COVID-19 Outbreak: Dr. Damsker speaks with District Attorney Matt Weintraub

Marion Reports: Bucks County Emergency Services Director provides an update

News Briefing 03-14-20 Audio (.wma)
News Briefing 03-14-20 Audio (.mp3)
6ABC Video Clip of 03-14-20 Briefing

News Briefing 03-11-20 Audio (.wma)
News Briefing 03-11-20 Audio (.mp3)

County Updates:

  • The County Facilities and Departments page lists all the closures and operating changes within the County due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Among others, the Courts have suspended, with some exceptions, operations through May 15 and all Jury Trials until June 15, and all Bucks County Government Offices buildings are closed, with essential business being completed online or by phone.
  • Feeling Anxious? Need help managing stress, anxiety, drugs or alcohol? Need to talk to someone? Bucks County COVID-19 Behavioral Health Helpline - 215-399-5681 (Available Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm)
  • Bucks County Seniors can call 267-880-5700 for assistance, as well as information on services such as meal delivery and independent care. This number is answered Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. After hours and weekends, seniors and their caregivers can leave a message and the Area Agency on Aging will return the call. 
  • The Bucks County Health Department will be operating on extended evening and weekend hours to answer your calls and help with your concerns. Please use 215-345-3318 or email to: COVID19@buckscounty.org If the line is busy please leave a message and calls will be returned as soon as possible.
  • Effective 03/10/20, Neshaminy Manor is closed to all visitors due to the COVID-19 virus. This includes all entertainers and groups that come for official events. Visitors will be permitted on an approved individual basis for end of life. In addition, all resident sponsored trips (Walmart/VFW's/etc.) have been suspended at this time. Thank you for your understanding.
  • On the advice of the Bucks County Department of Health and suggestion from the State Department of Corrections, Bucks County’s prisons have closed to most visitors, including volunteers involved in community programs offered at the prison. Any prisoners admitted with cold- or flu-like symptoms will be isolated and the Health Department will be contacted for followup. Only essential vendors and contractors such as food, healthcare and legal professionals will be admitted.

Additional Information can be found in the below locations:

PA Department of Health Media Page for updates to the virus: 
https://www.media.pa.gov/Pages/Health.aspx

PA Department of Health Coronovirus Situation Summary:  
https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/disease/Pages/Coronvirus-Situation-Summary.aspx 

Latest Updates from the CDC: 
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/summary.html

CDC's Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19: 
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html

Share Facts, Stop Fear - CDC addresses Common Misconceptions:
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/share-facts-stop-fear.html

World Health Organization (WHO) - Information on Coronvirus Disease (COVID-19):
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

WHO - Your Questions Answered:
https://www.who.int/news-room/q-a-detail/q-a-coronaviruses

WHO Mythbusters - Myths busted and other rumors debunked:
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public/myth-busters

Bucks County News on the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Consumer Hotline Open for “Non-Life-Sustaining Business” Complaints

March 20, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact: Michael D. Bannon, Consumer Protection, 215-348-6060, mdbannon@buckscounty.org

While much remains unclear about the practical enforcement of Gov. Wolf’s order to close all “non-life-sustaining” businesses in the Commonwealth, the Bucks County Department of Consumer Protection is asking callers with related concerns to call the department’s hotline at 1-800-942-2669.

“We have received numerous calls and emails from business owners and residents with very valid questions and concerns,” said Consumer Protection Director Michael Bannon. “Residents who believe that a business is not in compliance with closing can make a report via consumerprotection@buckscounty.org or call the above number."

Bannon asked that the business’s name, address and phone number be provided, if possible.

“We have been contacting and documenting those businesses suspected to be in violation,” Bannon said. “So far, businesses located in Bucks County have been overwhelmingly compliant to the best of their ability and we are thankful to them.”

Wolf issued the order on Thursday, giving such businesses until 8 p.m. Thursday to close, and threatening enforcement action for non-compliance at 12:01 a.m. Saturday.

Gov. Wolf’s order is here. A list of life-sustaining businesses is here.

The governor earlier had ordered enforcement actions for restaurants and bars that continued to allow dine-in services, setting a deadline of 8 p.m. Wednesday for establishments with liquor licenses and 8 p.m. Thursday for food establishments. Carry-out, delivery and drive-through beverage service is permitted, including for alcohol. wolf non-life-sustaining

Wolf said that he is exercising the extraordinary powers given him under the Emergency Management Services Code during a declaration of disaster emergency. He directed the following state agencies and local officials to enforce the closure orders “to the full extent of the law”:

  • PA Liquor Control Board
  • PA Department of Health
  • PA Department of Agriculture
  • PA State Police
  • Local officials, using their resources to enforce closure orders within their jurisdiction

Bucks County officials are continuing to discuss the possible methods and degrees of enforcement to enforce the governor’s order, as well as the available resources for doing so.

Penalties can include forfeiture of the ability of private businesses, local organizations and other noncompliant entities to receive disaster relief, termination of state loan or grant funding, and suspension or revocation of licensure, as well as prosecution for failure to comply with health laws, subject to fines or imprisonment.

The Wolf administration said questions on whether a business must close can be emailed to ra-dcedcs@pa.gov.

Anyone seeking a waiver or expemption to the closure order can email RA-dcexemption@pa.gov.

 


Bucks County Health Department
Administrative Office

Neshaminy Manor Center, Building K
1282 Almshouse Road
Doylestown, PA 18901
Main HD Line: 215-345-3318
Hours: Monday thru Friday 8:00 am to 5:00pm
Central Bucks District Office
Neshaminy Manor Center, Building K
1282 Almshouse Road, 1st Floor
Doylestown, PA 18901
Environmental: 215-345-3336
Personal Health: 215-345-3344
Department Fax: 215-340-8456
Hours: Monday thru Friday 8:00 am to 4:30pm
Lower Bucks District Office
Bucks County Government Services Center - Lower Bucks
7321 New Falls Road
Levittown, PA 19055
Phone: 267-580-3510
Fax: 215-949-5819
Hours: Monday thru Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Upper Bucks District Office
Bucks County Government Services Center - Upper Bucks
261 California Road
Quakertown, PA 18951
Phone: 215-529-7000
Fax: 215-529-7032
Hours: Monday thru Friday 8:00 am to 4:30pm