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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
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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)

Bucks COVID-19 Cases Reach 34; Community Spread Officially Declared

March 21, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Larry R. King, 215-348-6413, lrking@buckscounty.org

Ten more Bucks County residents tested positive for COVID-19 today, bringing the county’s total number of cases to 34.

One of the new patients was hospitalized briefly but now is resting at home. At least three of the new cases were the apparent result of community spread, meaning no known source of infection has been identified. Five appear to have been infected out of state or out of the country, and two are still being investigated, said Dr. David Damsker, director of the Bucks County Health Department.

“Bucks County is now declaring community spread,” Damsker said, since the requisite number of cases for making that declaration has been reached. Some contact tracing will continue, he said, but it will focus on people in law enforcement, schools, jails, nursing homes, hospitals, and other institutions where employees would have wide-reaching contact with the public.

Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine announced today the commonwealth’s second death from COVID-19: an adult from Allegheny County. The first death, a 55-year-old man from Northampton County, was announced on Wednesday by Gov. Wolf.

Levine said individuals have tested positive in 28 Pennsylvania counties to date. The statewide total stood tonight at just under 400 confirmed cases.

In Bucks County, 12 municipalities have had at least one resident counted among the 34 coronavirus cases, all in the central or lower portions of the county. A map showing those municipalities on the county’s data portal https://covid19-bucksgis.hub.arcgis.com/ will continue to be updated as new cases arise. The data portal currently is averaging about 3,000 visits per hour. Map

The county’s Consumer Protection Department staff continues to receive steady Consumer Hotline calls and emails from residents and business, many centering on the question of what is and isn’t a “life-sustaining” business. Gov. Wolf has ordered all non-life-sustaining businesses to close, though he has pushed back the compliance deadline to 8 a.m. Monday before enforcement begins.

Business owners unsure of their status or who wish to apply for an exemption waiver should visit the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development at  https://dced.pa.gov/ . This website includes a section of “Life-Sustaining Business Frequently Asked Questions” and other valuable business resources.

“On the whole, we have found that businesses in Bucks County are doing the right thing by their customers, employees and their own family members,” said Consumer Protection Director Michael Bannon. “In this unprecedented time it is difficult for any of us to navigate the expectations placed on us.

“We appreciate those that have chosen to play it safe over the risk of exposing others and themselves to the COVID-19 virus,” Bannon said.


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