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A message from the Health Department:

The Bucks County Health Department will be available to take your COVID-19 related calls 8:00 to 4:00 Monday – Friday and limited hours on Saturday & Sunday at 215-345-3318. Please limit calls to this line for those from the public who have been directed to call regarding isolation or quarantine, medical professionals, healthcare workers and COVID-19 specific calls or department related business.You may also email COVID19@buckscounty.org for the below:

  • No one should be calling or emailing the Health Department if you are experiencing shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, that is a call to 911 or call and/or go to the nearest ER for evaluation.
  • If you are calling because you think you should be tested please call your Primary Care Physician, THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT DOES NOT DO TESTING.
  • If you are looking for case numbers and more specific information go to https://covid19-bucksgis.hub.arcgis.com/

The Health Department CANNOT answer calls regarding:

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Important Phone Numbers:

COVID-19 Information Hotline: 
800-383-0371

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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

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County Briefing 05-07-20

Commissioners' Virtual Town Hall
05-04-20

County Briefing 04-30-20

County Briefing 04-23-20

Commissioners' Virtual Town Hall
04-20-20

County Briefing 04-16-20

Commissioners' Virtual Town Hall
04-09-20

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

How to determine what is considered a life-sustaining businessCounty 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 August 3, 2020, and all Bucks County Government Offices buildings are open by appointment only, with most 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. 
  • 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. 

In an attempt to curb the spread of COVID 19 within the correctional facility and care for those infected, enhanced procedures have been put in place at the direction of the Bucks County Health Department. All offenders and staff have been provided masks in an effort to curb the spread. Increased temperature checks are being completed on staff and inmates. Medical professionals have an increased presence in the facilities, and are seeing offenders more frequently. We are mirroring the best practices of the State Department of Corrections and are in constant contact with the Bucks County Health Department.

We realize that this is distressing to both offenders and their friends and family. To help ease some of the stress the Department of Corrections has provided goods and services to all offenders above what they would normally be provided and at no cost to the offenders or their families.

  • Offenders continue to receive 2 free telephone calls per week.
  • Offenders are receiving additional health, hygiene and comfort items.
  • Offenders are receiving additional  commissary food items.
  • Offenders are receiving $20 worth of subscription services for the offender tablets . These funds can be used for services such as movies, streaming music, ebooks, games, and newsfeeds.
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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

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Bucks Small Business Task Force Works to Inform Businesses on Economic Resources Portal, Grant Program

May 21, 2020

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

A professionally diverse, volunteer task force of Bucks County business experts has been working quietly in recent weeks to help pave the way for sustained economic recovery once Governor Wolf agrees to lift the county from his COVID-19 stay-at-home order.

The Bucks County Economic Recovery Task Force, assembled by County Commissioner Bob Harvie earlier this month, assisted in compiling content for Bucks County businesses, employees, and consumers to use as guidance to prepare for the anticipated Yellow phase outlined by Gov. Wolf. The ‘Preparations for Yellow Phase: County Guidance’ information can be found on the COVID-19 Economic Resources Portal.

Task force members also helped organize and promote a upcoming business webinar today focused on the Bucks Back to Work Small Business Grant, a plan to distribute at least $6 million in federal funding to small businesses struggling to survive the shutdown. 

The grants, paid from a portion of the county’s federal CARES Act funding, will provide qualifying businesses with up to $25,000 or 25 percent of annual operating expenses, whichever is lower. The money will go exclusively to small business owners and sole proprietors who have been negatively affected by COVID-19.

Details of the grant program can be found here: http://www.buckscounty.org/government/CommunityServices/BacktoWorkGrantProgam

Commissioner Harvie was  joined on the business webinar by Jonathan Mercer, a member of the task force and owner of Stack Co. in Doylestown; Jeffrey Fields, Bucks County Director of Housing & Community Development; and Deanna Giorno, the county's Program Manager for Economic Development, to discuss the process of how to apply for the Bucks Back to Work Small Business Grant and to highlight new information included on the County’s COVID-19 Economic Resources Portal.

Harvie put together the task force to harness the knowledge, networks and creativity of its members to help guide the county’s government and businesses out of the current shutdown.

“I want to personally thank task force members for sharing their personal knowledge and professional expertise as the county implements our economic response to COVID-19,” Harvie said. “There are no easy decisions in these unprecedented times. The guidance and insight provided by each member of the task force has been invaluable.” 

Members are working to identify and overcome obstacles that businesses are most likely to encounter as they begin to reopen, and to recommend steps for them to take, such as policies to develop, internal and external communications, staying informed of new developments, planning their reopening level of operation, and identifying supplies they will need.

The task force also is identifying the most effective ways for county government to assist this process, and to develop effective methods of disseminating information to businesses and the public.

Members of the task force are:

  • Billie Barnes, Director, Bucks County Workforce Development Board
  • Paul Bencivengo, President and Chief Operating Officer, Visit Bucks County
  • Danielle Bodnar, Executive Director, Upper Bucks Chamber of Commerce
  • Vail Garvin, Executive Director, Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce
  • Richard Harvey, Director, Bucks County Agricultural Land Preservation and Open Space Program
  • Patrick Kennedy, Vice President, Superior Woodcraft Inc.
  • Margie McKevitt, Chief Operating Officer, County of Bucks
  • Jon Mercer, Founder, Stacks Co.
  • Minesh Pathak, Executive Director, Lower Bucks Chamber of Commerce
  • Tom Tosti, Supervisor, Middletown Township; Chair, AFL-CIO Central Labor Council
  • Jeane Vidoni, President and Chief Executive Officer, Penn Community Bank
  • Steve Wray, Chair, Bucks County Transition Subcommittee on Economic Development

 

 

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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