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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 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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#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

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Planning For Your Pets during COVID-19

Bucks County Department Contact Directory

 


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When and why to call the Bucks County Health DepartmentCoronavirus (COVID-19) Information 

Current Bucks County Department of Health Guidelines for Food Establishments (10/02/20)

Bucks County Department of Health Requirements for Outdoor Seating at Food Facilities (10/02/20)

Guidance for Bucks County School Re-openings

Guidelines for Faith Based Organizations

Guidelines for Indoor Seating at Restaurants during the Green Phase

Guidelines for Outdoor Seating at Restaurants during the “Yellow” Phase

Guidance for Bucks County Personal Care Businesses in the Green Phase

Guidance for Youth Sports in Green Phase

Guidance for Youth Sports during the "Yellow" Phase

How to determine what is considered a life-sustaining businessCounty Updates:

  • 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 visitors due to the COVID-19 virus, with the exception of family visits by appointment. This includes all entertainers and groups that come for official events.  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. More information can be found on the Corrections page.
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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 County News on the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

COVID-19 Hospitalizations Dive; Daily Cases Jump

September 3, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: James O’Malley, 215-348-6414, jtomalley@buckscounty.org

Hospitalizations in Bucks County due to COVID-19 dropped by nearly half in the first three days of September, falling to their lowest point since the early days of the pandemic.

Seven Bucks County residents were in the hospital with the novel coronavirus as of Thursday, down from 12 earlier in the week. Of the seven cases, two patients are in critical condition and on ventilators.

Hospitalizations were last this low March 25 – roughly two weeks after the county confirmed its first two cases on March 10 – when Bucks County had just six hospitalized patients.

“It’s very encouraging that our hospitalization numbers continue to drop.  That, to me, is the real factor to watch," said Health Department Director Dr. David Damsker. "Case counts will continue to fluctuate up and down for a long time to come, but they start to matter less and less if people aren’t getting seriously ill.” 

But as hospitalizations fell, a bump of 57 new confirmed cases Thursday inflated the three-day average to its highest level in weeks.

Since Tuesday, the county averaged 37 new confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus per day with a total of 111 new cases recorded since the start of the month. Four of those case were delayed reports and are no longer believed to be infectious.

Household spread as well as new infections among residents and staff of long-term care facilities drove much of the increase, with 37 reports of the former and 22 of the latter coming over the last three days. Eight healthcare employees also tested positive while seven workers were infected as a result of contact at other workplaces.

"We need the long term care facilities to continue keeping their guard up, as we have had some cases in those locations recently, in both staff and residents. The illnesses have luckily been mild or asymptomatic thus far, but those are the patients with the highest risk," Damsker said.

Community spread remained minimal, contributing only 10 cases to the latest count. Out of state contacts also were low, accounting for just nine new cases. Eighteen patients were unable to be interviewed immediately.

Bucks County to date has had 7,457 COVID-19 cases and 6,579 recoveries. A total of 519 deaths have been attributed to the virus.

The median age of those who have been infected in Bucks is 51. The median age of death is 84.

Statistics, charts and other coronavirus-related information can be found on the county’s data portal: https://covid19-bucksgis.hub.arcgis.com. An interactive Bucks County map showing numbers of active infections by municipality can be found here.

Barring significant developments, the next Bucks County COVID update will be posted Monday.

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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