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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)

Weekly COVID Count Drops; State Issues Safety Appeal to College Students

September 14, 2020

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

Bucks County’s weekly COVID-19 case count declined last week, while Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine today called on college students to follow safety guidelines to help limit the spread of coronavirus.

COVID-19 cases have generally risen throughout the state in recent weeks, a trend Levine attributed to colleges and universities being back in session.

Students, Levine said, are “uniquely in a position to help change the course of the spread of this virus. What happens on campus has a direct impact on what happens off campus, and if the virus spreads among students, it will invariably spread to other places in the community.”

Levine pointed to North Central Pennsylvania, where 19- to 24-year-olds accounted for 7 percent of cases in April, but 69 percent of cases so far in September. The region includes Penn State’s main campus and other universities.

Northeast Pennsylvania posted a similar spike among the same age group, moving from 6 percent of cases in April to 40 percent in September, Levine said.

Bucks County also posted a sharp increase in COVID cases during the first week of the month, but those numbers declined last week, averaging 31 new infections per day compared to 35 the previous week.

Hospitalizations and deaths remain relatively low. Eight Bucks County residents are hospitalized with COVID – three in critical condition and on ventilators – and three deaths have been reported in September.

Like Levine, Bucks County Health Department Director Dr. David Damsker has attributed September’s higher infection numbers largely to college students and social gatherings. Over the past four days, those numbers have notched up again, averaging 36 cases per day.

“If not for social gatherings and college students becoming infected while socializing, Bucks County would have very few infections,” Damsker said. “People need to continue to take precautions in social settings by wearing masks and distancing themselves from others. If everyone did that, our numbers would be very low.”

From Friday through today, 142 infections were confirmed, 15 of them delayed reports no longer considered to be infectious.

Of the 142 cases, 67 were spread among people sharing households, 19 were attributed to community spread, 15 were people infected out of state, eight were infected in workplaces, five are residents or workers at long-term care facilities, two are healthcare workers and 26 were unable to complete full interviews immediately.

Bucks County now has had 7,811 residents test positive for COVID-19 during the pandemic. A total of 524 deaths have been attributed to the virus, including 413 long-term care residents, while 6,903 are confirmed to have recovered.

The median age of those who have been infected in Bucks is 51, while 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.

Unless there are significant new developments, the next Bucks County COVID update will be posted on Thursday. 

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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