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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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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)

Bucks COVID Count Holds Steady Amid Rising Statewide Numbers

October 12, 2020

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

During a span in which new COVID-19 cases rose precipitously across both Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Bucks County managed to hold the line last week on new infections, showing almost no increase over the previous seven days.

The county’s new case numbers for Oct. 4-10 totaled 229, an average of almost 33 per day and one more than the previous week’s total of 228.

Infections spread within households and as a result of gatherings with family and friends continued to rise, accounting for 47 percent of last week’s new infections.

Hospitalizations remained low, with seven county residents hospitalized with coronavirus as of Saturday, one of whom was in critical condition and on a ventilator. The county’s seven-day positivity rate dropped to 2.8 percent of those tested compared to 3.7 percent the previous week.

Bucks County’s new case totals stood in contrast to statewide trends in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Through Oct. 8, Pennsylvania’s average number of new daily cases had increased by 16 percent over the previous week, and New Jersey’s increased by 21 percent, according to a data analysis published by The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Pennsylvania reported 1,742 new cases on Saturday, the state’s highest one-day total since Apri1 11, and the third-highest one-day total since the pandemic began. However, more than twice as many COVID tests are being done daily today than in April.

Gov. Tom Wolf said last week he was “very concerned” about the increasing state numbers, which health officials blamed largely on infections among people ages 18 to 22.

Because of the relatively young age of those accounting for the latest spike, hospitalizations remain low statewide, though they are rising. 

“Younger people have mild courses of illness, and medical care has improved for those at higher risk of COVID complications,” said Bucks County Health Department Director Dr. David Damsker. “Things will likely remain this way for the foreseeable future. We must continue to protect the vulnerable while using common sense to keep moving forward as a society.”

The county did report five COVID deaths last week, although three of the deaths occurred in September. The decedents ranged in age from 84 to 97, all had underlying health conditions and three resided in long-term care facilities.

Eighteen of last week’s Bucks County cases were delayed reports no longer considered to be infectious, the health department reported.

Of the 229 cases in Bucks last week, 108 were traced to household contacts and 46 to community spread. Twenty resulted from infections at non-healthcare workplaces, 15 were infected during out-of-state travel, 12 are residents or workers at long-term care facilities, six are healthcare workers, one occurred at the county prison and 21 were unable to complete a full interview immediately.

Through Saturday, Bucks County has had 8,690 residents test positive for COVID-19 during the pandemic. A total of 532 deaths have been attributed to the virus, including 416 long-term care residents, while 7,751 are confirmed to have recovered.

The county’s death total was adjusted downward slightly this week after a review of the death data found several errors, such as duplicate reports.

The median age of those who have been infected in Bucks is 49, 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 next Monday, Oct. 19.

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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