Wolf orders shutdown of all ‘non life-sustaining’ businesses

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Gov. Tom Wolf The lockdown to fight COVID-19 is getting teeth this weekend. Gov. Tom Wolf announced Thursday that the state would enforce the closure of all “non-life sustaining” businesses in the Commonwealth, effective, Saturday. “To protect the health and safety of all Pennsylvanians, we need to take more aggressive mitigation actions,” said Gov. Wolf. “This...

Chesco agrees to provide Health Dept. services for Delco during COVID-19 crisis

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Chester County and Delaware County officials announce an agreement for Chesco to prive health department services for Delco during the COVID-19 crisis. COVID-19 has taken its first life in Pennsylvania, Gov. Tom Wolf said Wednesday — in Northampton County. Additionally, the state is reporting 185 cases, while Chester County is now reporting 10 cases within the county...

COVID-19 Update: Presumed Positive tests hold at 6 in Chesco

Updated, Wednesday, 2:45 p.m.: Adds new county numbers, new state numbers. By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times As Chester County residents hunker down and attempt to weather the COVID-19 pandemic, there were more indications of the growth of virus infections locally and statewide, Wednesday. As the county number of infections grew to 9 — up three from the day before — the statewide number of positive...

Wolf expands dining ban statewide, liquor stores close

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times The entire commonwealth of Pennsylvania was placed on a virtual lockdown by Gov. Tom Wolf — joining five counties, including Chester County, that saw all non-essential businesses being asked to close for two weeks as part of the battle to fight the COVID-19 virus spread. Additionally, all bars and restaurants can no longer allow dine-in customers. The state is advising...

Wolf halts dine-in at all Chesco restaurants; two more COVID-19 cases ID’d in county

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Gov. Tom Wolf announced Sunday that all Chester County restaurants must end dine-in business immediately, as county officials revealed two more presumed positive COVID-19 cases in the county. Although all non-essential businesses in the county have been recommended to close for the time being, Wolf issued a mandatory order Sunday, which will remain in effect for at...

Wolf asks non-essential Chesco business to close down; 2nd COVID-19 case ID’d in county

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Gov. Tom Wolf is asking all non-essential businesses in Chester County and Bucks County to shut down, days after doing so in Montgomery and Delaware counties to respond to the spread of the COVID-19 virus — as county officials confirmed a second COVID-19 case has been identified in the county. “Over the past two days, we enacted significant social distancing in...

1st COVAD-19 case in Chesco; county moves to emergency plans; Gov. closes state schools for 2 weeks

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Chester County Commissioners Chair Marian Moskowitz details the county’s emergency plans in wake of the COVAD-19 pandemic. WEST CHESTER — In light of the emerging COVAD-19 crisis, state and county officials are moving quickly to ensure social distancing and put both the state and Chester County on an emergency footing, closing schools, severely limiting the...

Six police officers may have been exposed to Coronavirus

The Chester County Commissioners and County Health officials announced Thursday the possible exposure to coronavirus (COVID-19) of a small number of county-based law enforcement officials who were responding to an incident in West Chester on Sunday, March 8, 2020. Four West Goshen Police Officers and two Chester County Sheriff K-9 Deputies had direct contact with a K-9 Officer from Lower Providence...

Garcia-Jackson appointed as Chief Deputy Coroner

Chester County Coroner Dr. Christina VandePol and Chief Deputy Coroner Sophia Garcia-Jackson WEST CHESTER — The Chester County Coroner’s Office announced the appointment of Sophia Garcia-Jackson to the position of Chief Deputy Coroner. Garcia-Jackson has been the First Deputy Coroner for the past year and came to Chester County after almost 6 years as a medicolegal death investigator with the New...

Katdare wins Chester County Spelling Bee

DOWNINGTOWN — Soham Katdare, an eighth grader at Downingtown Middle School, practiced spelling more than 4,000 words to make it to the final round of the Chester County Spell Bee on Monday, February 10, 2020. Winning with the word “A-N-A-L-E-P-S-I-S,” Soham will continue on to the Scripps National Spelling Bee Contest in Washington, D.C. that begins on Sunday, May 24, 2020. 2020 Chester County...