With the recent concerns regarding COVID-19/Coronavirus, local governments are making changes to make sure we can continue to provide you with essential government services, without putting the health of anyone in our community at unnecessary risk.
Our goal is to reduce the density of people in offices and meetings, which expert advice suggests may slow down the spread of COVID-19 and reduce the burden on the local community and health resources.
What does this mean?
We are taking preventative measures for the health and safety of the Township Staff and all our residents.
The Township is cancelling all non-essential large group meetings taking place with Township staff in addition to cancelling all non-township meetings that take place in the Township Building. Staff has been advised to take 1 on 1 and small group meetings virtually when able, but they are still permitted to take external meetings as necessary. The staff will not be permitted to attend any meetings or conferences being held outside of Chester County without express written consent of the Township Manager.
2. Whenever anyone enters the administrative office or Police Department, they are asked to apply hand sanitizer to their hands. Please cooperate with our administrative staff when asked to do so.
3. All staff will be required to stay home if they are sick, and we ask that if you are sick, you do not come to the Township Building. Please call if you are ill and we will make every effort to accommodate your need while minimizing personal contact.
4. Police department activities are limited to essential activities only. All non-essential activities should be routed to another able entity or scheduled for a later time. If you have need of a non-emergency service and have a question about whether it is available, please contact our police department at (610) 388-2874.
The concerns regarding COVID-19 and controlling the spread in communities continues to be fluid, and many of the precautions we are putting in place mirror those taking place in other Townships throughout the County. While some of the restrictions may be in excess of the current CDC guidelines, we are taking these actions in an abundance of caution to ensure the health, safety and welfare of our community.
For information from the Center of Disease Control concerning the spread of COVID-19 in communities see here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/index.html
For information on how to protect yourself and your families please see here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/protect/index.html
Many thanks again for your understanding-
Kennett Township Board of Supervisors