Kennett Township COVID-19 Update
July 20, 2020
Dear Kennett Township Residents and Business Owners,
We are under extra-ordinary circumstances from COVID-19, which have changed the way we live and work. Given the information, which frequently changes as we learn, I wanted to send an encouraging update about Kennett Township.
Although we have had an easing of restrictions in Chester County, it is important to realize that any change in new cases takes about 2-3 weeks to impact the rate of new cases, and also that some areas may have more new infections than others. Because of the chance of asymptomatic or pre-symptomatic infection and subsequent transmission to someone else, there is a directive that masks must be worn when anyone leaves home in Pennsylvania. https://www.pa.gov/guides/responding-to-covid-19/#MaskUpPA So, as you venture out, please continue to take precautions as if you or the people you are meeting may have COVID-19 and not know it.
According to the Chester County Department of Health, on March 29 we had our first reported case of COVID-19 in Kennett Township, and as of today there are 79 known cases including two deaths. The 79 reported cases are nearly 1% of all residents– about average for our area. The rate of known infections was stable in Kennett Township the past few weeks at around seven new cases per week. However, there were ZERO new cases of COVID-19 reported for Kennett Township this past week. It is encouraging news which demonstrates that residents of Kennett Township, and visitors, are taking appropriate precautions including physical distancing and wearing masks when working, shopping, and visiting public places.
I expect that there will be more cases, but it does show that if we all do our best, we can help fight this outbreak and lessen its chance of spread among our community.
I want to thank everyone who continues to donate PPE, time and/or funds to our first responders, others on the front line doing essential work, and to the various non-profits that help those in need.
Richard L. Leff, MD
Chair, Board of Supervisors, Kennett Township