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COVID-19  Vaccination Pre-Registration
Pre-Registration is currently open to all those in Phase 1A, 1B and 1C. Practice/Business/Individual must operate and/or live in Bucks County, PA.

COVID-19 Testing Locations

COVID-19 Map of Testing Sites

Testing Locations by Area,
printable pdf listing

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

#1 - Bucks County Health Department
#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 Social Complaints
(for citizen complaints not related to businesses or other identified priorities): 215-328-8500

COVID-19: Guidance for Pet Owners

Planning For Your Pets during COVID-19

Bucks County Department Contact Directory

 

When and why to call the Bucks County Health DepartmentCoronavirus (COVID-19) Information 

What is a "Close Contact"?

As COVID-19 Cases Reach Critical Levels, Wolf Admin Announces New Mitigation Efforts

Schools:
Please check with your respective school district for specific guidance on COVID-19 information

Food Establishments:
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) 

Miscellaneous:
Guidelines for Faith Based Organizations 

Guidance for Bucks County Personal Care Businesses in the Green Phase 

How to determine what is considered a life-sustaining businessCounty Updates:

  • 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 Cases Jump 45%; Hospitalizations, Positivity Rate Still Low

October 26, 2020

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

The record COVID-19 spike striking Pennsylvania and the rest of the nation hit Bucks County last week, though not as hard as much of the rest of the state.

The county’s case count increased by about 18 per day from Oct. 18 – 24 to a total of 383, an average of about 55 new cases per day. Such numbers have not been seen in Bucks since May, but they have not begun to approach the record levels seen nationwide or statewide in the past week.

On the national level, the United States had more daily COVID cases in the past week than at any time in the pandemic, including more than 83,000 reported on Friday and Saturday, both daily records.

Pennsylvania, meanwhile, posted three straight days of more than 2,000 new COVID cases last week, including a record-setting 2,219 on Friday. The positivity rate for people tested for coronavirus rose to 5 percent from 4.2 percent the week before.

Bucks County’s hospitalizations remained low last week, with 14 residents hospitalized, two in critical condition and on ventilators. Also encouraging was the county’s relatively low 3.3 percent positivity rate.

While 30 of Pennsylvania’s counties posted positivity rates that state officials labeled “concerning,” Bucks was not among them, and its rate of transmission was considered “moderate.”

One Bucks County death was reported: a 57-year-old man with a history of underlying health conditions.

Household spread and social gatherings with friends and family continued to rise last week, as it has for several weeks running, accounting for 49 percent of last week’s new cases. Infections attributed to community spread also rose, reaching 22 percent of the weekly total.

“Despite seeing case increases, deaths and serious illnesses remain low.  That’s the good news,” said Bucks County Health Department Director Dr. David Damsker. “However, people continue to attend parties and other social gatherings where masks and social distancing seem to disappear - this accounts for many of our additional cases.

“While we understand there is some COVID ‘fatigue’, let’s not forget that anyone with whom you come into contact may have the virus,” Damsker said.

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

Of the 383 cases in Bucks, 187 were traced to household contacts, 83 to community spread, 32 to out-of-state travel, and 17 to workplace infections. Eleven are residents or employees of long-term care facilities, nine are healthcare workers, and 44 were unable to be interviewed in full.

Through Saturday, Bucks County has had 9,342 residents test positive for COVID-19 during the pandemic. A total of 535 deaths have been attributed to the virus, including 416 long-term care residents, while 8,262 are confirmed to have recovered.

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, Nov. 2.

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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