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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 Rise to Record Levels Despite Low Deaths, Hospitalizations

November 9, 2020

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

COVID-19 infections rose to unprecedented levels last week in Bucks County, with more cases reported than in any week of the eight-month pandemic.

Despite the record spike in cases, deaths and hospitalizations remained at relatively low levels among county residents.

The Bucks County Department of Health reported 826 additional infections from Nov. 1 – 7, an average of about 118 cases per day, and a 79 percent increase over the previous week. The average daily count is more than 3.5 times higher than it was a month ago.

The county also set a single-day record with 161 new cases on Friday, surpassing the previous high of 144 cases on April 15.

There was not, however, a corresponding increase in deaths or hospitalizations.

Three deaths were reported: two men ages 54 and 71, and a 91-year-old woman. All had histories of underlying medical conditions and one lived in a long-term care facility. By comparison, the two weeks last spring when previous case records were set had more than 90 deaths each.

By the end of the week, 16 county residents were hospitalized with coronavirus, one of whom was in critical condition and on a ventilator. That number also is dwarfed by hospitalization levels reported last spring.

The Bucks County Commissioners will hold a news conference Tuesday morning to address the rising case numbers. The briefing will be held at the new Emergency Services warehouse off of Route 611 in Doylestown, where truckloads of personal protective equipment are being loaded and dispatched to hospitals, first responders, long-term care facilities and other destinations throughout the county.

Dr. David Damsker, director of the county health department, said the anticipated autumn spike in new COVID cases has been exacerbated by ill-advised social gatherings in the community, such as Halloween parties, sports-related get-togethers, weddings and other celebrations. He expressed concern that increased infections in the community could spread to employees at long-term care facilities, raising the chances of renewed outbreaks among vulnerable older people.

Damsker warned against what he called “COVID fatigue,” saying that while it is human nature for people to drop their guard after months of restrictions, it remains vital for citizens to continue to wear masks and practice social distancing. “People are getting it from unmasked exposures,” he said.

For example, Damsker said, COVID spread within Bucks County schools has not been happening because students, teachers and staff are required to wear masks and maintain social distancing.

At the same time, 261 school students and 59 school staff have been infected this semester because of activities and exposures outside of schools, he said. And more than a third of them were utilizing full virtual learning in their school district when they became ill.

The unprecedented county case numbers have overwhelmed the health department’s capacity to perform contact tracing on many of the new infections. Of the 826 cases reported last week, 337 of the patients were unable to be reached for interviews immediately.

“At these very high case counts, contract tracing starts becoming difficult and less effective, so we depend more and more on education and people taking personal responsibility for keeping spread in check,” Damsker said. “We will continue focusing on schools and long-term care facilities as our investigative priorities.”

Of the remaining 489 cases, 262 were spread within households or from gatherings with family and friends, 104 were attributed to community spread, 44 were infected at workplaces, 41 are residents or workers at long-term care facilities, 20 resulted from out-of-state travel, and 18 are healthcare workers.

Bucks County now has had more than 10,000 residents test positive for COVID-19 during the pandemic, reaching a total of 10,545 on Saturday. A total of 539 deaths have been attributed to the virus, including 417 long-term care residents, while 8,953 are confirmed to have recovered.

The median age of those who have been infected in Bucks is 48, while the median age of death is 84.

Statistics, charts and other coronavirus-related information can be found on the 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.
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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