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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:

9-4-2020 Isolation vs Mod Quarantine (003)

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)

COVID Cases Continue to Soar as Health Officials Await Holiday Fallout

November 30, 2020

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

COVID-19 infections surged to record levels once again last week in Bucks County, averaging 345 new cases per day, state health officials reported.

Deaths and hospitalizations, while far from the peaks of last spring, rose higher than they have in several months.

The Bucks County Health Department reported 23 COVID deaths among county residents from Nov. 22 – 28, six of them living in long-term care facilities. It was the most coronavirus fatalities reported in one week since the end of May. COVID-19 Update

The decedents included 14 women and nine men, ranging in age from 42 to 95. Six were in their 90s, five in their 80s, three in their 70s, six in their 60s, two in their 50s, and one in her 40s.

As of Saturday, 69 county residents were hospitalized with COVID-19, the most since July 7. Four of those patients were on ventilators.

Bucks County had a 12.1 percent test positivity rate for the seven-day period ending Nov. 26, slightly higher than the statewide rate of 11.7 percent.

Medical experts predict the numbers will worsen during the coming weeks, driven by infections stemming from interstate travel and indoor gatherings during the Thanksgiving holidays. An estimated 6.8 million Americans passed through the nation’s airports in the days preceding Thanksgiving, and another 48 million were expected to travel by vehicle, AAA estimated.

“We are hoping that many people used their common sense over the holiday weekend to stay home and reduce any gatherings,” said county Health Department Director Dr. David Damsker. “Keep in mind that given the high case numbers, anybody you know can be potentially infected. If you have symptoms, don’t go to work or school or visit family – get tested.  That’s also going to help a lot at this point.”

Gov. Wolf last week continued to advise against holiday travel and gatherings. He issued new guidelines urging businesses to require employees to work remotely when possible.

The Bucks County Commissioners on Monday announced that most non-judicial county offices will be open to the public on an appointment-only basis through Jan. 4, 2021. County employees able to perform their jobs from home were asked to do so.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, warned Sunday that the U.S. could face “a surge superimposed on the surge we are already in” during the first weeks of December.

Fauci said that while limited COVID-19 vaccinations could begin in the U.S. before the end of the year, increased restrictions may be needed to limit what he called “really a precarious situation” heading into the Christmas season. He stopped short, however, of recommending a total lockdown.

Bucks County’s 2,417 new cases last week were part of a statewide total of nearly 49,000 new infections. On Wednesday, both the county and state set one-day records for new cases reported – 584 from Bucks, 9,279 statewide.

Across Pennsylvania, COVID-19 hospitalizations are at the highest level of the pandemic, with more than 4,400 residents being treated. Two months ago, fewer than 500 patients were hospitalized for COVID.

In Bucks County, 35 percent of all adult medical-surgical hospital beds remain available, along with 30 percent of all adult ICU beds, the state health department reported.

The county last week shifted to the Pennsylvania Department of Health’s case reporting system, reducing some of its overall contact tracing and focusing attention primarily on high-priority cases such as elderly and school-age patients. The changes were attributed to the overwhelming volume of cases.

Bucks County Health Department investigations last week identified 46 new infections among residents and staff at long-term care centers.

At least 112 Bucks County school students tested positive for COVID last week, 89 of whom were enrolled in virtual or hybrid instruction. Six school staff members also tested positive.

Statistics, charts and other coronavirus-related information can be found on the county’s data portal: https://covid19-bucksgis.hub.arcgis.com.

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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