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COVID-19  Vaccination Information

The COVID-19 vaccine is one of the most important tools in our fight against the pandemic.

COVID-19 Testing Locations

COVID-19 Map of Testing Sites

Testing Locations by Area,
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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)

County’s COVID Deaths Pass 1,000; Rate of New Cases Continues to Decline

January 24, 2021

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

As the United States COVID-19 death toll pushed past 400,000 last week, Bucks County also passed an unwanted milestone, exceeding 1,000 COVID deaths for the first time on Thursday.

The county ended the week with a pandemic total of 1,010 deaths, 78 of them so far in January.

“As a county we share collective grief for those lost and their loved ones,” said Diane M. Ellis-Marseglia, chair of the Buck County Commissioners. “It is now our duty to remember them by taking all the steps necessary to prevent and halt this suffering.”

Commissioners’ Vice Chair Bob Harvie echoed Marseglia’s words, urging county residents to remain careful and safe despite the hope inspired by the vaccinations that have begun to be administered nationwide.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has affected us all in some way, but especially those who have lost loved ones and friends,” Harvie said. “Now that vaccines have been developed there are many who feel the crisis is over, but we have to keep following the science and the protocols. We need to keep protecting the most vulnerable around us.”

Bucks County’s rate of new COVID infections continued to slow for the second straight week.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 1,730 new cases in Bucks from Jan. 17 – 23, for a pandemic total of 38,025. The increase was 18 percent lower than that of the previous week.

The rolling seven-day average of new cases dropped on Saturday to 246 per day, the lowest since Nov. 13.

The test positivity rate also continued to decrease in Bucks, decreasing to 9.2 percent from 12.6 percent the week before.

The county’s highest positivity rate, 17.7 percent, came in early December as part of the post-Thanksgiving surge. A rate of more than 5 percent is considered concerning, according to the World Health Organization.

A total of 136 patients with COVID are hospitalized in Bucks County, 33 in intensive care and 18 of those on ventilators. Twenty-three percent of the county’s adult ICU beds and 27 percent of adult medical surgical beds are available.

“Cases and hospitalizations are declining to levels we haven’t seen in a couple of months, and our positivity rate has dropped below 10 percent this week,” said Dr. David Damsker, director of the Bucks County Health Department. “These trends are very good, and if everyone does their part, they will continue in the same direction.”

The county is continuing to offer free COVID testing at three Bucks County Community College sites seven days a week through Jan. 31. The testing sites, offered through a partnership with AMI Expeditionary Healthcare, have a capacity of testing up to 350 persons per day at each site, with results expected within 48 to 72 hours.

Vaccinations currently are not being administered at the testing sites, but the county intends to convert them to vaccination sites in February.

The county continued to operate a limited, appointment-only vaccination clinic last week for EMS workers and healthcare providers who are not affiliated with hospitals and are unable to obtain vaccines elsewhere. More than 1,800 doses were administered at the clinic from Tuesday through Friday, adding to the more than 1,500 doses that were administered during the clinic’s first week.  

Countywide, 17,948 partial vaccinations have been given, the state’s seventh-highest county total, and 5,770 people have been fully vaccinated, fourth-most in the state.

Statewide, more than 425,000 partial vaccinations and more than 108,000 full vaccinations have been administered outside of Philadelphia, which has its own reporting system. Medical facilities here and across the state continue to receive doses of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines as Pennsylvania remains in the newly expanded 1A phase of the vaccine rollout, which now includes healthcare providers, long-term care residents and staff, EMS workers, anyone age 16 and over with a serious medical condition, and all adults age 65 and over.

Pre-registrations for vaccinations continue to be offered on the county’s Coronavirus Vaccine Information page.  Approximately 150,000 Bucks County residents and business owners have already pre-registered.

Those who pre-register will receive an email from the Bucks County Health Department with further information and instructions.

The amount of vaccine being sent to each county continues to be limited and reserved for Phase 1A recipients. According to state reports, more than 56,000 doses have been distributed by the state health department to 18 different providers in Bucks County, with the largest amounts going to hospitals.

Vaccine provider map

The county health department has received slightly less than 4,000 doses from the state. The department is working diligently to secure additional vaccine, as well as to coordinate locations and staffing for vaccine clinics.

The county commissioners continue to urge the public to download the free COVID Alert PA app, which uses Bluetooth technology to let a person know that they have been exposed to COVID-19 without compromising the identity or location of either the person using the app, or of the person to whom they may have been exposed.

To see an interactive map showing Bucks County’s COVID testing locations, please click here.

To see an interactive map showing Bucks County cases reported in the past 30 days, please click here. 

Statistics, charts, links to state health department data 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