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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,
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)

Delayed Lab Reports Inflate COVID Cases; Hospitalizations Down in Bucks

February 1, 2021

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

A spike in COVID-19 cases reported last week in Bucks County is being attributed to backlogged antigen test data from urgent care centers that inflated numbers statewide.

On Thursday, the Pennsylvania Department of Health reported that of 6,036 additional positive cases received statewide, 1,214 were from specimens collected more than a week earlier, and that backlogged data from urgent care centers would continue to be reported for the next few days.

The result: Bucks County’s case numbers increased by 25 percent last week. The state reported 2,168 positive COVID cases in the county from January 24 – 30, an increase of 438 cases from the previous week. The county’s pandemic total passed 40,000 last week, reaching 40,193 cases through Saturday.

Dr. David Damsker, director of the Bucks County Health Department said the backlogged cases were entirely responsible for last week’s spike. The same day the state announced the backlog, it reported 660 new cases in Bucks, a daily total not seen since shortly after Thanksgiving. Some of the cases reported last week dated to late December, Damsker said.

The county’s test positivity rate, after multiple weeks of decline, increased last week from 9.2 to percent to 10.4 percent.

The state also reported last week the deaths of 27 Bucks County residents who were infected with COVID, for a total of 105 deaths in January and a pandemic total of 1,037.

The number of people hospitalized with COVID continued to drop significantly

A total of 112 patients with COVID are hospitalized in Bucks County, down from 136 a week ago. Twenty-four are in intensive care and 15 of those on ventilators. Thirty percent of the county’s adult ICU beds and 25 percent of adult medical surgical beds are available.

Public attention remained focused on the COVID-19 vaccine rollout, which continued to be slowed across Pennsylvania by inadequate amounts of vaccine arriving to the state from the federal government.

In Bucks County, 10,761 total doses were administered last week – 8,288 of them first-round injections, and 2,473 second injections. The first injections included 1,661 administered last week at a limited, appointment-only vaccination clinic run by the Bucks County Health Department for EMS workers and healthcare providers who are not affiliated with hospitals and are unable to obtain vaccines elsewhere.

About 5,000 first injections have been given over the past three weeks at the county-run clinic, including 1,661 last week. The clinic this week will turn its focus to administering second doses to those it already has partially vaccinated. The county is working to set up additional public vaccine clinic sites, but has not yet received sufficient vaccine from the state to open them.

Countywide, 26,236 people have been partially vaccinated in Bucks, the sixth-highest county total in the state. An additional 8,243 people have been fully vaccinated with two shots, the fifth-highest county total in Pennsylvania.

The state health department reported last week that vaccine allocations from the federal government are fluctuating each week, but will continue to be relatively low over the next few weeks. Fewer than 9,000 doses were sent by the state to Bucks County last week.

A week-by-week spreadsheet of facilities in Bucks County and across Pennsylvania that have received vaccine can be found here.

Statewide, more than 600,000 people have received partial vaccinations and more than 190,000 have received full vaccinations in counties other than 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 1A phase of the vaccine rollout, which 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.  More than 200,000 Bucks County residents and business owners have already pre-registered.

Those who pre-register will receive an email from the county health department with further information and instructions.

The amount of vaccine being sent to each county continues to be reserved for Phase 1A recipients. According to state reports, 65,250 doses have been distributed by the state health department to 24 approved providers in Bucks County, with the largest amounts going to hospitals.

The county health department has received slightly fewer than 6,000 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