Coronavirus Response

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Doylestown Township is taking the threat of Coronavirus (COVID-19) very seriously. We are communicating with Bucks County Health Department as they are monitoring the situation very closely. For now, we are continuing to follow the guidelines recommended by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), and suggest that Doylestown Township residents do the same. Doylestown Township has enacted the following mitigation measures and changes in operation that may affect you in the weeks ahead.

Doylestown Township Administration

The Township Building is closed to the public, with the exception of the police lobby. To get in touch with the Township administrative staff you can email info@doylestownpa.org or call 215-248-9915 to be directed to department voicemails. Our staff will respond to emails and calls in  a timely manner.

All Boards and Commissions meetings, room reservations and Township events are cancelled through the end of April, with the exception of the Board or Supervisors meeting to be held on April 21, 2020 at 7pm. Stay tuned to the calendar for updates.

Public Safety

The Police, Fire, and Emergency Medical Services continue normal operations. For true emergencies, dial 911.  The Police Department non-emergency line is 215-348-4200. Please do not call 911 to inquire about testing for COVID-19. Contact your healthcare provider for instructions and guidance.

Parks & Recreation

All parks and recreation programs, activities and events scheduled are canceled until further notice. All Township trails, and open space remain open and available for use. All other Park System amenities (including the Dog Park, Kids Castle, all Playground equipment, Sensory Trail, restrooms, courts, fields.  and pavilions in our Township parks are closed. We encourage you to get outside and enjoy our bike and hike trails, but please ensure that you are not congregating in groups and maintaining social distance from others. 

Code Enforcement / Permits

The Township will not be conducting inspections or reviewing permit applications through this time. This includes all residential and commercial construction. All work on Township issued permits must cease immediately per Governor Wolf’s March 19th Order mandating the closure of all businesses that aren’t “life sustaining”.

Municipal Authority

The Doylestown Township Municipal Authority is operating as normal.

Tax Information

Earned Income Tax (EIT) Collection is being extended until July 15, 2020. Along with PA and Federal deadline extensions, Keystone Collections Group is extending the EIT collection until July 15, 2020 as well.

Resources:
Prevention:
  • Cover coughs or sneezes with your elbow. Do not use your hands!
  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available
  • Clean surfaces frequently, including countertops, light switches, cell phones, remotes, and other frequently touched items
  • Contain: if you are sick, stay home until you are feeling better

UPDATE : March 20, 2020

March 20, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Doylestown Township continues to update its response to the ongoing and dynamic COVID-19 public health emergency.

On March 17, 2020, the Doylestown Township Supervisors issued a Declaration of Disaster Emergency.

First, Doylestown Township is maintaining ALL essential services. The Police, Fire, and Emergency Medical Services continue normal operations. Township officials are coordinating planning and response measures with the input and guidance from the Bucks County Health Department, Bucks County Emergency Management, and the CDC protocols.

The Doylestown Township Municipal Authority that provides our residents with public water is operating normally.

Township Administrative Offices will be closed March 23, 2020 through April 3, 2020 the offices will remain closed through April 3, 2020 at which time the Supervisors will reassess the situation.

The Township will not be conducting inspections or reviewing permit applications through this time. This includes all residential and commercial construction. All work on Township issued permits must cease immediately per Governor Wolf’s March 19th Order mandating the closure of all businesses that aren’t “life sustaining”.

The Board of Supervisors is cancelling its regularly scheduled meeting for April 7, 2020. The Board will hold its regularly scheduled meeting on April 21, 2020.

All Township trails, and open space remain open and available for use. All other Park System amenities (including the Dog Park, Kids Castle, all Playground equipment, Sensory Trail, restrooms, courts, and pavilions in our Township parks are CLOSED. All Township fields are CLOSED to groups.

All parks and recreation programs, activities and events scheduled are canceled until further notice.

The Township reminds everyone that the Covid-19 Coronavirus situation is rapidly evolving and that things are changing quickly. Please visit the Bucks County Health Department, Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the PA Department of Health websites for the latest bulletins and updates. Doylestown Township will continue to post any local changes for residents on our website at www.doylestownpa.org or on social media.


UPDATE : March 14, 2020

Bucks Health Officials Urge Compliance with State COVID-19 Precautions

March 14, 2020

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

The Bucks County Health Department today urged all county residents to follow the recommendations issued this week by Gov. Tom Wolf and Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Rachel Levine to help limit the spread of coronavirus.

“I strongly encourage the statewide suspension of large gatherings, events, conferences of 250 individuals or more and discourage people from traveling to recreational activities such as gyms, movie theaters and shopping malls,” Wolf said. “And while people are free to travel, I ask that everyone refrain from non-essential travel.

“We all need to do our part to help stop the spread of the coronavirus,” the governor said. “The time to do this is now. We cannot wait.”

To read the fill article, CLICK HERE.


  • Doylestown Township will close park amenities including athletic fields, Kids Castle, Central Park bathrooms and the Dog Park. The Township will also suspend any Park & Recreation programs and activities. In addition, the Township has cancelled all public events and meetings through April 30, 2020 to insure the health, safety and well being of our community until April 30, 2020.
    *The Park and Recreation Department will contact those who has already paid for programs and activities to discuss credit options
  • The Environmental Advisory Councils ’10 Days for Trees’ events that were scheduled to be held April 16 through April 25 have been cancelled and will be rescheduled for a later date. The Arbor Day tree planting event that was scheduled for Saturday, April 25 has also been cancelled and will be suspended until the fall.
  • The Leaf and Yard Waste Recycling event scheduled for Saturday, March 21 is cancelled and will not be open for operation.

Though the administrative offices remain open at this time, there are opportunities to conduct Township business via email, fax, over the phone and online.

info@doylestownpa.org  | TEL: (215) 348-9915  |  FAX: (215) 348-8729  |  425 Wells Road Doylestown, PA 18901  |  www.doylestownpa.org


Updated 3/27/2020 at 1:30 PM 

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