New clinic hours for Chester Co. Health Dept.

WEST CHESTER — The Chester County Health Department is changing the days and times it offers many of its clinical services to the public, effective May 1. Personal health services include immunizations and testing for tuberculosis, HIV and sexually transmitted infections. According to Jeanne Casner, County Health Director, “The Health Department is an important community partner to offer these...

County gives $10K to Schuylkill River Heritage Area

Commissioner Terence Farrell; Kurt Zwikl, Executive Director of the Schuylkill River Heritage Area; Commissioner Kathi Cozzone and Commissioners’ Chair Ryan Costello. WEST CHESTER — Chester County Commissioners presented the Schuylkill River Heritage Area with a check for $10,000 at this week’s Commissioners’ meeting, as well as a citation to the organization for its efforts in achieving the...

West Nile found in Chester Co. mosquitos

The Chester County Health Department is informing residents that mosquito samples collected in Uwchlan Township on June 24 have tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV). This is the first positive mosquito sample identified in Chester County for the 2014 season. The mosquito traps are placed in various locations in the County as part of routine surveillance by Health Department officials. The Health...

Op/Ed: Commissioners praise county workers for storm efforts

By Ryan Costello, Kathi Cozzone, & Terence Farrell, Chester County Commissioners Chester County Commissioners (from left) Kathi Cozzone, Terence Farrell and Ryan Costello. Chester County’s winter weather certainly qualified as an extreme emergency this year. Residents endured multiple huge snow storms and devastating ice storms that made county roads dangerous. Schools and businesses were closed...