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Welcome to the Township of Ridley

Delaware County, Pennsylvania

Welcome to the official website of the Township of Ridley.

Please use this website for news and information about Ridley Township.

Any comments or suggestions, please email: contact@ridleytwp.org

A little history about Ridley Township - Originally settled in 1644 by the Swedes and then the Dutch in 1655, the area was known as 'Amos land'. In 1682, John Simcock of Ridley, Chesire, England, purchased some 2,875 acres from William Penn and named the area after his hometown. Ridley was first recognized as a Township in 1687 and became a first-class Township March of 1906.

Area: 5.27 sq. miles
Population: 30,768 (2010 Census)
School District: Ridley

*15 miles or approx. 35 minutes from Center City, Philadelphia

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COVID-19 UPDATES

Delaware County’s April 8 Update on COVID-19 Vaccination Efforts

 

On Saturday, April 10, the County will be opening a large-scale community vaccination clinic at
Delaware County Community College. The site will be operational each weekend for as long as needed.
This site is the sixth vaccination site for Delaware County. All six sites are by appointment only.
Under the Governor's direction, Delaware County is currently vaccinating residents in Phase 1A
and Phase 1B.


Please note that the county has simplified the process by which residents can receive the vaccine.
Previously, all Phase 1A residents were required to pre-register through the Chester County Health
Department and were then contacted when an appointment became available.


With the transition to Phase 1B (and to Phase 1C on Monday, April 12), combined with the
significant increase in doses from the State, we are now allowing residents to schedule appointments
directly through our COVID-19 website—pre-registration is no longer required. Residents just visit our
County website at delcopa.gov/vax and, when appointments are available, can simply choose the date,
time, location, and vaccine type.


Note: The county will continue to add new appointments as quickly as vaccines are delivered to
the County by the State. Thousands of new appointments have been added in the past 10 days and tens of
thousands will be added each week. The County is asking residents to be patient. Delaware County is
getting more vaccines, but the demand still exceeds the supply.


Based on current and expected allocations from the State, the County plans to vaccinate 20,000
people (10,000 Johnson & Johnson and 10,000 Moderna and Pfizer combined) per week, with a goal of
140,000 vaccinated residents in seven weeks.

Delaware County’s March 24 Update on COVID-19 Vaccination Efforts

 

Delaware County Council and the Delaware County COVID-19 Task Force have partnered with community organizations across Delaware County to launch the Homebound COVID-19 Vaccination Program. This new program, part of the Delaware County Pandemic Plan, will help ensure that any homebound individual who cannot safely leave their residence can receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

 

Individuals can call the Delaware County COVID-19 Call Center at (484) 276-2100, or by email covid19resources.co.delaware.pa.us, to add themselves or a homebound loved one, friend, or neighbor to the “Homebound Roster” for an on-site at-home vaccination. Information needed includes the person's name to be vaccinated, a phone number, zip code, and an email if applicable.

 

Homebound individuals who have already pre-registered with Delaware County for the vaccine at a County vaccination site but now prefer to receive a vaccination in their home must contact the COVID-19 Call Center to ensure that they are placed on the Homebound Vaccination Program’s “Homebound Roster”. For more information, please visit our COVID-19 website at delcopa.gov/covid.

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Delaware County’s March 5 Update on COVID-19 Vaccination Efforts

Delaware County Government will be adding a fifth County-operated vaccination site.

 

In partnership with Crozer Health, the County will begin COVID-19 vaccinations at Springfield Hospital on Thursday, March 11. The clinic will be operational Mondays through Fridays from 10:00 a.m.to 4:00 p.m. by appointment only.

 

The County, in partnership with Keystone First, and in collaboration with the City of Chester, opened the Keystone First Wellness Center in Chester on February 25. In partnership with Penn Medicine, the County began administering the Pfizer vaccine on February 26 at Penn Medicine in Radnor. The Delaware County Wellness Center in Yeadon and the Aston Community Center opened in January.

 

People interested in receiving a vaccine through Delaware County Government can fill out the pre-registration form online: https://delcopa.gov/vax

 

An Update on Vaccine Supply

The County received 2,900 Moderna vaccines and 1,170 Pfizer vaccines for this week and expects to receive 1,700 Moderna vaccines, 2,300 Pfizer vaccines for Radnor, and 1,170 Pfizer vaccines for Springfield for next week.

 

As of March 5, Delaware County Government has requested 31,710 vaccines and received a total of 15,510 vaccines.

 

It's important to understand that Delaware County Government is one of over two dozen vaccine providers in the County. Vaccine doses are sent to vaccine providers by the State. Residents are reminded that the process to register for the COVID-19 vaccine varies by provider, and there is no centralized vaccine registration from the State. We understand that this can be confusing, time-consuming, and frustrating for residents.

 

We also understand that residents are frustrated by the delay in getting their vaccine. Currently, there are an estimated 246,680 people in Delaware County who are in Phase 1A and eligible to receive the vaccine. As of March 5, 41,234 people have been vaccinated in Delaware County.

 

The vaccines provided by the State are explicitly designated for first and second doses by week. The State continues to have a limited supply of vaccines and anticipates the situation to continue for several weeks.

 

Concerns about Second Doses

Our goal is to provide the second dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine within the 28-42 day window and the second dose of the Pfizer on day 21 as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC.) CDC guidance states that the second dose should be administered as close to the recommended interval as possible, but the shot will still be effective if there is a short delay in getting the second dose. We are making every effort to have the second dose administered within the time frame recommended. There is no need to restart the vaccination series if the second dose is delayed, as antibody protection will still be achieved with just one dose.

 

Johnson and Johnson Supply

Governor Wolf recently announced a plan to vaccinate educators throughout Pennsylvania using the State's initial allocation of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. This will be undertaken at the state level, through the 28 Intermediate Units across Pennsylvania, and with support from Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency, also referred to as PEMA. In Delaware County, the Delaware County Intermediate Unit will take the lead in vaccinating educators with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Delaware County Government, working with the Chester County Health Department, will maintain its focus on vaccinating individuals in Phase 1A who live and work in Delaware County, using the Pfizer and Moderna vaccine. We continue our requests for maximum doses of vaccines from the Pennsylvania Department of Health and are ready to open appointments and administer the vaccine for those in Phase 1A as quickly as we receive those doses.

 

Expanding Vaccination Efforts and Acknowledging Partners and Volunteers

The County has secured locations, storage, and staffing in order to be ready to quickly open additional vaccination sites when we receive an increased supply. The County has worked to form strong partnerships with partners including Aston Township, the City of Chester, Crozer Health, Keystone First, and Penn Medicine and to our extremely dedicated and hard-working Medical Reserve Corps. We have the ability to vaccinate 22,000 people based on locations secured and staff who are trained.

 

Resources

Residents can call or email the Delaware County COVID-19 Call Center if they have COVID-19 related questions, including information on vaccines and testing. The COVID-19 Call Center is open Monday through Friday, between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. In addition to responding to phone calls, the Center will also respond to emails. The phone number is: (484) 276-2100. The email is: covid19Resources@co.delaware.pa.us

 

The Delaware County Library System reminds residents that they can use a hot spot at one of the member libraries to access the internet to search for available vaccine or testing appointments or research information relating to COVID-19. Hotspots are available for residents with a library card at no charge from any Delaware County libraries. They may be borrowed for three weeks and can be used to connect a computer, phone, or other mobile devices to the internet. A  hold can be placed by calling Delaware County Libraries at 610-891-8622 or by clicking "Request It" from the catalog. Residents who need a library card may apply online or visit their local library. The hotspots were purchased with CARES funding allocated by Delaware County Council. While Delaware County continues to serve the community at the public vaccine locations, plans are moving forward to begin the work of getting vaccines to county residents who are unable to leave their homes. If you are a Delaware County resident who is homebound or know of a county resident who will need to receive their vaccine in their home, please contact the Delaware County COVID-19 Call Center at 484- 276-2100, or by email at Covid19resources@co.delaware.pa.us to be added to the list of residents who will be served by this program. Information needed includes the person's name to be served, a phone number, zip code, and an email if applicable. Work to identify these individuals have already begun with our community partners and county agencies, and more information will be available soon.

 

A Reminder

A reminder that vaccination efforts for Delaware County are being coordinated through the Chester County Health Department. On March 19, 2020, Delaware County Council and Chester County Commissioners announced the approval by the Pennsylvania Department of Health for Chester County to take the lead on Delaware County's COVID-19 public health response. The Intergovernmental Cooperation Agreement between Chester and Delaware Counties identifies the responsibilities of the Chester County Health Department during the COVID-19 outbreak, which will continue until federal and State partners determine there is no longer a pandemic outbreak. Those responsibilities include coordination of increased testing, case investigation and surveillance, quarantine designations, and public health communication.

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On Jan. 19, the Pennsylvania Department of Health announced 2 additional categories of eligible individuals to receive the COVID-19 vaccination as part of Phase 1A.

 

Under the state’s new categories, all individuals 65 and older, and individuals ages 16-64 with certain medical conditions, as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that increase the risk of severe illness from the virus, are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccination in this phase.

Once Phase 1A is complete, vaccinations will be available to Phase 1B priority groups. Phase1B includes Childcare Staff, Corrections Staff, County, and Municipal Administration Staff, Educators/Education Staff, Firefighters, Food and Agriculture Staff, Grocery Store Staff, Law Enforcement, Manufacturing Staff, Transit Staff, and U.S. Postal Service Staff.

Please complete the COVID-19 Vaccine Information | Chester County, PA - Official Website (chesco.org) to indicate YOUR INTEREST in receiving the vaccine (this is NOT to schedule an appointment). Your information will be shared with the Vaccination Team who will send communication about registering for vaccine appointments as vaccine and time slots become available. Please be patient if you do not receive the link immediately, it is because the vaccine or time slots are not available. 

 

If you have any questions please contact Chester County Health Department at 610-344-6225 or Health Department | Chester County, PA - Official Website (chesco.org)

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Delaware County opened a COVID-19 Call Center on Monday, Jan. 25, to answer COVID-19 related questions from individuals, organizations, and businesses.

The COVID-19 Call Center will be open Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. In addition to responding to phone calls, the Center will also respond to emailed inquiries.

Phone: (484) 276-2100
Email: Covid19Resources@co.delaware.pa.us

While the Call Center staff will attempt to answer all COVID-19-related questions, the immediate mission will be to address questions related to the County’s updated COVID-19 vaccination plans and to provide assistance to individuals interesting in receiving a vaccination or test. The Call Center staff’s focus will be:

 

  • Working with residents to determine their vaccination phase

  • Assisting Phase 1A residents who have been unable to complete the Phase 1A Vaccine Interest Survey using the online registration

  • Helping residents locate convenient COVID-19 testing sites and, if needed, help them register to receive a test through a county-sponsored testing site

  • Answering general questions about COVID-19 testing and vaccinations


General questions about COVID-19 (quarantine guidelines, masks, restaurant seating capacity limits, etc.) should be directed to the Chester County Health Department at (610) 344-6225, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

Delaware County’s April 13 Update on COVID-19 Vaccination Efforts

 

Delaware County has paused the use of the Johnson and Johnson (J&J) COVID-19 vaccine as directed by the Pennsylvania Department of Health. 


The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are recommending that vaccine providers in the United States pause the use of Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine. This temporary pause in J&J vaccine is being done out of an abundance of caution after six reported U.S. cases of a rare but severe type of blood clot was found in individuals after receiving the J&J vaccine. The pause is to ensure that the health care provider community is aware of the potential for these adverse events and can plan for proper recognition and management due to the unique treatment required with this type of blood clot.  As of April 12, more than 6.8 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine have been administered in the United States. The CDC and FDA are reviewing data involving six reported U.S. cases of a rare and severe type of blood clot in individuals after receiving the J&J vaccine. Click here for The FDA’s full statement.


There is no timeline as to when Delaware County will resume administering the J&J vaccine. The FDA is reviewing the situation.


The County had been using the J&J vaccine for its homebound program and its homeless outreach program and will now be using the Moderna vaccine for these two programs. The J&J vaccine had been used at County’s large-scale vaccination site at Delaware County Community College. The County will be temporarily relocating this site and will administer either the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine. People who have appointments at Delaware County Community College will be contacted with updated appointment information.  


The County is requesting larger quantities of Moderna and Pfizer vaccines and realizes that there will be greater demand for these two vaccines across the country. Under the Governor’s direction, all adults in Pennsylvania are eligible on April 13 to schedule COVID-19 vaccination appointments. Delaware County residents who are at high risk and in Phase 1A and are having difficulty scheduling a vaccine appointment can contact the Delaware County COVID-19 Call Center: 484-276-2100.


People who have received the J&J vaccine and have developed a severe headache, abdominal pain, leg pain, or shortness of breath within three weeks after the vaccination should contact their health care provider. Health care providers are asked to report adverse events to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System at https://vaers.hhs.gov/reportevent.html.

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