A couple days ago I asked the question – ‘Chester City to layoff employees due to coronavirus?’ I didn’t get an official answer from anyone but a few people on the conference call that announced the layoffs to employees gave me bits & pieces that didn’t add up to enough information to share.

To the rescue once again is the Delaware County Daily Times who must have received a press release from the City of Chester stating employees are temporarily laid off, go file for unemployment, and health benefits will continue.

The article says the release made no mention of potential plans for obtaining local government funding from the coronavirus relief bill before the federal legislature expected to be approved today.