Yeadon used to be a Delaware County COVID-19 hotspot but Chester City has firmly surpassed them. In the past five days, Chester’s new COVID-19 cases have tripled Yeadon’s, yet, Yeadon is scheduled for 3-days of free testing this weekend and Chester is scheduled for none.
(Since last Thursday, Chester has clocked 17 new cases versus Yeadon’s 6. Since June 22 – Chester 44 Yeadon 25. Clearly, if targeting a hotspot was a priority, Chester would come before Yeadon for testing).
But that doesn’t prevent you from traveling out to Yeadon to get tested this weekend…
Delaware County will offer drive-thru and walk-up COVID-19 testing for residents Thursday to Saturday, July 9, 10 and 11 in Yeadon in the parking lot adjacent to Providence Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center on Mercy Fitzgerald Campus, 600 S. Wycombe Ave. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on July 9 and 11 and 12 noon to 5:30 p.m. July 10. Additional COVID-19 public testing sites in Delaware County are being added and will be announced.
There’s no testing scheduled for Chester listed on the County site or the Chester City site. Maybe Livia Smith, Chester’s Director of Public Health Services, or Dr. Christopher Hannum, the Chester City Health Board chairman, know something. Possibly the fire chief/emergency management person who was formerly assigned as the spokesperson for all things COVID-19 in Chester knows what’s up.
It’s all a big secret, or no one cares, or it’s all fake news, or it doesn’t matter, or the pandemic is over. I won’t believe it’s over until I see basketball rims put back on the backboards around the city. Until then, COVID-19 in Chester is still a thing.