Residents Celebrate Start of Return to Normalcy as Chester County Enters Yellow Phase

Kimberly McGuane
Image of the Finley family from Kennett enjoying a day of outdoor dining via Jen Samuel, MediaNews Group.

As Chester County entered the yellow phase, County Commissioners and residents joined in celebrating the start of a return to normalcy, primarily by dining out, write Bill Rettew, Jen Samuel, and Michael Rellahan for the Daily Local News.

After finally seeing her children and grandchildren in person, Commissioner Marian Moskowitz headed out to a restaurant to “have someone else cook and serve my meal.”

“I will continue to wear my masks, socially distance, and wash my hands,” she said. “I’m very excited!”

Across the county, people started returning to work and their regular routines.

Meanwhile, John Riccardo, owner of Four J’s in Downingtown, went to work for the first time since March. Despite losing a lot of business, he is now optimistic about the future of his carpeting and flooring shop.

“We hope that people quarantined are tired of looking at their floor and want to replace it,” he said.

For Jon Fiorelli, who runs Fiorelli Financial Group in West Goshen, it was good to see his staff return after running the show on his own for months.

“It’s nice to have the camaraderie and free-flowing sharing of ideas,” he said.

Read more about the yellow phase in the Daily Local News here.