Chester County’s Health Director as COVID-19 Numbers Stabilize: ‘It Just Comes Down to You’

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Image of Jeanne Casner via Steven Falk, Philadelphia Inquirer.

Chester County Health Director Jeanne Casner is urging personal responsibility as the number of COVID-19 cases in Chester and Delaware counties stabilizes, writes Jim Melwert for KYW Newsradio.

Looking at 14-day averages, said Casner, both counties are moving in the right direction, “trending downward or have stabilized.”

During the pandemic, the Chester County Health Department is also overseeing Delaware County.

At the beginning, schools and businesses played their part in curtailing the outbreak by shutting down and coming up with safety plans. Moving forward, it is up to each individual to limit the spread of the virus to keep levels as low as possible.

“All the organizations have done their part,” said Casner. “Schools are doing their part, etcetera. It just comes down to if you can just wear that face covering and be mindful of that six feet.”

The county recommended that schools not bring students back to classrooms before Oct. 9, and this extra time has helped.

“They’re using that time to shore up their virtual school, and using that time to also get the remaining things they need in place,” said Casner, “staffing, busing, bus routes, you name it.”

Read more about the recommended measures from KYW Newsradio here.

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