The presence of the coronavirus (COVID-29) epidemic is being felt and making a significant impact on the daily lives of human beings across the globe. Starting in Wuhan, China and now hear in Delaware County, this outbreak has overwhelmed the health care industry.
Today, Delaware County has 80 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and that number is expected to soar as we have seen in states that boarder Pennsylvania like New Jersey and New York. Our health care professionals provide essential services to ensure the residents of our community are healthy and can live fulfilling lives year-round but right now they are facing a crisis. Supplies shortages are putting these professionals at risk and holding them back from being able to provide the type of care that is required for each patient.
Community stakeholders from across the county have volunteered their
resources to support the health care industry.
“Some small businesses are really struggling but there are folks that are able to help right now,” Trish McFarland, President of the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce, said, “They have good hearts and everybody wants to do whatever they can to help.”
As Delaware County health care providers continue to fight and prepare for the surge of cases that is expected to hit our community, they are asking for support and donations to help equip their facilities. Kathleen Carey, Reporter with Delaware County Daily Times, spoke with leaders in the industry about the current situation they are facing and support they need to get through it in her article “Local hospitals appeal for health care supplies”.
Delaware County Health Care Providers Needs Lists:
For additional COVID-19 business community information and resources, visit https://www.delcochamber.org/coronavirus.html.