Please note!  There is an urgent need for volunteers to support an Alternative Care Site at the Glen Mills School. Click here for more information on how you can help.

General Borough Information related to COVID-19:

Borough Hall and the Swarthmore Public Library remain closed until further notice.  Borough staff is available by telephone (610-543-4599) and e-mail ( The Borough Police and Fire Departments remain on duty 24/7. Call 911 for assistance.

Borough parks are open only for walking; no congregating or use of play equipment is permitted.  

Trash, recycling, and yard waste collection are continuing as scheduled.  New orders for leaf mulch delivery will begin the week of March 30.  Orders can be made by telephone, e-mail or on-line through "On-Line Bill Pay" on the front page of the website.  Checks for payment should be mailed to the Borough office.

Borough Council's regularly scheduled April 13 meeting will be held virtually.  Information on how to participate will be posted on this page when available.  All other meetings at Borough Hall have been cancelled. 

At this time there is no in-person payment of Borough Real Estate Tax.  Tax payments should be mailed as directed on the bill.

Check out the Swarthmore Public Library's Facebook page for creative ideas for everyone in the house.

Follow Swarthmore Town Center on Facebook for the latest on what Town Center merchants are doing and how you can help during the COVID-19 crisis.

Governor Wolf's Stay-at-Home order for Delaware County can be found here.

Updates from Delaware County will be included here as they are received:

Delaware County Update 3/25/2020

Delaware County Update 3/26/2020 (This update includes new information on loans and other assistance for small businesses).

Delaware County Update 3/27/20 (This update includes information on a new tool available from the PA Department of Human Service designed to help essential workers connect with child-care providers who have been granted a waiver by the Office of Child Development and Early Learning to continue serving families during the COVID-19 emergency).

Delaware County Update 3/28/20

Delaware County Update 3/30/20

Delaware County Update 3/31/20

Delaware County Update 4/01/20

Delaware County Update 4/03/20 - Message on Social Distancing Outdoors

Delaware County Update 4/06/20 - Governor urges Pennsylvanians to wear masks when outdoors

Get up to date news about COVID-19 on the following websites:

Delaware County (This website provides a direct link to data and maps for Delaware County COVID-19 cases)

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

Pennsylvania Department of Health

Pennsylvania Department of Health (translated materials)

Swarthmore Senior Citizens Association

The following Public Health hotlines have been established for COVID-19 information:

Delaware and Chester Counties: 610-344-6225

Philadelphia region: 1-800-722-7112.

Commonwealth: 1-877-PA-HEALTH (1-877-724-3258).

Other information:

Small Business Association webinars on the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Program

Volunteering through the Swarthmore-Nether Time Bank

Volunteering through the Delaware County Citizen Corps

Click here to go the Red Cross website and find out where you can donate blood

Summary of the Federal CARE Act from the League of Cities, passed March 26, 2020