To our township residents, this is the latest information regarding the current status of township services amid the COVID-19 Pandemic:

First and foremost, the safety, health, and well-being of our residents and visitors is our number one priority. The CDC has recommended no more than 10 people congregate in one location, maintain social distancing at a distance of 6 feet or more, and practice disinfecting and steady hand-washing with soap and warm water.

The township Disaster Emergency Declaration, which was posted this past Sunday, will be renewed for another seven day period this weekend.

For our seniors, the Feasterville Giant is open for seniors (60+) to shop from 6-7 AM, while the Feasterville Acme is accommodating seniors from 7-9 AM on weekdays. If you’re a senior or know of a senior in need, please feel free to utilize the stores during those hours. Please help a senior and those most vulnerable to this novel virus by checking on them, helping them out, or contacting the township building (215-357-7300) or our Fire Marshal/Emergency Coordinator at rsmith@lowersouthamptontownship.org.

This afternoon, the decision was made to cancel the March 25th public township meeting for obvious reasons. We’re looking at options to hold the April 8th township meeting remotely while looking at broadcasting options, if this continues to worsen.

Township operations continue, with your dedicated employees working daily to maintain sewers, streets, and public safety. Although the township building is closed to the public, business is still being conducted via phone, e-mail, and drop box. We are also looking at the possibility of staggering employees and shifts to maintain services while minimizing exposure.

Just this afternoon, the playgrounds at Russell Elliott Park, Playwicki Farm, and the Skate Park at Dolphin have been cordoned off by township workers to minimize contamination and exposure risks.

Please, for the duration of this pandemic and until hearing otherwise, practice and preach those recommendations to keep you and your family safe and healthy. We have always been a close-knit community that has banded together and helped each other no matter how tough things have been. We can all work together to beat this and get back to our normal, daily routines.It may take a little while, so please bear with us. I, and the board, wish you all the best as we weather this storm.