The Chester County Health Department has activated its Monkeypox Health Operations Center (HOC). With the activation of our HOC, we are committing more resources to the overall outbreak response and are focused on several concurrent priorities.

At this time, the threat of Monkeypox remains low and that while this is a rare viral disease, unlike COVID-19, it is not a new disease. Testing for Monkeypox, vaccine to prevent or lessen disease severity, and antiviral treatment to help manage the systems are already available.

For more information, please refer to the Chester County Health Department’s Monkeypox website here.