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GED Daytime Classes

CCOIC offers classes to help you pass your GED Test! In-Person FREE GED Daytime Classes begin July 6th. Classes take place every Monday through Thursday from 9 AM to 4 PM and every Friday from 9 AM to 1 PM.

Please remember, you MUST CALL or REGISTER first you can NOT just show up.

Please call Maryann Stravous at 610-235-4588 or email so she can register you NOW!

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Coatesville Business Skills Webinar

This workshop is designed for both entrepreneurs thinking about opening their first business and existing business owners looking for a “checkup.” Presented in partnership with the Small Business Adminstration and City of Coatesville.

Date: 6/23/20 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Registration Deadline: 6/22/20 8:00 AM (EDT)
Fee: $25.00 Registration Policies

For more information visit Webinar Registration.

In These Times … A Message from the President

I can’t breathe.  I can’t breathe.  Mom. Mom.  I can’t breathe.

As a mother myself, these words bring instant panic, fear and reaction.  If I saw my son, my brother, my nephew, my cousin voicing these words on news feed over and over again, those instant reactions would ultimately move into raging anger.

That’s what we see in our streets repeated all over this country.  Chester County OIC wishes to bring honor to the name of George Floyd and so many like him, who have lost their lives in the struggle of being Black or of color in America.

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County Testing Center Opens

The County Health Department opens first testing site at Gordon Early Literacy Center! The Center will be the FIRST public site for the County with diagnostic testing

Giving from the Heart

“Who would have thought the job I love so much could kill me.”  Christiana

The words of our former C.N.A. graduate haunt me every day.  Christiana is now an LPN at Chester County Hospital.  Like all front line workers, she endures every day, caring for those in dire need while risking her own safety and that of her young family.

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“The virus is here and it’s real. Don’t wait for it to change your life, change your behavior.”

By now you have heard the reports of one (1) COVID-19 positive case in the City of Coatesville. The bells are now ringing close to home.  It is time to step up our commitment to inform this community of what is inevitable, more positive cases.

We are going to see more families devastated

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Coronavirus Update – April 1, 2020

At Chester County OIC we are doing are best to ensure the safety and wellness of our community and staff by doing our part in social distancing and other measures.  We are closely monitoring this pandemic and keeping our office closed to the public until such time as COVID 19 has subsided.  Stay tuned for further notice.  We look forward to seeing you all again – soon!

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2020 Census

⭐Today is Census Day⭐

Census results impact and influence our community every day, including school lunches, plans for highways, support for firefighters and families in need. 

Complete the 2020 Census – mail it or complete on-line!

CLICK HERE to the 2020 Census

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Coronavirus Update – March 25, 2020

The surge is coming say most experts.  Let’s not get complacent.  Please continue to wash your hands frequently, self-isolate as much as possible, keep a safe social distance when out. Remember when you’re out at the local grocery store or handling money, or getting your mail,  any surface could carry the virus. –

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