By CBS3 Staff

SPRINGFIELD, Pa. (CBS) — In Delaware County, COVID-19 staff shortages are forcing Crozer Health to make major changes. Beginning Friday, Crozer Health will temporarily close the Springfield Hospital emergency department.

Patients needing emergency care will be directed to nearby hospitals and urgent care centers.

Crozer-Chester Medical Center has suspended an in-patient substance abuse program.

Remaining staff will be temporarily allocated to Crozer’s other medical centers.