Coronavirus Resource Information

CDC Consumer Guidelines:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

  • If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

  • Stay home when you are sick.

  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands again.

  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

 

Pennsylvania COVID-19 Update

Important Guidelines for Restaurants and Food Retail for Yellow & Green Phases: 20200527-Restaurant-Industry-Guidance.pdf

State and National Resources

The Department of Health, along with federal and local public health officials, are closely monitoring the situation and the commonwealth is prepared to respond to the community spread of this virus.

It’s important for everyone to take action to help prevent the spread of the virus. The best thing we all can do at this time is be extra vigilant about precautions normally taken during flu season, and pay close attention to recommendations and guidelines.

As this situation evolves, we encourage you to monitor health.pa.gov, their Facebook page and Twitter account. It’s important to remember that the most accurate and timely information regarding this outbreak in Pennsylvania is available through the Department of Health.

While the U.S. government has not suggested limiting domestic travel or imposed restrictions on international inbound travel beyond those already in place, please be mindful that this could change quickly. For the latest travel alerts, visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html.

 

Additional resources we have found helpful include:

Pennsylvania Department of Health COVID-19: https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/disease/Pages/Coronavirus.aspx  

Center for Disease Control: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Center for Disease Control Travel information: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html

U.S. Travel Association: Emergency Preparedness and Response: Coronavirus (COVID-19)

 

Oiginal Statements from PA Governor Tom Wolf and the PA Secretary of Health March 19, 2020

 

Governor Tom Wolf today ordered all non-life-sustaining businesses in Pennsylvania to close their physical locations as of 8 p.m. on March 19, to slow the spread of COVID-19. Enforcement actions against businesses that do not close physical locations will begin at 12:01 a.m. Saturday, March 21.

Gov. Wolf’s order is here.
A video statement from Gov. Wolf is here.
Sec. of Health’s order is here.
A list of life-sustaining businesses is here.


Business Resources

IMPORTANT UPDATES

COVID-19 Safety Procedures for Business Flyer
All businesses in the Commonwealth that elect to maintain in-person operations, if permitted to operate under the Orders of the Governor and Secretary of Health, must strictly adhere to the guidance published by the Pennsylvania Department of Health, and must prominently display this Notice and COVID-19 SAFETY PROCEDURES FOR BUSINESSES at each work location (building or worksite).
https://www.pa.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/COVID-19-Reopening-Businesses-Flyer-8-5x14-1.pdf

 

Safety guidelines from the American Hotel and Lodging Association that were release on May 4, 2020. 

The American Hotel & Lodging Association just released their Safe Stay guide to Enhanced Industry-Wide Hotel Cleaning Standards in response to COVID-19. You can access the guide here.

Paycheck Protection Program

These loans are designed to provide a direct incentive for small businesses to keep their workers on the payroll.
Applications will be accepted beginning Friday, April 3 by participating SBA lenders, federally insured depository institutions, federally insured credit unions and Farm Credit System institutions.

Economic Injury Disaster Loan Emergency Advance

SBA Express Bridge Loans

SBA Debt Relief

Other Resources:

Assistance:


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The Bucknell SBDC continues to help small businesses navigate the impacts of COVID-19by phone, email, and Zoom meetings.
See the SBDC's COVID-19 Business FAQ & Resource List, at http://bit.ly/SBDCcovid19FAQ, with topics such as financing, workforce issues, insurance, cybersecurity, remote work, and more.
Request SBDC consulting assistance at www.bucknell.edu/SBDC


Hospitals

Evangelical Hospital:

https://www.evanhospital.com/news/coronavirus-update

Geisinger Medical Center:

https://www.geisinger.org/coronavirus

Hope Abounds! Be Encouraged!


Celebrating the Susquehanna River Valley

During the hard times it helps to look for  the beautiful and the positive. Stories of love, sacrifice and ingenuity shine a light of comfort and hope in the midst of darkness.

This page celebrates those stories. We congratulate the helpers, the healers and the out-of-box thinkers - you are the heart of this great community that we call the Susquehanna River Valley. If you know of a business making a difference during these difficult times, please email their stories to [email protected].

Thank you to everyone who makes this region a great place to live, work and play!