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Last update: 1/11/2021  10:00 AM

This page is a resource for our Carbon County, PA residents, businesses and travel and tourism partners and visitors on factual information about Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). We will continue to make regular updates to this page as necessary. Please feel free to share this resource with anyone whom you know who can benefit.

Resource pages for Lehigh Valley Health Network Pocono and St. Luke’s University Health Network Pocono offer information on health-related issues due to COVID-19.

Businesses Guidance - In Pennsylvania businesses, everyone must wear a mask. That includes workers and customers.

PA Restaurant & Bar Update

Self-Certification Form Now Open - Open & Certified Pennsylvania

Businesses are the heartbeat our economy. They provide us with essential services, products, food, and jobs. Now it’s our turn to support our local businesses. Let’s OPENnsylvania and keep our businesses running to protect our community and economy.

Open & Certified PA Business Directory

Become an Open & Certified Pennsylvania Restaurant.

Certify My Restaurant

Related Information

Coronavirus Information and Resources from the PRLA

Last update: January 8, 3:39 p.m.

Latest Updates
January 8

  • The U.S. Small Business Association will re-open the next round of PPP on Monday, January 11 for new borrowers and certain existing PPP borrowers. Only community financial institutions will be able to make First Draw PPP loans on Jan. 11 and Second Draw PPP  loans on Jan. 13. The PPP will open to all participating lenders shortly thereafter.
  • Today, the Wolf Administration announced an updated vaccination plan for Pennsylvania. In this revised plan, food service workers are listed in the 1C priority group. VACCINE PLAN
  • This afternoon, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney tweeted "Assuming we don't have a spike in COVID-19 cases between now and Jan. 15, we plan to allow limited indoor dining to resume on Jan. 16. We will provide details at next Tuesday's COVID press conference, and guidance will be added to our website at that time."
    • Indoor dining would be at 25% of normal seating capacity (note: not 25% of maximum occupancy of space)
    • Department of Health is developing ventilation standards that may be required for seating capacity increases.
    • Restaurants planning on indoor dining should maximize the ventilation of their existing equipment.
    • More info coming on Tuesday, Jan. 12.
  • Philadelphia is updating its "Certification of Hardship" form, which is currently for residential leases, so businesses can use it with their commercial landlords.
  • Philadelphia once again has bumped back the implementation of its plastic bag ban to July 1, 2021. READ MORE
  • ICYMI: Monday, January 11 is national #WearBlueDay in support of the Blue Campaign's largest initiative to raise awareness of human trafficking and call attention to this crime. Take a photo of you and your team wearing blue and share it on social media with the tag #WearBlueDay to support this important initiative. If you want your team to be trained on recognizing the indicators of human trafficking, take advantage of free human trafficking prevention training through our partner BEST Alliance.

Stop the Spread, Stay Home, Stay Safe

Contact:

Please contact info@carboncountychamber.org if you would like to be connected with more information regarding COVID-19.

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