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Last update: 5/26/2020 @ 10:00 AM

ReOpen Carbon County | Back to Business
Friday, May 22, 2020
A resource for Carbon County, PA Businesses outlining the process of reopening to the public.

On Wednesday April 22, 2020, Governor Tom Wolf announced three stages to reopening Pennsylvania. The plan includes three colored-coded phases of RedYellow, and Green to strategically ease restrictions currently in place. Specific metrics must be met before opening a region. Carbon County will move to the Yellow phase on Friday, May 22nd.

In response, The Chamber has pulled together valuable resources your organization can use in your effort to reopen. Included on this page are signs and guidelines, recommended suppliers of PPE, and a link to the EPA disinfectant list. Messages for marketing to customers, training tips for employees and industry specific guidelines will be provided and adapted as new data emerges.

Additional resource pages from the White House, OSHA, the CDC, and other public sector offices are listed to provide valuable information for your business to be prepared for reopening. The priority during this time will be the safety of staff and consumers as the goal is to continue to protect lives.


The Chamber Coming Back Together- Tony Iannelli

A Message from the CCEDC:

We at the Carbon Chamber & Economic Development Corp. are excited to move safely with you, our fellow Carbon County residents & business owners, into the yellow phase on Friday, May 22, 2020. In an effort to move forward safely, we have partnered with the Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau, Jim Thorpe Tourism Agency, the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce, the Pocono Chamber of Commerce and other partners throughout the area to help provide information, resources and tips to a safe reopening of Carbon County. We are looking forward to getting back to business together!


If you plan on re-opening safely, please let us know so we can update our community via the CCEDC COVID19 Support Local page.  You can email us at Please include the following information: Company Name, Contact Person, Address, Website, Phone, Hours of Operation, and Offerings/Special Announcements.


Jim Thorpe Yellow Phase Openings

Press Releases- Carbon County Reopening

Helpful Links

Pocono Promise

Pocono businesses, join the CCEDC and sign the Pocono Promise today!

From restaurants and bed and breakfasts to waterparks and wineries, businesses of all shapes and sizes are struggling to survive amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau is committed to supporting our businesses through these unprecedented times and encouraging them to sign the Pocono Promise.

By pledging to keep the Pocono Promise, businesses voluntarily vow to follow certain guidelines that protect employees and customers once it is time to reopen. Those guidelines include aggressive cleaning protocols, health surveys for staff before starting their shift, special training, and using personal protective equipment when possible. In return, businesses ask employees and customers to follow certain guidelines as well, which include following social distancing protocols and staying home/visiting another time if feeling sick.

“The more businesses that adopt this promise, the more solidarity we demonstrate to our residents and our visitors,” said Chris Barrett, President/CEO of the Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau. “Together we’ll attest that the Pocono Mountains is doing everything possible to overcome this crisis in the safest and best way possible.”

Ready to sign the Pocono Promise?

Learn more about the Pocono Promise and get access to a variety of printable signage and other resources after you sign.

Protective Equipment & Supplies

BrightStar Care, INC of Stoudsburg & Allentown 570-223-2248

Safeguard Your Employees and Your Business During the COVID-19 Pandemic
The CDC has recommended employers conduct COVID-19 screening including temperature checks for workers. This step is already in place for many healthcare workers. Employers in other industries who are keeping their operations open are adopting similar COVID-19 screening practices. Typically, this occurs at the start of shifts as employees are reporting to work and allows the employer to identify anyone exhibiting symptoms and proactively send them home to avoid possible spread of the virus on the employer’s premises.
How BrightStar Care® can help
BrightStar Care, known for providing home care services at a higher standard, also provides medical staffing services and is able to help you protect your workforce and your company. BrightStar Care on-site COVID-19 screening services can be tailored to your company’s needs including:
Interviewing employees with health screening questions
Taking vitals such as temperature
Documenting employee answers for HR files
Screening staff at the beginning of their shift
Each assignment will be conducted by either an RN, LPN, RPH, DCW. Each screening is 4 hours minimum, and it can be canceled at any time with 24 hours’ notice.


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Legislative Resources

Printable Office Signage

From The Chamber

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From the Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau

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