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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

This page is a resource for Monroe Country, 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.


From the Pocono Chamber

A Message from Marlyn Kissner, Executive Director, Pocono Chamber of Commerce

Dear Member and Partner,

As we navigate through the uncertainties of the situation at hand, please know that we are here to support the business community and will continue to do so with best practices, programs and important information as it comes available to us.

At this time, we have postponed and rescheduled a majority of our March and April Pocono Chamber events. For workshops and meetings that could be moved online to a webinar format, we have done so and have indicated this on the event listing on our calendar.

We will continue to keep you informed of further events or news updates here on our website, via email and also on our official Pocono Chamber of Commerce Facebook page.

We are strong, we are resilient and will make it through this together. Please feel free to contact us any time, we are here for you!


Other Chamber & Business Resources:

Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber

Carbon County Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development

Small Business Administration

Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development

Department of Labor 

NEPA Small Business Financing Assistance

Northern Pennsylvania Nonprofit & Community Assistance Program

Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA): COVID-19 Working Capital Assistance Fund (CWCA)

St. Luke's University Health Network

Lehigh Valley Health Network

Monroe County

To sign up for CodeRED alerts for Monroe, Pike, Wayne and Carbon Counties in the Poconos, click on the CodeRED logo below.

Monroe County Code Red


What Coronavirus Emergency Loans are Available?

Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)
Questions and Answers

Paid Leave Requirements
Posting --U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) additional implementation guidance



Small Business Fact Sheet on Families First Coronavirus Response Act- FAQs

PA Dept of Community and Economic Development Assistance

Center for Disease Control

Coronavirus unemployment offerings for employees impacted



Corona Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act)


GLVCC Public Policy Update

Dear Chamber Members,
During this time of uncertainty, The Chamber’s Public Policy team will provide you with the most current state and federal information that you can use right now for your business and your employees.  There are a number of proposals to implement funding solutions for business in both Harrisburg and Washington.  We thank our public officials for recognizing that business needs assistance now as you work to stay above water and be helpful to your employees.
We continue to be in daily communication with our legislative leaders and staff to monitor progress and will update you immediately on results from which you may be able to benefit.
Please contact us (contact information below links) with any questions you may have and we will be back to you asap.
Thank you.
Public Policy Team Contact Information:
Michelle Young:
Brittney Waylen:
Matt Powell:

Pocono Mountains United Way

  • Grant Money to Help Hundreds During COVID-19 Crisis
  • Crisis Response Fund - A coalition of philanthropy, government, and business partners has joined together to create the Monroe County Crisis Response Fund that will rapidly deploy flexible resources to organizations in our region working with communities who are disproportionately impacted by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and the economic consequences of this health crisis.

Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives:

CDC & U.S. Travel:

The U.S. Travel Association and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) held back-to-back calls Wednesday, March 4 to keep everyone aware of what's happening globally and here at home with COVID-19. Here is a link to the summary from those calls.

There will be updated guidance on the U.S. Travel website here: U.S. Travel toolkit

The CDC also provides updated guidance here: CDC Coronavirus response

Get Your Community Events Ready

C-Span Video:

Destinations International:

Travel Industry Resource Page


PRLA Information and Resources

National Restaurant Association: Information and Resources

American Hotel & Lodging Association: What We Know

American Hotel & Lodging Association: Toolkit


COVID- 19 Know Your Symptoms

LVHN Know Your Symptoms

Stop the Spread, Stay Home, Stay Safe