COVID-19 Information
The Susquehanna County Commissioners and all County employees are closely monitoring the events surrounding the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak throughout the world, the US, and Pennsylvania. It is strongly encouraged that all residents follow the information released by the Pennsylvania Department of Health ( https://www.health.pa.gov ) and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ( https://www.cdc.gov ).  The most recent information, recommendations, and resources can be found on their websites.
On March 19th the County Commissioners signed a Declaration of Disaster Emergency in response to the Coronavirus outbreak.  As of Monday, March 23, 2020 all County buildings are open for emergency and essential functions by appointment only; with exception of the Recycling Center which ceased public drop-off April 1st.  Appointments can be requested by calling the Department directly or by calling 570-278-4600.
  

News

  

Additional News and Press Release Can Be Found Here

 

 

Resources

 

A list of available resources is available here.

 

 

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 1, 2020
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Gov. Wolf, Sec. of Health: Pennsylvania on Statewide Stay-at-Home Order Beginning at 8 PM Tonight, “Most Prudent Option to Stop the Spread”

Governor Wolf’s Order
Secretary of Health’s Order
Stay at Home Guidance 
Industry Operation Guidance

 Veterans Corner 

 
The Montrose Weekender has stopped its weekly publication which was a primary means of communication to our veterans and their families using the monthly “Veterans Corner” articles. The weekender was sent to over 12,700 homes. In order to help fill this void these monthly articles will now be posted and changed each month on the Susquehanna County Veterans Affairs web site at susqco.com. You may also be able to get this information by listening to the broadcasts of the WPEL radio station at 96.5 FW. As always you may call the VA office at (570) 278-5955 for any assistance needed.
 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:   GOVERNOR WOLF'S REQUEST FOR FEDERAL DISASTER DECLARATION IS APPROVED.
March 31, 2020
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THE FOREST CITY BOROUGH APRIL 6 MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELLED. WEB SITE   CLICK HERE ​


IF YOU ARE ABLE TO VOLUNTEER YOUR SERVICES TO HELP FEED THE RESIDENTS IN NEED IN OUR COUNTY

PLEASE SEND AN E-MAIL TO:  EOC@SUSQCO.COM


211 CLICK HERE   NEPA 211 

We encourage those in need to connect to 211 for assistance. It is free, confidential and available 24/7. PA 2-1-1 Northeast is part of the national 2-1-1 Call Centers initiative designed to provide and easy-to-remember telephone number, chat, text, and a web resource for finding health and human services information for everyday needs and crisis situations. People can get help simply by calling 211, texting 211 or logging onto nepa211.org. 

 

Susquehanna County Health Care Updates and Links

 

Susquehanna County will be working with our Health Care partners and other Agencies to share all of the information we can.  Please visit us regularly for updates.


AGENCY  (links are in blue)                                                              

ENDLESS MOUNTANS HEALTH SYSTEMS                                         ENDLESS MOUNTAIN HEALTH SYSTEMS

BARNES-KASSON COUNTY HOSPITAL                                               BARNS-KASSON HOSPITAL

B/S/S/T AREA ON AGING                                                                      AREA ON AGING

NEPA COMMUNITY HEALTH CARE                                                      NEPA COMMUNITY HEALTH CARE

CENTER FOR DISEASE CONTROL CDC                                             CDC WEBSITE

PA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH                                                              PA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH​                           

AREA ON AGING GUIDANCE                                                                PA AREA ON AGING​

TREHAB OF SUSQUEHANNA COUNTY                                               TREHAB OF SUSQUEHANNA COUNTY

NEW GUIDE FOR PA RESIDENTS 3/25                                                PA RESPONDING TO COVID-19 GUIDE             THIS GUIDE IS A GREAT LINK FOR INFORMATION ON CASES, INDIVIDUAL, FAMILY, BUSINESS AND SCHOOL INFORMATION

PA EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT                                                          PEMA (PA EMERGENCY MGMT AND GOVT)

LINK FOR CHILD CARE RESOURCES                                                  CHILD CARE CENTERS OPEN​

 

Name

Source & Link

“Coping with Stress”

US Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC):

https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/suicide/copingwith-stresstips.html

“Mental Health and Coping During COVID-19”

US Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC):

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/coping.html

“Taking Care of your Emotional Health”

US Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC):

https://emergency.cdc.gov/coping/selfcare.asp

“Helping Children Cope with Emergencies”

US Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC):

https://www.cdc.gov/childrenindisasters/helping-children-cope.html

RedBook Online COVID-19 Outbreak page

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP):

https://redbook.solutions.aap.org/ss/rbo_outbreaks_page_3.aspx

Q&A on coronaviruses

World Health Organization (WHO):

https://www.who.int/news-room/q-a-detail/q-a-coronaviruses

Coronavirus & Mental Health: Taking Care of Ourselves During Infectious Disease Outbreaks

American Psychiatric Association (APA):

https://www.psychiatry.org/news-room/apa-blogs/apa-blog/2020/02/coronavirus-and-mental-health-taking-care-of-ourselves-during-infectious-disease-outbreaks

Coronavirus & Emerging Infectious Disease Outbreaks Response

Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress (CSTS):

https://www.cstsonline.org/resources/resource-master-list/coronavirus-and-emerging-infectious-disease-outbreaks-response

Taking Care of your Family during Coronavirus Fact Sheet

Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress (CSTS):

https://www.cstsonline.org/assets/media/documents/CSTS_FS_Corona_Taking_Care_of_Your_Family.pdf.pdf

Research Information: Pandemics

American Psychological Association:

https://www.apa.org/practice/programs/dmhi/research-information/pandemics

Five ways to view coverage of the Coronavirus

American Psychological Association:

https://www.apa.org/helpcenter/pandemics

Speaking of Psychology: Coronavirus Anxiety

American Psychological Association:

https://www.apa.org/research/action/speaking-of-psychology/coronavirus-anxiety

Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope with COVID-19

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network:

https://www.nctsn.org/sites/default/files/resources/fact-sheet/outbreak_factsheet_1.pdf

Just for Kids: A Comic Exploring the New Coronavirus

National Public Radio:

https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2020/02/28/809580453/just-for-kids-a-comic-exploring-the-new-coronavirus

Talking to Teens & Tweens about Coronavirus

The New York Times:

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/02/well/family/coronavirus-teenagers-anxiety.html



ESSENTIAL LINKS (CLICK)                                         

IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO GO TO ONE OF THE FOOD PANTRIES, PLEASE CALL AHEAD. CONTACTS ARE ON LIST.

SUSQUEHANNA COUNTY 

FOOD PANTRIES UPDATED​

SUSQUEHANNA CTY SCHOOL DISTRICT FOOD DISTRIBUTION​

FEEDING PENNSYLVANIA

HUNGER-FREE PENNSYLVANIA​


  Severe Blood Shortage  

Please schedule an appointment to donate blood this week at:    

 



 

 Business Links   CLICK HERE​


SUSQUEHANNA COUNTY IN STATE OF EMERGENCY

The Susquehanna County Commissioners have been intensely focused on the evolving Coronavirus crisis and the impact on all aspects of our daily lives.  “We have the highest regard for the health and safety of all County residents and visitors to our County and continue to do all we can to protect them.”  In this regard, the Susquehanna County Commissioners have signed a Declaration of Disaster Emergency effective March 19, 2020 in response to the Coronavirus outbreak. 

The declaration directs the Susquehanna County Emergency Management Agency to coordinate the activities of the emergency response, to take all appropriate action needed to alleviate the effects of this disaster, to aid in the restoration of essential public services, and to take any other emergency response actions deemed necessary.  As of Monday, March 23, 2020 all County buildings are open for emergency and essential functions by appointment only. Appointments can be requested by calling the Department directly or by calling 570-278-4600.

In an effort to further restrict potential COVID-19 exposure within the courts, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court announced that all Pennsylvania courts – including trial and intermediate appellate courts – are closed to the public for non-essential functions through at least April 3, 2020. The Court of Common Pleas of Susquehanna County will remain open for essential judicial functions.  If you have any questions, please contact Court Administration at 570-278-6673.

 

The County Commissioners strongly encourage all residents to follow the information released by the Pennsylvania Department of Health ( https://www.health.pa.gov ) and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ( https://www.cdc.gov ).  The most recent information, recommendations, and resources can be found on their websites.  A page dedicated to Covid-19 has been placed on the Susquehanna County Website ( http://www.susqco.com ) .  Information regarding items such as the blood shortage, food pantries and food distribution plans are being updated here as well.​

Declaration of Emergency.03.19.20220.pdfDeclaration of Emergency.03.19.20220.pdf


COVID-19

​The Susquehanna County Commissioners and all County employees are closely monitoring the events surrounding the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak throughout the world, the US, and Pennsylvania. It is strongly encouraged that all residents follow the information released by the Pennsylvania Department of Health ( https://www.health.pa.gov ) and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ( https://www.cdc.gov ).  The most recent information, recommendations, and resources can be found on their websites. 

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses, some causing illness in people and others circulating among animals, including camels, cats and bats. The 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new virus that causes respiratory illness in people and can spread from person-to-person. This virus was first identified during an investigation into an outbreak in Wuhan, China.

                                                                                                                            ​Questions? 

                                                                           Call 1-877-PA-HEALTH (1-877-724-3258)​

News

3/17/2020 - Susquehanna County Food Pantries

3/17/2020 - School District Food Distribution Plans 

3/6/2020 - COVID-19 Update

3/18/2020 - Emergency food assistance

3/18/2020 - PA Guide to COVID-19​​

3/18/2020-  DOH Update on COVID 19​​

3/18/2020 Governor Wolf Requests Disaster Declaration for Small Businesses and Non-Profits to Obtain Loans

3/19/2020 Pennsylvania Department of Education Cancels Statewide Assessments    ​  Dept.​ of Education

3/19/2020 Pennsylvania Governor Closes all Non Life-sustaining Businesses 

3/20/2020 PA Governor extends enforcement date for closures to MONDAY, MARCH 23     LINK FOR BUSINESS AND CLOSURE DETAIL

3/25/2020 Federal Govt (Senate) agrees on an assistance package.  Pending vote in Senate and House.


 


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