COVID-19 Information

THE FOREST CITY BOROUGH APRIL 6 MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELLED. WEB SITE   CLICK HERE ​

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 27, 2020

Department of Health Provides Update on COVID-19, 531 New Positives Bring Statewide Total to 2,218

Harrisburg, PA- The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed as of 12:00 a.m., March 27, that there are 531 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 2,218 in 50 counties. The department also reported six new deaths among positive cases, bringing the statewide total to 22. County-specific information and a statewide map are available here. All people are either in isolation at home or being treated at the hospital.

“Our notable increase in cases over the past few days indicate we need everyone to take COVID-19 seriously,” Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine said. “Pennsylvanians have a very important job right now: stay calm, stay home and stay safe. We have seen case counts continue to increase and the best way to prevent the spread of COVID-19 is to stay home.”

There are 21,016 patients who have tested negative to date. Of the patients who have tested positive to date the age breakdown is as follows:

  • Less than 1% are aged 0-4;
  • Less than 1% are aged 5-12;
  • Nearly 2% are aged 13-18;
  • 11% are aged 19-24;
  • 40% are aged 25-49;
  • Nearly 28% are aged 50-64; and
  • 18% are aged 65 or older.

 

Most of the patients hospitalized are aged 25-49, and most of the deaths have occurred in patients 65 or older. There have been no pediatric deaths to date. More data is available here.


INDIVIDUALS TEMPORARILY RELOCATING TO SUSQUEHANNA COUNTY SHOULD QUARANTEE IN THEIR LOCATION FOR 14 DAYS PER CDC AND GOVERNMENT ADVISEMENT



​SUSQUEHANNA COUNTY CONFIRMS FIRST CASE OF COVID-19


March 26, 2020  Susquehanna County is confirming that a resident has tested positive for the Covid-19 virus. No details have been released to the County related to the nature of the case.

 

The County Board of Commissioners encourages all residents to follow the recommendations set in place by the State of Pennsylvania, the Department of Health, Centers for Disease Control, and the Federal Government. This includes social distancing and decreasing unnecessary travel.  We will continue to post the latest information on our website and face book page.


​IMPORTANT MESSAGE

WE NEED SUPPLIES, FOOD, VOLUNTEERS

​​IF YOU HAVE ACCESS TO MASKS, GLOVES, GOWNS, EYE GOGGLES THAT YOU CAN DONATE TO OUR HEALTH CARE AND RESPONDERS

AND/OR

IF YOU ARE ABLE TO DONATE FOOD AND/OR DRINKS

AND/OR

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

Click here for article and links:  ​Wolf Administration Reminds PA of Food Programs and Resources. Encourages Volunteerism  


THE WILLS FOR HEROS PROGRAM SCHEDULED FOR APRIL 25TH HAS BEEN CANCELLED.


FOR OUR VETERANS

IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS THE SUSQUEHANNA COUNTY VETERANS AFFAIRS OFFICE IS OPEN.  

CALL 570-278-5955

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​


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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