The Chamber Can Help: Important Resources

COVID-19 is drastically affecting our local economy and the businesses who keep it alive. The Chamber wants to share the most valuable resources to ensure our members get through this critical time. Chamber staff members are available to address your questions, concerns, and needs. As always, you can email editor@scrantonchamber.com.

Continue to check this page for updated information.

Last update 4/3/20, 4:00 p.m.


State and Government Updates


Gov. Wolf UPDATE – April 3, Deadline to Apply for Waiver
    • Businesses with questions about the mandate – email ra-dcedcs@pa.gov
    • Form for businesses to request a waiver from the mandate
    • Current List of Industries Exempt From Closure Order

CARES Act Overview

Gov. Wolf Launches Critical Medical Supplies Portal

PA Employment Information


    • For Employers
    • For Employees
    • Other Employment Resources

    • WATCH NOW: COVID-19: Managing Your Workplace Through the Crisis Webinar, Hosted by Ufberg & Associates         • Download presentation
        • Ufberg & Associates Update

Financial Assistance


    • Financial Assistance for PA Businesses Affected by COVID-19

    • Grants Available for Restaurant Employees Affected by COVID-19

    • WATCH NOW: COVID-19: Disaster Loans Related Coronavirus Disruption, Hosted by the Small Business Administration
        • Download presentation

Helpful Resources
        • Paycheck Protection Program Loan Guide
        • Economic Injury Disaster Loan Guide
        • Employee Retention Tax Credit Guide
        • CARES Act Loan Comparison Chart

Immediate Job Needs


    • Immediate Job Needs - Find local companies hiring now

Support Local Businesses


    • YOU Can Help the Community
    • Local alternative food service options
    • Other local businesses offering alternative services
    • Additional member news and updates

Healthcare Updates


    • Geisinger
        • Hotline – 570-284-3657
        • Website –geisinger.org/coronavirus
        • Updates
    • Commonwealth Health
        • Important updates
    • Delta Medix
    • Eye Care Specialists – Closed for clinical and non-emergency appointments
    • Thaxton Holistic Wellness – Offering virtual visits
    • Dr. Cynthia Edwards Hawver and Associates – Offering virtual visits
    • Tiffany Griffiths, Psy.D. & Associates - Open and offering virtual visits
    • Horizon Dental Care - Open
    • Revolutionary Home Health - Accepting patients

Banking Updates


    • Peoples Security Bank - Drive-thru open, lobby access by appointment only
    • Penn East Federal Credit Union - Drive-thru open, limited lobby access
    • Wells Fargo – Open, limited lobby access
    • NBT Bank – Open with limited lobby access
    • FNCB – Drive-thru open, lobby by appointment only
    • First National Bank of PA – Open for business
    • Northwestern Mutual, Derek J. DeSanto – Open for business, call ahead
    • Honesdale National Bank – Drive-thru open, lobby by appointment only
    • Wayne Bank – Drive-thru open
    • The Dime Bank – Drive-thru open, lobby by appointment only
    • PS Banking – Drive-thru open, lobby by appointment only
    • NET Credit Union – Adjusted services
    • Schwab Independent Branch, Dickson City– Phone appointment and video conferencing recommended

Transportation Updates


    • All PennDOT Updates
    • COLTS Temporarily Suspends Fares Effective March 25
    • COLTS Moving to Saturday Schedules
    • Northeast Title and Tag – Closed, call 570-877-9297 for emergency assistance
    • Toyota of Scranton – Open
    • Quality Collision – Clarks Summit location open
    • Jiffy Lube – Open in Scranton and Taylor
    • Johnny’s Car Wash – Open

Media and Print Updates


    • VIA Public Media Airs Learn-at-Home Opportunities for Students
    • GEM104 Radio Running FREE "Open for Business" Messages On Air
    • Scranton Times opens all Coronavirus-related news to the public, free of charge
    • Comcast Offering Free Wifi and More
    • VIA Public Media is Here for You
    • The Paper Shop – Open and available online
    • Endeavor Audio & Lighting – Video streaming services
    • Spencer Printing – Open for business
    • PDQ Print – Open for business
    • Independent Graphics – Open for business
    • Fastsigns – Open for business
    • Staples, Dickson City – Open for business
    • Posture Interactive – Digital media and advertising options
    • Times-Shamrock Radio (Rock 107, Alt 92.1, ESPN) – Special advertising options for businesses
    • Click-Video – Digital media options
    • PostNet – Printing and shipping solutions
    • BlackOut Design – Offering assistance to Online Ordering & Tools  and Working Remotely

Local Coronavirus Updates


    • NEPA Alliance Dashboard
    • Lackawanna County updates
    • Pennsylvania Department of Health
    • Cancellation and postponement list
    • Coronavirus and Your Drinking Water

Government Guidance


    • CDC: Taking Advantage of the 15-Day Pause
    • OSHA Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19
    • CDC Guidance for Businesses
    • How to Stop the Spread of COVID-19

Chamber News


    • Other COVID-19 Resources
    • Chamber Event Updates
    • Chamber Staff Contact Information
    • Member Directory