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

Continue to check this page for updated information.

Last update 5/26/20, 11:30 a.m.

State and Government Updates

Latest Reopening Updates from Gov. Wolf

Lackawanna County updates
    • Important Absentee and Mail-in Ballot Information
    • Women, Children, Family and Community Resources

Gov. Wolf – Waiver Implemented for Accelerated Sales Tax Prepayments in April, May, and June

Helpline for Behavioral Health Support Available to Pennsylvanians

PA Manufacturing Call to Action Portal

Current List of Industries Exempt From Closure Order

PA Employment Information

    • Employer Updates to UC Law
        • Ufberg & Associates: Amendments to UC Law
        • Sample PA UC Notice

    • Tax Information
        • Drucker & Scaccetti: COVID-19 Tax Resource Center
        • Tax Resources From Amy Hollander, CPA

    • For Self-Employed

    • For Employers
        • Employer Guide: Coronavirus Paid Leave Programs

    • For Employees
        • Six Tips to Help Pennsylvanians More Quickly Receive Benefits

    • Other Employment Resources

Financial Assistance

    • Financial Assistance for PA Businesses Affected by COVID-19

    • Hospital Emergency Loan Program

    • Restaurant Strong Fund Grants Available for Restaurant Employees Affected by COVID-19

    • National Restaurant Association Grants Available for Restaurant Employees Affected by COVID-19

Helpful Resources
        • U.S. Department of Treasury Paycheck Protection Program Resources
        • Paycheck Protection Program: FAQs
        • 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

    • PA CareerLink – COVID-19 Employment Opportunities

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 –
        • Updates
    • Commonwealth Health
        • Important updates
    • Allied Services
    • 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
    • Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center

Banking Updates

    • PNC - Drive-thru open, limited hours, lobby access by appointment
    • 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

    • Happenings Magazine Offering Free Digital Advertising to Restaurants
    • 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

    • Lackawanna County updates
    • NEPA Alliance Dashboard
    • 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

    • Webinars Available Through Other Organizations
    • Other COVID-19 Resources
    • Chamber Event Updates
    • Chamber Staff Contact Information
    • Member Directory