Last updated on June 3, 2020 at 1:57 pm

As NEPA moves closer to safely reviving its economy, the Chamber wants to ensure businesses are prepared to safely reopen for their customers, as well as their employees. In support of the Lackawanna County Regional Recovery Task Force, the Scranton Chamber launched this #reviveNEPA website full of resources. We will continue to gather important information from local healthcare and government officials to share with our business community.

As always, the Chamber staff is happy to answer your questions and concerns, as well as hear about how your business is preparing for recovery. Email

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State Guidance

Latest Reopening Updates from Gov. Wolf

Information on PA Phased Reopening
    • Guidance for Businesses by Phase
    • PA County Phase Map

PA Chamber: Bringing PA Back Initiative

Contact State and Local Officials

Employer Guidance

Geisinger: Back to Business Resources

CDC Guidance for Businesses and Employers

PA Chamber: Prepare Your Workplace
US Chamber: Reopening Business
    • Ready to Reopen Playbook for Small Businesses

The Safe Six Workplace Checklist From Cushman & Wakefield

Safety Guidance

Cleaning and Disinfecting Guidance from the CDC
    • Cleaning & Disinfecting Decision Tool

Pipe Flushing Recommendations From PA American Water

Guidance by Industry

Industry-Specific Guidance from the American Industrial Hygiene Association

For Construction Industry

For Schools and Child Care Programs
    • Checklist for Parents and Teachers

For Healthcare Facilities

For Restaurants & Bars

For Parks & Recreational Facilities

Financial Assistance

SBA PPP Loan Forgiveness Application

US Chamber: Guide to PPP Loan Forgiveness

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

Additional Resources

Workplace Design Considerations for Healthier Environments from Highland Associates