COVID-19 County Response

Coronavirus
Coronavirus

(WBRE/WYOU-TV) As cases of COVID-19 continue to climb in the commonwealth, the federal, state and local governments have put into place several layers of mitigation efforts to stop the spread. Here is what you need to know, county by county.

BRADFORD
Current Number of Cases: 85

Deaths: 3

Status: Green Phase of Recovery Plan

Mitigation Efforts:
The County Courthouse is closed to everyone except in select proceedings, following an order from the State Supreme Court.

CARBON
Current Number of Cases: 367

Deaths: 28

Status: Green Phase of Recovery Plan

Mitigation Efforts:
Trails at county parks remain open but all overnight accommodations and rentals have been suspended. The county courthouse is not conducting jury trials.

CLINTON
Current Number of Cases: 118

Deaths: 5

Status: Green Phase of Recovery Plan

Mitigation Efforts:
All county buildings are closed to the public. Essential staff is working to keep services running for residents.
Commissioner meetings are being held online.
Free meals are available to students while they are out of school.

COLUMBIA
Current number of cases: 470

Deaths: 35

Status: Green Phase of Recovery Plan

Mitigation Efforts:
County courthouse is closed to the general public, in compliance with Governor Tom Wolf’s order. Trails at county parks remain open but bathrooms and other facilities are closed. Portable toilets are available.

LACKAWANNA
Current Number of Cases: 1916

Deaths: 212

Status: Green Phase of Recovery Plan

Mitigation Efforts:
Most county buildings, including the courthouse are closed to the general public but their departments are continuing operations.
A drop box was installed at the county at the Government Center for tax payments.

Changes to recycling pickup to curb the spread on COVID-19.

All school districts in Lackawanna County will offer breakfast and/or lunch to students out of school due to the COVID-19 crisis. Read more here.

LUZERNE
Current number of cases: 3399

Deaths: 184

Current status: Green Phase of Recovery Plan

Mitigation Efforts:

Court facilities will be reopening on Monday, June 1.
Business hours will be 8 am to 3:30 pm and screenings will be required to enter.
Some offices will remain closed to the public but are operating online.

Luzerne County Transit Authority implements changes.

LYCOMING
Current number of cases: 354

Deaths: 20

Current status: Green Phase of Recovery Plan

Mitigation Efforts:
Only essential Lycoming County employees report to work. Facilities remain open but residents are encouraged to use online resources or calling before coming into the office.
Lycoming County Resource Management Services will no longer be accepting private transactions from people. Residents must use a licensed waste hauler.

MONROE
Current number of cases: 1614

Deaths: 124

Current Status: Green Phase of Recovery Plan

Mitigation Efforts:
The Monroe County Courthouse and all administrative offices are open for essential services only.
Walking trails at county parks are open but group activities are discouraged.

Commissioners advise signing up for the county’s alert system, available here.

MONTOUR
Current number of cases: 98

Deaths: 3

Current Status: Green Phase of Recovery Plan

Mitigation Efforts:
County buildings are scheduled to reopen on May 11th.
Commissioner meetings are held online.

NORTHUMBERLAND
Current number of cases: 427

Deaths: 12

Current status: Green Phase of Recovery Plan

Mitigation Efforts:
Most county buildings including the courthouse, administration building, and the human services complex are closed to the public but are still addressing necessary business.
The Career Center in Shamokin is closed to the public and not accepting business.

SCHUYLKILL
Current number of cases: 907

Deaths: 50

Current Status: Green Phase of Recovery Plan

Mitigation Efforts:
Schuylkill County Transportation System is temporarily suspending Saturday Fixed Route Bus Service until further notice.

SNYDER
Current number of cases: 101

Deaths: 2

Current Status: Green Phase of Recovery Plan

Mitigation Efforts:
License to carry applications are being accepted by appointment only.
Snyder County Courthouse and all county owned buildings are closed to the public until further notice.
Staff handling essential business are still available by phone.

SULLIVAN
Current number of cases: 10

Deaths: 0

Current Status: Green Phase of Recovery Plan

Mitigation Efforts:
Sullivan County Courthouse and other county buildings are closed for all non-essential business until April 3.
Best Transit asks passengers to limit travel to essential rides only, suspends fare collections, and routes to malls.

SUSQUEHANNA
Current number of cases: 212

Deaths: 27

Current Status: Green Phase of Recovery Plan

Mitigation Efforts:
Susquehanna County Recyling Center is closed until further notice starting April 1.
Individuals relocating to the county are asked to self-quarantine for 14 days.
County buildings are open for emergency and essential functions by appointment only.

UNION
Current number of cases: 206

Deaths: 2

Current Status: Green Phase of Recovery Plan

Mitigation Efforts:
License to Carry applications are being accepted by appointment only.
Union County Courthouse and all county owned buildings are closed to the public until further notice.

WAYNE
Current Number of Cases: 157

Deaths: 8

Current Status: Green Phase of Recovery Plan

Mitigation Efforts:
Wayne County Sheriff’s Office has suspended fingerprinting services.
All county facilities are closed to all but employees and necessary visitors until April 3.

WYOMING
Current number of cases: 58

Deaths: 8

Current Status: Green Phase of Recovery Plan

Mitigation Efforts:
The county courts are closed to the public for all non-essential functions until April 3.

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