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COVID 19 INFORMATION

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This page is intended to pass on information for businesses and individuals about resources available during the COVID 19 crisis.  Links to a variety of information and websites can be found at the bottom of the page.  This page is updated daily as new information becomes available. 

(Last updated 4/8/2020 at 12:53 p.m.)

 

NEW! 4/8/2020

Click HERE to view information on Phishing Scams fraudsters are using to steal personal data during the COVID-19 crisis.


Click here to access a map of food pantries and food distribution sites for schools.distribution

 

Click here for a map of essential services throughout Bradford County.

(Note:  While we make every effort to keep this map current, things can change without notice.  It is suggested that you call ahead to confirm hours and procedures for each business.  Businesses that have received a waiver from Governor Wolf may not be included in this list.)

 

COVID-19 Information for Bradford County Businesses can be found by clicking HERE

 


PENNSYLVANIA, USA — Gov. Tom Wolf placed all of Pennsylvania under an order to stay at home, dramatically expanding the geographic footprint of the quarantine as state officials combat the coronavirus pandemic. In one stroke, Wolf added 34 counties to his stay-home edict, according to the Associated Press.

 

All individuals must stay at home except for certain essential activities and work to provide life-sustaining business and government services.

 

For the full article from WNEP, please click HERE

 

Internal Revenue Service/Rebate Checks:

The deadline to file and pay 2019 income taxes has been extended until July 15, 2020.

As part of the CARES Act, the Phase 3 COVID-19 response legislation Congress passed last week, many Americans will be eligible for tax rebates sent directly to them.

Those who receive Social Security Administration benefits may be eligible to receive a check:

  1. By filing a tax return for the 2019 tax year, which they can do until July 15.
  2. By IRS using the SSA-1099 to identify Social Security beneficiaries who fall below the tax filing requirement.

For information on when to expect that check and to answer any questions you might have about tax relief during the COVID-19 mitigation period, please go to the IRS’s COVID-19 website:

 

 

Travelers Abroad:

Those traveling abroad are encouraged to register for the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) in order to alert local embassies of your travel plans, be notified of additional travel restrictions, and be contacted in the case you need to leave a foreign country.

 

WELLNESS TOOLS:

Information on Coping with COVID-19 concerns can be found HERE

Information on ways to talk to children about COVID-19 can be found HERE

 

 

A press release from the PA Department of Health that includes an online resource for essential workers to find childcare resources is now available.  The document can be found HERE as well as at in the documents section at the bottom of this page. 

 

Food Pantry Information:

 

A listing of Bradford County Food Pantries and other nutrition related programs can be found HERE and at the bottom of this page in the documents section.  It is recommended that you call ahead, as hours and procedures may vary.  (3/27/2020)

 

Information from Governor Wolf can be found below:

 

Updated information on the primary election date, healthcare initiatives, and more can be found HERE

 

 

(List updated 5:45pm, March 21, 2020, per Governor Wolf.)

 

Any business that would like to seek a waiver can use this email address: RA-dcexemption@pa.gov to request one.

 

The Business Waiver/Exception form can be found HERE.

 

A document answering frequently asked questions about Life-Sustaining Businesses can be found HERE.

 

Any business can contact the Administration with questions about whether they need to close using this email: ra-dcedcs@pa.gov.

 

Healthcare workers and first responders:

If you are looking for additional personal protective equipment (PPE) or other healthcare supplies, the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency has a process to apply for unmet need requests here:

 

SPECIAL NOTICE ABOUT FIREARMS APPLICATION RENEWAL:  

Due to the COVID 19 virus, The Bradford County Sheriff’s Office will be processing ALL License to Carry applications through the mail ONLY!  This will be effective immediately and last until further notice.  Once you are approved, we will notify you by phone of a time, date, and location to obtain your photograph, signature, and issue the license to carry.  Applications are available at https://bradfordcountypa.org/sheriff/.

 

PRESS RELEASES FROM THE BRADFORD COUNTY COMMISSIONERS:

 

3/31/2020:  The order restricting public access to the courthouse has been extended until the close of business on April 14, 2020 or until further order of the PA Supreme Court.  The full administrative order can be viewed HERE

 

3/30/2020:  Bradford County Announces COVID-19 Cases at Bradford County Correctional Facility.  For full press release, please click HERE

 

3/26/2020:  The regularly scheduled Bradford County Commissioner’s meeting that was held LIVE on Facebook this morning is not available in it’s entirety on Facebook under “BC Commissioners.”

 

3/25/2020:  The Bradford County Commissioner’s public meeting will be aired via Facebook LIVE, and open for public viewing at it’s regularly scheduled day and time, tomorrow, March 26th at 10:00 a.m. 

 

A press release from the Bradford County Commissioners regarding the first reported case of COVID-19 in Bradford County can be found HERE (3/24/2020)

 

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (UPDATED 4/2/2020)

 

SCOT C SAMPLE

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

NORTHERN TIER SOLID WASTE AUTHORITY

570-297-4177

 

NTSWA Update

 

On Monday, April 6, 2020, Northern Tier Solid Waste Authority will be opening the Tiadaghton Area Transfer Station in Wellsboro and their Bradford County Landfill in Burlington back up for the acceptance of bagged waste ONLY.  Bagged waste must be tagged with a pre-purchased NTSWA route sticker (pink).  Stickered bags of waste will be accepted Monday – Friday from 8 am to 4 pm.  The Authority is still restricting pickup truck loads of waste and cash customers through April.  Please note the Authority will NOT be selling route stickers at their locations in order to reduce person to person contact.  Route stickers can be purchased at the Acorn on East Ave. in Wellsboro, Donna’s Corner Market in Middlebury and the Dandy in Burlington.  Visit NTSWA.org for a more complete listing of sticker sale locations or contact NTSWA at 570-297-4177 for over the phone purchase and we can mail them right to you!

 

All NTSWA trash routes will continue to run as scheduled.  However, all Municipal Spring Clean-ups that were scheduled for April have been canceled at this time.  Residents wishing to rent a dumpster for their private cleanup can still do so.  Authority locations will remain closed on Saturday’s.

 

The Authority will also be extending the suspension of their curbside and drop-off recycling programs through April.  Commercial entities and residents are encouraged to hold on to their recyclables if able.

 

These operational modifications are being made in response to the COVID-19 Crisis.  Please know the Authority is working diligently to continue to make trash services as accessible as possible, but is steadfast to do so in a manner that reduces employee risk of exposure.

 

Please follow our Facebook page, visit www.NTSWA.org or call 570-297-4177 for a list of local haulers and for up to date information on the Authority’s programs.

 

 

Guthrie COVID – 19 Information Lines

Guthrie has established two information lines dedicated to answering general questions about

COVID-19:

  • 844-357-2840
  • 800-836-1925

Calls will be answered from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. seven days a week. Lines are staffed by Guthrie team members who are prepared to answer questions related to COVID-19, including its symptoms, transmission, prevention and testing. These lines are not intended for emergency calls. Patients with severe symptoms who are in physical distress and need immediate attention should call 911 or go to the nearest emergency department.

 

An important message from Dr. Scopelliti, Guthrie CEO can be found HERE (3/26/2020)

instructions to prevent the spread of germs

Documents

Bradford County Announces COVID-19 Cases at the B.C.C.F.

COVID-19 Personal Protective Equipment Fact Sheet

DCNR Extending Closure of State Park and Forest Facilities Statewide

FAQ's about Coronavirus

Face Mask Guidance from PA Dep't of Health

FDA Guidance Retail Food Procedures for Sanitization

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT LIFE SUSTAINING BUSINESSES

FOOD PANTRY & NUTRITION RESOURCE LIST

Governor's Order and Essential Business Information

Guidance for Pet Owners Who Board Their Pets

Information on PA & Federal Tax Filing Deadline Extension

Online Tool for Essential Workers to Find Child Care Providers with Approved Waivers

Recommendations for Pennsylvanians Financially Impacted by the Coronavirus

Resources for Talking to Kids and Mental Health