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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 as new information becomes available.

(Last updated 2/25/2021)


Covid-19 Hospitality Industry Recovery Program Applications can be found HERE. For questions about eligibility please contract the Progress Authority. (570)265-0937 or cbpa@epix.net


Pennsylvania Department of Health Vaccine Guidance can be found HERE. This includes the state vaccination plan, vaccine phases and other frequently asked questions. 





The Fifth Extended Order Re:  Access to the Courthouse and Modifications of Court’s Functions dated 5/29/2020 can be accessed by clicking HERE


In preparation for the transition into the “Green Phase” of reopening, Bradford County has created a data hub which contains various information from authoritative sources such as the CDC, Pennsylvania Dept. of Health, Bradford County, and others for your reference. This page includes data, maps, business guidance, best practices, resources and other information pertinent to the reopening process to ensure the safety of employers, employees and ultimately the public. The items on this page will be updated as new information is received and the link can be found below or on the Bradford County – COVID-19 Page.   To access the hub, please click HERE

A pdf document with the newest court order pertaining to access to the courthouse and modification of court functions can be found HERE


NEW – A pdf document listing of county department phone numbers can be found HERE

Mental Health Resource Sheet (4/24/2020):


Click HERE for a printable list of mental health resources during the COVID-19 crisis.


Unemployment information updated 4/17/2020:

COVID-19 Information for businesses can be found by clicking HERE


For information on Lifeline, a service by the PUC that offers discounted phone service to low income individuals and families, please click HERE



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.)



Information on guidance from the Governor for restaurants and professional sports can be found by clicking 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.



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:



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/.


County Relief Block Grant Applications 

As part of the CARES Act Legislation, the County has received funding through the Department of Community and Economic Development – COVID-19 County Relief Block Grant Program. The County Commissioners will be authorizing various grant programs to support community organizations who have been adversely affected by COVID-19 with these supplement funds. Information related to those programs can be found here and will be updated as the programs are released. For more information about any of these programs please contact the Bradford County Planning Office at (570)268-4103.

County Fire Department Relief Grant Guidelines and Application 

County Non-Profit Relief Grant Guidelines and Application



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 information on recycling or trash hauling to the local landfill, please contact:





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

Guthrie has established a webpage dedicated to answering general questions about COVID-19 that can be found here

This includes information about symptoms, transmission, appointments, vaccines and other important information.

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


FDA Guidance Retail Food Procedures for Sanitization



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