While this global health pandemic has created a world of uncertainty, the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders commitment to NEPA has never been stronger. Our corporate and charitable partners in this region have made significant strides through increased safety measures, adjusted store and product availability, health education and resources for in-home work and activities.
Stay safe NEPA.
From our partners at Geisinger Health System, here are a few things you can do to stay safe and help prevent the spread of COVID-19:
- Practice physical distancing (social distancing). Don't shake hands, avoid crowds and stay at least 6 feet away from others.
- Wash your hands - often. And for at least 20 seconds. Alcohol-based sanitizers and wipes with at least 60% alcohol are good, too.
- Avoid touching your face. Especially your mouth, nose and eyes. Also, cover your mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing to stop the spread of viruses, like COVID-19, that are spread through droplets.
- Keep surfaces clean and disinfected at your home, school and workplace.
- If you are sick, stay home, rest and drink lots of fluids.
- Wear a homemade cloth or fabric mask if you must leave your home.
If you are experiencing symptoms of fever, cough or shortness of breath, the best thing to do is contact your doctor.
As concerns continue to rise about the strain of coronavirus that causes COVID-19, we ask that if you're feeling like you may have symptoms or are not feeling well, to call your primary care provider or our 24/7 hotline 570-284-3657 BEFORE going to the doctor's office, ER or urgent care. This will help limit exposure to other community members as well as our team members.
PNC understands the significant impact that the coronavirus pandemic is having on many of our consumer, small business and corporate and institutional bank customers. We continue to work with those impacted, providing a variety of solutions that make the most sense for meeting their particular needs.
In addition to these solutions, we recently have supported consumers and businesses with billions of dollars of incremental loans. The newly enacted federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act provides a variety of additional emergency relief programs for businesses (including the Paycheck Protection Program) and consumers. We are actively working to operationalize these programs as quickly as possible so that we can further assist our customers in maximizing their relief under the Act's provisions.
As we navigate these uncertain times together, the safety and well-being of our customers, employees and the communities we serve remains our top priority. We will continue to update this site on the steps PNC is taking to do just that.
We're #inthistogether, Railriders fans! Which is why Dunkin' has delivered 40,000 gift cards to medical workers at 157 hospitals across the country, and counting! Send a hero - a doctor, nurse, first response, teacher, neighbor, grocery clerk, postal & BEYOND - you know a little thanks with a Dunkin' eGift Card by visiting DunkinCoffeeBreak.com.
For every gift card purchased, Dunkin' will donate $1, up to $100,000, to the Dunkin' Joy in Childhood Foundation emergency funds, that go straight to non-profits helping families affected by COVID-19!
Major League Baseball is teaming up with a sports apparel retailer to help with a national shortage of personal protective equipment for health care workers. MLB and Fanatics are shifting production from jerseys to masks and gowns for those on the front lines of the fight against coronavirus.
The shortage is causing health care workers to resort to desperate measures and save supplies intended for a single usage. Jersey fabric will be used to make masks and hospital gowns in Fanatics' manufacturing plant in Easton, Pennsylvania. MLB and Fanatics will pay for associated costs.
Hear the latest on the Confronting COVID-19 podcast. On our coronavirus podcast, experts share information on signs and symptoms of Coronavirus, how to help keep you and your family healthy, coping with stress and anxiety, and how to make the most of these long days of social distancing. Produced by Highmark Blue Shield and iHeart Production, and hosted by Bonny Diver of iHeartMedia.
The American Red Cross Northeastern Pennsylvania chapter serves residents of Lackawanna, Luzerne, Susquehanna, and Wyoming counties. With a population of approximately 600,000 people, our chapter provides food and shelter in emergencies, assists members of our armed forces and their families, teaches lifesaving skills, collects lifesaving blood, and so much more. All American Red Cross disaster assistance is free, made possible by voluntary donations of time and money from the American people.
Keystone Mission leadership and staff continue to monitor the COVID-19 outbreak day-by-day and seeks guidance from the federal, state, and local authorities. The Board of Directors and CEO place their priority on the safety of its staff, guests, volunteers, and donors during the national crisis. The Mission's leadership has made the executive decision to cut back staffing, per the government recommended guidelines, for the foreseeable future. Keystone Mission has outlined frequently asked questions regarding operations in the coming days. The Mission is committed to keep our doors open and be a Beacon of Hope.
The Family Service Association of NEPA is a non-profit organization that works with children, individuals, families and communities to achieve their potential. They have a program called "Dial 2-1-1" which serves 17 counties across NEPA and is a toll-free number connecting the community to health and human services. Anyone can "Dial 2-1-1" to get the most up-to-date COVID-19 information or reach out for help with utility assistance, food banks, emergency housing, child abuse/neglect, support groups, mental health, substance abuse, aging services, and more. Dial 2-1-1 for their help and services OR visit the link below for more information.