* Media Alert *

Week 2: COVID-19 Weekly Briefings​ A Resource for Pocono Residents

WHAT: Every Friday morning, tune in or stream live as a panel of community leaders provides important updates related to COVID-19 in the Pocono region. Now in its second week, tomorrow’s briefing (4/17) will focus on the following information –

  • The latest local healthcare updates & statistics
  • Tips on correct use of face masks & gloves
  • New patient testing policies
  • Obtaining healthcare for non-coronavirus-related needs
  • Updates from Carbon & Pike county commissioners

WHO: Panelists include – Elizabeth Wise, President of Lehigh Valley Hospital-Pocono; Donald Seiple, President of St. Luke’s Monroe Campus *panelists may change weekly*

Moderator – Chris Barrett, President/CEO of the Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau          

WHEN: Every Friday at 10 a.m. Briefings last about a half hour.

WHERE: Recorded at East Stroudsburg University’s Television Studio
Streaming live on Pocono Television Network (on-air and online) & Blue Ridge Communications TV13 (on-air and online).

Video of this week’s segment can be provided to media outlets upon request.


Pocono Mountains visitor information is available online at PoconoMountains.com or by phone at (570) 421-5791. Follow @PoconoTourismPR on Twitter to stay current with up-to-date information. Established in 1934, the Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau is a private, non-profit membership organization. The PMVB is the official destination marketing organization for the four counties of Wayne, Pike, Monroe, and Carbon in Northeastern Pennsylvania.