* Media Alert *

Week 7: COVID-19 Weekly Briefings​ A Resource for Pocono Residents

WHAT: Now in its seventh week, tomorrow’s briefing (5/22) will be held on the very day Wayne and Carbon counties transition to the ‘yellow’ phase of Governor Tom Wolf’s statewide reopening plan.The briefing will focus on ‘looking ahead’ to COVID-19 recovery efforts in the following areas –

  • CEO of Wayne Memorial Hospital discusses reopening clinics & returning to ‘normal’ healthcare
  • Reopening & recovery efforts for small businesses
  • Community responses to COVID-19 & future issues we will likely face
  • The latest local numbers related to COVID-19 in the Pocono region
  • Updates on the ‘Pocono Promise’ initiative

WHO: Panelists include – Michael Tukeva, President/CEO, Pocono Mountains United Way; Marlyn Kissner, Executive Vice President, Pocono Chamber of Commerce *panelists may change weekly*

Moderated by Chris Barrett, President/CEO, Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau    

WHEN: Friday mornings at 10 a.m. Briefings last 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.

About the Pocono Mountains

With 2,400 square miles encompassing Pennsylvania’s Wayne, Pike, Monroe, and Carbon counties, the Pocono Mountains region is home to rolling mountain terrain, breathtakingly beautiful waterfalls, thriving woodlands, and 170 miles of winding rivers. Winters offer guests the opportunity to ski, snowboard, snow tube, and even snowshoe their way through snowy wonderlands encompassing over 163 ski trails, while summers also cater to the active traveler allowing exploration of 261 miles of hiking and biking trails, over 30 golf courses, whitewater rafting, boating, fishing, and open access to nine state and two national parks.