* Media Alert *

Week 8: COVID-19 Weekly Briefings​ A Resource for Pocono Residents

WHAT: Now in its eighth week, tomorrow’s briefing (5/29) will be held on the very day Pike and Monroe counties transition to the ‘yellow’ phase of Governor Tom Wolf’s statewide reopening plan.With all four Pocono counties in the ‘yellow’ phase, the briefing will focus on looking ahead in the following topics –

  • What is next for childcare, public schools, and higher education; how schooling/classroom settings may look post-coronavirus
  • What the ‘yellow’ phase means for our small towns and boroughs
  • How NEPA Gives aims to help non-profits during one-day fundraising event
  • The latest local numbers related to COVID-19 in the Pocono region
  • Updates on the ‘Pocono Promise’ initiative

WHO: Panelists include – Marcia Welsh Ph.D., President, East Stroudsburg University; Matthew Connell Ph.D., Dean, Northampton Community College Monroe Campus *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.