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Special Alert

Reopening the Poconos

Last Updated: 5/13/21 at 3:12pm

A resource for tourism businesses in the Poconos outlining the process of reopening to the public.

Masks are mandatory in all public spaces in Pennsylvania. If you are fully vaccinated you can start doing many things that you had stopped doing because of the pandemic. Outdoor visits and activities are safer than indoor activities, and fully vaccinated people can participate in some indoor events safely, without much risk. If you haven’t been vaccinated yet, find a vaccine. Please continue to practice social distancing. 

CDC Fully Vaccinated Choosing Safer Activities

Your commitment has been an essential part of our region’s ability to stay open. And by upholding the Pocono Promise, the counties can remain open allowing our region to be the fun responsible destination it has always been. 

Wayne, Pike, Monroe and Carbon Counties are in the Green Phase of Governor Wolf’s COVID response Plan for Pennsylvania.

* Restriction Updates

Cick here for additional details for Businesses operating in the Green Phase. Also follow the link for an advisory notice from the PA Liquor Control Board about accommodations for outdoor dining and the extension of licensed premises for sale of liquor.

In response, the Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau has pulled together valuable resources your organization can utilize to reopen and stay open. Included on this page are signs and guidelines, recommended suppliers of PPE and a link to the EPA disinfectant list. The Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau has worked with their members and leaders of the community to provide a Marketing Tool Kit. Below you will also find training for employees and industry specific guidelines. Please refer back to our Reopening Page where new information is provided and adapted as new data emerges.

Additional resource pages from each of the Counties, the White House, OSHA, the CDC, and other public sector offices are listed to provide valuable information for your business to use for reopening. The priority during this time will be the safety of staff and consumers as the goal is to continue to protect lives.

Signs & Guidelines

Pocono Mountains Branded Signs (see below)





Suppliers of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) 

Industry professions can work together to bulk buy.

* Denotes Member of the Pocono Mountains Visitor Bureau

Disinfecting and Cleaning

Click here for a searchable list of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Disinfectants for Use Against SARS-CoV-2. This comprehensive list has over 300 products can be used against the Covid Virus. As always, follow the directions listed on the label to ensure the safe and effective use of the product.

The websites below offer cleaning and disinfecting guidance for businesses and can also be applied at home.

Pocono Mountains Branded Signs

Stop The Spread: Guidance to Stop the Spread  Stop The Spread: We're Open  
Stop The Spread: We're Doing Our Part  Stop the Spread: Thank you for visiting our town
Stop the Spread: Thank you Postcard