Governor Wolf: Request for Major Disaster Declaration

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMarch 31, 2020View Online Governor Wolf: Request for Major Disaster Declaration Approved Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced the approval of part of his request to the President for a major disaster declaration to support state, county and local response to the COVID-19 outbreak in Pennsylvania. “We are grateful for federal funding that will support all levels of government as we work together to stop the spread, and support those who care for the ill,” said Governor Wolf. “But I remain unwavering in my call for the approval of the rest of my request, which will provide more direct support to our friends and neighbors who are facing financial difficulties that otherwise could be insurmountable.” Under the major disaster declaration, state, county and municipal governments, as well as eligible private non-profits can receive reimbursement for up to 75 percent of eligible expenses related to the response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Eligible expenses can include but are not limited tocosts associated with paying overtime, or materials and equipment purchases. The declaration also provides direct federal assistance, which provides federal materials and supplies to support state and local response efforts. In the coming weeks, staff from the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency . . . .

{Read More}

Covid – 19 Update

From the desk of The President of Mount Pocono Borough Council. Several hours ago Governor Wolf made the following statement “Beginning at 8 p.m March 23, 2020 resident of Monroe County must stay home unless someone’s life depends on it. This order will be in effect until April 6, 2020”. Our road crew will be on call in the event of an emergency/weather where their services will be needed.  Thank you all very much, please keep safe, and remember to check on your neighbors.  Claudette WilliamsPresident, Mount Pocono Borough Council

{Read More}