Order of the Governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Regarding the Closure of All Businesses that are Not Life Sustaining.

Click below to read the order and list of businesses
Please see below for the announcement sent out from the Governor’s Office with regards to an email address for businesses to seek a waiver and/or guidance on the Governor’s closure requirements.

"Dear Members,
As a follow-up to today’s announcement, you can provide any business that would like to seek a waiver with this email address: RA-dcexemption@pa.gov

You may also offer the following email address to have a business contact the Administration with questions about whether they need to close: ra-dcedcs@pa.gov
If you have already emailed us questions and we haven’t responded yet, we will get back to you and we will continue to be here to help.

Thank you for your patience."

Beginning Monday, March 23, 2020, our staff will be working remotely from home. We have full accessibility to our work computers and will continue serving our members and making sure that we are providing you with the most up to date information. Our staff can be contacted through email. A list of our emails is provided below.

Robert S. Carl, Jr. - President and CEO

Samantha Chivinski - Member Relations Director

Danielle Laudeman - Events and Marketing Director

Kelly Preneta - Finance and Administrative Director kpreneta@schuylkillchamber.com

Pam Klahr - Special Projects Consultant
In light of COVID-19 and safety concerns, we are still urging community members to shop local and support local businesses.

Please see the below list of our members that are offering special services during this time:
Hospital Resources:

Lehigh Valley Hospital Network - Website Information Page
Free video visits at MyLVHN (for new or existing patients)
Free nurse screening by calling 800-402-LVHN
Covid – 19 Access and Test Center at 35 Sillyman Street Cressona – 570-593-5557 (dedicated test center just for Covid-19 screening) open 7 days a week

St. Luke's University Health Network - The Answers You Need

Call the St. Luke's Coronavirus hotline at 1-866-STLUKES (785-8537)., option 7 or email us at coronavirus@sluhn.org.

Download the St. Luke's App and utilize the video visit feature to connect with a doctor -   https://www.slhn.org/care-now/video-visits

Health Care
Capital BlueCross Virtual Care is a great alternative when you need to see a doctor – and until April 15, visits to Virtual Care for medical services are free. With Virtual Care, you:
Avoid being infected by others.
Can get care from the safety and comfort of home.
Don't run the risk of infecting others with whatever ails you.

Stay home. Use Virtual Care instead! Doctors are available every hour, every day of the week, even on holidays. Get in touch on your smartphone, tablet, or PC.

If you haven't yet registered for Virtual Care , get started now — even if you aren't sick. Register with your insurance information, including your member ID number, so that you're ready as soon as you need care.
Special Services
Bob Weaver Auto is providing their clients with home delivery and virtual appointments. Their rock star staff with do a video tour of their inventory with you and help narrow down your choices. Once you've picked your car, they will deliver it right to your home.

Boyer's Food Markets is changing their store hours beginning 3/18. Store hours will be 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m each day. They are implementing preferred senior citizen shopping hours of 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. each day.

Bum's Rush Restaurant and Pub is open for takeout, delivery and bottle sales. Check out their Facebook for more information.

The Brickhouse Grill will be open during the hours of 12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. for take-out and business delivery.

Cairn Consulting Solutions Amy Lafko is facilitating virtual roundtable discussions for business owners and leaders. 

With Governor Wolf asking people to work from home, communication becomes even more important. Amy has years of experiencing in working with remote teams.  On Thursday, March 18, 2020. 11:30 a.m. Amy will facilitate a conversation about challenges and solutions when working with a remote team.  

On Friday, March 19 at noon Amy will facilitate a virtual round table focused on communication.  It is too easy to have mixed messages and different interpretations.  We will talk about best practices, current challenges and ideas. Contact Amy

Kepner Scott Offering 20% off select styles, along with free US shipping. Use code TOGETHER at checkout .

Carmelo's Roman Delight is still open for TAKE OUT and DELIVERY to the Orwigsburg area. They will be offering a new family style menu in addition to their full menu . Call 570-366-1914 to place an order. To read the full press release, click here.

Cigar Box - St. Clair is now offering a pick-up service. Pick Up Order Steps:
1.) Call your order into the store
2) Give payment information & approximate time of pick up
3. Call when you arrive and they will happily bring the order right to you
Phone Number | Cigar Box – St. Clair (570) 429.1190

Dollar General Effective 3/17 Dollar General is strongly encouraging that the first hour of operations each day be dedicated solely for the shopping needs of senior customers.

Dunkin Donuts Effective 3/17 at 1:00PM the Dunkin Donuts locations in Pottsville on RT. 61 and Westwood Ctr, as well as the location in Saint Clair at the Coal Creek Plaza will be operating as a Drive Thru only location.

Hess Catering will be keeping their deli open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for take out orders. Check out their facebook page for a daily updated menu.

King Cole Winery is open for take out wine purchases. They are also providing a delivery services for those within a 5 mile radius.

Main Street Moonshine is open for take out as well as jar sales of their moonshine. Check out their facebook and website for more information on hours and menus.

Mountain Valley Golf Course TAKE OUT NOW AVAILABLE! Enjoy Our Casual Food & Wing Night Menu every Wednesday from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. We are now offering Take-Out Service. Take-Out Beer Also Available. Please call (570) 467-2242 ext. 2 on Wednesdays from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. to place and pick up your order.

Pottsville Provision is offering curb-side pickup. Please call ahead to place your order at 570-622-2231. A Pottsville Provision employee will bring your order out to your car. Orders can be called in for bulk orders, prepared foods, family trays and regular grocery items.

Pressed Coffee & Books Pressed will be starting DELIVERY services as of Tuesday, March 17th, from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. daily. Delivery orders can be placed online through their website. Just click the "shipping" option, and plug in your address! One of their baristas will contact you when your order is on it's way.

Republican Herald is opening access to online coverage of the pandemic to all readers of republicanherald.com for free.

Revive Chiropractic If you are experiencing non-infectious, non-emergency issues, please consider visiting Revive Chiropractic , or Dr. Touchinsky, instead of burdening our hospitals and urgent care facilities. For example, if you fall and think your arm is broken, you can visit Revive Chiropractic and they will be able to exam you and write an x-ray script.

Roma Pizza is open for takeout and delivery from 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. everyday.

Schuylkill Country Club will be able to offer takeout meals during the two week mandatory shutdown period.

The Crimson House starting 3/17 take out and delivery services are available.

The Port Bar & Grill is offering take out and delivery of their full menu. Contact them at 570-573-6803

Valenti's Italian Restaurant is offering ONLY curb-side services for the next two weeks from 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Call (570) 366-1408 and place your order as normal. Pay by credit card over the phone.

Vito's Coal Fired Pizza and Restaurant is offering take out services starting 3/17.

Wheel Restaurant will be OPEN for ENHANCED TAKEOUT and DELIVERY SERVICE starting at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 17.

The White House is inviting the small business community to join on a call with the President regarding their response for COVID-19 for the Small Business Community.
Call begins today, March 20 at 3:45 PM EST

*Please note this call is intended for Small Businesses ( https://www.sba.gov/federa…/contracting-guide/size-standards ). Due to capacity restrictions, please limit registration to 1 line per small business.

*Please note this call will be recorded.
Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives : Click here

Barley Snyder - Click here

Child Development, Inc. - Click here

Congress - Click here

Department of Health - Click here

H.R. 6201, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act - Click here

Mosteller and Associates COVID-19 Employer Guide - Click here

PA Chamber Webinar "Employer Response to the Coronavirus - Click here

SBA Disaster Assistance in Response to the Coronavirus - Click here

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans - Click here

Pennsylvania’s disaster declaration has been approved by SBA and our small businesses and private non-profits are able to apply for an SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) online at   https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela .

Schuylkill Emergency Management Agency - Click here

Senator David Argall Small Business Funding - Click here

US Chamber of Commerce - Click here

Unemployment Compensation Guidelines - Click here
Closed Offices
Antz Energy Systems, Inc. - Open for regular business operations, main office closed to the public

Bureau of Workers' Compensation - closed until March 30, 2020

D.G. Yuengling & Son, Inc. - tours closed until further notice

Murphy Jewelers - closed until further notice

PA CareerLink - closed until March 31, 2020

PennDOT Drive, Photo License Centers - March 31, 2020 ( Driver licenses, photo ID cards and learner’s permits scheduled to expire from March 16, 2020 through March 31, 2020, the expiration date is now extended until April 30, 2020.)

Pottsville City Hall - closed to the public

Ryon Agency - offices closed to the public

Spotts Insurance Group - offices closed to the public

The Seltzer Group - offices closed to the public

Tim Cronath Agency - State Farm - Local payments and drop offs can be made at the front door. No walk ins at this time.
Cancellations/Postponed Events
Avenues Beer Dinner - March 19, 2020

Youth Summit - March 24, 2020

SKIP Roast - March 25, 2020

OBPA Mixer - April 2, 2020

Healthy Shenandoah Community Health Fair - April 4, 2020

MAEA Career Fair - April 7, 2020

PSSA, Keystones and PASA - Click here for full report
How can you help local businesses in difficult times?
* Buy gift cards now and use them later
* Buy items now and pick up in the future
* If you know a business owner, ask how you can help
*Keep memberships current
*Order takeout from your local restaurants

We will continue to update our membership with resources and news locally and nationally.

Miller-Keystone Blood Center : Click here
Helping Harvest: The best way you can help support our critical work right now is through a  donation  to Helping Harvest, or by  volunteering . We are anticipating a drastically increased demand of our services. Every donation helps us to acquire and distribute much needed food to some of the most vulnerable populations, including children and seniors.
If your business is providing any special services please contact Samantha or Dani to be included.