Monday, 30 March 2020 12:16

COVID-19 Coronavirus Updates

Developing Story - Check back for updates

I also wanted to share this poem - in case you didn't see it:

An Imagined Letter from Covid-19 to Humans



Update 4/2/20:

Paid Leave, Families First Coronavirus Response Act, Unemployment, Workers Comp?


Update 4/1/20

Via Governor Wolf:

Pennsylvania Department of Health Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information




Update 3/31/20

State Data and Policy Actions to Address Coronavirus


Update 3/30/2020



Update 3/30/2020

  • Message to Short Term Rental Property Owners:
    I appeal to you to withhold your property from the rental market for the duration of the State of Emergency and Public Health Emergency due to the COVID - 19 Pandemic. I recognize that this comes as a sacrifice and inconvenience to you. However, such action on your part in withholding your property from the rental market is for the good of all – including you. It will make Barrett a safer place for all of you. I am also requesting that all Realtors comply with this appeal.

  • Message to Seasonal Residents:
    Those seasonal residents of Barrett who maintain permanent residences elsewhere, are asked not to come to Barrett during this pandemic and while the Governor’s EOs remain in effect. We value our seasonal residents and we welcome you to this wonderful community which belongs to all of us and we cherish the time you spend here. However, coming to Barrett at this time poses a public health risk by increasing the spread of this Pandemic. Remember: You can infect others even though you have no symptoms and may not even be aware that you are infected.


Update 3/29/20

Barrett Township Offices are Closed to the public.  Please contact staff via phone or email.  

  • Pam Gardsy 570-856-1671 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Jeryl Rinehart 570-994-6546 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Shawn McGlynn 484-330-9088 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Update 3/27/20



Update 3/25/20 @ 5pm:

Monroe County Commissioners Issue Quarantine Request PRESS RELEASE


Following the suspension of service of Martz Trailway’s NYC bus service, the Monroe County Commissioners request any individuals who have been in New York City, or surrounding areas quarantine themselves for 14 days effective immediately.

We thank Martz Trailways for their service and care given to the residents of Monroe County.




3/23 @ 9pm:



3/23/20 @ 5pm:



Update 3/23/20 @ 10:30am:


I want to encourage everyone to send an email into the office of US Senator Bob Casey urging immediate passage of the coronavirus legislation.  The bill provides for immediate assistance to small and medium sized businesses to keep workers employed.  Critical to stabilizing the economy.

This is not a time for political games.  The legislation had been negotiated between rank and file Senate Republicans and Democrats,

Below is a link.  A simple one sentence email is sufficient.


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Update 3/20/20 @ 4pm:


Update 3/20/20


Update 3/19/20


Original Post 3/16/20


Stay safe, everyone.  


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Disclaimer: The ideas expressed below are the personal thoughts and opinions of Nate Covington and do not necessarily reflect the position of Barrett Township or the Board of Auditors.


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