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Jun 4, 2020

What does reopening during the coronavirus crisis look like? Over the past several weeks, counties in Rural Pennsylvania have "gone yellow" and some have "gone green." What does that mean and, ideally, what does that look like? To help us understand, Sam spoke with Bob Garrett, the President/CEO of the Greater Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce, on Thursday, May 28th.


Business Guidelines During This Pandemic Situation:

Business liability background:

Phasing Discussions:

Mask Review:

Be smart, be responsible, be kind — wear a mask! It’s not a reflection on your bravery; it is a reflection of your concern for others.  Masks have become a contentious and confusing topic, but the information from good sources is quite clear:  their use is recommended for almost everyone (other than children under 3 or people with medical conditions) and they will work best if everyone is wearing them, not just the "chronically concerned."  For lots more detail:

  • This (free) Atlantic article addresses the topic quite well, including the question of protection for the wearer versus protection from the wearer. 
  • This Forbes Magazine article debunks the concern about their being dangerous or a cause of CO2 poisoning. 
  • This Reuters article debunks the claim that wearing a mask will damage your immune system.
  • The AAAS (American Academy for the Advancement of Science) Science Mag offers this study about masks which includes another great graphic explaining again how universal masking, even with homemade cloth masks, is critical to reducing transmission.   



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