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Pocono Promise

Brianna Strunk – Public Relations Manager
Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau
(570) 856-3050

Businesses Encouraged to Sign & Adopt the ‘Pocono Promise’
Protecting employees & customers when it is time to reopen
May 14, 2020 – From restaurants and bed and breakfasts to waterparks and wineries, businesses of all shapes and sizes are struggling to survive amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau is committed to supporting our businesses through these unprecedented times and encouraging them to sign the Pocono Promise.

By pledging to keep the Pocono Promise, businesses voluntarily vow to follow certain guidelines that protect employees and customers once it is time to reopen. Those guidelines include aggressive cleaning protocols, health surveys for staff before starting their shift, special training, and using personal protective equipment when possible. In return, businesses ask employees and customers to follow certain guidelines as well, which include following social distancing protocols and staying home/visiting another time if feeling sick.

“The more businesses that adopt this promise, the more solidarity we demonstrate to our residents and our visitors,” said Chris Barrett, President/CEO of the Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau. “Together we’ll attest that the Pocono Mountains is doing everything possible to overcome this crisis in the safest and best way possible.”

Although all four counties in the Pocono Mountains remain in the ‘red phase’ of Governor Tom Wolf’s statewide reopening plan, the business community must prepare to ensure everyone’s safety once it is time to ease restrictions. The Pocono Mountains looks forward to returning to normalcy while continuing to help stop the spread.

Businesses that are part of the Pocono Promise will publicly display door signs and fliers at their facilities. When customers see this, they know the business has committed to following guidelines set forth by federal, state, and local agencies.

Businesses are encouraged to sign and adopt the Pocono Promise then view additional resources here.

The Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau makes no warranties with respect to the ultimate effectiveness of the Pocono Promise program and assumes no responsibility for assuring compliance by any business with such guidelines. The Pocono Promise is a set of voluntary commitments by local businesses to its employees and customers for the COVID-19 recovery period.

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