Emergency Management

Our Emergency Management Agency is responsible for the judicious planning, assignment and coordination of all available resources for an integrated program of prevention, mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery for emergencies of any kind that may occur within Luzerne County.

Department website page last updated:  3 May 2021

Luzerne County's Vaccination Clinic Information

Two coronavirus mass vaccination clinics will be held Monday, May 3rd, and Wednesday, May 5th, in the Keystone Grand Ballroom at the Mohegan Sun Pocono Casino in Plains Township.  Walk-ins will be accepted, but the county urges interested residents to pre-register if possible.  The Moderna vaccine will be administered to anyone 18 and older.

The county is partnering with Berwick Hospital and the casino to provide the clinics, which will run from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. both days.

Links to pre-register are posted at luzernecounty.org or through these addresses:

May 3: https://cw2-pennsylvania-production.herokuapp.com//reg/7169550821 

May 5: https://cw2-pennsylvania-production.herokuapp.com//reg/4012817569

The casino address is 1280 Highway 315.

Vaccine recipients must return to the casino in June to obtain the second required dose.  The second doses will be on June 1 for those vaccinated this Monday. Those vaccinated Wednesday must return on June 2.

Transportation and other assistance is available to elderly residents through the Luzerne/Wyoming County Area Agency on Aging Office at 570-822-1158. After-hour and weekend assistance can be obtained from Help Line at 570-829-1341.

 Additional guidance:

 Do not enter the vaccination area more than five minutes prior to the appointment time to avoid unnecessary wait times and larger gatherings.

 Wear a shirt with sleeves that are short or easily rolled up.

 Park at the rear of the casino in lots B, C and D. Those with disabilities should use lots B and C because they are connected to ramps.

 Masks are required.

CodeRED Mass Notification System

Luzerne County EMA is proud to announce the launch of our new mass notification system from OnSolve known as CodeRED.  This system is a high-speed, Web-based mass notification app that has been in use since 1998 and is used by more than 3,000 state and local government entities across the United States and Canada.  CodeRED gives Luzerne County EMA and your local municipality the ability to send critical communications via telephone calls, text messages, and emails to registered participants.  Onsolve, the parent company of this system, has been battle-tested longer than any other notification solution on the market and has data centers located all around the world with rollover capabilities to ensure messages are sent.  The secure, customized Community Notification Enrollment (CNE) process is easy to use and allows residents and businesses to add or update their contact information to ensure they will be included when a message is sent.  Unlisted numbers, mobile numbers, TDD/TTY requirements can also be entered.  

There is multiple ways to enroll in this system.  You can click on the symbol below, farther down this page, and follow the directions or you can utilize the Text to Enroll (TTE) method, a single SMS-message feature that provides mobile users the option to text “LuzerneAlerts” to 99411 and receive an SMS response containing the Community Notification Enrollment (CNE) link, then press on the link provided and follow the directions.  

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

For the County’s Pandemic Response page please click here

As you may know the coronavirus (COVID-19) has affected thousands of lives across the world.  The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued fact sheets and links with valuable information regarding this virus and the preventive measures you and your family or business can take, as well as information should you become ill from the virus.

Please click on the links below for the fact sheets we have attached to this site!

What you need to know about the coronavirus (COVID-19)

What to do if you are sick with the coronavirus (COVID-19)

For additional information please click on the following CDC links:

Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019-2020 (COVID-19)

Handwashing/Social Media Library

Health Promotion Materials

As of March 10th, all classes are temporarily postponed until further notice!

Here is the latest Information from the National Weather Service concerning our area:


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                 Please click on the image above to register!!