Research Institute Insights on COVID-19

The Institute realizes regional leaders will need reliable information, unbiased fact-based analysis, and real-time data to make the tough decisions necessary for a successful economic recovery. These decisions will need to be data-driven - and The Institute is answering the call. Our region needs a well-defined path forward and we strongly believe that a comprehensive COVID-19 data and research initiative will be critical in this process. This page will include infographics with point-in-time information, special Economy Tracker edition on COVID-19, and specialized research on COVID’s impact and recommendations for a recovery plan.

Studies include research on the economy, workforce, business and industry, local government, education, housing, social services, health, and emergency planning are posted or in process..

Additional information can be found on The Institute’s You Tube channel

The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce, Sordoni Family Foundation, and UGI Utilities along with the Luzerne County COVID_19 Emergency Response Fund of The Luzerne Foundation, Scranton Area Foundation’s NEPA COVID-19 Fund and Wells Fargo Foundation are the initial sponsors of our research! Thank you for your support.

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COVID Equity Study

New Cases - November 25

New Cases - October 29

New Cases - October 20

Workforce Development in the Face of COVID-19

Regional Telehealth Services

The Impact of COVID-19 on K-12 Education Part II

New Cases - September 1

The Impact of COVID 19 on Business & Industry in Northeastern Pennsylvania

Impact of COVID-19 on K-12 Education - Part I

GDP Impact of COVID-19 on the Northeastern PA Economy

The Impact of Covid-19 on Social Services

Health Care Systems Analysis

Fiscal Impact of COVID 19 on Municipalities

UC Claims - May 27

Long Term Care Facility Cases - May 19

Flattening the Curve - May 18

Hardest Hit Industries - May 12

Business Closures - May 7

Economy Tracker - Spring 2020 Special Edition on COVID-19 Impacts

In Demand Occupations - April 22

Health System Capacity - April 18

Job Posting Activity - April 16

Flattening the Curve - April 16

Ventilator Capacity April 9

Flattening the Curve - April 6

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