Borough of Jermyn State of Emergency

Please see the attached State of Emergency Proclamation by Mayor Fuga.


Jermyn Borough COVID-19 Status Update

In the wake of the COVID-19 world pandemic that has now been declared a national emergency in the US, we wanted to update Jermyn residents and businesses on our commitment to public safety:

  • The Jermyn Gymnasium is currently shut down until further notice.
  • The Jermyn Borough building was and will continue to be thoroughly disinfected, paying close attention to doorknobs, restrooms, vending machines, and anywhere else that is repeatedly touched by hands.
  • The Jermyn Tax Collector, in an effort to minimize germ spreading, will not hold office hours for the next two weeks, beginning March 16th.   If this period gets extended, we will inform as appropriate.
  • Those needing to conduct business with Jermyn Borough are urged to use telephone and email as primary methods of communication, and asked to only enter the building if necessary.
  • As of now, 3/15/20, the Jermyn Borough Council meeting scheduled for 3/19/20 will still be conducted.

An update from the Mayor about Jermyn Police Department procedures regarding COVID-19:

  • Jermyn Police are not currently responding to ambulance calls, unless dire in nature.
  • Jermyn Police, if called, will ask you to meet them outside, if at all possible.
  • If calling for Jermyn Police, please notify them if you are symptomatic.
  • Jermyn Police are disinfecting cruiser vehicles, and equipment each shift.

We urge all residents and businesses to use proper precautions, including thorough handwashing, avoiding large crowds, and self-containment if feeling symptomatic.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation as we all navigate through this period together.

Council Meeting Minutes 3/5/20


Jermyn Recycling Clarification

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Lackawanna Recycling Center announced they are no longer accepting co-mingled items such as glass bottles, aluminum and metal cans. Just to clarify, Jermyn Borough contracts through County Waste, and County Waste does not take recyclables to the Lackawanna Recycling Center. At this point, there are no restrictions on recycling in Jermyn Borough.

2020 Census and COVID-19

Due to COVID-19 concerns, the Census Bureau is suspending field operations until further notice. Please know that you can complete the 2020 Census without having to be in contact with a census taker! You can complete your census online, over the phone, or by mail. Please go to for more information.

Medical Supply Drop Bins

Drop bins will be placed in front of Crystal Fire Company #1 and Artisan Volunteer Fire Co. . If you have any new unused masks, gloves, hand sanitizer, thermometers, or other necessary medical supplies you are able to donate, please place them in one of the bins. Assigned personnel will be around to collect the supplies and take to local hospitals, clinics, and other areas in need. Thank you for any help you can give during this pandemic.

Meeting Minutes 2-20-20