Social Distancing is not Social Isolation

With the spread of COVID-19 sweeping the world. Local, State, and National leaders all telling us to practice social distancing to stop the spread of this new virus. Moosic Borough Mayor and Council, Police Department and  Greenwood Hose Co.are asking our residents to consider reaching out to your neighbors while practicing social distancing, some ideas of this include a phone call to see if they need any type of supplies including medications, foods, cleaning products, etc.  Social distancing is not social isolation so we need to pull together as a community and help one and other, even if this is just a simple chat on the phone. If you have any questions or concerns feel free to reach out to the Borough by calling 570-457-5480.

“Masked Bandits” project.

Fire Stations to serve Masked Bandits project
Lackawanna County Commissioner Debi Domenick, Esq. announced Saturday afternoon that she, working in conjunction with Scranton Mayor Paige G. Cognetti, enlisted the help of more than 35 Lackawanna County Fire Stations to aid The Masked Bandits.

The Masked Bandits is a project set up by the Lackawanna County Medical Society and the Luzerne County Medical Society to make fabric masks for hospitals and physicians to help fight the COVID-19
pandemic. The groups are seeking volunteers to help with the project.

The fire stations will serve as drop-off points for mask donations. The LCMS is also asking for newly packaged thermometers to be donated as well.

Orders for standard/disposable masks are on backorder and many healthcare workers are finding themselves in the position of hoarding and reusing masks as they continue to provide care to
public. According to the CDC, homemade fabric masks are an option when protective supplies are not available.


Though not ideal, washable fabric masks can be used by staff and patients. These masks can be sterilized and reused as needed. If you are interested, we can use sewers, fabric donations, deliverers and donations! Please contact Tonyehn Verkitus at or visit

The details:
· Please use the directions below to make face masks
· Use tightly woven fabric on both sides of the masks
· When you have completed 20 masks minimum please email to arrange for
delivery. We will set a given time for delivery locations.
· Collected masks will be delivered and processed for use.

How to make fabric masks (pattern is courtesy of The Turban Project):
What you will need:
Cotton fabric, a pretty print is best. Rope Elastic, beading cord elastic will work (you may also us 1/8” flat elastic) Cut the elastic 7” long and tie a knot at each end (DO NOT knot the ends of the flat)

You can make two sizes: Adult or Child

  1. Put right sides of cotton fabric together
  2. Cut 9×6 (Adult) or 7.5 x 5 (Child)
  3. Starting at the center of the bottom edge, sew to the first corner, stop. Sew the elastic with
    the edge out into the corner. A few stitches forward and back will hold this.
  4. Sew to the next corner, stop, and bring the other end of the same elastic to the corner and sew
    a few stitches forward and back.
  5. Now sew across that top of the mask to the next corner. Again put an elastic with the edge out.
  6. Sew to the next corner and sew in the other end of the same elastic.
  7. Sew across the bottom leaving about 1.5” to 2” open. Stop, cut the thread. Turn inside out.
  8. Pin 3 tucks on each side of the mask. Make sure the tucks are the same direction
  9. Sew around the edge of the mask twice.
    It is so easy to make this. Be sure any fabric design is placed horizontally.

Public Health Emergency:

Due to the Corna Virus pandemic an Emergency Declaration has been issued by Mayor James Segilia. Public access to all Moosic Borough public buildings, parks and playgrounds will be restricted beginning on Monday March 16, 2020 at 7:00 am, until further notice pursuant to an emergency declaration.

  • Borough Building, 715 Main Street
  • Moosic Borough Street Dept, 608 River Street
  • Greenwood Hose Co. Building, 3727 Birney Ave
  • Mercatili Segilia Park, R. Birney Ave
  • Moosic Little League Playground, Petro Court
  • Kobeski Field, Off Lydon Lane 
  • Mary Ann Nawrocki Park, Irene Lichak Court
  • Quinlan Field, 230 Rear, Spring St.
  • Ken Smerdon Park, off Water St

Moosic Borough government will continue normal operations, those seeking to do business may telephone the Municipal Building (570-457-5480), or visit our website for general information.  Email your questions or concerns to or, Any questions regarding garbage and recycling pick up can call (570-457-5480) press 5, to leave a message and someone will return your call.

Moosic Borough Taxes can be mailed or paid online, if you need a receipt please indicate in a memo your email address or if desired we will send receipt via US postal. Any questions regarding taxes can be sent to

Stay Safe!!!!


As a valued resident of Mooisc Borough, the safety and security of your tax dollars is always a top priority. With the COVID-19 virus as close as Wayne, Monroe, and Delaware Counties, the safety, health and wellness of you and your family are equally as important. Moosic Borough would like to share some of the ways to prepare and plan. 1. Make the most of digital payment services. Residents with online and mobile capabilities are able to complete a wide variety of transactions from the convenience of their homes, including paying Moosic Borough Taxes, pay portal here for truck fees and rentals, building permits pay portal here.

These self-service tools allow you to pay anywhere and anytime, and will be especially helpful if you cannot get to the Borough Building. This service can be found our our website . If you need assistance feel free to call our office 570-457-5480.