The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting businesses across Pennsylvania. On March 20, 2020, the Wolf administration issued updated guidelines related to the governor’s order for all “non-life-sustaining businesses” in the Commonwealth to close their physical locations. The updated guidelines can be found here. This updated guidance from the administration aligns with the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency advisory that was released on March 19. Enforcement actions against businesses that don’t comply with the governor’s order are slated to begin at 8 a.m. on Monday, March 23.
We encourage employers to review the administration’s updated guidelines in conjunction with the CISA guidelines. If there are still questions about whether an organization needs to close its physical location, contact the Department of Community and Economic Development at [email protected]. Businesses can apply for a waiver to the order via DCED’s website. The administration has also developed a FAQ document for businesses with questions about the governor’s order.
Please be rest assured that the PA Chamber is taking every step necessary to ensure that the business community receives factual, up-to-date information and guidance on how to proceed throughout this ongoing and evolving situation. Over the coming days and weeks we will continue to be a resource and partner to both the Wolf administration and the business community – helping to facilitate conversations and mitigate issues as they arise. We will be posting updates to the “Business Resources For Coronavirus” page on the PA Chamber’s website. Please feel free to contact us with any additional questions, our office can be reached at 800-225-7224 or [email protected].