COVID-19: Resources and Updates







Governor's Orders:

NAM letter to Governor Wolf (dated March 22, 2020) urging the Governor to extend the deadline for enforcing his Order regarding the “Closure of All Businesses That Are Not Life Sustaining” (PDF)

***UPDATE*** MARCH 20TH - Due to the high volume of waiver requests the Governor is delaying enforcement of the order that non-life-sustaining businesses in Pennsylvania must close their physical locations. (please note that beginning March 23rd the Governor intends to enforce his business prohibition)

Governor Wolf's Order Prohibition on Operation of Businesses that are not Life Sustaining (PDF)

Governor Wolf's Life Sustaining Businesses List - updated 3/20/20 (PDF)

Order from the Pennsylvania Department of Health (PDF)

PMA's Response to Governor Wolf's Prohibition on Operation of Business order (http://www.pamanufacturers.org/blog/fight-pandemic-manufacturers-need-wolf-amend-executive-order)


Tools and Resources:

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) published its first round of implementation guidance pursuant to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).

Fact Sheet for Employees
Fact Sheet for Employers
Questions and Answers

The COVID-19 Working Capital Access Program (CWCA)

CWCA webpage: https://dced.pa.gov/programs/covid-19-working-capital-access-program-cwca/

CWCA Program Fact Sheet: https://dced.pa.gov/download/covid-19-working-capital-access-program-factsheet/?wpdmdl=93768

For the list of CEDO’s operating within Pennsylvania. Click on you county, information will pop up for you: https://dced.pa.gov/CEDO/

Senator Toomey had two calls with reporters- both local and national- about the coronavirus aid package. The audio from those calls can be found at the below links. There is a lot of helpful information in these calls.

National Reporters 

Pennsylvania Reporters

COVID-19 Business FAQ & Resource List from Bucknell University Small Business Development Center (Google Docs)

National Association of Manufacturers State COVID Operations Snapshot (PDF)

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources (https://www.sba.gov/page/coronavirus-covid-19-small-business-guidance-loan-resources)

Creators Respond - COVID-19 NAM Components Survey (https://namissvr.nam.org/namissvr/survey/index.aspx?guid=3BE0BE0B-514E-437F-839F-9133D7536AC9&fbclid=IwAR0ZuUYltQqrR8RLHRL1GwttPo_neHvs9xvneEBSkuSztbkZj5_srl85Py8)

Sample letter for manufacturing companies to use to communicate with local authorities in the event of a cease business order (Docx)

Memorandum for Defense Industrial Base from the Under Secretary of Defense (PDF)

NAM Tools on Essential Manufacturing Operations (Docx)

National Association of Manufacturers State-by-State Resources (https://www.nam.org/covid-19-state-resources/)

PA Department of Community and Economic Development Business Guidance (https://dced.pa.gov/resources/)

U.S. Department of Labor Guidance on Unemployment Compensation for Individuals affected by COVID-19 (PDF)

U.S. Department of Labor Guidance from OSHA on preparing workplaces for COVID-19 (PDF)

PA Department of Health Coronavirus Updates (https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/disease/Pages/Coronavirus.aspx)

CDC Latest Updates (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html)

Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/guidance-business-response.html)

U.S. Department of Labor Guidelines (https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/covid-19/)

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Business Toolkit (https://www.uschamber.com/coronavirus-response-toolkit)

Covid-19 Employer Resources from the Manufacturer & Business Association, Erie, PA (https://www.mbausa.org/covid-19/)

 

News and Business Impact:

Congress passes COVID-19-related tax relief (https://www.bakertilly.com/insights/congress-passes-covid-19-related-tax-relief)

National Association of Manufacturers Economic and Operational Impacts of COVID-19 to Manufacturers Survey Results (https://www.nam.org/coronasurvey/)

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Corporate Aid Tracker (https://www.uschamberfoundation.org/aid-event/coronavirus-covid-19)


Upcoming Small Business Webinars:

Thursday, March 26: 9:00-10:30: SBA Disaster Loan Webinar and Pennsylvania State Financing Programs to help Small Businesses with COVID 19

https://pasbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/26682

Friday, March 27: 9:00-10:30: SBA Disaster Loan Webinar and Pennsylvania State Financing Programs to help Small Businesses with COVID 19

https://pasbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/26683

Monday, March 30: 9:00-10:30: SBA Disaster Loan Webinar and Pennsylvania State Financing Programs to help Small Businesses with COVID 19

https://pasbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/26684

Tuesday, March 31 9:00- 10:30: SBA Disaster Loan Webinar and Pennsylvania State Financing Programs to help Small Businesses with COVID 19

https://pasbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/26685

Wednesday, April 1 9:00-10:30: SBA Disaster Loan Webinar and Pennsylvania State Financing Programs to help Small Businesses with COVID 19

https://pasbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/26686

Thursday, April 2, 9:00-10:30: SBA Disaster Loan Webinar and Pennsylvania State Financing Programs to help Small Businesses with COVID 19

https://pasbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/26687

Thursday, April 2, 9:00-10:30: SBA Disaster Loan Webinar and Pennsylvania State Financing Programs to help Small Businesses with COVID 19

https://pasbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/26688