WHAT EMPLOYERS AND EMPLOYEES NEED TO KNOW:
Center for Disease Control Information:
US Chamber Coronavirus Updates
TOOLKIT OF RESOURCES:
Governor Tom Wolf orders shutdown of non-life-sustaining businesses as of 3/21. What that means:
Any business that would like to seek a waiver from this order can email RAfirstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition, if businesses need to know whether they should close they can contact the Administration at email@example.com.
Restaurants who are offering takeout are not impacted by this new policy and can continue that way of serving food. Just no dine-in.
Hotels are also included as essential and do NOT need to close.
What Employers Need To Know Regarding the Coronavirus Legislative Response:
Information for Workers Impacted by Covid-19 on Unemployment & Workers’ Compensation:
We are working on compiling small business resources as our members send them. Keep checking back for updates and more.
Local Lending Institutions:
During a temporary cash flow shortage, your local bank may be your fastest avenue to accessing a line of credit or working capital term loan. Banks that are familiar with SBA 7a lending also have access to bank guaranteed loans that can be utilized for small business working capital needs. If you already have a local lending officer, we encourage your small business to inquire about options available directly through your local bank partner.
SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans
As of 4:00 pm on March 19, 2020 all small businesses in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania are eligible to apply.
Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority:
The Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority is considering additional options for Pennsylvania Small Businesses. Those resource options are being reviewed in Harrisburg and are not yet available at this time. Please check back for further updates.
CLOSURE OF CHAMBER BUILDING
At the current time, the Chamber will be processing Certificates of Origin by appointment only. Those who need certificates processed should email firstname.lastname@example.org.
All meetings scheduled to be held in the building have been cancelled and/or transitioned to remote or call-in meetings. Outside rentals have been cancelled or postponed.
Please call 484-757-0516 if you need to speak to someone about events, membership, paying invoices or general questions.