COVID-19 Updates/Informational Resources
Beginning June 5, restaurants and retail food service businesses located in counties designated as being in the yellow phase are permitted to add dine-in service in outdoor seating areas so long as they strictly adhere to the requirements of the guidance, including maximum occupancy limits
Cocktails to go are now legal in Pennsylvania, after legislation temporarily relaxing the state’s strict liquor laws passed the state Senate last week and was signed into law by Gov. Tom Wolf.
Allegheny County has been in the Yellow Phase of Governor Wolf’s Re-Opening Plan since Friday, May 15. Click here for a link from the Governor’s website to break down what each phase means for you and your business.
If your businesses is still open, the U.S. Department of Labor is requiring a new poster for you to display in a conspicuous location.
You can download that poster here.
If you are unable to work due to the COVID-19/coronavirus outbreak, Pennsylvania has recently updated its Unemployment Compensation webpage with new information. Now, if your employer temporarily closes, reduces your hours, or you have been told to self-isolate, Pennsylvania is waiving the Work Search and Work Registration requirements and suspending the one-week waiting period.
Those eligible can apply online. Learn more.
Business Loan Deferments Announced
Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin announced that the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA), Pennsylvania Minority Business Development Authority (PMBDA), and Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) are deferring loans and that the maturity dates and amortization schedules of all applicable loans are extended by three additional calendar months.
PIDA borrowers with payments due in April, May, and June of 2020 are deferred. All other terms and conditions of all applicable loans remain unchanged.
PMBDA borrowers with payments due in April, May, and June of 2020, including principal, interest, and any associated feeds are deferred. Accrual of interest that would be included with deferred payments is suspended. All other terms and conditions of all applicable loans remain unchanged.
CFA borrowers except for PENNWORKS loans, with payments due in April, May, and June of 2020, including principal, interest, and any associated fees are deferred. Accrual of interest that would be included with deferred payments is suspended. All other terms of all applicable loans remain unchanged.
DCED continues to update its website with financial and other resources.
PWSA response to COVID-19
Duquesne Light response to COVID-19
The 2020 Pennsylvania primary election has been moved from April 28 to June 2. The voter registration and mail ballot deadlines are extended into May.