STATE RESOURCES


Overall resource site - your best starting point

Responding to COVID-19 - PA's Resource Guide

PA Department of Health updates 


Information for Businesses

List of businesses deemed "life sustaining" or not by the governor (updated 03/24/20 PM)

FAQ Document provided by the governor's office

Waiver Request Form


PA Department of Community & Economic Development (additional business designations and resources)

Small business loans via COVID-19 Working Capital Access (CWCA) Program

Penn State Small Business Development Center - COVID-19 resources and online training

PA Chamber COVID-19 resources


Information for Employees Affected by COVID-19

Unemployment Compensation Updates

You may be eligible for unemployment compensation benefits if:

- Your employer temporarily closes or goes out of business because of COVID-19
- Your employer reduces your hours because of COVID-19
- You have been told not to work because your employer feels you might get or spread COVID-19
- You have been told to quarantine or self-isolate, or live/work in a county under government-recommended mitigation efforts
>> Learn how to apply online here.


Other Information by Departments

Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program extension

Emergency Food Assistance During COVID-19 Mitigation

PA Department of Education  (information on school closures) 

Impact on higher education assistance through PHEAA

PennDOT actions (Drivers License centers, construction work, REAL ID)

Pennsylvania Turnpike (information on toll booth operations)

PA Department of Aging (PACE program extension)

State park accessibility

PA Fish & Boat Commission updates

Requests for Birth and Death Certificates (revised system)


All Pennsylvania residents are encouraged to sign up for AlertPA, a text notification system for health, weather, and other important alerts like COVID-19 updates from commonwealth agencies. Residents can sign up online here


FEDERAL AND OTHER RELATED RESOURCES

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 

President’s Coronavirus Guidelines 

CARES Act: Recovery Check FAQ

Familes First Coronavirus Response Act (synopsis)

Small Business Administration (business guidance and loan resources)

IRS Updates

Coronavirus Rumor Control from FEMA

REAL ID extension to Oct. 1, 2021

Department of State (information for travelers)

Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center


EMERGENCY ACTIONS TAKEN BY THE PA LEGISLATURE TO HELP DEAL WITH THE CRISIS
 
Unemployment Code Update - Helping PA's Workers

Election Code Update - Helping PA's Voters

Fiscal Code Update – Helping PA’s Health Care Heroes

School Code Update - Helping PA's Students and Teachers