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Pennsylvania Non-Life-Sustaining Businesses to Close

March 22, 2020
Client Alert

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Pennsylvania Gov. Wolf's Closure Edict ordered all Pennsylvania non-life-sustaining businesses to close their physical locations. Enforcement will begin Monday, March 23. In the last 72 hours, Stradley Ronon’s Government Affairs Group has jumped into action to help clients interpret and seek clarification on the order, apply for waivers for their businesses, and also apply for Federal Emergency Loans. Our government affairs team has advised clients, including:

  • A North American manufacturing company
  • A leading printing business
  • A prominent securities firm
  • A food manufacturer
  • A billion-dollar financial services firm

Pennsylvania businesses seeking waivers can access the form here: Business Waiver Application. When completing the form, companies should include that they are maintaining only a skeleton staff necessary for essential services, with no sales, marketing or other unnecessary personnel reporting. For more information, please see the Commonwealth’s link, Industry Operation Guidance List. Businesses can also email for clarification, and for waivers and exemptions help.

If your business needs further guidance on what qualifies as non-essential or would like to apply for a waiver, please contact Stradley Ronon Chairman Bill Sasso or Government & Public Affairs Chair John Saler.

In addition, New Jersey Gov. Murphy has ordered all non-essential businesses in the state to close. For help interpreting what qualifies as non-essential in New Jersey or to seek a waiver, please contact Stradley Ronon Chairman Bill Sasso or Partner Cathy Ward.

Information contained in this publication should not be construed as legal advice or opinion or as a substitute for the advice of counsel. The articles by these authors may have first appeared in other publications. The content provided is for educational and informational purposes for the use of clients and others who may be interested in the subject matter. We recommend that readers seek specific advice from counsel about particular matters of interest.

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