PBA Members:
 
We realize that you all have many questions and concerns over the order from the Governor’s office concerning business closures.
 
Please know that the PBA staff and leadership is working to find solutions to these challenges. We are talking with large and small builders, Executive Officers from across the state, state organizations representing related industries, NAHB, and elected officials at all levels. As of now, we don’t have a lot of information, but we are doing everything possible to get you answers and clarifications. The last thing we want to do is give you inaccurate or misleading information.
 
In the meantime, we encourage you all to contact your elected officials to try and roll back some of the effects of the Governor’s order or, at least, to give our industry some clarification as to where the order applies and where it doesn’t. Reach out directly to the Governor’s office to seek answers to your specific questions and, more importantly, some relief from this threat of a total shutdown.
 
Members who want to seek a waiver regarding the Governor’s closure order may email RA-dcexemption@pa.gov . To maximize your chances for success, we encourage you to stress the life, safety and health consequences of your inability to continue current work. Business owners who are not sure if they should close should use this email address ra-dcedcs@pa.gov .
 
Again, we will provide additional information as soon as we have more.
 
Thank you for your patience and please know that PBA is working for you.

Stay safe,
Jon Sukonik
2020 PBA President