Gov. Wolf Revises Mitigation Order on Gatherings and
Lifts Out-of-State Travel Restrictions

As COVID-19 cases continue to decline and the state’s vaccination plan is amplified, the Wolf Administration announced revised and lifted mitigation restrictions that are effective statewide.

The revised mitigations restrictions announced today include:
  • Revised maximum occupancy limits for indoor events to allow for 15% of maximum occupancy, regardless of venue size. Core public health measures such as face covering (mask-wearing), social distancing, and hand hygiene still must be enforced. The 15% of maximum occupancy is permitted only if attendees and workers are able to comply with the 6-foot physical distancing requirement.
  • Revised maximum occupancy limits for outdoor events to allow for 20% of maximum occupancy, regardless of venue size. Core public health measures such as face covering (mask-wearing), social distancing, and hand hygiene still must be enforced. The 20% of maximum occupancy is permitted only if attendees and workers are able to comply with the 6-foot physical distancing requirement.
  • Eliminate out-of-state travel restrictions. In November, the Department of Health provided an updated travel order requiring anyone over the age of 11 who visits from another state to provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test or place themselves in a travel quarantine for 14 days upon entering Pennsylvania. Today, this order was rescinded. The current downward trend of cases nationwide and implementation of testing requirements and universal face covering on public transportation and transportation hubs are reducing the risk that interstate travel is a vector of disease transmission.

Read the entire article here.
The Business Continuity and Preparedness Coalition (BCPC) for South Central Mountains Regional Task Force (Bedford, Blair, Centre, Fulton, Huntingdon, Juniata, Mifflin, Snyder) provides information for business and community partners to prepare for all types of hazards.

Below is information related to a significant IT Threat sent by our Protective Security Advisor, Pittsburgh, Department of Homeland Security
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA).
 
Please forward this to your appropriate IT staff because this cyber risk is very grave and growing rapidly with increased activity.
 
CISA partners have observed active exploitation of vulnerabilities in Microsoft Exchange on-premises products. (Neither the vulnerabilities nor the identified exploit activity is currently known to affect Microsoft 365 or Azure Cloud deployments.) Successful exploitation of these vulnerabilities allows an attacker to access on-premises Exchange Servers, enabling them to gain persistent system access and control of an enterprise network.LP:WHITE
 
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has issued an Emergency Directive and an Alert on Microsoft Exchange vulnerabilities. Please see the list of resources below.
· Current Activity: CISA Issues Emergency Directive and Alert on Microsoft Exchange Vulnerabilities (TLP:WHITE) https://us-cert.cisa.gov/ncas/current-activity/2021/03/03/cisa-issues-emergency-directive-and-alert-microsoft-exchange
· Emergency Directive 21-02: Mitigate Microsoft Exchange On-Premises Product Vulnerabilities (TLP:WHITE) https://cyber.dhs.gov/ed/21-02/
· AA21-062A: Mitigate Microsoft Exchange Server Vulnerabilities (TLP:WHITE) https://us-cert.cisa.gov/ncas/alerts/aa21-062a
 
CISA and NSA have jointly released Cybersecurity Information Sheet: Selecting a Protective DNS Service (TLP:WHITE) at the following URL: https://media.defense.gov/2021/Mar/03/2002593055/-1/-1/0/CSI_PROTECTIVE%20DNS_UOO117652-21.PDF

Cheryl M Johnson
Chair, Business Continuity and Preparedness Coalition (BCPC)
South Central Mountains Regional Task Force (SCMRTF)
 
2595-1 Clyde Avenue
State College, PA 16801
Phone: 814-237-8998
Email:    cjohnson@piccc.org

Deadline Approaching: PA House Republican Caucus
Economic Recovery Business Survey
 
Please take a moment and complete the survey at the link below. The PA House Republican Caucus wants to hear from you. Business owners are in the best position to provide their legislators with honest solutions on how they can help them get back to a profitable business and move Pennsylvania’s economy forward. Representative Irvin and his colleagues look forward to hearing how they can help you.
 
The link to the survey is http://www.pahousegop.com/businesssurvey. The survey will be accessible for 30 days. House Policy Committee Staff will be reviewing the responses to the survey and compiling a list of the solutions business owners want them to act upon. The Policy Committee will also examine the possibility of hearings on ideas generated from the survey and ideas put forward by the task force.
Partners In Excellence
 
Platinum
Fulton County Medical Center

Gold
Stern Insurance Agency
 
Silver
Community State Bank
Mutual Benefit Group
 
Bronze
Bumgardner & Flasher Oil, Inc.
Orbisonia Hardware, Inc. 
 
Royal
BottomLine Pros LLC
FirstEnergy Corporation
Helpmates, Inc.
Jeff Tate Paving, Inc.
Juniata College
Keller Engineers
Lincoln Caverns, Inc. and Whisper Rocks
McDonald's
MDB Drafting & Design
Stiffler, McGraw and Associates, Inc. 


Interested in learning about becoming a Partner in Excellence?

Contact Yvonne at  ymartin@huntingdonchamber.com  or 814.643.1110

Packages range from $125 to $1,000.
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March 16, 2021
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Business After Hours
Huntingdon County Career
& Technology Center
April 14, 2021
5:00-7:00 p.m.

Business After Hours
NOTE DATE CHANGE
Huntingdon Rotary &
Huntingdon County Foundation
Gage Mansion Bed & Breakfast
May 27, 2021
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.


The 2021 Spring Jam, "Highway to Rock" Concert and Administrative Professionals Luncheon have been canceled.


Hold the Date:
2022 Administrative Professionals Luncheon is Wednesday, April 27, 2022.
Annual Golf Tournament
Huntingdon Country Club
June 16, 2021
11:30 a.m. Registration
1:00 p.m. Shotgun Start

Business After Hours
Lincoln Caverns
June 24, 2021
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Family Fest & Car Cruise
Huntingdon Presbyterian Church
July 3, 2021
6:00 p.m. Car Cruise
6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Family Fest

Sporting Clay Tournament
Shenecoy Sportsmen Club
September 15, 2021
September 22, 2021 Rain Date
2:15 p.m. Registration
3:00 p.m. Shoot

Annual Awards Gala
Huntingdon Country Club
October 7, 2021
5:30 p.m. Reception
6:00 p.m. Dinner

Reminders

Use the above link to find vaccination locations and their contact information.
SBA Paycheck Protection Program Resources

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP):
1. Find a lender:
2. Identify a loan:
  • First Draw PPP Loans: If you have not received a PPP loan before, First Draw PPP Loans are available to you.
  • Second Draw PPP Loans: If you have previously received a PPP loan, certain businesses are eligible for a Second Draw PPP Loan.
Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC):
Step by Step instructions with a CPA
Member Restaurant Information

We are are providing the following to make it easier to support local restaurants. Click the restaurant name to view their menu. Those in bold are offering curbside pickup.










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Last year’s Huntingdon County Chamber of Commerce map was so popular that it SOLD OUT and supplies ran out early. This year, an additional 1,000 copies will be printed to meet the demand for this go-to full-color map, bringing the total copies distributed to 6,000. Reserve your space today before it is gone and get access to visitors and residents alike. Contact Centre Publications at 800-200-5375.
U.S. Chamber Pandemic Relief Resources:  


  • Pandemic Webinar Recordings - You can view the Chamber’s webinars explaining the new pandemic relief bills from late December and early January. They've uploaded the recording from this week here, plus the accompanying slides here, and you can find the recording from our December discussion here
Hometown Heroes Banner Applications Being Accepted

The Huntingdon County Chamber of Commerce and Huntingdon Borough are proud to present the Hometown Heroes Banner Program. This program is a tribute to soldiers from the Huntingdon Borough area who served or are serving our Country in a branch of the military. 

Each banner will honor a specific individual. They will be 30 x 60 all-weather banners. They will include his/her photo, branch of service and era of service. Banners will be displayed on poles throughout Huntingdon Borough. 

This program is non-political and non-artisan. These banners will serve as a reminder of those individuals who have proudly served our Country. The banner cost will be $150. Banners will be hung before Memorial Day 2021 and remain up until Veteran's Day 2021. 

Applications are being accepted between November 1 and March 20. Applications will not be accepted after March 20. 

Please click here for the application.   


Free Re-opening Signage

As Pennsylvania businesses begin to reopen, each business owner will need to examine their operations and make changes to meet public safety guidelines. PASBDC has created signage to address common health concerns. All images are completely free to use, so please share, download, print and distribute as you wish!

Click here for access to timely resources.
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Following the Governor's guidance, staff is once again working remotely and only going to the office as necessary. If you need to reach us, please call 814-643-1110 and leave a message for us or email ymartin@huntingdinchamber.com or mhuntsman@huntingdonchamber.com
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Quick Connect Coaching Sessions
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Looking for a quick answer to a question related to disaster recovery, reopening, stabilizing, or projecting for growth? Then attend a "Quick Connect" session to get your questions answered. Each week a consultant will address answers related to a specific topic.

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