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Association Member Legislative Alert!
Governor’s Revised List of "Non-life Sustaining" Businesses:
Updated Late Friday, March 20th

The Governor has updated the list of "non-life sustaining" businesses as of late Friday night, which now allows more manufacturers to qualify to remain in operation. To see the latest amended list, click here .

Enforcement Delay: Due to the high volume of waiver requests the Governor is delaying enforcement of the order that non-life-sustaining businesses in Pennsylvania must close their physical locations until 8:00 AM Monday, March 23.

Closure Exemption Appeal Process:
· Businesses seeking waivers and exemptions to the closure order can use our
Business Exemption Form for assistance.

· The state has also provided an email for exemptions:

· Contact by phone to ask questions about non-life sustaining businesses:

· The Manufacturers’ Association is also recommending that you also notify your state legislator of your exemption request. If you don’t know who your legislator is, please use our Advocacy website , clicking on My Officials, or by accessing the state legislator website – Find my Legislator.

· FAQ’s on “non-life sustaining” businesses – PA Department of Community and Economic Development.

IMPORTANT For Defense Related Manufacturers!
· There is a Memorandum for the Defense Industrial Base, from the Under Secretary of Defense order, to remain in operation during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak:

· Click here for a Sample Letter for manufacturing companies to use to communicate with local authorities in the event of a cease business order.

Can You Step Up and Manufacturer or Donate Critical Medical Equipment?
There is becoming an increased awareness that the Country has an urgent need for manufacturers to step up and produce critically needed medical equipment and supplies.

If you are able to manufacture these products, please complete this survey and we will work with our regional economic development partners to connect you to the appropriate federal contacts.

March 22, 2020
Our Conference Call of HR/Legal and Legislative Concerns Pertaining to COVID-19 Issues – Friday, March 20, 2020 by the Association
(this discussion begins at the 5:30 mark after the start)
  • Click here for the written summary of this conference call
For more information from your Association about Educating, Preparing and Adapting to the Coronavirus, click HERE
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