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,
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
· 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
, clicking on
or by accessing the state legislator website –
Find my Legislator.
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:
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