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Posted on: May 5, 2020

COVID-19 Back to Work Playbook

Back To Work Playbook

This 28-page PDF From Catalyst Connection offers guidance on 16 topics — such as plant-opening protocols, inbound parts/material/packages and return-to-work training plans — of interest to businesses that are preparing to reopen.

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Posted on: April 24, 2020

New PPP, EIDL Stimulus Funding

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The president signed into law on April 24 another round of stimulus funding that includes $310 billion for the Paycheck Protection Program and $60 billion for the Economic Injury Disaster Loan program, both of which are overseen by the U.S. Small Business...

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Posted on: April 24, 2020

Pandemic Unemployment Assistance

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Pennsylvania’s self-employed workers and independent contractors are now eligible for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance. This temporary federal program provides up to 39 weeks of unemployment benefits for those who are not eligible for regular un...

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Posted on: April 24, 2020

PPE Supplies & Interchange Directory

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The Department of Community and Economic Development has unveiled its Business-to-Business Interchange Directory, which is intended to connect organizations and businesses directly to manufacturers of COVID-19-related products and supplies. At its April 1...

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Posted on: April 24, 2020

Health Department guidance

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PA Health Dept shares steps that businesses can take to protect employees. This includes recommendations for all essential businesses and extra measures that are recommended for businesses that directly serve the public. PDF link: https://bit.ly/2ynxUd3

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

Small Business Owner's Guide to the CARES Act

Guide to CARES Act

Where should you begin when trying to understand how the $2 trillion federal CARES Act can help your business? The Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act is a pretty good starting point. Download it from our COVID-19 business resource pag...

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Posted on: March 25, 2020

PIDA approves COVID-19 Working Capital Access Program

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The Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority board has approved guidelines for a new emergency response program that provides zero-percent interest loans of up to $100,000 with terms of three years. This COVID-19 Working Capital Access Program will b...

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

SBA Is Taking Applications for Economic Injury Disaster Loans

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On March 19, the SBA’s Office of Disaster Assistance approved the statewide disaster declaration application submitted by Gov. Tom Wolf’s office. Small businesses and nonprofits that have been negatively impacted by the coronavirus now...

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Posted on: March 26, 2020

PA’s Shared-Work Program offers innovative alternative to layoffs

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Shared-work plans enable employers to temporarily reduce the work hours of employees and divide the available hours equally rather than laying off any employees. Those employees who are covered by a shared-work plan receive a percentage of their unemploym...

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