Information for Pennsylvania Employees Impacted by COVID-19. If you are employed in Pennsylvania and are unable to work because of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), you may be eligible for Unemployment or Workers' Compensation benefits. The Department of Labor & Industry will continue to provide important employment benefit updates as the situation evolves.  Complete information is located on the Unemployment compensation website:

Benefits and COVID-19 FAQs - UPDATED 3/26

How to file for Unemployment:


Information on Federal Stimulus Programs can be found below.


Coronavirus Emergency Loan Small Business Guide.pdf

Small Business Owners Guide to the CARES Act.pdf

Paycheck Protection Program FAQs for Small Businesses.pdf



The U.S. Department of Labor recently revealed a NEW Employee Rights poster that is required at all worksites as a way to inform employees of their rights under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. This poster should be displayed in a common area frequented by employees. Companies can download a printable version of the poster: 

Companies seeking more information on the Act and how it impacts them, including responses to frequently asked questions (FAQs), can visit the Pennsylvania's Office of Unemployment Compensation FFCRA page:


The Pennsylvania Department of Health has released several documents for businesses to help assess risk and provide COVID-19 guidance:

Business Frequently Asked Questions

Business Guidance Information

Business Risk Assessment Tool

Business Quarantine Isolation Work Guidance


Governor Tom Wolf announced the creation of a new web portal that will expedite the procurement of critical medical supplies for Pennsylvania’s health care system during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Portal is for manufacturers, distributors and other suppliers to inform us of supplies available for purchase and will allow us to more quickly and efficiently procure these supplies for hospitals and medical facilities across Pennsylvania.

Most needed personal protective equipment (PPE) includes: surgical/procedure masks, N95/N99 Form Fitting Respirators, face masks with integrated shields, Powered Air Purifying Respirators (PAPR), and alcohol-based hand rubs. Needed hospital supplies include: ventilators with PEEP functionality, ventilator circuits, endotracheal tubes, and hospital gowns. Needed lab supplies include: UVT 3 mL with flocked flex minitip and Nasopharyngeal (NP) flocked swabs and viral transport media tubes (1-3 mL). Needed diagnostic supplies include: Roche MagNA Pure 96 DNA and Viral NA small volume kits, Roche MagNA Pure 96 system fluid and tips, Roche MagNA Pure 96 external lysis buffer, and Biomerieux NuciSENS EasyMAG extraction system and supplies.

The portal is located here:


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