News Releases

Apr

08

2020

April 08, 2020

In This Update: Senate Passes COVID-19 Emergency Measures for Local Governments State Warns of COVID-19 Stimulus Check Scams More Support Coming for Long-Term Care Homes Guidance Issued on Building Safety and Maintenance During COVID-19 Pandemic Volunteer Fire Departments Eligible for Federal Loan Programs UPDATED Trout Fishing Season Opens Early Volunteer Fire Company Grant Program Now […]   [Read More]

Apr

07

2020

April 07, 2020

The Senate approved emergency measures today to help local governments respond to the COVID-19 public health emergency, according to Senator Mensch.   [Read More]

Apr

03

2020

April 03, 2020

Small Business Program Assistance Available  Recently, Congress passed its Phase 3 stimulus package, which is intended to assist individuals and businesses that are struggling as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.  One of the most important parts of that package is the implementation of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).  PPP is intended to offer a […]   [Read More]

Apr

02

2020

April 02, 2020

In This Edition: Governor’s “Stay-At-Home” Order Extended Statewide Friday Deadline for Businesses to Apply for Waiver from Closure Order State Business Loan Program Reaches Maximum; New Loan Program Created to Help Businesses Help is Still Available for Victims of Abuse During COVID-19 Response Beware of COVID-19-Related Investment Schemes Penn State Extension Offers Free Online Courses […]   [Read More]

Apr

01

2020

April 01, 2020

In This Update: Senate Leaders Urge Governor to Classify Residential Construction As Essential Educational Resources Available for Students During Indefinite School Closures Major Disaster Declaration Issued in Pennsylvania PA 2-1-1 Steps Up COVID-19 Information Efforts USDA Waiver Will Ensure All Children Qualify for Free Meals Utility Providers Offer Special Programs for Families Affected by COVID-19 […]   [Read More]

Apr

01

2020

April 01, 2020

Mar

31

2020

March 31, 2020

COVID-19: Resources for Parents Scholastic Learn At Home Program – free daily courses for kids: https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html/?caching Mystery Science – free science lessons for K-5th grade: https://mysteryscience.com/school-closure-planning Hippocampusorg – 7,000 free videos for various subjects: https://hippocampus.org/ Virtual Museum Tours – https://www.parents.com/syndication/museums-with-virtual-tours/ Virtual Field Trips – https://www.virtualfieldtrips.org/ Boardmaker – A collection of standardized picture symbols used for communication […]   [Read More]

Mar

30

2020

March 30, 2020

In this Issue: PennDOT Extends Deadlines for Driver Licenses, Registrations and More Federal Action Could Offer Relief for Self-Employed Pennsylvanians Affected by COVID-19 Mitigation USDA Approves COVID-19 Disaster Food Distribution Efforts Underway to Bolster Healthcare System  PennDOT Extends Deadlines for Driver Licenses, Registrations and More Since all Driver License Centers and Photo License Centers remain […]   [Read More]

Mar

28

2020

March 28, 2020

In this issue: Coronavirus Response Bills Signed Into Law Governor Wolf’s “Stay-At-Home” Order Expanded to 12 More Counties List of Life-Sustaining Businesses Updated; Up to 10,000 Businesses Submit Waiver Requests License Renewal Deadlines Extended for Nurses and Other Professionals DHS Assists Essential Workers in Finding Child Care Providers Coronavirus Response Bills Signed Into Law Four […]   [Read More]

Mar

27

2020

March 27, 2020

The Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) is alerting partners that businesses that submitted a waiver form through the email process should re-submit their waiver request through the DCED web form.   [Read More]