COVID-19 Update: Business Exemption Period Ends April 3 Businesses that believe they qualify for an exemption waiver from Governor Wolf’s closure order have until Friday, April 3rd at 5pm to submit their requests. Follow the link below to request a waiver to keep the physical location of your business open: Waiver Request Form For an updated list of life-sustaining industries, follow this link: Updated List of Life-Sustaining Industries If you need further information or clarification, please contact a CGA Business Law Attorney. Contact a CGA Business Law Attorney Tim BuppSeptember 22, 2023The recent SECURE 2.0 Act enacted by Congress has… read more »
COVID-19: What is a “life sustaining” business? In the wake of Governor Wolf’s March 19, 2020 Order mandating closures for COVID-19 mitigation, which was amended March 20, 2020, to close all but “life sustaining” businesses, many Pennsylvania companies have been left without clear guidance as to whether they are required to close or not. Some business, like hospitals and grocery stores, clearly fall in the “life sustaining” category, while others, like movie theatres and retail clothing stores, clearly do not. For businesses that do not fall into such clear categories, the Commonwealth’s list of “life sustaining” businesses does not necessarily… read more »
Governor Tom Wolf has ordered all non-life-sustaining businesses in PA to close their physical locations to slow the spread of COVID-19. The order was put in effect on Thursday, March 19th and updated on Saturday, March 21 and Tuesday, March 24. View Governor Wolf’s order HERE. View an updated list of industry subsections and groups that may or may not continue physical operations HERE. If you would like clarification on the closure order or assistance in completing a waiver, please contact a CGA Law Firm attorney (CGA attorneys).