As of 2:00PM , Monday, March 16, 2020, all state offices were ordered to be closed by Governor Wolf. The order is effective for 14 days. Petitions and answers will continue to be processed electronically. As for existing claims, the Department of Labor and Industry is establishing a temporary telephone hearing protocol to reduce the personal contact that can cause exposure to the virus. Your attorney will be advised of the future hearing procedures. Your claim WILL NOT BE DISMISSED, but normal hearing times may be slightly delayed as the emergency hearing procedures are developed and implemented.