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COVID-19 Guidance & Resources

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that are common in people and many different species of animals. The 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new virus that causes respiratory illness in people and can spread from person-to-person. Many areas of the world, including the United States, are experiencing an expanding outbreak of COVID-19. To learn more about the virus, please visit the Pennsylvania Department of Health's website for accurate and timely information.

Mitigation efforts related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Pennsylvania have required everyone to work within rapidly changing, complex circumstances which create a variety of unique situations and conditions for workers, businesses, employers and communities. The Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry is committed to providing workers and business communities with ongoing guidance, resources, and information. This page is updated regularly.

Governor Wolf issued Guidance for Businesses permitted to operate during tthe COVID-19 Disaster Emergency. In addition, businesses  can view the Life-sustaining Business Frequently Asked Questions. The Commonwealth is employing a regional and industry-specific approach to reopening non-life-sustaining businesses, learn more in the Governor's Plan to Reopen Pennsylvania

Workers impacted by COVID-19 can also visit our Information for Pennsylvania Employees Impacted by COVID-19 page for the latest updates.

Employers and workers can use our Keeping Yourself Protected at Work for guidance and resources on safety precautions and recommendations. 

COVID-19 Guide: Scenarios & Benefits Available Chart (PDF)

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