Employees & Workers Impacted

If your job has been affected by COVID-19, you may be eligible to receive Unemployment Compensation (UC) benefits. You can visit the Unemployment Compensation website, and the UC Benefits & COVID-19 FAQ Page for specific information.

Due to the high volume of calls and live chat requests the PA Department of Labor & Industry’s UC team is receiving, the best way to reach the team is via email at uchelp@pa.gov and a member of their team will be in touch if they need any additional information.

You can also get updates and information on PA Department of Labor & Industry’s Facebook page and Twitter.

Public Health Safety Measures for Businesses and Workers

As of May 31, 2021, COVID-19 mitigation measures have been lifted in Pennsylvania.

Effective June 28, 2021, the masking order has been lifted. Even though the universal masking order has been lifted across PA, organizations, health care providers and other entities may maintain the option of requiring masks for employees, guests, and customers regardless of their vaccination status.

The Department of Health recommends that Pennsylvanians refer to CDC guidance and recommendations regarding ongoing COVID-19 safety measures and procedures. For the protection of themselves and others, individuals who have not yet been vaccinated or are partially vaccinated are still encouraged to wear a mask when in public.

The CDC requires individuals to wear a mask on planes, buses, trains, and other forms of public transportation traveling into, within, or out of the United States, and in U.S. transportation hubs, such as airports and stations.

Enforcement
If employees or customers want to report possible health and safety violations in the workplace related to COVID-19, they can file a complaint with their local law enforcement agency or submit a complaint to the PA Department of Health.

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