COVID-19 Resources for Businesses, Communities, and Local Governments

A collection of COVID-19 resources.
Last updated 3.31.2020

On March 19, 2020, the Governor Tom Wolf ordered all non-life-sustaining businesses in Pennsylvania to close their physical locations. Enforcement actions against businesses that do not close physical locations will begin at 8:00 a.m. Monday, March 23. Businesses seeking waivers and exemptions to the closure order can use our Business Exemption Form for assistance.

To report a noncompliant business, contact your local law enforcement agency’s non-emergency number. Please do not call 911 or the Department of Community and Economic Development to file reports.

The spread of the COVID-19 virus is presenting new challenges for our communities and the Pennsylvania economy. To continue to mitigate the spread, Governor Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine issued a revised “Stay at Home” order to include Cameron, Crawford, Forest, Franklin, Lawrence, Lebanon, and Somerset counties, in addition to Allegheny, Beaver, Berks, Bucks, Butler, Carbon, Centre, Chester, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Erie, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lehigh, Luzerne, Monroe, Montgomery, Northampton, Pike, Philadelphia, Schuylkill, Washington, Wayne, Westmoreland, and York counties. Bringing the order to a total of 33 counties. This revised “Stay at Home” order takes effect 8:00PM on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 for these 7 new counties and will continue until April 30, 2020. All Pennsylvania schools will remain closed until further notice.

To help our businesses, communities and local governments navigate the changing landscape, DCED is providing a round-up of resources and partners ready to help. Here you will find information about:

Questions for DCED? Contact DCED Customer Service by calling 1.866.466.3972 or by email at
Contact the Center for Local Government Services by calling 1.888.223.6837.

For program specific questions: