Neil Weaver Executive Deputy Secretary Michael Gerber Executive

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Neil Weaver Executive Deputy Secretary Michael Gerber Executive Assistant to the Secretary June 2020

Neil Weaver Executive Deputy Secretary Michael Gerber Executive Assistant to the Secretary June 2020

DCED’S COVID-19 RESPONSE • Funding for Businesses: COVID-19 Working Capital Access Program (CWCA) •

DCED’S COVID-19 RESPONSE • Funding for Businesses: COVID-19 Working Capital Access Program (CWCA) • Funding For Hospitals: Hospital Emergency Loan Program (HELP) • Loan Deferrals • Manufacturing and PPE Portals • Funding for COVID-19 -Related Technology and Innovation • Assistance to Municipalities 2

CARES ACT FUNDING • The recently enacted state budget includes $2. 6 billion in

CARES ACT FUNDING • The recently enacted state budget includes $2. 6 billion in federal stimulus funds through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES). • Within this allocation, $225 million has been allocated for grants to small businesses through the Department of Community and Economic Development. DCED will distribute the funding to Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs), which will then administer the funding. 3

PROCESS TO REOPEN PENNSYLVANIA • As the COVID-19 situation stabilizes, we have a measured,

PROCESS TO REOPEN PENNSYLVANIA • As the COVID-19 situation stabilizes, we have a measured, strategic, and three-phase approach to allowing Pennsylvanians to return to work safely to prevent a resurgence of the virus. • The three phases are Red, Yellow, and Green, with each phase progressively lifting business and stay-at-home restrictions. These phases are applied to individual counties – not the state as a whole. • As regions or counties move into the yellow phase, some restrictions on work and social interaction are eased while others, such as closures of schools, gyms, and other indoor recreation centers, hair and nail salons, as well as limitations around large gatherings, remain in place. • As regions enter the green phase, restrictions on these businesses will begin to ease, for example by salons being permitted to open by appointment only, and a greater number of people permitted to gather.

YELLOW PHASE GUIDANCE 5

YELLOW PHASE GUIDANCE 5

HOW DO COUNTIES MOVE TO GREEN? • After a county transitions to the yellow

HOW DO COUNTIES MOVE TO GREEN? • After a county transitions to the yellow phase, the PA Department of Health closely monitors for increased risk, such as significant outbreaks. If overall risk remains mitigated for fourteen days, we will transition the county to the green phase. • Four metrics used in green phase determinations: 1. Stable, decreasing, or low confirmed case counts, past two weeks compared to previous two weeks 2. Contacts of cases are being monitored 3. PCR (testing) positivity rate <10% in past 14 days 4. Hospital bed use is 90% or lower per district population 6

GREEN PHASE GUIDANCE 7

GREEN PHASE GUIDANCE 7

BUSINESS GUIDANCE https: //www. governor. pa. gov/covid-19/business-guidance/ This guidance includes: • Health and safety

BUSINESS GUIDANCE https: //www. governor. pa. gov/covid-19/business-guidance/ This guidance includes: • Health and safety protocols for businesses to protect their employees • Special procedures and guidance for businesses that serve the public, such as retail • Information on how to communicate with employees • Phase-specific guidance for both yellow and green phases • Where to find additional resources 8

BUILDING SAFETY MEASURES AND INDUSTRY-SPECIFIC GUIDANCE • Order of the Secretary of Health providing

BUILDING SAFETY MEASURES AND INDUSTRY-SPECIFIC GUIDANCE • Order of the Secretary of Health providing for building safety measures, issued April 5, 2020; • Order of the Secretary of Health providing for business safety measures (to keep employees and customers safe), issued April 15, 2020; • Guidance issued by the Department of Health to the Construction Industry, issued April 19, 2020; • Guidance issued by the Department of State to the Real Estate Industry, reissued April 28, 2020; • Guidance issued by the Governor regarding Vehicle Transactions, issued April 20, 2020; • Guidance issued by the Governor to the Restaurant Industry, issued May 27, 2020 9

KEY TAKEAWAY Moving into the Green Phase is not a return to normal. Businesses

KEY TAKEAWAY Moving into the Green Phase is not a return to normal. Businesses must still follow all Department of Health guidance, and are strongly encouraged to take every step possible to ensure the health and safety of employees and the public. 10

IMPORTANT LINKS • Business guidance in various phases: https: //www. governor. pa. gov/covid-19/business-guidance/ •

IMPORTANT LINKS • Business guidance in various phases: https: //www. governor. pa. gov/covid-19/business-guidance/ • Business FAQ: https: //www. governor. pa. gov/covid-19/business-faq/ • Governor’s Process to Reopen Pennsylvania: https: //www. governor. pa. gov/process-to-reopen-pennsylvania/ • PA Department of Health COVID-19 Information and Resources: https: //www. health. pa. gov/topics/disease/coronavirus/Pages/Coronavirus. aspx 11

Neil Weaver Executive Deputy Secretary neweaver@pa. gov Michael Gerber Executive Assistant to the Secretary

Neil Weaver Executive Deputy Secretary [email protected] gov Michael Gerber Executive Assistant to the Secretary [email protected] gov