Business Unites Against COVID
Since the start of the pandemic, Pennsylvania businesses have been showing up every day for the fight. In the face of COVID-19, you haven’t turned away from the challenges. Instead you’re leaning in to meet our essential needs, adapting to the new ways of doing business, and getting the job done. Business Unites Against COVID is a statewide effort to support our business community during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Certify as COVID Compliant
Restaurants are on the frontlines of the battle against COVID. You’ve been taking every precaution, following all health guidelines, and keeping safety a top priority. And it is working. We’re seeing the results of your commitment to stopping the spread.
Now there is another step you can take to show you care about your workers, customers, and the economy. You can complete a simple self-certification confirming you are COVID compliant. Learn more about the process and benefits of the program on our Certify My Restaurant webpage.
Trainings and Webinars
Organizations and partners around the state are providing programs and resources – including technical assistance, webinars, and trainings – to help our businesses and entrepreneurs address the challenges of COVID and continue to grow their businesses in Pennsylvania. The PA Business One-Stop Shop calendar includes a roundup of virtual events covering topics for aspiring and existing business owners. Events include information on basics for starting and financing a business, as well as timely topics related to COVID-19 like healthcare, engaging remote employees, e-commerce, digital advertising and more.
Get PPE for Workers
You and your team have been rolling up your sleeves and getting down to the hard work of keeping our economy going. Making sure you and your workers have the right personal protective equipment (PPE) protects everyone’s health and safety. PPE includes:
- Face shields
- Hand sanitizer
- Medical gowns
- Cleaning supplies and disinfectants
The high demand for PPE can make it hard to find. To help, we have a list of PPE manufacturers and suppliers for Pennsylvania businesses in our COVID-19 PPE & Supplies B2B Directory.
Vaccines are rolling out in Pennsylvania. They are safe and effective – and the best way to protect you and your workers from the virus. The PA Department of Health is working closely with the federal government to make vaccines available to every Pennsylvanian that wants one.
You can learn more about Pennsylvania’s vaccination plan on our COVID-19 Vaccines webpage.
Keep Your Employees and Customers Safe
If you are an employee that has possible concerns of COVID health and safety violates in the workplace, you can submit a complaint to the Pennsylvanian Department of Health. Following a complaint, the Department of Health will send a warning letter information the business of the potential consequences, including fines and closure if the business is not compliant with the current mitigation orders. Let’s continue to work together and unite in the fight against COVID-19.
Displaying signs on your business premises about important health and safety measures for you, your workers, and customers is an easy way to present a united front in the face of the virus. You can find downloadable posters about masks, handwashing, and social distancing, as well as, materials for your social media channels under the Community Resources webpage.