COVID-19 Updates March 23, 2020 | 10:00 a.m.
Monday, March 23, 2020
Posted by: Katie Maher
On Friday, March 20, 2020, the Governor provided additional guidance for the closure of non-essential businesses. Click here to review the news release. The one change to this news release is that enforcement for the closure of businesses began today, Monday, March 23, 2020 at 8:00 a.m., and not this past Saturday, March 21. The PA State Police will help to enforce this rule for all non-life-sustaining businesses. Criminal penalties are possible, including fines and jail time.
Department of Health/Department of State
Click here to view the joint letter from DOH and DOS.
Department of Health Updates
As of Monday, March 23, 2020 at 8:00 a.m., there were 479 confirmed cases on COVID-19 in PA. Click here to see the number of cases, deaths and other important information. Click here to see how each county is impacted.
Click here to obtain the March 19, 2020 Updated Interim Guidance on Discontinuing Home Isolation/Quarantine and Returning to Work Criteria for Healthcare Providers.
Click here to view all health alerts, advisories and updates.
Click here to register for the Pennsylvania Health Alert Network.
Board of Nursing Updates
There are several updates for the suspension of various licensing regulations. Click here to review the Board of Nursing website.
Click here to view all suspended licensing regulations from the Department of State.
Click here to view suspension of some nurse licensing requirements.
Click here to view changes to continuing education requirements.
Click here to view suspension of some nurse-midwives requirements.
Business Closure Updates
Click here to access the most updated Industry Operation Guidance, dated March 21, 2020, at 5:45 p.m.
Click here to access the Business Waiver Application Form to apply for an exemption to the closure of a business. You may also contact the Department of Community and Economic Development at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 1-877-PA-HEALTH and selecting option 1.
Click here to obtain the Life-Sustaining Business Frequently Asked Questions
Click here for a link to the PA Department of Community and Economic Development for the most updated changes to any guidance for businesses. For COVID-19 Business Resources, click here.