Governor Wolf Orders All ‘Non-Life Sustaining Businesses’ to Close
In an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, Governor Wolf ordered that all “non-life sustaining businesses” in Pennsylvania to close their physical locations at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 19th or risk law enforcement action. Enforcement will begin 12:01 a.m. Saturday, March 21st. Failure to comply with the Governor’s order could result in citations, fines, or license suspensions. This prohibition applies to physical operations (on-site operations) only, and “non-life sustaining businesses” can continue work through virtual or telework operations.
The full list of “life sustaining businesses” is available here.
Semanoff Ormsby Greenberg & Torchia’s team of attorneys, paralegals and law specialists are here to assist you at any time. Contact us if you have questions about whether or not your business is considered “life sustaining.” Additionally, if you should have any questions about the Governor’s Order generally or how to address employment issues in light of the “Families First Coronavirus Response Act” that was enacted on March 18, 2020, please contact us by going to our website www.sogtlaw.com or by calling us at 215-887-0200, or contact any attorney at our firm or a member of the Labor & Employment group:
Michael Torchia, [email protected] / 215-887-2042
Michael Dubin, [email protected] / 215-887-2658
Frank Spada, [email protected] / 215-887-2653
Stephen Goldblum, [email protected] / 215-887-5961
Joseph Fluehr, [email protected] / 267-620-1906