Business Resources | Coronavirus (COVID-19)

As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, it is important for all employers to be prepared to implement strategies to protect their workforce while ensuring continuity of operations. This page will be updated as frequently as possible with information for local business owners within the Erie County area.

For additional updates, please sign up for our email blast, the Daily Briefing.

To help educate employers and employees on how they can prepare for and address the impacts of the virus, please explore these sections of helpful information and resources:

1) COVID-19: General Information

Keep checking back here for more information as it becomes available and look out for our Daily Briefing email updates (sign up for the email updates by filling out this form) which will give you the most relevant information directly to your inbox.

Center for Disease Control:

PA Department of Health:

Erie County:

 

2) COVID-19: Resources for Reopening


General Reopening Guidance

FAQs for Life Sustaining Businesses to Remain Operational
Building and Safety Measures FAQs

PA Chamber Tips for Preparing Your Business to Reopen
PA Chamber Tips for Welcoming Back Employees and Customers

COVID-19 Safety Procedures flyer - ALL open businesses must have this flyer signed and displayed clearly for both employees and customers to see (recommended placement in break room and by business entrance)

Back to Work Checklist from Human Capital Associates

The Erie County Health Department offered an updated webinar on reopening guidance on Thursday, June 11. Watch the replay.


Guidance for Businesses by Industry

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Providers

PA DCED COVID-19 PPE Suppliers Directory - these suppliers are handling very large quantities for larger employers, if you're looking for PPE quantities in the low hundreds or fewer, see the PPE providers listed below.

  • Logistics Plus - call (814) 835-6564
  • Sanford Janitorial Supply - call 1-800-864-2693
  • Suburban Tool & Die, Inc. is making face shields - call (814) 833-4882
  • Harvest Home Interiors is providing non-medical face masks for sale - learn more here
  • Kroff Chemical Company is offering EPA-approved sanitizers for office spaces. Email Kelley to learn more.

  • Face shields are available for purchase through a partnership between Bliley Technologies Corporation, Case Western Reserve University, Die Cut Products, Munot Plastics, Nottingham-Spirk, Penn State Behrend, Port Erie Plastics, and R.C. Musson Rubber Company. This project is supported by a grant from the Erie County Gaming Revenue Authority (ECGRA).

  • South Shore Party Rental is offering tents, tables, and chairs to those looking to expand the physical footprint of their space, allow for social distancing, or create space for screening of employees prior to entering their work facilities. Learn more about the options they have available: Option 1    Option 2     Option 3

3) COVID-19: Small Business Resources

We are working on compiling small business resources. Keep checking back for updated information as it becomes available. For additional updates, please sign up for our Daily Briefing email blast.

Funding Resources:

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL)

Employee Retention Tax Credit and PA Paid Leave Tax Credits

Other Loan Programs

HR/Labor Resources:

Legal Resources:

Other Relevant Resources:

 

4) COVID-19: Non-Profit Resources

For information on the most relevant updates for nonprofits, please view The Nonprofit Partnership's COVID-19 resource webpage.

 

5) COVID-19: Erie Regional Chamber Updates

Closure of Erie Regional Chamber Offices:

At the present time, the Erie Regional Chamber offices are closed to the public. We will be processing Certificates of Origin by appointment only. Those who need certificates processed should email sronto@eriepa.com.

If you have questions related to Chamber activities including membership, events, programs, Business Outreach, government affairs, economic development, and more, please call our main office line at (814) 454-7191

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