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.
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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:
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:
General Reopening Guidance
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)
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.
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.
Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)
SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL)
Employee Retention Tax Credit and PA Paid Leave Tax Credits
Other Loan Programs
Other Relevant Resources:
For information on the most relevant updates for nonprofits, please view The Nonprofit Partnership's COVID-19 resource webpage.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.