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COVID-19 Business Resources

*** The following Tax Deadlines have been extended: The Township and County Real Estate Tax Discount Period deadline is June 3, 2020. Penalties will be assessed on or after August 4, 2020. The deadline for the 2019-2020 Mercantile and Business Privilege Taxes is now July 15, 2020 **

Pennsylvania COVID-19 Business Frequently Asked Questions 
Montgomery County Green Phase Reopening Guidance

Green Phase Reopening Guidance from Montgomery County

2020 05 28 EDTF Town Hall Graphic Video from the Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. 
"A New Kind of Open" Virtual Town Hall for Cheltenham Businesses
Sponsored by the Cheltenham Township Economic Development Task Force
This video provides guidance for businesses from experts in financing, insurance, employment policies, health and safety,  and other resources to answer your questions about surviving in a changing marketplace due to the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. Special thanks to NOAHBank, Jenkintown Building Services, Inc.Cornerstone Agency Services, the U.S. Small Business Administration and U.S. Department of Labor, Wage & Hour Division.

Resources include:  
From Montgomery County
Yellow Phase Reopening Guidance

  yellow phase business guide
From the
U.S. Department of Labor, Wage & Hour Division:
From the  U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA),  Eastern PA District Office

From the  Pennsylvania Compensation Rating Bureau (PCRB) -- Review with Insurance Agents regarding workers compensation coverages and premiums:

  • PCRB 309 -- proposed revisions to the Workers Compensation Manual of Rules, Classification and Ratings Values for Workers Compensation, Employers Liability Insurance and PA Statistical Plan Manual for COVID-19
  • PCRB 310 -- proposed revisions to PA Statistical Plan Manual for COVID-19

Pennsylvania Guidance 

Plan for Pennsylvania
Phased Reopening Plan
COVID-10 Phased Business Resource Guide
Guidance for the Protection of Employees and the Public
Life-Sustaining Frequently Asked Questions
Life-Sustaining Businesses/Industry Operation Guidance

PA Dept. of Community & Economic Development (DCED) 
DCED COVID-19 Business Resources

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Montgomery County Guidance
Yellow Phase Reopening Guidance
MontCo Strong Grant Program
Montgomery County Commerce Department
MontCo Forward
Montgomery County Data Hub

MontCo Yellow Reopening Graphic

United States Guidance
Top U.S. Websites for Coronavirus Information 
Centers for Disease ControlBusiness Reopening Guidance

U.S. Department of the Treasury
CARES Act Assistance for Small Businesses

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 
Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfecting Public Spaces, Workplaces, Businesses, Schools and Homes

 U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA):
Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19
OSHA COVID-19 Business Resources

Unemployment Compensation and Employment Opportunities
PA Careerlink

The PA  Careerlink® Montgomery County’s physical location can be reached by phone: (610) 270-3429 or website: Montgomery County PA Careerlink. PA Careerlink can connect businesses hire new employees, develop lay-off aversion strategies, or advise workers on Unemployment Compensation and Employment Opportunities.

Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) FAQs
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act creates a new temporary federal program called Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA).In general, PUA provides up to 39 weeks of unemployment benefits to individuals not eligible for regular unemployment compensation or extended benefits, including those who have exhausted all rights to such benefits.

COVID-19 Unemployment Opportunities in PA

Employee Rights PA

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