COVID-19 Resources For Manufacturers
NEPIRC’s RESPONSE TO COVID-19
NEPIRC is committed to exercising extreme caution in response to the latest updates of the COVID-19 outbreak in accordance with CDC guidelines. To ensure the safety of our staff, we will be working remotely to the greatest extent possible, with a plan to continue operations as best as we can so that we can continue to support our clients. We are also implementing the following:
TO OUR MANUFACTURING COMMUNITY
The COVID-19 crisis, and the federal and state responses to it, are dynamic environments. NEPIRC will make every effort to keep our website current with respect to the latest information, assistance, advisement and announcements.
On March 19th, Governor Wolf ordered the closure of all non-life-sustaining businesses as a measure to contain the spread of COVID-19. Enforcement of the order, thus ensuring that non-life-sustaining businesses are compliant, will begin on Monday, March 23rd. Documents relative to this announcement include:
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development (DCED) has implemented a number of programs to assist businesses impacted by COVID-19. The latest information can be found at www.dced.pa.gov.
The U.S. Small Business Administration has initiated a special Disaster Loan program for businesses, which is accessible by CLICKING HERE.
The Pennsylvania Department of Health maintains an updated COVID-19 website, with the latest case information, helpful hints and resources for employers. You can access that site by CLICKING HERE.
The Pennsylvania Department of Health has also made free placard, signs, infographics and other materials available for employers. These materials can be found by CLICKING HERE.
The Pennsylvania Office of Unemployment Compensation has created a Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) page for employers to keep them up-to-date on unemployment compensation, paid time off and other employee-related changes and programs. You can access that FAQ page by CLICKING HERE.
HOW TO PROTECT YOUR EMPLOYEES
The CDC has issued interim guidance to help employers figure out what to do in this crisis. Some of the CDC recommendations are:
At NEPIRC, we will continue to do our very best to ensure that our manufacturing community emerges from the COVID-19 crisis as vibrantly as possible. While there may be challenges in our midst and on the horizon, we know that our manufacturers are resolved, resilient and have a lot of grit. We relied on those resources when our foundries and forges built our great nation. We’ll use them again to rise from these times as well.