Business Resources for Coronavirus

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the PA Chamber has helped businesses across the Commonwealth understand the ever-changing operative landscape and adherence to new health and safety standards. As we move beyond the pandemic and look toward a brighter future, the PA Chamber remains committed to providing the most up-to-date and fact-based resources, along with information on financial assistance, that will help employers overcome this challenging time and emerge stronger.

Visit for comprehensive information for employers, including: insights into ‘Rise to the Challenge,’ the next phase of “Bringing PA Back” that focuses on achievable economic recovery solutions and ensuring Equality of Opportunity; resources on how to safely bring our economy back; public policies that are designed to attract investment and job growth; and information on vaccine distribution throughout Pennsylvania.

General Financial Guidance and Resources

  • CLICK HERE for guidance to apply for COVID-19 Relief Statewide Small Business Assistance Grants.
  • CLICK HERE for the U.S. Chamber’s Guide to PPP Loan Forgiveness
  • CLICK HERE for information about the COVID-19 Hospitality Industry Recovery Program (CHIRP)
  • CLICK HERE for information about CHIRP from the PA Restaurant & Lodging Association

Small Business Financial Resources

Paycheck Protection Program Policy Update

The U.S. Small Business Administration has issued the following guidance regarding businesses’ access to PPP.

**NOTE: SBA is currently offering PPP loans originated only by participating community financial institutions including Certified Development Companies, SBA Microlenders, Community Development Financial Institutions and Minority Depository Institutions until May 31, 2021 or until remaining funds are exhausted. Please note that not all community financial institutions are participating in PPP.

SBA information on Paycheck Protection Program

SBA information on all COVID-19 Relief Programs:

Unemployment Compensation Guidance For Employers

Can employees who are receiving unemployment compensation refuse to return to work in order to maintain UC benefits?

No. Per state law, absent 'good cause,' it constitutes an act of fraud to refuse suitable work in order to receive unemployment benefits. The Department of Labor & Industry even has