COVID-19 Reopening Resources

Covid-19 Business Reopening Resources

The following are links to resources from the CDC and OSHA to assist you in items to consider for reopening your business relative to Covid-19. You will also see included links to other sources for checklists in developing procedures for your operations. There are also links specific to the construction industry that has a May 1 start date. We encourage you to take these items into consideration as we begin to open back up our economy. It will be critical for businesses to have this addressed not only for those that have customers and clients contacts but for employees upon their return to the workplace.

The page will continue to be updated as more content develops. It will be critical for businesses to address this for the safety of their clients/customers and employees, upon their return to work. We encourage any business that already has procedures in place, and is willing to share, to please email Taryn Mueller at [email protected].


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The Biden administration announced this week that it is encouraging businesses to offer paid time off for their employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19, and small businesses who offer this benefit could have their costs offset with a tax credit.
• Which businesses qualify for these tax credits?
• How and when should employers apply for the program?
Learn all the details during the U.S. Chamber’s next CO— Small Business Update on Monday, April 26 at 2:00 pm ET
The White House’s Andy Slavitt, Senior Advisor to the White House COVID-19 Response Team, will join the U.S. Chamber’s Neil Bradley and CO—’s Jeanette Mulvey to break down the new tax credit and explain what it means for small businesses. We’ll then take audience questions to help you navigate this program and other government programs aimed at supporting employers through the pandemic.

COVID-19 Emergency Supplement to the General Appropriation Act

From Commonwealth of Pennsylvania: Governor Tom Wolf. The Act of May 29, 2020 (Act 2A of 2020), known as the COVID-19 Emergency Supplement to the General Appropriation Act of 2019, appropriated $225,000,000 from the COVID-19 Response Restricted Account to DCED to be used for COVID-19 Relief to small businesses through a distribution to Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) for loan payment deferment and portfolio loan loss reserves, main street business revitalization grants and historically disadvantaged business revitalization grants.Small Business Assistance Program Guidelines

To apply for funding, the applicant must submit DCED’s electronic Single Application for Assistance (ESA). Apply for Funds

CDC Guidance for Businesses and Schools Released:

The CDC has released reopening guidance for businesses, including restaurants and bars, along with schools and daycare centers. It is encouraged that businesses take a look at the document, in particular Appendix F, which specifically addresses the reopening section of the 60 page document. VIEW DOCUMENT

Rebuilding A Workplace After COVID-19

9/11 and Hurricane Katrina taught us that in times of trauma, substance non-users often become users and previous users consume more. What did Centers for Disease Control researchers learn?
▪ Mass Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is a real consequence.
▪ Substance abuse is significantly increased.
▪ Hospitalizations for substance use increases.
▪ And most troubling, although PTSD largely subsided in a short period of time, substance abuse remained elevated.

▪ Human Suffering and Substance Abuse go hand-in-hand


U.S. Chamber’s recently released Reopening Business Digital Resources Center

This week, as part of the Path Forward initiative, the U.S. Chamber unveiled its Reopening Business Digital Resources Center to equip America’s business community with the latest state guidelines, sector-specific guidance, small business advice, and other tools and resources as we look to reopen safely and keep employees and customers healthy and informed.

Guides and Resources from the U.S. Chamber

The U.S. Chamber continues to create, update, and evolve its various guides and resources to continue bringing you and your members the information you need during this difficult time. We encourage you to continue utilizing and sharing the following items as you see fit:

Small Business Reopening Playbook

Click here to view the U.S. Chamber’s new Small Business Reopening Playbook which provides in-depth information and resources for you and your members as you plan and prepare to reopen and get back to work.
Considering that reopening strategies will largely depend on the state and business type, this guide has consolidated federal, state, and local guidelines, industry specific resources, insights and strategies from leading experts, and more.


As the time approaches to reopen, your business will need to function safely in order to be successful. We are here to help with your new normal. FASTSIGNS has expanded our production capabilities to include all COVID-19 related signage as well as necessary sneeze guards, cashier barriers, and face shields. We are local, and here to help. We are custom and happy to sort out the details with you. Please contact Jennifer [email protected] for pricing and details, thank you! VIEW SIGN GUIDE


Rigmaids utilizes electrostatic spray technology, which quickly and evenly coats a surface with our EPA approved disinfecting solution. Because the solution has an electric charge, when it strikes a surface, it will wrap or envelope the surface and the droplets will connect with each other. This spray technology can be applied on both indoor and outdoor surfaces, as well as cloth and upholstery.

The active ingredient in our cleaning agent is an EPA recommended Coronavirus/COVID-19 disinfectant, and is also effective against viruses, bacteria, molds, fungi and other harmful pathogens. The chemicals have quick kill times and leave no residue. Using only EPA-approved disinfectants, our technicians have the training to go into your facility to deactivate the COVID-19 virus that may be on a variety of surfaces.

All of our technicians wear personal protection equipment that meets CDC guidelines to ensure our employees are safe while decontaminating any environment. We do not touch anything but doors that need to be opened or shut (we try to not touch the handles, even with gloves on) and our equipment.

Depending on the size of your facilities, we may be willing to offer a free first-time disinfection fog so you can see how the process works and make your employees and customers feel more comfortable and secure about entering your facility. We also offer a certificate that you can post at your point of entry if you wish that showcases we have disinfected your entire facility with an approved EPA product using touchless electrostatic spray technology.

Please email me at [email protected] if there is any interest in our program, and I would be more than happy to set up an initial phone call to talk about your facility’s size and design as well as our disinfectant electrostatic spray program.

COVID-19 Resources by Keystone Advertising

COVID-19 Resources by Janway Company
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Getting Back to Work Safely Guide
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CDC and OSHA Guidance on Developing Reopening Procedures

General Guidance Checklist Information and Samples

Guidance For Businesses In The Construction Industry Permitted To Operate During The Covid-19 Disaster Emergency

Construction Industry Safety Coalition Recommendations: COVID-19 Exposure Prevention, Preparedness, and Response Plan for Construction