Philadelphia: Construction and the Intersection with Gov. Wolf’s Shut Down of Physical Locations of “Non-Life Sustaining” Businesses Announcement

As you likely know, Governor Wolf of PA has issued a closure order for “non-life sustaining” businesses. There is a list online of the life sustaining businesses. All “non-life sustaining” businesses were required to close their physical locations as of Thursday at 8 PM. This Order was modified this morning, March 21, with a few changes to the list of businesses that qualify as “life sustaining” and a change to the process of requesting a waiver.

In response to Governor Wolf’s order, which includes construction in “non-life supporting” business column and which has shut down construction sites in Pennsylvania, the Philadelphia Department of Licenses and Inspections offered guidance.

To read the full text of this blog post by Duane Morris partner Brad Molotsky, please visit the Duane Morris Opportunity Zones Blog.

Pa. “Non-Life Sustaining” Business Closure of Physical Locations Questions and Waiver Process

As you are likely aware, on Thursday, March 19th, by Executive Order, the Wolf Administration ordered the physical location shut down of all “non-life sustaining” businesses in order to attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19.

A list of what qualifies as “non-life sustaining” was published as well as a Frequently Asked Questions document. Some businesses, like grocery stores, pharmacies, and hospitals are very logical, others are a bit more surprising (e.g., beer and liquor sales).

To read the full post by Duane Morris partner Brad Molotsky, please visit the Duane Morris Project Development/Infrastructure/P3 Blog.

Pa. Governor Wolf Mandates the Closure of Physical Sites for All but Life-Sustaining Businesses

Per the Philadelphia Business Journal, Gov. Tom Wolf on Thursday afternoon ordered “all non-life-sustaining businesses” in Pennsylvania to close their physical locations beginning at 8 p.m. Thursday for an undetermined amount of time.

He also said enforcement for non-compliant businesses would begin at 12:01 a.m. Saturday.

To read the full blog post by Duane Morris partner Brad Molotsky, please visit the Duane Morris Project Development/Infrastructure/P3 Blog.

The state has provided a document to determine whether a business is considered a “life-sustaining business.”