Gov. Wolf Revises Pennsylvania Non-Life-Sustaining Business Shutdown Order with Waivers Allowed

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has amended his March 19, 2020, order regarding the “Closure of All Businesses That Are Not Life Sustaining.” Commencement of enforcement actions against “non-life sustaining businesses that are out of compliance” was moved from March 21, 2020, at 12:01 a.m. to March 23, 2020, at 8:00 a.m., giving nonexempt businesses two additional days to prepare for closure or seek an exemption.

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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.

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