Tag Archives: Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Permits Reopening of Real Estate Businesses Per Published Guidelines

On May 19th, Governor Tom Wolf announced that businesses and employees in the real estate industry may conduct limited business-related activities statewide and provided guidance for this industry to operate in red phase and yellow phase counties.

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

Pennsylvania Insurance Department Warns of Risks Related to Non-Compliance of COVID-19 Business Closure Orders

On May 11, 2020, Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Jessica Altman reminded businesses of the importance of complying with Governor Tom Wolf and Department of Health Secretary Rachel Levine’s orders – for counties in both the red and yellow phases.

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

Pennsylvania Governor Issues Much-Anticipated Executive Order Extending Liability Protections for Healthcare Professionals Responding to COVID-19 Crisis

As the COVID-19 crisis continues to strain healthcare resources and professionals across the nation, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has responded by extending liability protections for healthcare workers responding to the crisis.

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Pennsylvania Announces Emergency Assistance Program for Lower Income Families

Department of Human Services (DHS) Secretary Teresa Miller today announced on May 8, 2020, an Emergency Assistance Program (EAP) to help low-income families who lost wages and are experiencing financial challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Families who qualify will be eligible for a one-time payment to assist them in meeting basic needs and help them secure more stable financial footing in the future.

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

Pennsylvania Plan Allows Reopening of Construction, Vehicle Dealerships and Real Estate Industry

While Governor Wolf extended the “Stay at Home” order until June 4, 2020, by amendment to his earlier order, he also updated guidance on opening businesses in Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania is employing a regional and industry-specific approach to reopening “non-life-sustaining” businesses.

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

Pennsylvania Extends Eviction and Moratorium Protections for Residential Transactions through July 10

Governor Tom Wolf was joined by Attorney General Josh Shapiro to announce that he signed an executive order that protects Pennsylvanians from foreclosures or evictions through July 10. The action builds on a Pennsylvania Supreme Court order which closed court eviction proceedings until May 11 and ensures no renter or homeowner will be removed from their home for 60 more days.

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

$324 Million Dollars Awarded to 31 Pennsylvania Hospitals Under the HELP Program

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf announced that nearly $324 million in funding has been awarded to 31 hospitals across the Commonwealth through the “Hospital Emergency Loan Program,” or HELP, which provides short-term financial relief as hospitals combat the surge of COVID-19 cases in their area.

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

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Orders State Courts to Reopen with Safety Restrictions on May 4, 2020

In an order dated April 28, 2020, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court loosened the restrictions imposed on the Pennsylvania state court and legal system due to the COVID-19 public health emergency. While the order extends the judicial emergency declared on March 16, 2020, through June 1, 2020, the order generally directs courts to reopen to conduct all court business beginning on May 4, 2020, subject to several safety constraints and considerations.

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