Additional Resources

POSTED ON: April 13, 2020

Concerning Mental Health During COVID-19, in addition to Physical Health

In addition to physical health challenges that we are seeing as a result of COVID-19, we need to be concerned about our mental health as well.

Dr. Shauna Springer is a graduate of Harvard University, is a licensed psychologist and is one of the world's leading experts on PTSD, trauma, moral injury and close relationships. Her work has been featured on NBC, CBS Radio, Forbes, NPR, the Washington Post, and Military Times. She is a regular contributor to Psychology Today and has partnered with the Stella Center to advance innovations in treatment for emotional trauma.

She has posted a video to YouTube discussing the psychological impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and shares actionable ideas for coping with emotional stress related to managing our state of mind during this global health emergency.

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POSTED ON: March 30, 2020

Advisory Memorandum on Identification of Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers During COVID-19 Response - From Department of Homeland Security

As provided by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency:

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) executes the Secretary of Homeland Security’s authorities to secure critical infrastructure. Consistent with these authorities, CISA has developed, in collaboration with other federal agencies, State and local governments, and the private sector, an “Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce” advisory list.

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Tracking the Stats

Thank you to Glenn O. Hawbaker Inc.'s Director of Safety and Health, Curt Moore, for providing a comprehensive list of resources on the COVID-19 Pandemic. There are many resources available to continue to track the frightening COVID-19 statistics.

Overall Worldwide Dashboard

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US Map of COVID-19 Cases

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Pennsylvania Case Tracking

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Center for Disease Control & Prevention

Updated Guidance - As of April 29, 2020

Today, EPA and CDC released updated guidance to help facility operators and families properly clean and disinfect spaces. Developed in concert with the White House, the guidance provides step-by-step instructions for public spaces, workplaces, businesses, schools, and homes, and falls in line with the Opening Up America Again plan.

EPA has compiled a list of disinfectant products, including ready-to-use sprays, concentrates, and wipes, that can be used against COVID-19, along with recommendations that you follow the product label instructions and safety information including leaving the product on the surface long enough to kill germs, rinsing off the product to avoid ingesting it, and putting the product out of reach of children right away.

General Business FAQs

As presented on CDC's website - April 20, 2020

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Pennsylvania Resources

Pennsylvania's Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

Statewide efforts to contain the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus have raised a number of questions and concerns throughout our local communities.

A new website has been established to provide guidance for Pennsylvania families, businesses and schools as the situation develops.

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Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry

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Pennsylvania Department of Labor's Twitter page

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Fisher Phillips Law Firm

Comprehensive Q&A Section - go here.

Information on Families First Act - go here.

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POSTED ON: April 30, 2020

Fisher Phillips Provides Helpful Back to Business Resources

Fisher Phillips is continuing to look beyond the curve and support businesses as they prepare to return to work. In addition to the FAQs ( sent previously, we have developed a helpful checklist for employers to use while designing re-opening plans (pdf attached).

In addition, be sure to check the FP Events page at for many informational, complimentary webinars to also assist in planning.

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Recording of CARES Act Webinar

UPDATE - POSTED ON APRIL 3, 2020: On April 1, Fisher Phillips law firm presented a webinar on the CARES Act. As a followup, they offer the following information. Bank of America issued a statement that it has already received roughly 10,000 applications for federally backed Paycheck Protection Program small business loans within the first hour of starting to accept them. Bank of America is also not lending to businesses that don’t have an existing credit relationship with the bank before February 15, 2020. Other major lenders have not started accepting applications and the questions is whether such lenders will accept applications at all. PNC Bank indicated that it will accept applications from prospective businesses but does not have a live online portal to do so as of 12:30 EDT on Friday, April 3, 2020. If you have not yet done so, we encourage you to contact your financial institutions to discuss the availability to apply. Thanks to Patrick Dennison of Fisher Phillips for this update.

Recording of CARES Act Webinar

Speaker - Patrick Dennison, Fisher Phillips Law Firm

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Babst Calland Law Firm

Babst Calland has provided a Federal DOT guidance document which provides clarity to DOT-regulated employers, employees, and service agents on conducting DOT drug-and-alcohol testing given concerns about the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

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Other National Resources

Food & Drug Administration

Emergency Preparedness Information

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U. S. Office of Personnel Management Questions and Answers on Human Resources Flexibilities and Authorities for Coronavirus Disease 2019

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National Ready Mixed Concrete Association

NRMCA has compiled a simple-to-use, comprehensive handout for ready mixed companies and specifically, their drivers.

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DOL Announces April 1 Effective Date and Additional Guidance on Families First Coronavirus Response Act - Provided by Babst Calland

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