Ben Franklin News

Temporary Closure of PA Businesses Due to COVID-19

Governor Wolf has ordered all “non-life-sustaining businesses” to close at 8 p.m. March 19 or begin facing enforcement actions at 12:01 a.m. Saturday morning, March 21 morning. A list of businesses defined as “life-sustaining” or “non-life-sustaining” can be found here. Some Ben Franklin clients are able to continue operating as they fall in the following categories:

  • Pharmaceutical and Medical Manufacturing
  • Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
  • Scientific Research and Development Services
  • Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories

Clients are urged to review the list carefully and take the appropriate action. Clients may contact their Ben Franklin enterprise developer for further information.