Coronavirus Update - Changes, Closings, Cancellations
Last updated 4/7/2020 at 1:37pm
This is the latest information obtained by the Hollidaysburg Herald regarding matters affecting the Hollidaysburg-Duncansville area. The Hollidaysburg Herald will update this listing frequently. This information is accessible to all readers of the Herald's website. No subscription is required. To place your coronavirus-related change, send it to [email protected]
Giant Eagle markets, GetGo stores to close for Easter
All Giant Eagle and Market District Supermarkets, Pharmacies, and GetGo locations will be CLOSED on Sunday, April 12, 2020.
All 24-Hour GetGo locations will close at 10:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 11th and reopen at 6:00 a.m. on Monday the 13th."
This information courtesy of the Bedford County Chamber of Commerce:
Local Lending Process for PPP Began Friday, April 3 – Businesses may continue to apply online for the EIDL for Small Business Disaster Relief. But beginning April 3, the application process opens for the Payroll Protection Plan (PPP). Businesses can apply through any existing SBA 7(a) lender or through any federally insured depository institution, federally insured credit union, and Farm Credit System institution that is participating. Other regulated lenders will be available to make these loans once they are approved and enrolled in the program. Business owners should consult with your local lender as to whether it is participating in the program.
PA Business Waiver Application Process Ended Friday – The Wolf administration has announced that the waiver application period for businesses will end this Friday, April 3rd. Businesses seeking to continue operations in the wake of the governor's order for "non-life-sustaining" businesses to close their physical locations should apply NOW. To determine if the shutdown order applies to your industry, click here for the most current list of exempt industries. You may click here for answers to frequently asked questions (FAQ) provided by the Governor's office.
No Credentials Needed for Employees of Life-Sustaining Businesses – Those businesses deemed "Life Sustaining" do NOT need to provide their employees with credentials/signage to display in their vehicles or elsewhere. No credentials are required as part of the Governor's directives.
Information provided by Kellie Goodman Shaffer, president/CEO, Bedford County Chamber of Commerce / Email: [email protected]
Spay-Neuter Requirement Waived
The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture announced April 2 that in an effort to conserve personal protective equipment (PPE) for human healthcare workers, the Pennsylvania Dog Law that requires shelters and rescues to spay/neuter dogs and cats prior to adoption would be waived for pets adopted during active COVID-19 mitigation efforts in Pennsylvania.
“This waiver is not something we take lightly; but it’s a matter of weighing the costs,” said Agriculture Secretary Redding. “Waiving the requirement to spay or neuter prior to adoption allows us to conserve critical PPE supplies and also limit the risk of exposure for veterinarians.”
The waiver comes with a contingency: shelters must keep a list of adopters to follow up with post-pandemic and provide a copy of all contracts to the Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement. Once the pandemic is in the past, shelters would be required to follow up on all pets adopted during COVID-19 mitigation. Adoptive pet owners will have up to 120 days from the time of adoption – timeframe to be re-evaluated as necessary – to have the procedure completed and come into compliance.