COVID-19 Resources for PA wineries

UPDATED MARCH 27, 2020

The Pennsylvania Winery Association (PWA) is paying close attention to ongoing developments in the COVID-19 outbreak and how it is affecting our industry statewide. In our role as promoters and advocates for Pennsylvania’s 300+ wineries, we are monitoring guidance and directives from the PA Governor’s Office and the PA Liquor Control Board (PLCB).

To our members — their staff, families, and the thousands of people who contribute to our industry everyday — we are here for you. This page provides current resources for your winery and our industry stakeholders. As we find ourselves in a very dynamic situation, we will be responding and updating this page as frequently as necessary. Should you have any specific questions, please contact the PWA at [email protected].

RESOURCES

STATE & FEDERAL GOVERNMENT NEWS, RESOURCES, ASSISTANCE, AND GUIDANCE

PA Coronavirus Response Site

Information on waiver process for keeping physical locations open

PA DCED Business Resources

Small Business Administration Resources

Penn State Small Business Development Center Resources

COVID-19 Working Capital Access Program (CWCA)

CWCA – Local Certified Economic Development Organizations

Governor Wolf – Stay at Home Order (expansion) (March 27, 2020)

State Department Easing – Foreign Agricultural Guest Workers (March 27, 2020)

Farm Loan Applications – Deadline Extension (March 27, 2020)

Industry Operating Guidance – Governor’s Office (March 24, 2020)

Stay at Home Order Guidance – Governor’s Office (PDF) (March 23, 2020)

PennLive update regarding businesses that may remain open or must close (March 23, 2020)

COVID-19 PA Dept. of Agriculture Guidance – Retail Grocery, Restaurants & Bars, Food Products & Facilities, Retail Food/Manufacturing – Sanitization and Diagnosed Employees, Farmers Markets & On-Farm Markets (PDF) (March 23, 2020)

The PWA suggests that wineries as a part of the beverage manufacturing sector print and carry guidance documents when making deliveries.

Non-Life-Sustaining Business Closure Order (March 18, 2020)

Governor Wolf’s Order (PDF) (March 18, 2020)

Listing of life sustaining businesses (PDF)

PA Department of Health COVID-19

CDC Recommendations

Families First Coronovirus Response Act / Paid Sick Leave Compliance (PA Chamber)

Questions about unemployment

Resources for impacted workers

 

WINERY OPERATIONS IMPACT SURVEYS

Penn State Extension Impact Survey (added Mar. 27, 2020)

PWA Member Operations Adjustment Survey (PWA)

WineAmerica Economic Impact Survey

Department of Ag Business Impact survey (PDF)
Return survey to [email protected]

 

OTHER RESOURCES

WineAmerica COVID-19 Resource Page

Penn State Extension Statement

CONTACTS

PWA:

Jennifer Eckinger, Executive Director: [email protected]

Jen Munsch, Communications Coordinator: [email protected]

Versant Strategies:

MeeCee Baker: [email protected] or 717-860-8463

Caleb Wright: [email protected] or 717-319-4638

PRESS INQUIRIES:

SWELL LLC: [email protected] or 215-422-3477 (press 1)

The PWA strongly encourages all customers to contact wineries directly should you need more information on any specific winery’s response and operations plan.