COVID-19 Resources for PA Wineries - ARCHIVE

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Governor Wolf Provides Business Guidance as Counties Move to Yellow Phase on May 8 (press release)

PRESS RELEASE – Secretary of Agriculture: Farmers Market Season is Here, Markets Prepared to Safely Serve Pennsylvanians Amid COVID-19 (April 30, 2020)

COVID-19 Guidance: Regional Priority Testing for Agriculture – PA Dept. of Agriculture (April 27, 2020)

Governor’s Wolf Plan for Reopening Pennsylvania (April 22, 2020)

Worker Safety Measures – Governor’s Office and PA Dept. of Health (April 15, 2020)

Executive Order related to Worker Safety Measures – PA Dept. of Health (April 15, 2020)

Worker Safety Measures FAQs – PA Dept. of Health (April 20, 2020)

Commonwealth of PA Coronavirus Response Site: information, directives, and resources for citizens and businesses updated frequently

PA Dept. of Health COVID-19 information and resources

PA Dept. of Community & Economic Development (DCED) COVID-19 Resources for Businesses and Communities

PA Dept. of Agriculture COVID-19 information and resources

PA Dept. of Agriculture Business Impact survey
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Industry Operation Guidance – Governor’s Office

Life-Sustaining Businesses FAQs

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) (as of March 23, 2020)

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

Farms and On-Farm Deliveries Guidance from PA Dept. of Agriculture

Farmers Markets and On-Farm Markets Guidance from PA Dept. of Agriculture

COVID-19 Resources for Agriculture Producers from US Congressman Glenn Thompson


Creating Safe and Clean Retail Operations – Penn State Extension Presentation (May 8, 2020)

SBA Disaster Assistance – Agricultural business will now be eligible for the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and EIDL Advance programs

USDA Rural Development Announcement on SBA Relief Programs (April 27, 2020)

USDA Announcement on Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

Information regarding waiver of prepayments of sales tax

USDA Immediate Measures to Help Rural Residents, Businesses and Communities Affected by COVID-19

USDA COVID-19 Rural Resource Guide

Assistance for Small Businesses and Paycheck Protection Program information (US Treasury)

COVID-19 Working Capital Access Program (CWCA) (PA DCED)

CWCA – Local Certified Economic Development Organizations (PA DCED)

Small Business Administration (SBA) Resources

EIDL Loan Application (SBA): asks the applicant if they are an agricultural enterprise. If you are applying as a winery, you should not check that box in order to continue with the application (April 6, 2020)

Penn State Small Business Development Center Resources

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

Questions about unemployment

Resources for impacted workers

USDA Measures to Help Rural Residents, Business and Communities (April 8, 2020)

TTB Postponed Due Dates for Tax and Other Related Filings (April 1, 2020)

COVID-19 Checklist Scenarios & Benefits for Employee Leave, Unemployment, and Workers Comp (March 31, 2020)

Paycheck Protection FAQs for Small Businesses (March 30, 2020)

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

Farm Loan Applications – Deadline Extension (March 26, 2020)


WineAmerica COVID-19 Resource Page

WineAmerica review of the CARES Act

Statement from WineAmerica, April 13, 2020: The CARES Act authorizes $9.5 billion in relief for cattle ranchers, dairy farmers, fresh produce growers and specialty crop producers. Wine grapes are specialty crops and are eligible for aid. We are waiting for USDA to decide how the funds will be distributed. We hope that happens sooner rather than later. Please go to the WineAmerica Covid-19 section on our website for more information and for the latest updates.

Penn State Extension Coronavirus Information & Resources

Penn State Extension Statement

PA WMRB Reporting and Assessments

Penn State Extension Business Management Experts Directory

Fine Wine & Good Spirits – Curbside Pickup Information (PLCB)