Coronavirus News & Economic Resources

As the Chamber & Certified Economic Development Corporation serving Cumberland, Dauphin and Perry counties, the health and safety of the business community is our top priority. To help keep employers and employees informed, we’ve created this hub of accurate, up-to-date information from verified sources on all levels with resources and tools you need to support your business. Together, let’s keep Cumberland, Dauphin, and Perry county business strong.

Economic Support for businesses

The Chamber & CREDC is in touch with national and state-level associations to keep a pulse on emergency funding, loans, or other economic resources available for businesses affected by the coronavirus.

View our complete list of economic financing options, including SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans, Dauphin County’s COVID-19 Grant Program, the Paycheck Protection Program, PIDA loans, SBA 504 loans, and more:

Through the Paycheck Protection Program, the Small Business Administration (“SBA”) has the authority to provide 100% federally backed loans through December 31, 2020 to help eligible businesses pay operational costs such as payroll, rent, and utilities. If a business satisfies certain conditions, portions of the loans are forgivable. Businesses (including, sole-proprietors, independent contractors, and other self-employed individuals) with fewer than 500 employees are eligible for the Paycheck Protection Program.

Resources from our banking and credit union members:

  • For most people, the immediate risk of becoming seriously ill from the virus that causes COVID-19 is thought to be low.
  • Someone who has completed quarantine or has been released from isolation does not pose a risk of infection to other people.
  • There are simple things you can do to help keep yourself and others healthy: Wash hands with soap and warm water frequently for at least 20 seconds, avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth, and stay home when you're sick, and cough/sneeze into your elbow to avoid spreading germs.
  • The public health emergency prompted by the COVID-19 coronavirus has created a great deal of uncertainty and anxiety throughout the state and the nation. The Department of Health encourages state residents to practice self-care, read only news from reliable sources, take breaks from the news, and focus on things you can control, like having good hygiene. If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health crisis, contact the state’s crisis hotline by texting PA to 741-741.

​Health Care Partners

If you’re at risk for losing your health plan coverage, contact Capital BlueCross by calling 833.550.7867 or email heretohelp@capbluecross.com to see how you can secure a health plan that best meets your needs.

For our complete guide on reopening, visit our new reopening resources page.

Dauphin County will move into the Yellow Phase of Governor Wolf’s reopening plan on Friday, May 29, 2020. The state’s …
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Furthering his plan for reopening Pennsylvania, Governor Tom Wolf today announced eight additional counties will move to yellow and 17 …
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Governor Tom Wolf today signed House Bill 327, now Act 21 of 2020, allowing the temporary sale of cocktails-to-go from …
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Governor Tom Wolf today announced an initial distribution of $51 million of funding from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic …
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Governor Tom Wolf today announced that starting today, businesses and employees in the real estate industry may conduct limited business-related …
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Governor Tom Wolf announced 12 additional Pennsylvania counties will move to the yellow phase of reopening at 12:01 a.m. on …
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Governor Tom Wolf announced today that the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) has approved Pennsylvania’s application to obtain $523.8 million …
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Finding Work

Are you currently seeking employment? Contact CareerLink who can answer your employment questions and direct you to employment resources and employers that are currently hiring.
Cumberland: 215-948-4111
Dauphin: 215-948-4113
Perry: 215-948-4114

Economic Support for Businesses

As the Certified Economic Development Organization for Cumberland, Dauphin and Perry counties, please reach out to us with questions about funding.

Is your business being directly affected by the coronavirus? Are you looking for support for your business or employees? Are you offering a service for other businesses to support them during the shutdown? Please send us a message.

Upcoming Events

Stay tuned for upcoming events to help keep businesses informed about resources and options available them, as well as briefings on new legislation and more from our state and federal government.

Stay informed.

Follow these sources for reliable information during the coronavirus pandemic.

PA Department of Health

Dauphin County

Cumberland County

Your Dauphin County Commissioners and Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC want to remind our area businesses: Together, we are Dauphin County Business Strong.

One website with information on how small businesses can get loans, how to prepare and respond to Coronavirus, what you need to know and situation updates, and information on how to file for unemployment. It’s all here.

Questions? Contact info@DauphinCountyBusinessStrong.com.