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Additions, Deletions and Modifications to Pennsylvania Life Sustaining Business Designations

Here is a non-exhaustive list of additions, deletions, and modifications to the Life Sustaining Business designations by Governor Wolf:


Timber Tract Operations
Forest Nurseries/Local Gathering
Support Activities for Forestry
Various Mining Activities
Sawmills/Wood Preservation
Printing/Related Support Activities
Glass/Glass Product Manufacturing
Specialty Food Stores
Accounting/Tax Preparation/Bookkeeping/Payroll
Dry Cleaning/Laundry
Private Households

Modified as being allowed:

Emergency Construction Repairs
Beer Distributors
Pet Supply Stores
Public Safety and Health Care Uniform/Accessory/Supply Stores
Any Business Subject to a CISA (Cyber and Infrastructure) Advisory
Veterinary Services
Translation and Interpretation Services
Services to Buildings includes Janitorial/Pest Control/Landscaping
Motorcycle/Bicycle Repair Services

No longer exempt:

Civic/Social Organizations

As always, remote work and telework are exempt. Any exempt business that may operate a physical location must follow the state and CDC guidelines on social distancing and other preventative measures.