Sen. Yaw: Appeals Process Created for Businesses Impacted by Wolf Shutdown; Businesses Affected by COVID-19 Can Apply for Disaster Loans

HARRISBURG – State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) is working to reduce the impact of Governor Tom Wolf’s order on Thursday for all “non-life-sustaining” businesses to close. A list of business types that would be affected by this order is available at

Any company located in Bradford, Lycoming, Sullivan, Susquehanna or Union counties that believes they should be considered a “life-sustaining” business can apply for a waiver at this email address: Business owners can address questions about whether they need to close by emailing the Administration at

Senator Yaw is also encouraging businesses and non-profits who have suffered economic losses during the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak to consider applying for low-interest loans through the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

Loans are available through SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program, which helps businesses that are unable to meet financial obligations and operating expenses during an emergency situation. Loan amounts are calculated based on the actual economic injury and a company’s financial needs.

Additional information is available by contacting SBA’s disaster assistance Customer Service Center by calling 1-800-659-2955 (TTY: 1-800-877-8339) or e-mailing

For more state-related news and information, visit Senator Yaw’s website at or on Facebook and Twitter @SenatorGeneYaw.



Rita Zielonis, Chief of Staff
(717) 787-3280

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