Is Your Business Complying With New Orders from the Department of Health?

On Sunday, April 5, the Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Health issued an Order providing direction and guidance on maintaining and cleaning buildings of businesses that are permitted to continue physical operations. The Order can be found here:

Among other things, the Order directs businesses operating within at least 50,000 square feet to adopt certain cleaning protocols, including, routinely cleaning and disinfecting high-touch surfaces and areas accessible to customers and ensuring that the facility has a sufficient number of employees to perform the protocols and enforce social distancing of at least 6 feet.

If your business is continuing physical operations and needs assistance in complying with this and other Orders from the Department of Health, the attorneys in our Labor & Employment Department can assist you in developing a plan of action and adhering to these and other workplace protocols. Please contact Attorney Jim Valentine at or Attorney Kieran Casey at if you have any questions or would like more information on operating your business during these uncertain times.