We value your membership and want to assure you that the health and safety of our members and the communities we live and work in is our top priority.  Please check our website often as we will be posting news and information here as we receive it.

In addition, we have added a forum, dedicated to the COVID -19 situation.  Go to COVID-19 Forum.  

The forum is for members to share best practices and information related to the Coronavirus – COVID-19.  Feel free to ask and answer questions and provide your policies and practices as appropriate.

Remember – this is NOT legal advice and you may use it at your own risk.  The York SHRM cannot be held liable for the content on this page and it does reserve the right to monitor, add, delete or change any content it deems inappropriate.


March 26, 2020


Employers with fewer than 500 employees, who are engaged in commerce or an industry or activity affecting commerce, are now required to post in a conspicuous location in the workplace, the attached poster that announces employees’ rights to Paid Sick leave and Emergency FMLA under the Families First Coranavirus Response Act (FFCRA).   This poster has been issued by the Secretary of Labor pursuant to the FFCRA.  For more information and copies of the poster go to FFCRA.


 March 24, 2020

Governor Wolf issued, at 2:30pm on Tuesday March 24, an updated list of businesses that qualify as Life Sustaining Businesses that may remain in operation.  Click Essential Business List – 3-24-2020.  This list was updated by the Governor’s Office in response to an advisory released by the Federal Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA).  Click CISA for more information.  


March 20, 2020

Friday Governor Wolf updated the list of Life Sustaining Businesses for Pennsylvania that may stay open during the COVID-19 public health emergency.  That list is attached.  Also attached is more guidance from the Governor’s office in the form a a FAQ memo.  
Businesses may apply for an exception electronically at the following link through Pennsylvania’s Department of Community and Economic Development. 

March 19, 2020

Governor Wolf COVID-19 Order

Life Sustaining Business list