Every day brings new questions and concerns to hospitality industry employees impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The hospitality industry has been one of the hardest hit. There are still many questions around the severity of the outbreak and the short- and long-term ramifications it will have. In meantime, here are resources to help you navigate this challenging time.
Page last updated: January 21
Pennsylvania 211: Get Connected. Get Help.™
If you need to connect with resources in your community, but don’t know where to look, Pennsylvania 211 is a great place to start. From help with a utilities bill, to housing assistance, after-school programs for kids, and more, you can dial 211 or text your zip code to #898-211 to talk with a resource specialist for free. Visit Pennsylvania 211's comprehensive COVID-19 RESOURCES.
If you are suddenly in need of food, please take the Pa. Department of Agriculture's Access to Food survey to be connected with resources in your area.
If you are unable to make your rent payment, contact your landlord immediately and try to work out an agreement. Gov. Wolf extended the moratorium on evictions and foreclosures until July 10.
The FCC came up with the Keep Americans Connected Pledge just three weeks after the first US case arose. Highspeedinternet.net has prepared a rundown of the major US internet service providers that offer support to those financially impacted by the current COVID crisis.
The outbreak COVID-19 may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Coping with stress will make you, the people you care about, and your community stronger. There are a number of resources available. Need help or know someone who does? Contact the Disaster Distress Helpline or call 1-800-985-5990.
Prescription Discount Card
The prescription drug savings program may help you save on the medications you need. Just show your card or coupon to the pharmacist each time you fill a prescription (for yourself or any member of your family). There's no membership or fees. Just savings. The card is accepted at more than 64,000 pharmacies nationwide. Get your card instantly.
Substance Use Disorder Resources
Training & Professional Development
The National Restaurant Association and American Hotel & Lodging Association are offering training and professional development courses for restaurant and hotel employees.
The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission prohibited electric, natural gas, water, wastewater, telecommunication, and steam utility terminations during the Governor’s Proclamation of Disaster in Pennsylvania due to the coronavirus outbreak. Contact your utility provider or visit their website for specific information on how they can help you during this time of crisis.