COVID-19 Resources


10,000 Friends Statement on COVID- 19 

10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania places the safety of our staff, volunteers, partners and community first. We voluntarily closed our office and suspended all in person events and meetings on March 16, 2020. The office will remain closed until Gov. Wolf and the PA Department of Health determines that it is safe for the Capitol Complex to reopen to the public. Our staff members continue to work remotely and are available to you by phone, email, social media, and Zoom.

10,000 Friends is committed to protecting the health and safety of our communities. We've gathered resources for individuals, organizations, and businesses to navigate the crisis. As we monitor further developments with COVID-19, we will continue to provide updates and share resources via our website, email and social media. Stay calm, stay home, and stay safe.

Everyday Preventative Recommendations from the CDC
* Stay home when sick  * Cover coughs and sneezes  * Frequently wash hands with soap & water * Disinfect frequently touched surfaces * Avoid touching eyes, mouth, nose & face


Resources (updated 2/4/2021)

State Updates
Gov Wolf Plan for Pennsylvania
Facebook Live Daily Updates from Gov. Wolf & Sec. Levine

PA Residents 
PA Department of Health COVID-19 (updates posted daily)
Your Money: A Hub for Help During the Coronavirus Crisis (2/1/21)
Temporary Halt on Evictions: extended through March 31, 2021 (2/2/21)
USDA Extends Free Meals for Children Through Dec. 31, 2020 (8/31/20)
PHFA Opens Applications for New Rental/Mortgage Assistance Program (6/29/20) 
Guide to COVID-19 in Pennsylvania
Governor Wolf and Sec.Levine Daily Facebook Live  
PA Medical Society Resources for Patients and Physicians
Employment: PA Career Link Database of Job Opportunities 
How to Access Emergency Food Assistance (links to local food pantries) 
Meal Distribution by School Districts 
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Apply through COMPASS
Utility Assistance (RHLS)
Homeowner Protections
Rental Protections

Local Government
PA DCED Local Government & Community Resources  
American Planning Association – PA Chapter  
PA Downtown Center: Main Street & Elm Street Resources  
Pennsylvania Municipal League (PML) 
County Commissioners Association of PA 
Emergency Housing Guidelines 
PEMA Daily Operations Reports    

Payment Protection Program open through March 31, 2021 (2/3/21)
COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loans (2/4/21)
Shuttered Venue Grant - not yet accepting applications as of Feb 4, 2021 (2/4/21)
SBA Express Bridge Loans (2/4/21)
SBA Debt Relief (2/4/21)
SBA Cross Program Eligibility (2/4/21)
DCED Resources for Businesses Affected by COVID-19 (1/4/21)
COVID-19 Relief Statewide Small Business Assistance (CLOSED 8/28/20), view list of applicants that received funding or grant agreements as of 12/30/20
COVID-19 Working Capital Access Program (CWCA) (CLOSED)
PA Chamber Business Resources 
US Chamber Coronavirus Response Toolkit 
US Chamber: Coronavirus Small Businesses Guide 
CDC Interim Guidance for Business and Employers

PANO COVID-19 Resources for Non Profits 
Chronicle of Philanthropy COVID-19 Resources 
PA Dept of Human Services COVID-19 Resources
Giving Institute Resource Page

USDA Farmers to Families Food Box
USDA Rural Development Rural Resource Guide