Emergency Food Assistance Available During Coronavirus Mitigation
Individuals who are out of work due to the coronavirus can seek emergency food assistance at local food banks. Many food banks, pantries, shelters and soup kitchens are offering special drive-through services to limit close personal contact.
A list of food banks and additional guidance from the Department of Agriculture is available here.
Many schools are continuing to offer meals for students. More information on how schools are adjusting to mitigation efforts is available here.
Workers in Pennsylvania who are impacted by COVID-19 may be eligible for Unemployment and Workers’ Compensation benefits. Unemployment compensation claims should be submitted online for faster processing.
You may be eligible if:
· Your employer temporarily closes or goes out of business because of COVID-19;
· Your employer reduces your hours because of COVID-19;
· You have been told not to work because your employer feels you might get or spread COVID-19; or
· You have been told to quarantine or self-isolate, or live/work in a county under government-recommended mitigation efforts.