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Expanding on the business safety order signed by Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine in April 2020 that requires the wearing of masks in businesses, Governor Tom Wolf announced a new order signed by Dr. Levine that takes the mask-wearing directive one step further. With this order, signed under Dr. Levine’s authority under the Disease Prevention and Control Act, masks must be worn whenever anyone leaves home. The order takes effect immediately. Read More ...

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That's right! PVMA is proud to introduce the Education Center as a new benefit for our Members. This learning management system offers continuing education (CE) and professional development courses for FREE to all PVMA Members! With PVMA's Education Center you can: View a growing library of courses Watch and replay courses on demand Receive PVMA PA-state approved CE for eligible courses Maintain your CE records Evaluate and review speakers and courses View on any monitor or smart device Access using your PVMA website login VIEW COURSES Do you have a friend or colleague that's not...

Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding and Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association President Dr. Kate Harnish today reminded Pennsylvanians of the importance of getting back on track with regularly scheduled pet vaccinations and boosters. Maintaining up-to-date vaccines is not only important for the health and well-being of cats and dogs, but for the health and safety of Pennsylvanians. "As we work to safely reopen Pennsylvania and counties move from red to yellow and green phases, it's important for Pennsylvanians to schedule well visits for their four-legged companions to keep them up to date with...

On March 19, 2020, Governor Wolf and the Secretary of Health ordered the closure of all non-life-sustaining businesses to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. The Governor’s Order is available here and the Secretary of Health’s Order is available here. All life-sustaining businesses maintaining physical operations during the COVID-19 pandemic must follow the Secretary of Health’s worker safety order, effective April 15, 2020. Veterinary medicine services are life-sustaining businesses and have been permitted to continue to operate under the Governor’s Order. The designation of veterinary medicine as a life-sustaining business does not eliminate the need for...

When applying for relief or small business loans, you may be asked for a NAICS code on the application. For veterinary practices, you may use: Veterinary Services: 541940. This industry comprises establishments of licensed veterinary practitioners primarily engaged in the practice of veterinary medicine, dentistry, or surgery for animals; and establishments primarily engaged in providing testing services for licensed veterinary practitioners. For more industry specific codes, visit their website. Read More ...

AVMA has developed a suite of resources to help you understand the relief programs and allow you to decide how best to use them for your individual situation. The AVMA COVID-19 legislation and regulations page has detailed information to help you understand how the federal relief measures affect you, your team, and your business: Small business loans New tax provisions for small businesses Pandemic unemployment insurance Federal student loan payments and interest Federal agency announcements Addressing contractual obligations - Find considerations for addressing financial obligations to vendors and suppliers when business operations are reduced due to...

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