Pennsylvania

Stay-at-Home and Business Restriction Order

On March 23, Gov. Tom Wolf issued an order directing persons living in certain counties to remain at home and restricting various business activities. A copy of the order is available here.

Courts Closed to the Public

“By order of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, all Pennsylvania Courts are generally closed to the public, beginning at the close of business March 19, 2020, and lasting through at least April 3, 2020, subject to general and specific directives and exceptions in the order.” A copy of the order is available here.

Tolling

On March 16 the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania issued an order allowing individual judicial districts to “suspend time calculations for the purposes of time computation relevant to court cases or other judicial business, as well as time deadlines, subject to constitutional restrictions.” Both the Commonwealth Court and the Superior Court have since issued orders suspending or tolling various filings. Please refer to the Unified Judicial System’s website at http://www.pacourts.us/ujs-coronavirus-information for these orders.

For further information contact Pennsylvania partner Shannon Miller at smiller@mauricewustscher.com or (215) 789-7157.