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Bucks County is currently in the Green phase of Governor Wolf's plan which continues to reopen Bucks County and southeastern Pennsylvania by allowing for expanded operations of some, and the opening of other businesses. Businesses, employees, and consumers are encouraged to review these resources as we keep Bucks County safe and Healthy.

Health Department Business Door Sign - Printable Version

Business Safety Sign - Bucks County Businesses encouraged to place sign in windows
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Bucks Back to Work and Activities - Green Phase Guidelines

Businesses and Activities Permitted to Operate in the Green Phase

Wolf Administration passes new occupancy requirements, effective October 9th. Check out the bottom of this page for more information.
For questions regarding the re-opening businesses, please call 1-800-383-0371, email  COVID19@buckscounty.org or visit the Bucks COVID-19 Economic Resources Portal. Upon request, the Bucks County Chambers of CommerceBucks SCOREStartup Bucks, and the Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers will provide additional guidance to businesses planning to reopen. 

The Bucks County COVID-19 Economic Resource Portal is the #1 source for up-to-date information for businesses, employees, and consumers.

The Department of Consumer Protection encourages businesses who are reopening to follow the CDC Business Guidelines. These guidelines are designed to protect employees, customers, and the general public. Accordingly, businesses retain all rights to refuse service to those who do not follow mitigation procedures which are in line with these guidelines. Bucks County Businesses looking for further guidance or with questions can call 1-800-942-2669 or e-mail consumerprotection@buckscounty.org.

Bucks Back to Work Small Business Grant

SMALL BUSINESS LOAN OPPORTUNITY
The SBA is still holding their loan program. Information on this program is available at this link: 
https://covid19relief.sba.gov/#/. If you previously applied and were denied for an SBA loan, please consider applying again as eligibility may have changed. Questions or concerns about this program should be directed to our regional SBA office located in King of Prussia. 

Bucks Back to Work Grant

The Bucks Back to Work program is funded through the Federal CARES Act with the goal to lessen the financial stress that the COVID-19 pandemic has caused on Bucks Businesses. For questions regarding this program please email bucksbacktowork@buckscounty.org.

  • Bucks Back to Work Round 2 has closed. Below is the final list of approved recipients for this round. If your business name is on this list, please understand that you will receive an email within the week that includes details on grant spending, how much you are receiving, and information on reporting your spending. If you applied and your business is not on this list, please email us at bucksbacktowork@buckscounty.org with any questions.

Bucks Back to Work Small Business Grant Award Round 2 Recipient List, October 7, 2020

Bucks Back to Work Small Business Grant Award Business List, July 1, 2020

Bucks Back to Work Small Business Grant Awards Business List, June 19, 2020

Please complete our Bucks County Business Survey 
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VG2W6VJ 
We are hoping that the responses from this survey aid our department in assisting our businesses with their greatest needs as we move forward.

The Application Period for the second round of the Bucks Back to Work Grant Program is now closed. Please visit the Economic Portal for more information on the program and updates on possible future rounds.

Bucks Back To Work Profit and Loss and Balance Sheet Template

Bucks Back To Work Evaluation Criteria FAQs

State Occupancy Requirements, Effective October 9, 2020

The Governor has passed new occupancy requirements for businesses in Pennsylvania. The limits are blow for reference. If you have any questions, please direct them to the Office of the Governor.

Maximum Occupancy Calculator for indoor events:

Maximum Occupancy  Allowable Indoor Rate 
0 - 2,000 people 20% of Maximum Occupancy 
2,001 - 10,000 people  15% of Maximum Occupancy 
Over 10,000 people 10% of Maximum Occupancy, up to 3,750 people 


Maximum Occupancy Calculator for outdoor events:

Maximum Occupancy  Allowable Outdoor Rate 
0 - 2,000 people  25% of Maximum Occupancy 
2,001 - 10,000 people 20% of Maximum Occupancy 
Over 10,000 people  15% of Maximum Occupancy, up to 7,500 people. 

From the Health Department:

Current Bucks County Department of Health Guidelines for Food Establishments (10/02/20)

Bucks County Department of Health Requirements for Outdoor Seating at Food Facilities (10/02/20)

Guidance for Bucks County School Re-openings

Guidelines for Faith Based Organizations

Guidelines for Indoor Seating at Restaurants during the Green Phase

Guidelines for Outdoor Seating at Restaurants during the “Yellow” Phase

Guidance for Bucks County Personal Care Businesses in the Green Phase

Guidance for Youth Sports in Green Phase

Guidance for Youth Sports during the "Yellow" Phase

Interim Guidance for School and Day Camps

Guidelines for the Safe Operation of Summer Camps

Guidelines for Outdoor Pool Operations

Preliminary Guidance for Phased Reopening of Pre-K to 12 Schools (education.pa.gov)