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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 New Guidelines as of November 23, 2020

Wolf Administration passes new occupancy requirements, effective November 23rd. 
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

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.

The Bucks Back to Work Small Business Grant Round 3 application window has closed. Recipients will be notified about their award status in early December.

Bucks Back to Work Small Business Grant Award Round 3 Recipient List, December 2, 2020

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 
We are hoping that the responses from this survey aid our department in assisting our businesses with their greatest needs as we move forward.

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 November 23, 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 10% of Maximum Occupancy 
2,001 - 10,000 people  5% of Maximum Occupancy 
Over 10,000 people No Events over 500 People

Maximum Occupancy Calculator for outdoor events:

Maximum Occupancy  Allowable Outdoor Rate 
0 - 2,000 people  15% of Maximum Occupancy 
2,001 - 10,000 people 10% of Maximum Occupancy 
Over 10,000 people  5% of Maximum Occupancy, up to 2,500 people. 

As COVID-19 Cases Reach Critical Levels, Wolf Administration Announces New Mitigation Efforts - November 23, 2020

From the Health Department: (State Guidance may supersede some County Guidance)

What is a "Close Contact"?

Please check with your respective school district for specific guidance on COVID-19 information

Food Establishments:
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) 

Guidelines for Faith Based Organizations

Guidance for Bucks County Personal Care Businesses in the Green Phase