If anyone needs help finding or navigating social services or needs help you can call Helpline at 570-829-1341 or 211, or online at http://nepa211.org
They are completely confidential and available 24/7.
Operational Status Update
Updated: 3/31/2020 @ 16:00
I want to give everyone an update on what’s going on.
We applied last week to the state requesting an exemption from the mandated closure, using the argument that we supply fixtures that are used by retailers that are remaining open to merchandise essential products. Unfortunately, this morning we received word from the state that our request has been denied, and we must remain closed until they allow us to reopen.
Last week the federal government enacted the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (“CARES”) Act. Under this act, Trion can apply for a loan to enable us to continue to pay employees for up to eight weeks while we are closed and pay healthcare through at least the end of May. There is a lot of paperwork involved in filing for this relief. The forms are not even expected to be available before this Friday at the earliest. However, we are working diligently gathering the information we need to file and will let you know the results as soon as we hear anything. If we do qualify, unemployment insurance would end and any amount you received covering a period that you get a paycheck from Trion must be repaid.
This act will also allow the federal government to make payments of up to $1,200 per person, along with an extra $500 per child. The amount is based on a person’s annual income. It also relaxes the rules on 401K withdrawals and loans. The bill waives the 10% early withdrawal penalty for distributions up to $100,000 for coronavirus-related purposes, retroactive to Jan. 1. Withdrawals are still taxed, but taxes are spread over three years, or the taxpayer has the three-year period to roll it back over. The loan limit is increased from $50,000 to $100,000.
We are doing and will continue to do everything and anything we can to make these difficult times easier for you and your families. Hopefully, we will all get through this soon and be able to come back to work healthy and happy. Please follow all recommendations about social distancing, hand washing, etc. to help everyone stay as safe as possible.
Stay safe and healthy, and all the best to you, your families and your friends
PA COVID-19 Non-Essential Business Closure Order
Updated: 3/19/2020 @ 20:00
Governor Wolf has ordered all non-sustaining businesses to close Thursday, March 19, 2020 by 8 pm.
Trion will be open Friday, March 20, 2020 to prepare for an orderly shutdown.
No other updates at this time.