Lehigh Carbon Community College to offer only online classes for first summer session
Lehigh Carbon Community College students will be unable to take classes on campus for the first half of the summer. The Schnecksville-based college will offer its first five- and 10-week summer sessions online only as a health precaution.
Shuttered gyms are shifting to virtual training
Since COVID-19 forced the shutdown of gyms across the state, some smaller, boutique-style gyms have shifted their focus to virtual classes and training sessions, offering a service to members even though their doors are closed.
ALDI is limiting the number of shoppers in its grocery stores
ALDI, which has a number of grocery stores in the region, is implementing new safety protocols to limit how many people can shop in its stores at one time. The new protocols are aimed at curbing the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
Gov. Tom Wolf orders state to track PPE supplies, direct distribution to hospitals
Gov. Tom Wolf signed an order on Wednesday that will allow the state to track all personal protective equipment and supplies held by health care providers, as well as manufacturers and distributers, and allocate it to facilities with the greatest need.
Acela Architects and Engineers to move into former Girl Scouts property
A local architect and engineering firm will move into an Allentown property long occupied by the Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania. Acela Architects and Engineers, which has a location at 4969 Hamilton St. in Lower Macungie Township, will occupy the building.
Three loan opportunities that could help small businesses survive COVID-19
Federal officials are working with local lenders to help small businesses pay the bills and keep workers on furloughed status — a kind of induced economic freeze — so they are positioned to make a successful economic rebound on the other side of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Survey: Nation’s hospitals lack access to COVID-19 testing supplies
Hospitals across the country are experiencing a widespread lack of access to COVID-19 testing supplies, according to a survey from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Pandemic is beefing up demand for milk delivery business
Up until three weeks ago Angie Rondolet's milk delivery business was growing steadily. Now the demand is more than she can keep up with.
In Easton, stakeholders raise cash for small businesses
To help business owners struggling to recover from COVID-19, an Easton nonprofit is collaborating with the city and another organization to create a relief fund of $300,000 in emergency capital.
St. Luke’s adds telehealth system to remotely monitor COVID-19 patients
St. Luke’s University Health Network is using a new cloud-based telehealth platform to remotely monitor COVID-19 patients. The platform, called Masimo SafetyNet, uses wearable single-use sensors to keep track of patients’ symptoms.
“I have moments where I break down.” -Tales from salon owners
Area hair salon owners, forced to shutter their doors due to the coronavirus crisis, discuss how they are managing, both financially and emotionally.
Treasury Department asks Congress for $250B more for paycheck protection funds
Treasury Department officials confirmed Tuesday they are asking congressional leaders for an additional $250 billion for companies to retain workers as the initial $350 billion allocated by the CARES Act is threatening to dry up after going live four days ago.