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Mar 25, 2020

COVID-19 Businesses adapting hours, services: UPDATED

Businesses that remain open during the COVID-19 outbreak continue to make changes to their operations:

Mar 25, 2020

bizcares.org offers place to share COVID-19 survival tips

John Dame, a CEO coach and business consultant based in Harrisburg, realized that top managers would struggle with what to do about the unprecedented crisis, so he and his son, Ed Dame, set up a forum for leaders to chat about their experiences and to share their stories.

Mar 25, 2020

Trans-Bridge temporarily suspends bus service because of COVID-19

After passenger traffic dropped by 88% due to the coronavirus pandemic, Trans-Bridge Lines of Bethlehem said is temporarily suspending all operations.

Mar 25, 2020

$100,000 low interest loans available for small businesses through PIDA

Small businesses with 100 or fewer full-time employees have the opportunity to apply for a $100,000 low-interest loan through the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Agency (PIDA), state officials said this week.

Mar 25, 2020

Working remotely is bringing us closer

Like many businesses, we announced plans to have our folks work from home. That’s not a stretch for us, our reporters and editors do that on occasion. But this was different. This was a period of separation that could last for months.

Mar 24, 2020

St. Luke’s, local businesses collaborate to produce masks that protect against COVID-19

Bethlehem’s St. Luke’s and Filament Innovations of Coplay, as well as 3D manufacturer ProtoCAM of Upper Macungie Township, have teamed up to produce 3D printed masks and face shields for health care providers to help protect them from COVID-19.

Mar 24, 2020

LANTA bus driver tests positive for COVID-19

The City of Bethlehem is reporting that a bus driver for LANTA is among the six individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 in the city. The bus driver worked on March 20 and drove several trips between Easton and Bethlehem during the shift.

Mar 24, 2020

Statewide, 27 warnings issued to non-life-sustaining businesses

State police have issued 27 warnings against businesses considered “non-life-sustaining” who failed to comply with Gov. Tom Wolf’s order directing them to close operations at their physical locations beginning March 23.

Mar 24, 2020

Locals are encouraged to support area businesses with online shopping

To support buying local during self-quarantine efforts, the cities of Easton and Bethlehem have launched initiatives which aim to encourage cyber-shopping. 

Mar 24, 2020

With COVID-19 keeping people home, gas prices at record low levels

As most people in Pennsylvania shelter in place, not going out to restaurants or stores and commuting only to the most essential jobs, gas prices are hitting record lows.

Mar 24, 2020

LVHN asks public to help sew face masks, donate materials

During the coronavirus emergency, face masks are in critical supply. Those who have a sewing machine and sewing skills are asked to consider making fabric face masks for the LVHN team.

Mar 24, 2020

East Penn Manufacturing receives waiver to operate

Berks County battery manufacturer, East Penn Manufacturing, said it has received a waiver from the state classifying it as a life-sustaining business and it will resume operations, bringing back about half of its staff.

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