Local company makes air purification systems that kill COVID-19
LifeAire Systems, an Upper Macungie Township company that creates in-duct air purification systems that remove airborne pathogens such as COVID-19, is looking to produce more. The company developed the technology for the in vitro fertilization industry and installed it in its first hospital a couple years ago.
LVHN CEO warns “We are two weeks behind Manhattan.”
LVHN CEO Brian Nester opened up to LVB about a possible timeline for the peak of the virus, why testing times need to be improved, and why more aggressive measures are needed to stop the spread.
Just Born reverses decision, closes production facilities
Bethlehem’s Just Born has now decided to close its production facility through at least April 7 to help stop the spread of COVID-19.
Gov. Wolf issues stay-at-home order for 6 counties, extends school closures
Gov. Tom Wolf issued a stay-at-home order for six counties and extended the closure of schools in the state for another two weeks to help fight the spread of COVID-19. He did not mention any timetable for the closure of non-life sustaining businesses. Those closures were ordered “until further notice.”
Revenue department extends personal income tax return deadline
Taxpayers in the commonwealth have an extra 90 days to file their 2019 Pennsylvania personal income tax returns, as the deadline has been extended from April 15 to July 15.
Builders, contractors, seeking exemption from Wolf’s closure order
In a letter to Gov. Tom Wolf, officials from the five chapters that make up the Associated Builders and Contractors of Pennsylvania, asked for a waiver for the construction-industry-at-large, and clarification of his executive order to shut down businesses.
LVHN recycling surgical wrap to extend the life of protective masks
With shortages of personal protective equipment across the nation due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Lehigh Valley Health Network is recycling surgical wrap to make coverings to extend the life of protective masks.
Pennsylvania loosens access to medical marijuana during COVID-19 emergency
The Pennsylvania Department of Health has temporarily suspended a number of provisions in the state’s medical marijuana program to allow patients to have more access to medications.
COVID-19 closes Stich-Fix Lehigh Valley distribution center
Stitch Fix, a San Francisco-based online personal clothing styling service, is temporarily closing two of its distribution centers in the wake of the coronavirus threat, including its Lehigh Valley location in Lower Nazareth Township.
Pennsylvania business shutdown enforcement begins this morning
Starting at 8 a.m., Gov. Wolf’s order that all non-life sustaining business shut down, will be enforced.
Trade groups request, receive sales tax waiver from Pa. Revenue Department
Businesses will not be penalized for failing to meet the March 20 Accelerated Sales Tax (AST) deadline, officials from the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue confirmed to Lehigh Valley Business.
Hand sanitizer replaces spirits for local distillers
There is a saying that necessity is the mother of invention, but for a family-run micro-distillery in East Stroudsburg, motherhood was the necessity.