How outdoor events in SouthSide are transitioning as the seasons change

Written by on October 14, 2020

How outdoor events in SouthSide are transitioning as the seasons change

By Lehigh University Students

October 14, 2020

Photo courtesy of SouthSide Arts District Facebook page.

Keeping visitors to Bethlehem’s SouthSide safe is a top priority for local organizers as the seasons change, and coronavirus case counts appear to be climbing. 

The non-profit SouthSide Arts District supports local businesses and events there.

Manager Missy Hartney says this year that means helping to fight the spread of the virus.

“Our downtown program was just awarded a grant for $15,000 to get PPE equipment just for people coming downtown. We’re going to be installing hand sanitizer stations throughout the streets. We’re going to be giving people disposable masks. We’ll have them at every single shop, every single restaurant.”

Signs and social distancing guidelines will also be posted.

Hartney says she hopes the changes will encourage people to come to the SouthSide.

This story is part of a collaboration between WLVR News and the Lehigh University’s Department of Journalism & Communication

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