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Allentown School District officials are recommending that all schools open virtually this fall. The news comes as the state’s experiencing a rise in coronavirus cases which has raised questions about student safety in the classroom.

This weekend, a community group in Allentown is hosting a special relief drive for residents in need. The event offers residents home-cooked meals, clothes, toiletries and more. WLVR’s Tracy Yatsko reports the Feeding Our Neighbors Relief Drive is the latest effort from the Ortiz Ark Foundation.

New restrictions for restaurants and bars in Pennsylvania are now in effect, as part of Governor Wolf’s effort to mitigate a surge in coronavirus cases. WLVR’s Haley O’Brien spoke to some in carbon county who believe the one-size-fits-all approach isn’t right.

Pennsylvania’s health and education secretaries say a school hybrid model with both in-person and online learning is the safest approach for reopening K through 12 schools in the fall. WESA’s Sarah Schneider reports that new guidance was issued today.

Pennsylvania is imposing new coronavirus restrictions in response to what Governor Tom Wolf describes as an “alarming escalation” in new cases of COVID-19.


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