Hospitality businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic will be able to apply for new state grants in about two weeks.

It’s restaurant week in Bethlehem but the pandemic has dealt a huge blow to eateries across the country. Indeed, in Pennsylvania, nearly half of all restaurants could close according to a local trade association.

A second round of federal pandemic relief funding is expected to target small businesses like restaurants.

WLVR’s Community Correspondent Genesis Ortega spoke with DiDonato who says the Governor could’ve saved restaurants a lot of money if he had given them advanced notice of the restaurant shutdown.

Area restaurants brace for a rough winter amid pandemic restrictions By Haley O’Brien November 18, 2020 Restaurants are bracing for a rough winter as the industry continues to be one of the hardest hit by the pandemic. Lyman Winner remembers the way things used to look at his fine dining restaurant in the Poconos.  “Back […]


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