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Tag Archives: COVID-19

What COVID-19 could mean for flu season (access required)

Steps taken to safeguard against COVID-19 may lead to what some are calling a “twindemic,” referring to the flu season colliding with a pandemic. Making matters worse, many families delayed childhood vaccinations out of concern over visiting health care facilities during the pandemic, which could result in potential outbreaks of measles, whooping cough and other ...

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What if some of these COVID changes actually stick?

What if we learned some permanent lessons from the pandemic? I recently went to Target – something I’ve done far less frequently in the time of COVID-19 – and as I waited in line, I noticed an associate sanitizing the shopping carts.  And it struck me: Why couldn’t this be a regular thing? Extra sanitation ...

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Hotels still suffering the impact of COVID-19 travel decline (access required)

  The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically reduced the number of people travelling both for business and leisure, and as Labor Day approaches hotel operators are saying it’s been a cruel summer. The American Hotel & Lodging Association reports that 65% of hotels in the country have been operating below the breakeven point even the traditional ...

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Business leaders talk about 2021 with cautious optimism as they wait for a vaccine. (access required)

Companies from Central Pennsylvania to the Lehigh Valley keep adjusting to the challenges brought by COVID-19, with some of the lessons changing corporate cultures and shaping business plans for 2021. In recent interviews with company leaders in the region, they relay how some of the challenges have created new policies and how they yearn for a vaccine that will make 2020 a footnote.

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Dorney Park to close early, Wildwater will remain closed until 2021 (access required)

After a late opening because of the COVID-19 shutdown, Dorney Park will also be closing down earlier than normal. In a statement on its website, the park said it will close for the season on Labor Day, Sept. 7. While Labor Day is traditionally the end of the park’s main season, it usually continues operations ...

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