COVID restrictions

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Statewide gathering limitations to prevent the spread of COVID-19 are changing.

At 8 a.m. Monday, January 4, Pennsylvania residents can go back to some amount of indoor dining, going to the gym, or seeing a movie. Gov. Tom Wolf made the announcement early Wednesday.

Bethlehem restaurant owners want permission to serve open-container alcoholic drinks downtown. Some city leaders say they support the idea, which might bolster sales despite new restrictions on indoor dining.

Homeless shelters in Allentown and Bethlehem are doing all they can to stay open and keep people out of freezing temperatures even as COVID-19 surges and shutdowns go into effect.

Pennsylvania is shutting down indoor dining at restaurants, school sports and entertainment venues as coronavirus cases surge across the state beginning Saturday.


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