Tony Iannelli

Some say the economic health of a region is tied to the physical health of the community.

Historic Hotel Bethlehem had to close its restaurants for more than a week during the busy Christmas season.

A recent federal study found roughly 200,000 businesses nationwide closed due to the pandemic. In the Lehigh Valley, it’s hard to get an accurate number of just how many businesses closed, though local experts say coronavirus’ impact on the economy has been mixed.


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