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Pa. bars and restaurants can apply for new state grants starting this month

Hospitality businesses that haven’t applied for pandemic assistance before will get first crack at a share of $145 million that state lawmakers approved earlier this year.

By Sam Dunklau

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Philadelphia gyms demand they are ‘essential’ after city shutdown order

Philadelphia officials ordered gyms, museums, theaters to close until at least Jan. 1, 2021. Nail salons, barbershops and retail businesses can continue operating on a limited basis as before.

By Laura Benshoff/WHYY

‘Adapt or die’: Small businesses brace for Philly’s new COVID-19 restrictions

Mayor Jim Kenney and Health Commissioner Thomas Farley announced a new round of limitations on businesses and gatherings, starting this Friday, that will last through at least January 1.

By Laura Benshoff/WHYY and Miles Bryan/Keystone Crossroads

Minority-owned small businesses were largely shut out of Pa.’s first coronavirus loan program

State officials are trying again, this time with a grant program targeted at the smallest and most vulnerable operations.
By Charlotte Keith/Spotlight PA

A day in the life of a small business owner during the COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has completely changed the way Tina Stroh offers classes at her yoga studio, Just Plain Yoga.

By Keira McGuire