Gov. Tom Wolf cited rising infection rates in some hot spots when he imposed a new round of restrictions on bars and restaurants two weeks ago.
Kelly’s car dealerships received the federal funding back in April under the Paycheck Protection Program, which was created by Congress to help ease the economic impact of the coronavirus.
PPP beneficiaries included billionaires, Trump administration officials, members of Congress, political donors, and wealthy financial institutions.
Many large outbreaks of COVID-19 have been tied directly to bars. An Orlando, Florida, bar has been linked to as many as 150 cases and more than 130 infections have been tied to a single bar in East Lansing, Michigan.
Dauphin, Franklin, Huntingdon, Luzerne, Monroe, Perry, Pike and Schuylkill counties are moving from yellow to green under the state’s phased reopening system.
Wolf has repeatedly said he prefers voluntary cooperation to enforcement. To date, state police have issued 351 warnings and three citations to businesses that are open despite the shutdown.
Because of the pandemic, Vintage Grace, like other businesses across the country, had to pivot in order to find a way to survive.
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