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Lehigh Valley restaurants are taking an astounding economic hit due to efforts to contain the coronavirus pandemic. Many have eliminated seating; others have closed their doors all together.  WDIY’s James Johnson reports on how Valley restaurants are adjusting.

Redistricting Process Draws Criticism from PA Residents

Mar 22, 2020
Element5 Digital

Pennsylvania's legislative districts were redrawn after a landmark 2018 State Supreme Court Case, but the redistricting process has drawn criticism from some residents.

St. Luke's University Health Network

WDIY's James Johnson talks with Dr. Jeffery Jahre from St. Luke's University Health Network who says St. Luke's will be rolling out their in-house testing for the novel coronavirus at their campuses next week, allowing for up to 1,500 tests to be done in a 24-hour period.

Easton Health Bureau Update on Coronavirus Response

Mar 20, 2020
Discover Lehigh Valley

Joseph Gill, Administrator of the Easton Health Bureau, talks with WDIY's James Johnson about how the agency is responding to the threat of COVID-19.

WDIY's James Johnson gathers information from Allentown Health Bureau Director Vicky Kistler and Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf to answer the questions from the public about COVID-19.

Sun Sentinel

Lehigh County Executive Phillips Armstrong recently gave some examples as to why he thinks the Lehigh Valley is in "excellent" condition, citing the retention of 3,500 jobs, 30-year budget plans, Old County Courthouse and Cedarbrook Facilities renovations, farmland preservation, and human services donations. 

Lehigh Valley Health Inspectors found 8,000 violations from 3,000 food service facilities in 2019. WDIY's James Johnson talked with Allentown Health Bureau Director Vicky Kistler about what constitutes a health violation and some of the most common violations found.

Allentown Mayor Ray O'Connell gave an optimistic State of the City address on February 25. He addressed 2019 achievements in providing meals to children in need and diverse business growth, city crime coverage improvements, his Vision 2030 plan, and more.

Lehigh County recently signed a partnernship with Mark43, a cloud-based public safety software company, to modernize and steamline records management for law enforcement agencies. 

Hush Naidoo

WDIY's James Johnson talks with Vicky Kistler, Director of the Allentown Health Bureau, to find out what the agency is doing to prepare for possible cases of COVID-19 in the Lehigh Valley and what steps residents can take to help.