Yesterday, governor Tom Wolf made an announcement to order all non-life-sustaining businesses in Pennsylvania to close physical locations to slow down the spread of COVID-19. The deadline for these businesses to close was 8:00 p.m. on 3/19/2020.
In a time where there seems to be an endless onslaught of negative news feeds, it’s important to take a step back and recognize the good deeds that communities are doing for each other. Neighborhoods across the country are stepping up to the plate and doing their part to keep everyone afloat. Service industry workers are among the hardest hit by mandatory shutdowns, but new projects like Carnegie Mellon University’s (CMU) “Pittsburgh Virtual Tip Jar” are working hard to alleviate some of the financial stress.