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The scholarship program is administered by PRLA's charitable foundation, PRLA Educational Foundation (PRLAEF). It annually provides Pennsylvania students with the opportunity to further their education in the hospitality industry. Since the program's inception in 2006, the PRLAEF has awarded more than $345,000 in scholarship monies. In 2020, the PRLAEF was pleased to award a record $45,265 to 31 Pennsylvania students...
State Items A federal judge in Western Pennsylvania ruled that aspects of the Wolf Administration’s COVID-19 mitigation strategies were unconstitutional, specifically the business shutdown order and the limits on gathering sizes. The Third Circuit issued a stay, meaning that the Administration could continue to enforce the 25/250 restrictions while it reviewed the appeal. Ultimately, the outcome of the ruling is a...
Outdoor conditions will soon make it too cold for al-fresco service in many parts of the country. As a result, many restaurant owners and managers are looking into indoor air purification solutions to provide a safer indoor environment for their patrons, expecting that customers will be more apt to frequent their location. Unfortunately, there are limited indoor air filtration...
PRLA raised $257,627 for Hospitality Assistance Response of Pennsylvania (HARP) to fund 848 one-time grants of $250 to provide immediate emergency assistance to hospitality workers impacted by COVID-19. Founding sponsors, Tito’s Vodka and Yuengling, kicked off the first round of fundraising with the initial base donations. Additional support from major donors Frank B. Fuhrer Wholesale, Origlio Beverage, Breakthru Beverage Group,...
PRLA is dedicated to ensuring the vitality of the hospitality and tourism industry in Pennsylvania. Saving time and money while using a reputable, trust-worthy source for all human resource needs is very important. That’s why we are excited to offer you a benefit that allows you to pursue your passion while leaving your business needs in trusted hands. PRLA...
Close up of waitress hand cleaning table with alcohol and wet wipe before welcome customer. New normal hygiene restaurant concept.
ServSafe Dining Commitment—AHLA Safe Stay Initiative Cleanliness and safety have been at the core of the hospitality industry since the beginning. Long before the Coronavirus, hotels and restaurants were dedicated to the highest cleaning, sanitation, and safe food handling standards. The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) and the National Restaurant Association/ServSafe recently launched new safety initiatives for enhanced cleaning measures...
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Licensees MUST require all customers to wear masks while entering, exiting, or otherwise traveling throughout the restaurant (face masks may be removed while seated). Employees are required to wear masks AT ALL TIMES and employers are required to provide masks to their workers if they do not have their own to use at the worksite. Failure to abide...
Young hotel maid making the bed with clean fresh towels
Ecolab helps businesses around the world operate efficiently, optimize water use, keep food safe, and protect public health. Its team uses science, technology and data-driven insights to drive sustainability and improve business performance. As a global leader in infection prevention solutions and expertise, Ecolab has been on the forefront of providing sanitation best practices and protocols for the hospitality industry....
Since the nationwide shutdown, many people have been waiting for an avalanche of bankruptcy filings under Chapter 11. As of the writing of this article, there have only been a few notable filings, such as the XFL, Frontier Communications, and True Religion. While there has been a lot of anticipation about filings by large retailers, such as Neiman Marcus,...
State Items Reopening Pennsylvania On July 1, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled that the Pennsylvania Legislature does not have the power to overturn Gov. Wolf’s emergency declaration. On July 1, the Secretary of Health signed a new order requiring masks in all public spaces. As of July 3, all Pennsylvania counties were officially in the green phase of reopening; however, Allegheny and Philadelphia...
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