‘Clear as mud’: How Pa.’s chaotic coronavirus waiver program hurt small businesses

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By: Charlotte Keith and Angela Couloumbis

HARRISBURG — On a Saturday in March, after Gov. Tom Wolf urged nonessential businesses to close, Cameron Peters turned off the lights in her flower shop on Phoenixville’s main street, pulled the candy-pink door closed, and started sobbing.

She was unsure when, or if, she would be able to come back. The picturesque downtown, normally bustling with activity, was eerily quiet.

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