Davis: The COVID-19 Hospitality Industry Recovery Program is a needed shot in the arm for our struggling local bars and restaurants

HARRISBURG, March 3 – A fervent advocate for state financial support of the Pennsylvanian hospitality industry battered by the pandemic, state Rep. Tina Davis, D-Bucks, applauded Gov. Tom Wolf’s announcement Tuesday of the COVID-19 Hospitality Industry Recovery Program for offering financial relief to Pennsylvania’s bars and restaurants.

I fought hard over the last year to pass legislation that would offer the kind of help to our hospitality industry that the COVID-19 Hospitality Industry Recovery Program promises to do,” Davis said. “Our bars and restaurants make up the backbone of our local economies, and they have struggled to survive for a year while keeping themselves, their staff and their patrons safe from a deadly virus. I’m very glad these mainstays of our communities will finally be getting the financial support they deserve.”

The Hospitality Industry Recovery Program is the result of S.B. 109, which passed earlier this year and Wolf quickly signed into law. It directs $912 million in COVID-19 relief to restaurants, schools, employers, tenants and landlords.

Last session, Davis was a prime co-sponsor of legislation aimed at providing financial support to bars and restaurants and supported other COVID-19 related pieces of legislation, many of which were incorporated into the program announced by Wolf on Tuesday.

More information is available by contacting Davis’s office at 267-580-2660.