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LANTA Cancels Some Bus Trips Due to COVID-Related Driver Absences

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It will be harder for some Lehigh Valley residents who depend on the Lehigh & Northampton Transportation Authority’s (LANTA’s) bus service to get around the area Monday, after LANTA announced the cancellation of some Jan. 3 trips on its routes due to what it said is “a high level of absences among bus drivers due to COVID 19.”

Northampton County Covid

COVID: Northampton Co. Reports Highest Daily Case No. Since April

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As the highly-transmissable Delta variant’s spread has coupled with falling vaccination rates, COVID-19 statistics around the U.S. and in Pennsylvania have taken a turn for the worse in recent weeks. And in Northampton County, where a key indicator of the virus’ spread has placed it at a Very High risk level, the numbers may be particularly troubling.