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News: Friday, April 10

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf, foreground, and Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine (Source: Commonwealth of PA)

Covid-19 headlines for Friday, April 10, 2020:

School's out: Gov. Tom Wolf on Thursday ordered Pennsylvania schools closed for the remainder of the academic year. The order extends to private, parochial and cyberschools. Colleges and universities have suspended in-person instruction. (Source: WGAL)

Breakfast program at risk: Anchorage, the nonprofit that offers free weekday breakfast and other services to the needy, has had to cancel three fundraisers due to Covid-19, leaving a nearly 50% hole in its budget. (Source: LNP)

Meatpackers idled: At least four meatpacking plants in southern and central Pennsylvania have shut down due to coronavirus concerns. A union leaders says 130 workers at a Hazleton plant have tested positive for Covid-19. (Source: Philadelphia Inquirer)

National roundup: The coronavirus pandemic threatens to decimate state and local government budgets. (Source: Washington Post) Contradicting credible public health opinion, President Trump claimed widespread testing isn't needed to reopen the country. (Source: Newsweek) Coronavirus could shape who votes and how in November. (Source: NPR) While most churches are respecting bans on public gatherings, some are not. (Source: ABC News)