(Source: PennDOT)
(Source: PennDOT)

Headlines for Friday, July 24, 2020:

Pa. Health Secretary: Restricting bars now will help schools to open this fall: "It's critical to drive down the case counts" and avoid an exponential spread of Covid-19 like those seen in Florida, Dr. Rachel Levine said. (Source: ABC 27)

Pa. Education Secretary unsure if schools should open: Pedro Rivera, former School District of Lancaster superintendent, expressed doubt if social distancing and masks would be sufficiently effective in preventing the spread of Covid-19 in school settings. He made his comments during the Lancaster NAACP's Thursday "Walking While Black" webinar.  (Source: LNP)

Pennsylvania unveils non-binary drivers licenses: The options for gender are now "M," "F" or "X for non-binary.  (Source: WGAL)

Willow Valley fires employee over poster: The poster, a promotion for "wacky/crazy hair day," included several images of Black people and was "offensive and highly inappropriate," Willow Valley Living CEO John Swanson said. (Source: LNP)

National roundup: President Trump calls off Republican National Convention in Jacksonville. (Source: AP) Baseball's opening day gets under way with BLM observance, first pitch by Dr. Fauci. (Source: USA Today) AOC rebukes GOP's Yoho for disrespect. (Source: ABC News) Judge bars feds from arresting official observers, journalists in Portland. (Source: UPI)

Tim Stuhldreher