Counties in dark yellow moved to Pennsylvania's "yellow phase" of reopening on May 15, 2020, or before. The ones in bright yellow are scheduled to shift on May 22.
Counties in dark yellow moved to Pennsylvania's "yellow phase" of reopening on May 15, 2020, or before. The ones in bright yellow are scheduled to shift on May 22.

Covid-19 headlines for Friday, May 22, 2020:

Nearby counties turn 'yellow': Six southcentral Pennsylvania counties, including York County, can begin reopening their economies. Gov. Tom Wolf is expected to announce the next set of reopenings later today. (Source: WGAL)

Funding helps get surplus food to food banks: The Lancaster Farm Fresh Cooperative is receiving $1.365 million in federal funding to buy from farmers who lost business due to Covid-19. Meanwhile, seven Lancaster County nonprofits received state grants to support their food infrastructure. (Source: LNP)

Group wants Pa. nursing home data corrected: Mistakes in the Department of Health's Covid-19 case and mortality data for long-term care providers have "created panic and anger amongst family members, distrust amongst staff and frustration for providers," says the CEO of the Pennsylvania Health Care Association. (Source: LNP)

Some evictions allowed: Gov. Wolf has amended Pennsylvania's eviction and foreclosure moratorium to permit evictions for tenant misbehavior. Evictions resulting from economic hardship remain prohibited. (Source: CBS 21)

National roundup: President Trump says the U.S. won't shut down again if Covid-19 rebounds. (Source: CNBC) Covid-19 patients treated with chloroquine or hydroxychloroquine were up to twice as likely to die as a control group. (Source: UPI) The Centers for Disease Control now says Covid-19 "spreads easily between people," "not easily" in other ways. (Source: The Week)

Tim Stuhldreher