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News: Monday, Apr. 5

A portrait of U.S. Representative Thaddeus Stevens. (Source: Darthmouth College)

A portrait of U.S. Representative Thaddeus Stevens. (Source: Darthmouth College)
A portrait of U.S. Representative Thaddeus Stevens. (Source: Darthmouth College)


Restaurant Covid-19 restrictions enforced by thousands of public complaints: Between March 1, 2020 and March 1, 2021 5,686 complaints were filed with the state's agriculture department, including 727 in Lancaster County. (Source: LNP) Beginning Sunday, the state's restrictions on restaurants have relaxed to allow for 75% capacity and bar seating. (Source: CBS 21)

GOP state senators hope to prohibit vaccine passports: Susquehanna Valley Sens. Kristin Phillips-Hill and Judy Ward, as well Sen. Michele Brooks, plan to introduce legislation that would prohibit the governor from implementing a vaccine passport program in Pennsylvania. (Source: WGAL)

Pa. enters vaccination phase 1B: The change, effective today, makes more than 1 million additional Pennsylvanians eligible to receive a Covid-19 vaccine. (Source: WITF)

State GOP lawmakers focus on nursing home policy in Covid-19 probe: Republican lawmakers claim Gov. Tom Wolf put lives at risk last year when his Health Department issued guidance saying nursing homes “must” admit stable COVID 19 patients. (Source: LNP)

South Asian Association of Lancaster helps vaccinate thousands in vulnerable populations: The nonprofit has helped vaccinate over 10,000 people so far through a series of pop-up clinics. (Source: ABC 27)

LancasterHistory receives grant to digitize collections on Black Lancastrians, Indigenous people and Thaddeus Stevens: With the $4,669 grant, LancasterHistory will be able to make 425 documents and manuscripts from 24 different historic collections. (Source: LNP)

National/world roundup: Derek Chauvin trial expected to turn to ex-cop's training. (Source: AP) Poll: Half of Republicans believe Trump disinformation about U.S. Capitol insurrection. (Source: Reuters) President Joe Biden to deliver addiction message at drug summit. (Source: UPI) More U.S. cities utilizing mental health professionals during 911 calls. (Source: USA Today) Biden's infrastructure plan hits blockade with McConnell, Senate GOP. (Source: AP) U.K. launches mass Covid-19 testing program as economy reopens. (Source: Reuters)