Covid-19 headlines for Monday, May 11, 2020:
• Southcentral Pa. counties demand to reopen: Across the region, county officials are asking Gov. Tom Wolf's administration to move them to the state's "yellow" phase, or saying they'll begin reopening no matter what. (Source: ABC 27) Among those prepared to defy the governor is Lancaster County.
• Construction stalls: Despite the lifting of restrictions, at least two dozen projects in Lancaster County, representing $50 million to $100 million in investment, remain on hold due to Covid-19. (Source: LNP)
• Rite Aid expands Covid-19 testing: The chain says will offer free tests by appointment to adults, whether or not they have symptoms, at 46 locations nationwide, starting today. Six of the locations are in Pennsylvania, including ones in York and Harrisburg, according to Rite Aid's website. (Source: WGAL)
• Pa. releases business exemption list: More than 6,000 enterprises received waivers to continue operating during Pennsylvania's stay-at-home order, out of 42,000 that applied. The list is here. (Source: WGAL)
• National roundup: Public health experts warn that U.S. jurisdictions are reopening too soon. (Source: NPR) Three members of the Covid-19 task force, including Dr. Anthony Fauci, are self-quarantining after possible exposure to coronavirus. (Source: UPI) Food banks are being overwhelmed. (Source: Vox) U.S. deaths now exceed 80,000. (Source: NBC News)