The School District of Lancaster posted this photo on social media of elementary school children returning to in-person instruction on Monday, Oct. 26, 2020. (Source: SDL)
The School District of Lancaster posted this photo on social media of elementary school children returning to in-person instruction on Monday, Oct. 26, 2020. (Source: SDL)

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Lancaster County elementary schoolers return in-person despite increasing Covid-19 risk: "This is frightening in light of the numbers we're seeing," said Jason Molloy, the president of the Lancaster Education Association, the local teachers' union. The school district has decided to abandon the safety metric set in September, which said kids could return to school when there are 35 to 60 weekly cases per 100,000 people. The county's weekly cases are currently reaching into the 70s. (Source: LNP)

Ivanka Trump speaks to GOP voters in Lancaster County on Sunday: In another final-hour push to get out the vote, the first daughter visited East Lampeter Township to drum up support for her father's campaign. The Trump campaign is pulling out all the stops in the final days before the election as Pa. is a "must-win battleground state" for Trump. (Source: ABC 27)

Armstrong World Industries creates ceiling panels that help erase pathogens, fight Covid-19: The ceiling manufacturer created the self-sealing panels in its Columbia Avenue research center and has been producing them in its Marietta plant. The panels are modeled after those used in healthcare facilities. (Source: LNP)

Lancaster County Prison inmate died of Covid-19: Prison officials announced on Friday that Richard Young, an inmate who entered the prison on Aug. 21, was taken to Lancaster General Hospital on Sept. 6 with symptoms. He remained there until his death on Oct. 22. (Source: WGAL)

National/world roundup: Global Covid-19 cases increasing by 1 million every two days. (Source: UPI) Election campaigning draws to a close in final full day before election. (Source: AP) Trump threatens to send in lawyers if the election results are "unfair." (Source: USA Today) Federal judge orders postal service to ensure measures to deliver ballots on time. (Source: UPI)

Olivia Smucker