(Source: Federal Trade Commission)
(Source: Federal Trade Commission)

Headlines for Thursday, August 13, 2020:

Beware of contact-tracing scams: Criminals posing as tracers may ask for payment or for your Social Security number. To verify a call's authenticity, Pennsylvanians can call the Department of Health at  1-877-PA HEALTH (1-877-724-3258). (Source: KDKA)

Local Covid-19 test results taking up to 14 days: Turnaround times vary greatly depending on which lab processes the sample. (Source: LNP)

PIAA, Gov. Wolf at odds over fall sports: The athletic association is seeking a meeting with Wolf to discuss going ahead with the season. (Source: WGAL)

Health disparities analyzed: Gov. Tom Wolf and other administration officials plan to announce the recommendations of the Covid-19 Response Task Force for Health Disparity at 1 p.m. today.  (Source: ABC 27)

National/world roundup: Weekly new jobless claims fall below 1 million. (Source: AP) U.S. records 1,504 Covid-19 deaths Wednesday, the most since June 27. (Source: UPI) Urban League report finds sharp racial, ethnic disparities in Covid-19 health data. (Source: USA Today) Federal Covid-19 relief negotiations have stalled. (Source: AP)

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