Old Main, Penn State University main campus. (Source: Penn State)
Old Main, Penn State University main campus. (Source: Penn State)

Headlines for Thursday, August 6, 2020:

Pa. to expand Covid-19 testing: Pennsylvania lags most other states in its testing rate. The Wolf administration is partnering with Walmart to expand availability, especially in rural areas. (Source: WGAL)

Penn State students must sign Covid-19 'compact': The document requires them to comply with the university's testing, contract tracing and quarantine measures.  (Source: CBS 21) Meanwhile, Franklin & Marshall College is barring sophomores from campus. (Source: LNP)

Lancaster County commissioners approve another $15 million in Covid-19 business aid: Grants will go to 447 companies with up to 100 employees in the second round of the Recovery Lancaster program, funded through the federal CARES Act.  (Source: LNP)

National/world roundup: Beirut death toll now at 137. (Source: BBC) Twitter, Facebook remove another false claim by President Trump. (Source: NPR) For the 20th straight week, new jobless claims top 1 million. (Source: NBC News) Hiroshima marks 75th anniversary of atomic bombing. (Source: Asahi Shimbun)

Tim Stuhldreher