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News: Thursday, June 4

Gov. Tom Wolf

Gov. Tom Wolf
Gov. Tom Wolf

Headlines for Thursday, June 4, 2020:

Gov. Wolf joins protest march: Also joining the demonstration Wednesday against police violence were Harrisburg Police Commissioner Tom Carter and Mayor Eric Papenfuse. (Source: WGAL)

Schools can reopen July 1: Before they do, they must develop a "Health & Safety Plan" with local authorities to guard against Covid-19, state officials said. (Source: WHYY) Meanwhile, Gov. Wolf extended Pennsylvania's disaster declaration and said his stay-at-home order will end at 11:59 p.m. Friday. (Source: Gant Daily)

Lancaster takes steps against violence: City police arrested a man accused of threatening to burn down the police station. (Source: LNP) Meanwhile, protesters found bricks apparently hidden for use as weapons, which they turned over to police. (Source: LNP)

Local unemployment rises: About 1,200 Lancaster County residents filed for unemployment over the past week, the fewest since the Covid-19 pandemic began. (Source: LNP)

National roundup:  1.9 million Americans filed for unemployment over the past week, pushing total unemployment to 21.5 million. (Source: AP) Protests continue nationwide, still accompanied by violence in some cities. (Source: UPI) Former defense secretary Jim Mattis blasts President Trump. (Source: NPR) George Floyd had Covid-19, though he was likely asymptomatic and it is not considered a factor in his death. (Source: Reuters)