Probability of high-speed wind gusts from Tropical Storm Isaias. (Source: National Weather Service)
Probability of high-speed wind gusts from Tropical Storm Isaias. (Source: National Weather Service)

Headlines for Tuesday, August 4, 2020:

Hersheypark closes due to Isaias: The storm is tracking through southeast Pennsylvania and up the Atlantic coast today, bringing heavy rain and high winds. (Source: CBS 21)

Pennsylvania to hire 1,000 contact tracers: Experts say the state is woefully understaffed.  (Source: PA Post)

Gov. Wolf says state will enforce Covid-19 rules: Venues that don't require masks or operate above 25% capacity are liable to fines and could lose their operating licenses.  (Source: ABC 27)

High schools look at livestreaming sports: With large crowds impossible due to Covid-19, livestreaming is an appealing alternative. Questions include technology, logistics and whether to charge subscription fees. (Source: LNP)

National roundup: The eviction wave is starting. (Source: AP) Census to cut short counting efforts. (Source: NPR) Impasse on Covid-19 relief bill. (Source: AP) Five states hold primaries today. (Source: ABC News) President Trump claims coronavirus is under control. (Source: USA Today)

Tim Stuhldreher