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News: Wednesday, Jan. 6

Meals being distributed in front of St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital on Dec. 20.

Meals being distributed in front of St. Joseph's Children's Hospital on Dec. 20.
Meals being distributed in front of St. Joseph's Children's Hospital on Dec. 20.


School District of Lancaster plans to offer three different learning options for spring: Superintendent Damaris Rau said Tuesday night that the district will welcome students back for full-day, in-person learning if they wish on Jan. 25. The two other options are tuning into in-person classes via Zoom or participating in Cyber Pathways Academy, the district's virtual school. (Source: LNP)

Pa. lags nation in Covid-19 testing, not enough to suppress the virus: The Pa. Department of Health reports about 560 PCR and antigen tests per 10,000 people, per day. According to one public health model, in order for the testing to be an effective tool to suppress Covid-19, there must be at least 1,951 tests per 10,000 people, per day. (Source: Spotlight PA)

St. Joseph's Children's Health distributing meals to residents of Columbia in Lancaster County: The nonprofit has given away over 50,000 meals since the pandemic started. “Every five days we’re distributing five healthy dinners to residents of Columbia, no questions asked. It’s just for anybody who’s in need. They’re welcome to come down and take advantage of that,” said Phil Goropoulos, St. Joseph's president. (Source: WGAL)

For the first time, a Black and Latina woman is chair of the Lancaster City Democratic Committee: Tene Darby took over the position vacated by Diane Topakian, who will remain the county committee chair. (Source: LNP)

National roundup: Raphael Warnock wins Georgia senate race, becomes the state's first Black senator. (Source: USA Today) U.S. could soon give 1 million Covid-19 vaccinations per day, says Dr. Fauci. (Source: AP) Congress braces for massive GOP protest over ratification of Biden's win. (Source: Reuters) No charges filled against Wisconsin police officer who shot Jacob Blake. (Source: AP)