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News: Tuesday, June 30

Prince Street Cafe (Source: City of Lancaster)

Prince Street Cafe (Source: City of Lancaster)
Prince Street Cafe (Source: City of Lancaster)

Headlines for Tuesday, June 30, 2020:

Second thoughts on reopening restaurants, bars: Covid-19 continues to make on-site operations challenging. In Allegheny County, officials are banning on-site alcohol consumption, to proprietors' dismay. (Source: CBS 21) In Lancaster, Prince Street Café and Passenger Coffee have reverted to takeout only. (Source: LNP)

More state aid available: Pennsylvania is making $150 million available for rent assistance and $25 million for mortgage assistance. (Source: WGAL) Small businesses can begin applying today for grants funded with $225 million in federal CARES Act dollars. (Source: WGAL) Meanwhile, the state has extended its unemployment benefits for an additional 13 weeks for eligible individuals. (Source: WGAL)

Lancaster County leads state in new cases per capita: Its rate is 71 per 100,000 residents for the seven days ending June 29. (Source: LNP)

Inmate dies: An investigation is under way into the death Sunday of Luis Ortiz-Velazquez, 71, at Lancaster County Prison, where he was being held on drug delivery charges.  (Source: ABC 27)

National roundup: Officials say the White House knew about Russian bounties to kill American soldiers in Afghanistan, and President Trump was briefed. (Source: AP) Arizona issues new Covid-19 shutdown order. (Source: NPR) China clamps down on Hong Kong with security law. (Source: UPI) EU excludes U.S. from safe-travel list. (Source: Reuters) Fauci warns of coming strain on health system. (Source: ABC News)