A mural has been installed at Penn Square, one of several commissioned from local artists by Lancaster's Office of Public Art to raise awareness around Covid-19.
A mural has been installed at Penn Square, one of several commissioned from local artists by Lancaster's Office of Public Art to raise awareness around Covid-19.

Covid-19 headlines for Tuesday, May 5, 2020:

Pennsylvania's piecemeal approach: Different counties and municipalities are taking different approaches in tackling the Covid-19 pandemic, which experts say is cause for concern. (Source: LNP)

Unemployment backlog easing: The Department of Labor & Industry says it has caught up with new claims, though problems related to specific claims may still take time to resolve. (Source: CBS 21)

Pa. Dept. of Education seeking $523 million: The federal funding would help school districts deal with Covid-19. (Source: WGAL) Lancaster County districts would receive $15.4 million of the money. (Source: LNP)

Addiction during Covid-19: The pandemic has strained resources, and Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine says the state expects a surge in cases once it's over. (Source: CBS 21)

National roundup: New York state is reporting 1,700 previously undisclosed Covid-19 deaths at nursing homes. (Source: AP) A model used to forecast the pandemic predicts a rising death toll as states relax restrictions (Source: US News) Apps that trace Covid-19 come with privacy trade-offs. (Source: AP)

Tim Stuhldreher

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