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News: Wednesday, Apr. 7

(Source: CHI St. Joseph’s Children’s Health)

(Source: CHI St. Joseph's Children's Health)
(Source: CHI St. Joseph's Children's Health)


Pa. health department to release new Covid-19 recommendations for schools: Counties in the "moderate spread" category may move to full in-person learning instead of hybrid learning, while counties in the "substantial spread" category, like Lancaster, can move to hybrid learning from fully remote. (Source: WGAL)

St. Joseph's Children's Health to hand out meals in Pequea Township: Staff from the health center are handing out 150 meal boxes to anyone who shows up at the Pequea Township Police Station starting at 10:30 a.m. today. The boxes contain five dinners, fruit and snacks for each member of the household. (Source: ABC 27)

Lancaster City Council to vote on endorsing a county health department: At a committee meeting Monday, council members moved a resolution supporting the creation of a county health department out of committee and onto council’s Tuesday, April 13, agenda. (Source: LNP)

What's next for the Johnson & Johnson vaccine in Pennsylvania: Now that the initiative to vaccinate state educators is finished, the one-shot vaccines will be allocated to inmates, meat processing employees, people who are homebound or homeless, and more. (Source: CBS 21)

National/world roundup: Nearly half of new daily U.S. Covid-19 cases come from five states, including Pennsylvania. (Source: USA Today) Report: Covid-19 has worsened inequalities across the U.S. (Source: UPI) How the Covid-19 vaccine is reaching the world's most remote corners. (Source: AP) Study: One third of Covid-19 survivors suffer neurological or mental disorders. (Source: Reuters) IRS begins sending latest round of stimulus checks to the public. (Source: UPI)