Armed protesters on the steps of Michigan's Capitol on Wednesday, April 15, 2020.
Armed protesters on the steps of Michigan's Capitol on Wednesday, April 15, 2020.

Covid-19 headlines for Thursday, April 16, 2020:

Masks mandatory for customers, employees: Gov. Tom Wolf signed an order Wednesday imposing new public health requirements on businesses. Customers without face coverings are to be denied entry. The rule takes effect Sunday evening. (Source: PennLive)

Wolf opposes legislature's bill to re-open businesses: The governor has said he will veto the bill, passed by GOP-dominated majorities in both houses, saying re-opening too early would hurt the economy more in the long run.  (Source: PennLive)

Covid-19 at county prison: An inmate and a second employee have tested positive for coronavirus, Lancaster County said. The inmate, who was symptomatic upon arrival, has been quarantined, and the employee is self-isolating, officials said. (Source: LNP)

National roundup: Another 5.2 million Americans filed for unemployment last week, bringing the total over four weeks to 22 million. (Source: USA Today) In Michigan, thousands rallied to protest the governor's stay-at-home order. (Source: Detroit Free Press) Treasury officials are seeking another $250 billion for the Paycheck Protection Program, with the initial $349 billion expected to be disbursed in full by today. (Source: AP

Tim Stuhldreher