Covid-19 headlines for Wednesday, April 8, 2020:
• Coronavirus swab-test site opens at Clipper Stadium: In separate statements, Penn Medicine Lancaster General Hospital and UPMC said they will conduct testing at a tent erected in the stadium parking lot. Screening or a doctor's order is required. (Source: Fox43)
• Flags at half-staff: Gov. Tom Wolf has ordered flags at all Pennsylvania government facilities to fly at half-staff to honor coronavirus victims.
• Unemployment backlog: Record call volumes are causing lengthy wait times for people trying to reach Pennsylvania's unemployment office. The Department of Labor & Industry says it has processed about half of the roughly 1 million new claims filed since the coronavirus pandemic began. (Source: WGAL)
• National roundup: Multiple outlets are reporting that the Covid-19 pandemic is hitting African-Americans disproportionately hard. On the economic front, debate is intensifying over a second bailout package, even as capacity issues impede the roll-out of the first package's loan program for small business.
- Doctors say lack of local health department complicates Covid-19 vaccine rollout - January 15, 2021
- Local doctors counter ‘vaccine hesitancy’: Covid-19 shots are safe, effective - January 15, 2021
- PPP Round 3: Small businesses, nonprofits encouraged to apply to updated Covid-19 loan program - January 13, 2021