The former Hand Middle School, now Southeast Middle School.
The former Hand Middle School, now Southeast Middle School.

Headlines for Wednesday, July 29, 2020:

County to consider asymptomatic Covid-19 testing: Authorizing an expanded testing protocol would require amending Lancaster County's contract with Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health. (Source: LNP)

Businesses want state to enforce mask rule: It shouldn't be up to them to ensure compliance, they said.  (Source: WITF)

School renamed: Until a permanent name is chosen, the former Hand Middle School will be called Southeast Middle School, School District of Lancaster Superintendent Damaris Rau said.  (Source: LNP)

Pa. Ag. Dept. issues warning about seed mailings: Don't plant unsolicited seeds received from overseas, because they may contain diseases or invasive species, Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding said. (Source: WGAL)

National roundup: National teachers union would approve of school "safety strikes." (Source: US News) Pelosi blasts Barr testimony. (Source: The Hill) U.S. records 10,000 Covid-19 deaths in 11 days. (Source: Reuters) Feds, Oregon officials reportedly negotiating a drawdown in Portland. (Source: AP)

Tim Stuhldreher