Lancaster County Government Center, 150 N. Queen St. (Photo: Tim Stuhldreher)
Lancaster County Government Center, 150 N. Queen St. (Photo: Tim Stuhldreher)

Headlines for Wednesday, July 8, 2020:

Masks required at county buildings: The state's mask mandate is to be followed, Lancaster County's chief clerk said in an email. Previously, masks were encouraged but not required. (Source: LNP)

Pence, Biden visiting Pa. on Thursday: Vice President Mike Pence will make three stops, one in Lancaster County, while Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden will visit Lackawanna County. (Source: WGAL)

Sen. Toomey supports liability shield for Covid-19 reopening: Companies and schools that reopen with safety measures in place shouldn't have to face "frivolous lawsuits," the Republican told the Lancaster Chamber. (Source: LNP)

CARES Act money for arts groups: The state released $2.3 million to 309 organizations to help them through the Covid-19 pandemic. Thirty-six entities received $50,000 each, including the city of Lancaster; 273 groups received $1,930 each, including eight in Lancaster County. (Source: ABC 27)

New Covid-19 restrictions possible in SW Pa.: The surge in cases in and around Pittsburgh has officials worried. (Source: CBS 21)

National roundup: Covid-19 patients filling hospital ICUs to capacity in Florida, Arizona. (Source: USA Today) President Trump withdrawing U.S. from World Health Organization. (Source: NPR) Some PPP loans went to very wealthy enterprises (Source: NBC News) Disney World to reopen Saturday. (Source: ABC News)

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