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News: Wednesday, May 6

State Sen. Scott Martin

State Sen. Scott Martin
State Sen. Scott Martin

Covid-19 headlines for Wednesday, May 6, 2020:

Local high schools plan graduations with social distancing: Options being considered include hybrid in-person/online events, drive-throughs, or just postponing commencement ceremonies. (Source: LNP)

Sen. Scott Martin wants separate tallies for nursing home Covid-19 deaths: The Republican lawmaker says areas like Lancaster County are being unfairly penalized as they try to meet the state's criteria to reopen their economies. Among those who disagree is Lancaster Mayor Danene Sorace, who notes 75% of cases are among the general public. (Source: ABC 27)

CDC says Covid-19 is hitting Pa. meat processors hardest: Pennsylvania has 22 facilities and 858 workers reporting infections, the nation's highest numbers, and experts say they are probably undercounts. (Source: WPXI 11)

National roundup: Permanent layoffs and company shutdowns suggest the rapid recovery predicted by some economists may not materialize. (Source: Bloomberg) President Trump says the coronavirus task force will continue, a day after he said it wouldn't. (Source: CNBC) A federal researcher says he was demoted for refusing to promote unproven Covid-19 drugs. (Source: NPR)