Michael Huff, Director of Testing and Contact Tracing at the Pennsylvania Department of Health, hosts a virtual media briefing to discuss Covid-19 in Pennsylvania on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. (Source: Pa.gov)
Michael Huff, Director of Testing and Contact Tracing at the Pennsylvania Department of Health, hosts a virtual media briefing to discuss Covid-19 in Pennsylvania on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. (Source: Pa.gov)

Headlines:

Pennsylvania rations its contact-tracing efforts: “As the burden of COVID-19 worsens in an area, and the capacity to investigate new cases in a timely matter becomes more difficult or infeasible, health departments will prioritize which cases to investigate,” state Director of Testing and Contact Tracing Michael Huff said Tuesday. (Source: WITF)

Lancaster city 2021 draft budget taps $5 million in reserves to avoid tax hike: While the budget leaves property tax rates unchanged, trash and stormwater fees will rise. (Source: LNP)

Pennsylvania certifies Biden election win: Gov. Tom Wolf praised the state's election workers, who contended with a pandemic, an unprecedented number of mail-in ballots, unfounded accusations of fraud and death threats. (Source: Spotlight PA)

National roundup: Biden cabinet nominees mark sharp break with Trump. (Source: AP) New weekly jobless claims rise to 778,000. (Source: Business Insider) Thanksgiving could lead to a Covid-19 "surge superimposed upon a surge," Dr. Fauci warns. (Source: ABC News) School districts struggle to adapt to pandemic. (Source: Reuters)

Tim Stuhldreher