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Covid-19 headlines for Tuesday, April 7, 2020:

Day shelter opens: On Monday, a shelter for people experiencing homelessness opened at Crossroads Mennonite Church, 401 Church St., Lancaster. Open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, it can accommodate 20 people and was created through a partnership of the church, LanCo MyHome (the Lancaster County Homelessness Coalition) and a Star Wars-inspired nonprofit, Rebel Cause. (Source: LNP)

Local volunteers producing masks by the thousands: Bird-in-Hand Fabric is collecting masks sewn by local Amish families and other volunteers. Coordinators Sylvan Stoltzfus and Phil Lapp say they're shooting for 5,000 masks per day. To participate, contact the store at (717) 768-0916. (Source: LNP)

National roundup: The Washington Post reports that a followup to last month's $2 trillion economic bailout may be in the works. The New York Times is reporting on research on that links high levels of particulate matter pollution and coronavirus death rates — it's worth noting that Lancaster County has the worst particulate pollution in Pennsylvania (Source: LNP).

Tim Stuhldreher