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Reopening

What moving into ‘green’ zone does, does not mean under Gov. Wolf’s reopening plan https://triblive.com/news/pennsylvania/what-moving-into-green-zone-does-does-not-mean-under-gov-wolfs-reopening- plan/

Fear of public restrooms prompts creative solutions as some businesses reopen https://whyy.org/npr_story_post/fear-of-public-restrooms-prompts-creative-solutions-as-some-businesses-reopen/

From camping to dining out: Here’s how experts rate the risks of 14 summer activities https://whyy.org/npr_story_post/from-camping-to-dining-out-heres-how-experts-rate-the-risks-of-14-summer-activities/

‘I thought there’d be more people’: Visitors welcomed Wildwoods’ quiet beaches, but business owners hoped for better https://whyy.org/articles/i-thought-thered-be-more-people-visitors-welcomed-wildwoods-quiet-beaches-but-business-owners-hoped-for-better/

Mullane: As Wolf maintains lockdowns, Bucks businesses quietly reopen https://www.buckscountycouriertimes.com/opinion/20200523/mullane-as-wolf-maintains-lockdowns-bucks-businesses-quietly-reopen

A tale of two (convention) cities fearing a second wave of COVID-19 https://www.witf.org/2020/05/23/a-tale-of-two-convention-cities-fearing-a-second-wave-of-covid-19/

Librarians, national guard recruited for states’ new contact tracing armies https://www.penncapital-star.com/covid-19/librarians-national-guard-recruited-for-states-new-contact-tracing-armies/

Pa. DCED says Lincoln Speedway shouldn’t host Memorial Day race, defers to local law enforcement https://www.pennlive.com/coronavirus/2020/05/pa-dced-says-lincoln-speedway-shouldnt-host-memorial-day-race-defers-to-local-law-enforcement.html

Penn Can Speedway to re-open Sunday night despite Susquehanna County yellow phase status: ‘If we do get cited, fine.’ https://www.pennlive.com/coronavirus/2020/05/penn-can-speedway-to-re-open-sunday-night-despite-susquehanna-county-yellow-phase-status-if-we-do-get-cited-fine.html

Holiday amid pandemic: Americans divided on how to respond https://www.tribdem.com/coronavirus/holiday-amid-pandemic-americans-divided-on-how-to-respond/article_e4e43b86-96f2-5083-abd2-ee41722b1358.html

Many municipalities finally get to roadwork after pandemic-related construction pause ends https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/many-municipalities-finally-get-to-roadwork-after-pandemic-related-construction-pause-ends/

Coronavirus – COVID-19

Coronavirus patients across East Coast turn to social media group for answers, support https://www.inquirer.com/health/coronavirus/coronavirus-covid-19-social-media-survivor-support-groups-20200523.html#loaded

Lest We Forget: Coronavirus prompts Memorial Day services like no others https://www.delcotimes.com/news/lest-we-forget-coronavirus-prompts-memorial-day-services-like-no-others/article_f741d9a2-9bb3-11ea-9219-130bf5f64fc5.html

Nursing home coronavirus outbreak numbers still in question https://www.delcotimes.com/news/coronavirus/nursing-home-coronavirus-outbreak-numbers-still-in-question/article_dc17c80e-9bb7-11ea-8a0e-5b19334996d1.html

Pennsylvania virus-related deaths top 5,000, officials say https://www.witf.org/2020/05/23/your-daily-coronavirus-update-pennsylvania-virus-related-deaths-top-5000-officials-say/

EMT who died at 40 after coronavirus battle recalled as veteran, father, volunteer https://www.lehighvalleylive.com/coronavirus/2020/05/emt-who-died-at-40-after-coronavirus-battle-recalled-as-veteran-father-volunteer.html

State: $93K sought from nursing homes amid inspections https://www.witf.org/2020/05/24/state-93k-sought-from-nursing-homes-amid-inspections/

Amid pandemic, gig workers’ jobless benefits at center of upcoming state court decision https://www.penncapital-star.com/working-the-economy/amid-pandemic-gig-workers-jobless-benefits-at-center-of-upcoming-state-court-decision/

In Washington, COVID-19 outbreaks in nursing homes turn focus to federal oversight of long-term care facilities https://www.post-gazette.com/news/nation/2020/05/24/Nursing-COVID-19-deaths-rise-challenges-Washington-oversight-of-nursing-COVID-19-response-in-nursing-homes/stories/202005240028

Federal scientists finally publish remdesivir data https://www.post-gazette.com/news/nation/2020/05/23/remdesivir-study-data-coronavirus-covid-results-testing-FDA-Gilead-Sciences/stories/202005230068

Legislature

Are dueling state laws obscuring long-term care facility deaths? https://www.buckscountycouriertimes.com/news/20200524/are-dueling-state-laws-obscuring-long-term-care-facility-deaths

Administration

Clash between Gov. Wolf, GOP legislature hinges on different understandings of power under the Pa. Constitution https://whyy.org/articles/clash-between-gov-wolf-gop-legislature-hinges-on-different-understandings-of-power-under-the-pa-constitution/

Modeled after Roosevelt’s New Deal, Wolf’s coronavirus recovery plan seeks to create jobs for the unemployed https://www.mcall.com/coronavirus/mc-nws-coronavirus-wolf-commonwealth-civillian-corps-20200516-pjad2lfmyvbsljfmmfpredpcxi-story.html

Be patient, don’t send multiple emails and other tips from Pa. unemployment compensation official https://www.pennlive.com/coronavirus/2020/05/be-patient-dont-send-multiple-emails-and-other-tips-from-pa-unemployment-compensation-official.html

Rachel Levine is the calm in the eye of the COVID-19 storm https://www.post-gazette.com/news/state/2020/05/24/Rachel-Levine-PA-secretary-of-health-COVID-19-restrictions/stories/202005190177

Business

In the Philly area, gyms have led the way in defying coronavirus shutdown orders https://www.inquirer.com/health/coronavirus/gyms-coronavirus-defying-shutdown-orders-pa-nj-atillis-pwrbld-20200520.html

How to reopen your small business: Take care of your employees first https://www.inquirer.com/business/small-business/small-business-reopening-safety-retail-tips-coronavirus-20200521.html

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s fortune has increased by $30 billion during coronavirus making him third richest person in world: report https://www.pennlive.com/daily-buzz/2020/05/facebook-ceo-mark-zuckerbergs-fortune-has-increased-by-30-billion-during-coronavirus-making-him-third-richest-person-in-world-report.html

Gas prices still low, but creeping back up https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/gas-prices-still-low-but-creeping-back-up-1.2631000

Education

Why many Philly students aren’t logging on for school, and what that could mean for September https://www.inquirer.com/news/coronavirus-school-attendance-philadelphia-district-hite-remote-learning-20200524.html

Pottstown’s Moyer named Pennsylvania’s top principal for 2020 https://www.pottsmerc.com/news/pottstowns-moyer-named-pennsylvanias-top-principal-for-2020/article_beb844ca-9c46-11ea-b527-b3a2857d84c5.html

Schools, psychologists find virtual ways to help children cope with stress, anxiety https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/schools-psychologists-find-virtual-ways-to-help-children-cope-with-stress-anxiety-1.2631270

More colleges planning to reopen in the fall https://www.tribdem.com/coronavirus/more-colleges-planning-to-reopen-in-the-fall/article_0c74f8c2-9dad-11ea-a933-2b5822f30ec6.html

Elections/Politics

With Pa.’s last-minute polling place changes, voters might get conflicting information https://whyy.org/articles/with-pa-s-last-minute-polling-place-changes-voters-might-get-conflicting-information/

Larry Farnese’s experience matters as Pennsylvania and the nation are in crisis | Endorsement https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/editorials/pennsylvania-primary-election-2020-philadelphia-larry-farnese-nikil-saval–20200524.html

Amanda Cappelletti is a fresh opportunity for a troubled Pa. Senate seat | Endorsement https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/editorials/pennsylvania-primary-election-2020-montgomery-delaware-county-amanda-cappalletti-daylin-leach-20200524.html

Amy Klobuchar, seeking Joe Biden’s VP spot, scrambles to fix relations with black community https://www.inquirer.com/politics/nation/amy-klobuchar-black-voters-joe-biden-vice-president-20200523.html

Local News

Boardroom Spirits expands community-based charitable programs https://www.pottsmerc.com/business/boardroom-spirits-expands-community-based-charitable-programs/article_97a6252e-9ba5-11ea-b937-e7ae4f812241.html

See how high Lehigh Valley unemployment spiked in April, amid record Pa. job losses https://www.lehighvalleylive.com/coronavirus/2020/05/see-how-high-lehigh-valley-unemployment-spiked-in-april-amid-record-pa-job-losses.html

Retail shopping resumes in Cumberland County’s yellow phase: What it’s like at one Camp Hill store https://www.pennlive.com/life/2020/05/retail-shopping-resumes-in-cumberland-countys-yellow-phase-what-its-like-at-one-camp-hill-store.html

Millions in federal aid poured into local hospitals https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/millions-in-federal-aid-poured-into-local-hospitals-1.2630999

Scranton council: ATVs riding rampant in city https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/scranton-council-atvs-riding-rampant-in-city-1.2631191

Hempfield man on mission to document war memorials in Pennsylvania https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/hempfield-man-on-mission-to-document-every-war-memorial-in-pennsylvania/

Greensburg YMCA pitches in to help the Westmoreland County Food Bank fill greater need https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/greensburg-ymca-pitches-in-to-help-the-westmoreland-county-food-bank-fill-greater-need/

National News

Rural areas, tribal lands hit hardest by census interruption https://whyy.org/articles/rural-areas-tribal-lands-hit-hardest-by-census-interruption/

Americans still don’t trust self-driving cars, poll shows https://www.pennlive.com/business/2020/05/americans-still-dont-trust-self-driving-cars-poll-shows.html

In West Virginia, Oglebay Resort welcomes guests — with some changes — as states ease pandemic restrictions https://www.post-gazette.com/business/money/2020/05/24/memorial-day-weekend-summer-oglebay-resort-west-virginia-covid-19-lockdown-restrictions-ease/stories/202005240098

Philly

Coronavirus update: Archdiocese projects June 6 as date for resuming public Mass https://whyy.org/articles/coronavirus-update-archdiocese-projects-june-6-as-date-for-resuming-public-mass/

Philly pastors reject Trump’s call to reopen churches https://www.penncapital-star.com/covid-19/philly-pastors-reject-trumps-call-to-reopen-churches/

Pitt

A summer unlike any other: Events canceled across Western Pa., but options remain for warm-weather fun https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/a-summer-unlike-any-other-events-canceled-across-western-pa-but-limited-options-remain-for-warm-weather-fun/

Allegheny County election officials promise mail-in ballots will arrive soon https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/allegheny-county-election-officials-promise-mail-in-ballots-will-arrive-soon/

State News

As record numbers of Pennsylvanians struggle, more ask for help https://www.post-gazette.com/news/state/2020/05/24/Pennsylvanians-seek-help-public-programs-food-stamps-Medical-Assistance-CHIP-COVID-19/stories/202005220113

Washington

Judge demands ICE better explain why it won’t release kids https://whyy.org/articles/judge-demands-ice-better-explain-why-it-wont-release-kids/

Donald Trump plays golf for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic began https://www.inquirer.com/politics/nation/coronavirus-covid-19-trump-golf-virginia-20200523.html

Time is running out on the last U.S.-Russia nuclear arms treaty https://www.post-gazette.com/news/nation/2020/05/23/US-Russia-nuclear-arms-treaty-Donald-Trump-Vladimir-Putin-New-START/stories/202005230059

World

What to know as Israel’s Netanyahu goes on trial for corruption charges https://www.witf.org/2020/05/24/what-to-know-as-israels-netanyahu-goes-on-trial-for-corruption-charges/

First Iranian oil tanker reaches Venezuela https://www.post-gazette.com/news/world/2020/05/23/Iran-oil-tankers-Venezuela-first-arrives-Hassan-Rouhani-Tehran-Washington-Donald-Trump-Navy/stories/202005230079