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A scene from the Reopen PA rally last week

COVID and more COVID summarized the weekly news for the nth week in a row. As before, we've tried to capture this from many different angles – from daily updates from the Department of Health to features and opinions. We have all of our coverage listed and linked below.

The COVID-19 pandemic appears to have plateaued for the time being, but new cases and deaths remain high across the country. Every day we wrote a message with the latest facts and figures from the Ministry of Health, including the latest update.

Earth Day celebrated its 50th anniversary last week. That's why we shared our pre-COVID report with the readers. It was a welcome break at a time when things seemed more normal and we were expecting lots of Earth Day activities and celebrations.

Earth Day art exhibitions were a real thing before the pandemic closed galleries everywhere. Still, on his blog, our art writer pondered the golden anniversary of Earth Day and the artwork that is now stranded behind closed, locked doors.

"Friends of TheBurg" started TheBurg's new membership program this week. Would you like to support our community journalism and receive some great benefits in the process? Read our editor's introductory post to find out more.

Governor Tom Wolf plans to begin lifting business restrictions and staying at home orders from May 8 for certain rural areas in PA. He also revealed a three-color system to indicate a gradual regional return to normal. We had the news this week.

Grub for Scrubs was launched last week, a program that uses donations to buy meals at local restaurants that are then donated to health care workers. It is the idea of ​​the local company andculture and we have the story in our online function.

Harrisburg's finances remain relatively stable despite the general economic chaos, according to the city's finance director. Questions about the future remain, but so far the city appears to be weathering the crisis better than some other local jurisdictions, he said. Find out more from our message.

Impact Harrisburg has partnered with the city on a $ 1 million grant to help small businesses. The Business Stabilization Program is awarded up to US $ 10,000 to help urban businesses cope with the economic crisis. We have the details in our online story.

One Midtown is launching a new program this weekend designed to encourage people to support midtown businesses during the pandemic. Midtown friends ask locals to show their love for their neighborhood by buying local. Get all the details in our online story.

The PA Liquor Control Board opens many more state liquor stores for phone orders and roadside pickup. This includes many stores in the greater Harrisburg area. Read our online news story for all the details.

"Reflections Amid the Pandemic" was the title of a blog post by contributing author Karen Hendricks. In a beautifully written piece, she weighs up the surreal experience of leading a life in a bizarre time that seems to be our "new normal".

"Reopen PA" arrived in the form of a rally at the State Capitol in Harrisburg last week. In equal parts, Trump protested and trumped, with attendees honking for hours and waving signs to show support for a return to normal life in PA. We participated and brought back a story.

Sara Bozich swears that one day she will leave her house. Meanwhile, she lists a number of online activities to be done over the weekend, as well as links to great companies that should be supported.

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