Nationally, the survey found that 47.8 percent of Americans were experiencing a loss in employment income by week 7 of the COVID-19 emergency.
That’s more than 118 million Americans.
Another 31 percent of adults expected someone in their household to have a loss in employment income in the next four weeks.
In Pennsylvania, 30 percent of adults expected someone in their household to have a loss in employment income in the next four weeks. Nearly 50 percent of Pennsylvania households (4.8 million people) were already experiencing a loss in employment income by week 7 of the pandemic.
The survey also looked at other factors to see how households were faring, such as housing insecurity, delayed medical care, food scarcity and K-12 educational changes.
As of week 7 of the pandemic, Pennsylvania had more than 20 percent of it’s adult population experiencing housing insecurity.
Masks are now required at all indoor public places in Philadelphia, following an increase in COVID-19 cases.The Inquirer has the story. Chesapeake Energy files for bankruptcy protection, TribLive and the Associated Press report. Lancaster County’s tourism industry charges ahead with the county’s move to the green phase, according to LancasterOnline.
Across the country, state’s are removing symbols of the confederacy. On Sunday, Mississippi announced it would drop the rebel emblem from its state flag.Meanwhile, in Gettysburg, officials grapple with confederate memorabilia and gifts, the Morning Call reports.