Happy Weekend, everyone!
This week, everyone seemed to have their attention focused on a path forward – a way for Pennsylvania to resume, restart and move forward from the throes of COVID-induced shutdowns.
The week began with protesters who rallied on the Capitol steps Monday, demanding the state return to normalcy, despite state officials concerns that opening the state too early could lead to a spike in COVID-19 cases.
On Wednesday, Gov. Tom Wolf unveiled his plan to begin transitioning the state out of shutdown on May 8.
By Thursday, U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., had his own plan for how the state should move forward.
And Editor-in-Chief John Micek explores the possibility of a “reset” in his Friday commentary, “We can’t come out of this time, out of this silence, out of this pause, and simply go back to doing what we were doing before and pretend it was working.”
As for our usual disclaimer: Continue self-isolating, stay informed and follow the advice and precautions laid out by state health officials.
The team at the Capital-Star will continue to work hard, bringing you the news you need about COVID-19 and the key issues that affect your lives. At a time of trial, the need for clear, concise reporting is more important than ever. And we’re going to deliver it to you. If you have questions or want to pass along story tips, email us at [email protected].
As always, the top five stories from this week’s news are below to help you stay current.
All the best,
Cassie Miller | Associate Editor