Local News Headlines 4/13/20

Here’s your MONDAY morning 4/13 local headlines:

The State Department of Health confirms an additional 1,178 cases of COVID-19 bringing the total to 22,833 with 13 new deaths bringing the statewide total to 507. Blair County cases now stand at 10.

Governor Wolf predicted Friday that Pennsylvania will see a surge in new virus cases this week and implored residents to continue to self-isolate.

A worker at a Carrolltown Sheetz store has tested positive for Covid-19.

Even though students are out of class for the rest of the academic year, State Ed officials say school is still open.

Governor Wolf says the state Labor Department has started sending out expanded federal unemployment compensation payments.

The IRS deposited the first wave of stimulus payments on Saturday.

Governor Tom Wolf has announced a new loan program to help financially struggling hospitals during the coronavirus pandemic.

The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted County officials to reduce the prison inmate population.

The Governor has authorized the early release of as many as 1,800 inmates from State Prison.

State Senator Judy Ward says she has serious doubts that releasing prisoners from state prisons will make communities safer.

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