Local News Headlines 5/11/20

Here’s your MONDAY morning 5/11 local headlines:

The State Department of Health is reporting 1,295 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday bringing the total to 56,611 with 19 new deaths brining the state total to 3,707. The number confirmed cases in Blair County remained steady at 28 with no deaths.

Governor Wolf announced Friday that more Pennsylvania counties including Blair will be reopening this Friday.

A number of state officials are not happy with the way the Governor is handling the county reopenings.

At their special meeting on Friday evening, Altoona City Council decided to step back from enforcing the Governor’s business orders.

The State Attorney General’s office continues to receive tips on suspected price gouging amid the pandemic.

The State Senate is pushing Governor Wolf for more information on how some businesses got waivers to remain open while others were denied.

Beginning today the state Department of Human Services is accepting applications for an Emergency Assistance Program to help low-income families.

The state has issued revised guidelines for dentists to provide care during the coronavirus pandemic.

A former Altoona man has been denied a new trial by the state supreme court.

Some polling places in Blair County may change for the upcoming primary and general elections.

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