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What you need to know for Wednesday, April 22, 2020.

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High: 53, low: 38. Partly sunny.

Photo of the Day

Amanda McLaughlin of Camp Hill, a certified registered nurse practitioner with UPMC Pinnacle, gets into protective gear for contact with patients at a COVID-19 testing facility. Photo by Dan Gleiter,


Testers: These nurses with UPMC Pinnacle don protective gear, follow strict rules and encourage one another as they test people for coronavirus. Read more.

  • See also: Thank-you meals from McDs

Payments: About 80M million Americans eligible for coronavirus stimulus money have received it. But what if you didn’t? Read more.

  • See also: Latest on federal virus relief bill
Coronavirus Pennsylvania

A sign thanking frontline workers in the new coronavirus pandemic is seen on Tuesday, April 7, 2020, in Pittsburgh’s Uptown neighborhood. (Steph Chambers/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP)AP


The number of coronavirus deaths in Pennsylvania is over 1,500. Read more:

Earth Day indoors

Arlene Borruso and Nancy Zawada will help you celebrate Earth Day indoors with Greenbelt virtual programs. (Courtesy of the Greenbelt Conservancy)

Earth Day

Online events: Earth Day 2020, 50 years after the first one, will be a virtual event. Scheduled are documentaries, classes and projects. Read more.

  • See also: 20 things to do at home for Earth Day

Butterfly migration: The spring migration of monarch butterflies is moving north through the eastern U.S., but it’s again a relatively small group. Read more.

  • See also: Outdoor etiquette during pandemic
Rob Gronkowski, Tom Brady

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) and tight end Rob Gronkowski (87) celebrate a touchdown in 2018. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, file)AP

In sports

Update: Penn State football’s James Franklin talks about the NFL Draft, how long the Lions would need to prepare to play, and virtual learning. Read more.

Together again: Retired Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is planning to play again, this time in Tampa Bay with his former QB, Tom Brady. Read more.

Hospital delivers bodies to Philadelphia medical examiner in the open back of a pickup truck

Workers assist the driver of the pickup truck (far right, with back to camera) as he pulls a body from the back of the truck and onto a gurney, in an area near the Joseph W. Spellman Medical Examiner Building on Sunday, April 19, 2020. (Elizabeth Robertson/The Philadelphia Inquirer/TNS)TNS

In brief

Hospital apologizes for bodies delivered via pickup truck | Spring gobbler season starts Saturday | Casinos struggle with the shutdown | 4-year-old shot, killed at home| Arrest made in grocery store fight | Why some officials oppose all-mail primary | Changes made to Hershey rec center plan |

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