Morning update: New indications of when parts of Pennsylvania may reopen

Governor Tom Wolf’s administration is expected to announce on Friday which parts of Pennsylvania will begin reopening on May 8.

However, the state is still determining how regions would be grouped when it comes to relaxing restrictions in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

The state health department said Friday’s announcement will also come with a benchmark for widespread testing throughout the state.Meanwhile, PNC Bank is facing a class action lawsuit in which one of PNC’s customers claims the bank favored existing customers for the Paycheck Protection Program Loans that are part of Congress’ response to the pandemic.By law, banks are required to handle those loan applications on a first-come, first-serve basis.

PNC Bank shared a statement with Pittsburgh’s Action News 4 on Wednesday morning, writing, “We have no comment on the lawsuit. All of us at PNC are squarely focused on supporting our customers during this challenging time. This includes efforts to process and register as many additional small business loans as possible with the next round of funding, which has been authorized for the Paycheck Protection Program.”

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